Jose Nepomuceno, known as the “father of the Philippine movies,” was born in Quiapo, Manila, on May 15, 1893. The movie producer and director started out as a photographer and founded Malayan Movies in 1917. His work included “Dalagang Bukid,” the first Filipino-produced feature film and “Tatlong Hambog,” the first local movie to feature a kissing scene. Schatzi Quodala, Inquirer Research
By Nathaniel R. Melican
Save some of those Nancy Binays, Grace Poes and Bam Aquinos for posterity. Once every three years, campaign materials in all shapes and sizes clutter the streets. But decades from now, they could be prized mementos.
Enrique Mendiola, in whose honor a street in Manila was named after, was born on May 3, 1859 in San Miguel, Manila. A pioneer in character education, he headed Instituto Burgos where he introduced a new method of teaching to emphasize character building. According to him, the greatness of a country depends largely on the character of the people. Named a member of the first UP Board of Regents in 1908, he died on March 30, 1914, at the age of 54.
By Janz M. Sampaton
For 8-YEAR-OLD Edgar Orola and other residents of the municipality of Banga in Aklan, Oct. 21, 1942, was supposed to be a day of excitement and joy.
By Jucell Marie P. Cuyos
About 10,000 spectators came to watch the mock battle but had to wait for the tide to rise.
By Jucell Marie P. Cuyos
The controversial diaper ad which used the Battle of Mactan as theme and which was ordered pulled out by the National Historical Commission is still on air.
She was the oldest performer at 70 but Adelina Abellanosa Talampo was as enthusiastic as anyone participating in last Friday evening’s reenactment of the pre-battle ritual of Mactan.
EXCEPT for the confiscation of a replica of an ancient Spanish pistol by police, everything went as planned for yesterday’s reenactment of the annual Kadaugan sa Mactan (Victory at Mactan).
By Trizer D. Mansueto
Had it not been for Antonio Pigafetta, the ethnographer, people would know very little about explorer Ferdinand Magellan and the world’s first successful circumnavigation.
Tomorrow marks the 492nd year of the first resistance by Filipinos against Spanish invaders in the Battle of Mactan.
The Advertising Board of the Philippines (AdBoard) has pulled the plug on the controversial diaper advertisement which got the ire of Cebuanos for allegedly distorting history and for being disrespectful of the memory of Datu Lapu-Lapu.
By Analyn Salvador-Amores
Every April 24 since 1985, Cordillerans mark People’s Day to honor Macliing Dulag, a pangat (village elder) of Barangay (village) Bugnay in Tinglayan, Kalinga.
Cordillerans celebrate two Cordillera Day events—in April and July—to remember two significant events in the region’s history.