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Quezon birth remembered but ‘he’d probably scold us’

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SALUTE TO MLQ  Members of the honor guard on Tuesday add solemnity to the Quezon City government’s commemoration of the 136th birth anniversary of the city’s founder, President Manuel L. Quezon. The towering monument marks his final resting place at Quezon Memorial Circle.  LYN RILLON

A garden city that fosters social mobility for the working class. This was how then President Manuel Luis Quezon envisioned the city he founded in 1938 to become the country’s capital.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Did you know: Fernando Poe Jr.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FPJ  A worker at Mowelfund Plaza in Quezon City prepares a figurine of the late movie legend and 2004 presidential candidate Fernando Poe Jr. for his 75th birth anniversary Wednesday. LYN RILLON

Today, Aug. 20, is the 75th birth anniversary of National Artist for Film Ronald Allan Poe, more popularly known as Fernando Poe Jr. Born in 1939 in Manila, the “King of Philippine Cinema” was known for his roles in iconic films including the “Panday” series, which made him a legend in the local film industry. On July 20, 2012, President Aquino signed Proclamation No. 435 confirming his posthumous declaration as a National Artist as conferred in Proclamation No. 1069 dated May 23, 2006. Poe died on Dec. 14, 2004.–Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Robredo’s ‘tsinelas leadership’ remembered

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‘TSINELAS’ SHOWS THE WAY Some 5,000 students, employees, friends and relatives of former Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo join the 4-kilometer Tsinelas Walk in Naga City on his second death anniversary on Monday. Led by Robredo’s widow, Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo (third from left), the
“walkathon” highlighted the former Naga mayor’s favorite footwear that, people said, showed how ready he was to get his feet wet while doing his job. ALLAN REY CAMATA/CONTRIBUTOR

Call it following in his footsteps, a tribute to the man whom many extol for his “tsinelas (slipper) leadership.”

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Pi Sigma marks 42nd year at UP Diliman Friday

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The Pi Sigma fraternity will mark its 42nd founding anniversary on Friday with a series of activities starting with the signing of a memorandum of agreement with the College of Mass Communication of the University of the Philippines Diliman for the donation of “Dap-ay”—a place for gathering—for its students.

Posted: August 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Did you know: Jovita Fuentes

Today, Aug. 7, is the 36th death anniversary of National Artist for Music Jovita Fuentes whose portrayal of Cio-Cio San in Giacomo Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly” in Italy was hailed as the “most sublime interpretation of the part.” Born on Feb. 15, 1895, she received many awards, including the Leadership in Music award from UP in 1957, the Presidential Medal of Merit in 1958 and the Patnubay ng Sining at Kalinangan award in 1975. She died in 1978.–Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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