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Did you know: Fred Ruiz Castro

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 [...]

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Did you know: Alejandro Roces Sr.

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

Posted: August 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Did you know: Gerardo Roxas

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

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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 »

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