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Did you know: Severino Reyes

Today, Sept. 15, is the 72nd death anniversary of the late playwright and writer Severino Reyes. Known as the Father of the Modern Tagalog Drama, he became popular for his “Lola Basyang” stories. He also founded the widely circulated and popular magazine “Liwayway” before he became its first editor and, eventually, a director. Reyes was born in Sta. Cruz, Manila, on Feb. 11, 1861. He died in 1942.–Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Did you know: Leoncio Asuncion

Today, Sept. 12, is the 201st birth anniversary of sculptor Leoncio Asuncion.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

No birthday bash in jail for Palparan


As an “expression of support,” a group of military officers had planned a surprise birthday party for retired Army Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan, who is celebrating his 64th birthday Thursday, at his detention cell at the Bulacan Provincial Jail in Malolos City.

Posted: September 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Rising power of terror groups shrouds 13th 9/11 rites

Sept 11 Security

Air strikes in Iraq, ongoing unrest in Syria and the beheadings of two American journalists are casting a long shadow over the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Posted: September 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Did you know: Natividad Almeda-Lopez

Today, Sept. 8, is the 122nd birth anniversary of pioneering woman lawyer, presiding judge and suffragist Natividad Almeda-Lopez. Born in Manila in 1892, she was the first woman to serve as associate justice of the Court of Appeals when she was appointed by then President Carlos P. Garcia in 1961. She received the presidential award in 1955, 1966 and 1968 for her contributions to the women’s suffrage movement. She died on Jan. 23, 1977.–Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »