Today, Nov. 21, is the 31st death anniversary of National Artist for Dance Francisca Reyes-Aquino. Acknowledged as a folk dance pioneer, Aquino received the Republic Award of Merit from then President Ramon Magsaysay in 1954 for her outstanding contribution to the advancement of Filipino culture. She was conferred the National Artist award in 1973. She died in 1983. Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research
By Maila Ager
It is high time to put an end to the decades-old feud between the Aquino and Marcos families, Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said on Thursday.
On Nov. 20, 1645, through an order of King Philip IV of Spain, Colegio de Santo Tomas was elevated to the status of a university by Pope Innocent X. The University of Santo Tomas is now considered the oldest existing university in Asia. Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research
By Tonette Orejas
About 500 people on Sunday gathered at Central Azucarera de Tarlac (CAT) in Tarlac City, a property of the family of President Aquino and the site of a riot 10 years ago between government forces and striking workers, to demand justice for the seven men killed in that bloody event.
The National Bureau of Investigation was created by virtue of Commonwealth Act No. 181 enacted on Nov. 13, 1936. It was originally called Division of Investigation but was reorganized into the Bureau of Investigation under the Department of Justice in 1947. It was renamed the NBI in 1949. Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research