Today, Sept. 2, is the 100th birth anniversary of the late Supreme Court Chief Justice Fred Ruiz Castro. Born in 1914, he became a full-fledged lawyer at the age of 22 and later joined the Philippine Army as a lieutenant. One of his achievements was the establishment of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines. He [...]
Today, Aug. 26, is the 139th birth anniversary of the Father of Philippine Journalism, Alejandro Roces Sr. Born in Manila in 1875, Roces was the first Filipino publisher to regard newspaper publishing as a serious business. He proved he was ahead of his time when in 1917, he gave international news agencies access to his newspapers. Under his management, the Taliba, La Vanguardia and Tribune because the biggest newspapers in the whole archipelago. Roces died in 1943.–Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research
Today, Aug. 25, is the 90th birth anniversary of former senator Gerardo M. Roxas. Born in Manila in 1924, Roxas was a brilliant lawyer, congressman and dedicated public servant. He died on April 20, 1982.–Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research
By Erika Sauler
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.
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