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By virtue of Proclamation No. 1417, Marikina Memorial Day is celebrated every April 16 in celebration of the city’s founding anniversary in 1630. At present, the land area of Marikina City is approximately 2,150 hectares, or 3.42 percent of the total land area of Metro Manila. Marikina has an estimate population of 513,370 as of 2012, according to the city government website.—Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research
Class of 1989 of Don Mariano Marcos High School (Quezon City) will hold its 25th anniversary homecoming on Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Hall of Barangay Bagong Pag-Asa, Road 9 corner Road 11, Pag-Asa, Quezon City.
A concert to celebrate the forthcoming 500th birth anniversary on March 28, 2015, of St. Teresa of Avila will be staged on March 28 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines main theater.
Today, March 18, is the 164th birth anniversary of Tagalog novelist Gabriel Beato Francisco. Born in Sampaloc, Manila, in 1850, Francisco is the author of the first published Tagalog novel titled “Cababalaghan ni P. Bravo” which was serialized in “Ang Kapatid ng Bayan” in 1899. He died on Dec. 19, 1935.—Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research
Today, March 17, is the 137th birth anniversary of playwright and journalist Patricio Mariano. Born in 1877 in Sta. Cruz, Manila, he served as editor of several revolutionary publications like Los Obreros and El Renacimiento Filipino. Among his award-winning works were the plays “Sampaguita” and “Ang Anak ng Dagat.” Mariano’s translations of Jose Rizal’s “Noli Me Tangere” and “El Filibusterismo” are also recognized masterpieces of Tagalog literature. He died on Jan. 28, 1935.
Today, March 4, is the 135th birth anniversary of educator and journalist. Born in Tondo, Manila, in 1879, she was one of the two women staffers of La Independencia, a newspaper published by Gen. Antonio Luna. She also founded the Instituto de Mujeres, the first school for girls conducted by Filipinos.—Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research
By Christian V. Esguerra
President Aquino on Tuesday preached the gospel of “love for others” as he led the commemoration of the Edsa People Power Revolution before yellow-clad supporters.
By Gabriel Cardinoza
Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano on Monday said the 1986 Edsa People Power Revolution was still as relevant today as it was three decades ago.
By Inquirer Research
Midnight—Marcos loyalist soldiers fire through barbed wire barricades on Nagtahan Street, injuring several people. Some of Marcoses’ belongings are taken out of Malacañang. / 3:30 a.m.—Marines rejoice as orders to attack Camp Crame are canceled.
By Jaymee T. Gamil
No need to go to Edsa to commemorate the 1986 People Power Revolution. Former President Fidel V. Ramos said on Monday the spirit of the revolution could be kept alive by simple acts of “caring, sharing and daring” in the service of the country in the wake of a series of natural disasters last year.
By Miguel C. Suarez
There was something surreal about the last day of Ferdinand E. Marcos’ 20-year rule. The economy in shambles, his government in total collapse, much of the Armed Forces in mutiny, his palace in disarray and abandoned by most of his Cabinet, Marcos cut a pathetic figure that Tuesday 28 years ago today.
By Christian V. Esguerra
, Nico Alconaba
President Aquino on Monday rallied Filipinos behind what he called a new kind of solidarity, not unlike the one they exhibited in toppling the Ferdinand Marcos dictatorship 28 years ago.
June Keithley starts broadcasting over dzRJ (christened Radyo Bandido dzRB) by playing “Mambo Magsaysay.”