By Camille Anne M. Arcilla
The city that bears his name commemorates his 145th birth anniversary Friday, but the house of Dr. Pio Valenzuela remains in a state of neglect. Yes, it is still standing, but it looks far from being a historic shrine that the Valenzuela City government hopes it to be.
By Juan Escandor Jr.
, Shiena Barrameda
President Benigno Aquino III will be in Naga City Thursday for the 116th anniversary of Philippine Independence, where he is expected to deliver his Independence Day address and acknowledge the 15 Bicolano martyrs of the Philippine Revolution.
Today, May 13, is the 111th death anniversary of the “Brains of the Revolution,” Apolinario Mabini. Born on July 23, 1864, Mabini received his law degree from the University of Santo Tomas in 1894. He became a member of Jose Rizal’s La Liga Filipina and was a trusted adviser of Emilio Aguinaldo. He died of cholera in 1903 at the age of 38.—Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research
Igorot guerrillas helped liberate the city from Japanese occupation forces 69 years ago but a new generation of Filipinos ought to be taught once more about their heroism because it is barely reflected in current textbooks, the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) superintendent said on Sunday.
Today, Feb. 6, is the 50th death anniversary of President Emilio Aguinaldo. Born on March 22, 1869, Aguinaldo was known as a strong leader of the Magdalo faction of the Katipunan and the President of the first Philippine Republic. After the Spanish-American War, Aguinaldo proclaimed Philippine independence on June 12, 1898, in Kawit, Cavite. He died in 1964 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Quezon City at the age of 94.—Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research