Tag Archives: People

Larry Alcala “Dean of Filipino Cartoonists”

  Larry Alcala is known as the Dean of Filipino Cartoonists. He is a National Artist for Visual Arts. Larry Alcala’s iconic works span decades of Filipino comics, which produced strips such as Kalabog en Bosyo, Asiong Aksaya, Mang Ambo, Islaw Palitaw, and Slice of life, among others. He also pioneered the use of animated cartoons for TV… Read More »

Padre Sibyla

  Padre Sibyla (Father Sibyla) is the parish priest of Binondo. He was a former teacher of Crisostomo Ibarra. He is smart and liberal, seeing the mistakes that the Spaniards make against the Filipino natives but he prefers to be silent for his own good. (history) Si Padre Sibyla ay kura paroko ng Binondo. Siya ay dating guro… Read More »

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 »