Today, March 4, is the 135th birth anniversary of educator and journalist. Born in Tondo, Manila, in 1879, she was one of the two women staffers of La Independencia, a newspaper published by Gen. Antonio Luna. She also founded the Instituto de Mujeres, the first school for girls conducted by Filipinos.—Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research
By Christian V. Esguerra
President Aquino on Tuesday preached the gospel of “love for others” as he led the commemoration of the Edsa People Power Revolution before yellow-clad supporters.
By Gabriel Cardinoza
Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano on Monday said the 1986 Edsa People Power Revolution was still as relevant today as it was three decades ago.
By Inquirer Research
Midnight—Marcos loyalist soldiers fire through barbed wire barricades on Nagtahan Street, injuring several people. Some of Marcoses’ belongings are taken out of Malacañang. / 3:30 a.m.—Marines rejoice as orders to attack Camp Crame are canceled.
By Jaymee T. Gamil
No need to go to Edsa to commemorate the 1986 People Power Revolution. Former President Fidel V. Ramos said on Monday the spirit of the revolution could be kept alive by simple acts of “caring, sharing and daring” in the service of the country in the wake of a series of natural disasters last year.
By Miguel C. Suarez
There was something surreal about the last day of Ferdinand E. Marcos’ 20-year rule. The economy in shambles, his government in total collapse, much of the Armed Forces in mutiny, his palace in disarray and abandoned by most of his Cabinet, Marcos cut a pathetic figure that Tuesday 28 years ago today.
By Christian V. Esguerra
, Nico Alconaba
President Aquino on Monday rallied Filipinos behind what he called a new kind of solidarity, not unlike the one they exhibited in toppling the Ferdinand Marcos dictatorship 28 years ago.
June Keithley starts broadcasting over dzRJ (christened Radyo Bandido dzRB) by playing “Mambo Magsaysay.”
Today, Feb. 21, is the 161st birth anniversary of the late painter Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo. Born in Binondo in 1853, he won a scholarship to a school in Spain and an award in Madrid’s National Exposition of Fine Arts for his work “Christian Virgins Exposed to the Populace.” He died on March 13, 1913. A street in Quiapo, Manila, was named after him that same year.—Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research
Today, Feb. 6, is the 50th death anniversary of President Emilio Aguinaldo. Born on March 22, 1869, Aguinaldo was known as a strong leader of the Magdalo faction of the Katipunan and the President of the first Philippine Republic. After the Spanish-American War, Aguinaldo proclaimed Philippine independence on June 12, 1898, in Kawit, Cavite. He died in 1964 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Quezon City at the age of 94.—Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research
By Maricar Cinco
, Marlon Ramos
, Nancy C. Carvajal
Unlike the extravagant parties she once hosted for the high and the mighty, Janet Lim-Napoles had a subdued 50th birthday on Wednesday.
By Ambeth R. Ocampo
One hundred and seventeen years ago, Jose Rizal was executed after he had been tried for treason and convicted for being “the living soul of the revolution.” It was not enough to snuff out his life, however. The revolution had caused damage to the State that the court set at P1 million, to be paid from the doomed man’s assets.
By Nikko Dizon
Defense military leaders paid tribute to the gallantry of Filipino soldiers both in times of conflict and during natural disasters, on the eve of celebration of the 78th anniversary of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.