Today, Feb. 21, is the 161st birth anniversary of the late painter Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo. Born in Binondo in 1853, he won a scholarship to a school in Spain and an award in Madrid’s National Exposition of Fine Arts for his work “Christian Virgins Exposed to the Populace.” He died on March 13, 1913. A street in Quiapo, Manila, was named after him that same year.—Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
President Benigno Aquino III on Friday said that he’ll pray for a disaster resilient Philippines on his birthday, in light of the many calamities that struck the country and left thousands dead last year.
By Maricar Cinco
, Marlon Ramos
, Nancy C. Carvajal
Unlike the extravagant parties she once hosted for the high and the mighty, Janet Lim-Napoles had a subdued 50th birthday on Wednesday.
By Jucell Marie P. Cuyos
IT was his 34th birthday but Jessie Perez, the district manager of Rep. Luis Gabriel Quisumbing, refused to accept gifts for himself. Instead, Perez told his colleagues and friends that what he would like to get are relief goods to help the people in his hometown in Abuyog, Leyte which was hit by supertyphoon Yolanda [...]
Today, November 18, is the 85th birth anniversary of former Vice President Salvador “Doy” Laurel.
To make Quezon City’s senior citizens “feel the love” on their birthday, a councilor has proposed that they be given an additional 18 percent discount on medical and dental services they may avail themselves of in any laboratory, clinic or hospital in the city.
US President Barack Obama paid warm tribute to South Africa’s Nelson Mandela for his 95th birthday on Thursday, which the anti-apartheid icon will spend in hospital recovering from a lung infection.
Global celebrations and charity events will mark Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday Thursday, but the critically ill anti-apartheid hero himself may still be confined to his Pretoria hospital bed on life-support.
By Nikko Dizon
Businesswoman Sally Chua marked her 51st birthday on Friday relishing a most precious gift: Surviving a five-day ordeal at the hands of kidnappers and seeing some of them killed by the police.
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on Tuesday celebrates his 86th birthday as the first former pope in over 700 years at his temporary home of Castel Gandolfo, the papal summer residence near Rome.
By Joselle Badilla
It was a birthday party a child dreams about: a table groaning with a huge chocolate cake alongside pans of freshly-baked spaghetti and chicken lollipops, gallons of ice cream, and other stuff.
By Michael Lim Ubac
To mark his 53rd birthday last Friday, the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office headed by Ricky Carandang released “Ten Facts about President Aquino” that are not widely known to the public.
Today, Jan. 15, is the 119th birth anniversary of the late National Scientist Hilario Lara, who established the Institute of Public Health at the University of the Philippines and helped create the National Research Council of the Philippines. Known as the “Father of the Modern Public Health Movement” in the country, he was acclaimed for his pioneering work in epidemiology studies.