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INC breaks 2 additional world records

Fireworks light the night sky over Philippine Arena in Bocaue town, Bulacan province, early Sunday, ushering in the 100th year of the homegrown church Iglesia ni Cristo.  NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

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.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

You ain’t seen nothing yet: Aquino on SC case again

President Benigno S. Aquino III. Ryan Lim / Malacañang File Photo

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.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Did you know: Apolinario Mabini’s 150th birth anniversary

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

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Mabini still sounds painfully familiar

REDUCED BY HISTORY The simplistic accolades “Sublime Paralytic” and “Brains of the Revolution” do not do justice to his life and legacy.

Apolinario Mabini (1864-1903) has been reduced by textbook history into two simplistic titles: “Sublime Paralytic” and “Brains of the Revolution.”

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Did you know: Leonor Orosa-Goquingco

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

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