Coming Up Daisies
Serena Lewis, an Australian artist, beautifully captured the simplicity of this daisy in three easy steps. © Serena Lewis (Acrylic on canvas 12in x 16in)
Guam Celebrates Discovery Day
Every first Monday in March, Guam commemorates the discovery of the country in 1521 by the European explorer Ferdinand Magellan; this holiday is also known as âMagellan Dayâ.
Gregorio Del Pilar was born in Bulacan, Bulacan November 14, 1875
(General Gregorio del Pilar) On November 14, 1875, Gregorio Del Pilar, one of the youngest generals during the 1896 Philippine Revolution against Spain, was born in Bulacan, Bulacan. Popularly known as the “Boy General,” he became General Emilio Aguinaldo’s confidante and right-hand man. Also casually known as "Goyo," he came from a poor family and had to peddle rice cakes and even served as "houseboy" for his aunt until he finished his Bachelor’s degree course from Ateneo de Manila…
Leonor Rivera Kipping (11 April 1867 – 28 August 1893) was the childhood sweetheart, and “lover by correspondence” of Philippine national hero José Rizal. Rivera was the “greatest influence” in preventing Rizal from falling in love with other women while Rizal was traveling outside the Philippines. Rivera's romantic relationship with Rizal lasted for eight years.
La guerra hispano-estadounidense, llamada comúnmente en España como guerra de Cuba, y en Cuba guerra hispano-cubano-norteamericana, e incorrectamente guerra hispano-americana (por traducción del in…
Antonio Luna Regarded as one of the fiercest generals of his time, he succeeded Artemio Ricarte as Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. He sought to apply his background in military science to the fledgling army. A sharpshooter himself, he organized professional guerrilla soldiers later to be known as the “Luna Sharpshooters” and the “Black Guard”. His three-tier defense, now known as the Luna Defense Line, gave the American troops a hard campaign in the provinces north
Philippine History: Fashion from the Spanish Era Spanish Influence on Philippine Fashion
When we speak about fashion or clothing during the Spanish Colonization of the Philippines, we would think baro’t saya, Maria Clara dress, barong tagalog and camisa de chino. But during this period, there existed a colonial caste system. This colonial caste system also determined the type of clothing a certain class would wear. Negritos The Negrito Class was the descendants from pure Aeta clans. Their clothing was very simple. Both the male and female negrito would wear wrap around. Indio…
Emilio Famy Aguinaldo (23 March 1869 – 6 February 1964) was a Filipino general, politician, and independence leader. He had an instrumental role during the Philippines' revolution against Spain, and the subsequent Philippine–American War or War of Philippine Independence that resisted American occupation.
18 Intriguing Facts You Might Not Know About Ferdinand Marcos
Here are 18 facts about the former President Ferdinand Marcos--his life, achievements and rise to presidency--that young Filipinos ought to know.