By Donna Cueto-Ybañez
Executive minister Eduardo V. Manalo exulted as his Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) celebrated its centennial on Sunday with more than a million faithful in attendance at Ciudad de Victoria in Bocaue town, Bulacan province, and winning in the process two more Guinness world records.
By Nikko Dizon
He ain’t done yet. Showing no worry over violating the sub judice rule, President Aquino on Wednesday used the 150th birth anniversary celebration of Apolinario Mabini, one of the Philippine Revolution’s most brilliant lawyers, to turn the tables on the Supreme Court, which had declared his Disbursement Acceleration Program unconstitutional.
Today, July 23, is the 150th birth anniversary of hero and patriot Apolinario Mabini. Born in 1864, he is known as the “Brains of the Revolution” and “Sublime Paralytic.” Mabini was a member of La Liga Filipina and a trusted adviser of Emilio Aguinaldo. He died of cholera on May 13, 1903, at the age of 38.–Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research
By Ambeth R. Ocampo
Apolinario Mabini (1864-1903) has been reduced by textbook history into two simplistic titles: “Sublime Paralytic” and “Brains of the Revolution.”
Today, July 15, is the 9th death anniversary of National Artist for Dance Leonor Orosa-Goquingco. Born on July 24, 1917, she was known as the Mother of Philippine Theater Dance and Dean of Filipino Performing Arts Critics. A pioneer Filipino choreographer in balletic folkloric and Asian styles, Orosa-Goquinco was a founding member of the Philippine Ballet Theater. She was conferred the title of national artist in 1976 and died in 2005 at the age of 87.–Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research