Tag Archives: People

Gabriela Silang

  Gabriela Silang bravely led the fight against the Spaniards in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, She took over the fight for freedom after her husband, Diego Silang was betrayed by a friend and killed by order of the church. A future offshore patrol vessel (OPV) of the Philippine Coast Guard will be named “BRP Gabriela Silang” to honor the… Read More »

Who is Teresa Magbanua?

  Teresa Magbanua is known as the “Joan of Arc of the Visayas.” Teresa Magbanua is the first woman fighter of Panay. She led her troops in many successful battles against Spanish and American forces. During the Japanese occupation, she sold her possessions to provide food and supplies for local guerillas. She was born on October 13, 1868,… Read More »

Who is Juan de la Cruz?

  Juan de la Cruz is a symbolic call (name) to the common Filipino. The name was coined by Robert McCulloch Dick, a Scottish journalist who was then a reporter in Manila Times. He chose this name because it is the most commonly seen at police blotters. It is also said that during the time of Spanish occupation,… Read More »

On this day, July 25

  On this day, July 25, in 1981, Gerardo “Gerry” de Leon passed away. He is a National Artist for Film. He was born on September 12, 1913. Gerry de Leon belongs to the Ilagan clan and as such grew up in an atmosphere rich in theater. His first break as a director came in 1939 when producer… Read More »

Who is Padre Damaso?

  Padre Damaso was formerly a parish priest of San Diego and look much like Maria Clara. He is known for his fierce temperament and strong tongue. He likes and enjoys disrespecting and disgracing Crisostomo Ibarra. Si Padre Damaso ay dating kura paroko ng San Diego at malaki ang hawig kay Maria Clara. Kilala siya sa kanyang mapaghusgang… Read More »