The National Historical Commission of the Philippines is marking the 111th birth anniversary of President Ramon Magsaysay this Friday, 31 August 2018, at his childhood home, now the Museo ni Ramon Magsaysay in Castillejos, Zambales. Among the highlights of the event is the unveiling of a new full-body statue of the former president and the inauguration of… Read More »
Congratulations Meggie Ochoa for giving the Philippines its 6th medal at the Asian Games 2018 after facing Filipino foe Kaila Napolis in the women’s Jiu Jitsu 49kg Final of Repechage. Philippine jiu-jitsu bet Meggie Ochoa emerges triumphant against compatriot Kaila Napolis, taking the honor of bringing home the Philippines’ sixth 2018 Asian Games bronze medal.
Magdalena Gamayo: Gawad Manlilikha ng Bayan Magdalena Gamayo, Gawad Manlilikha ng Bayan, was born on August 13,1924. Magdalena Gamayo of Pinili, Ilocos Norte, for more than seven (7) decades, her eyes have dimmed, but she is still considered the most distinguished weaver today. As a result, she was awarded the 2012 Gawad Manlilikha ng Bayan… Read More »
Did you know that Tee Han Kee was the first Chinese physician admitted to practice medicine in the Philippines and saved the country from probable epidemic? Tee Han Kee came to the Philippines in the 1900 to accept a position in the new colonial government’s Bureau of health. He became a leader in the Philippines of… Read More »
Today, August 7 is the 40th death anniversary of Jovita Fuentes. Jovita Fuentes is a national artist for music. She was born on February 15, 1895, and passed away on August 7, 1978. Long before Lea Salonga’s break into Broadway, there was already Jovita Fuentes‘ portrayal of Cio-cio san in Giacomo Puccini’s Madame Butterfly at… Read More »