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Elpidio Quirino took his oath of office as president of the Philippines on April 17, 1948, after President Manuel Roxas died of a heart attack two days before.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

‘Kera kera’y Diyos,’ Pangasinan’s holy fish

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A fisherman holds up the “kera kera’y Diyos.” WILLIE LOMIBAO/CONTRIBUTOR

Ask anyone at the fish market here where to find “kera kera’y Diyos (God’s leftover)” and you will likely be directed to an ambulant vendor offering it.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

It was difficult having Japanese blood

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Yesterday, Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor), the country remembered, as in previous years, the gallantry of the Filipino and American soldiers in Bataan that ended in humiliating defeat, leading to the infamous Death March.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »

History, biodiversity on Onoda Trail

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The mountain is only about five kilometers from the wharf here, but the deep forest marked by century-old trees proved lush enough to provide good cover for several Japanese soldiers who stayed on the island for 30 years, in the belief that World War II was far from over.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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Today is the 143rd birth anniversary of patriot, historian and writer Epifanio de los Santos. Born in 1871, De los Santos is recognized as one of the best intellectuals in history and regarded as the first Filipino academician.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

QC polishing diamond year with major projects

Major projects, including academic conferences, public health clinics, medical missions and food and cultural events, are being planned by the Quezon City government to mark its 75th Diamond Jubilee celebration starting in October.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Did you know: Teodoro M. Kalaw

Today, March 31, is the 130th birth anniversary of writer and public servant Teodoro M. Kalaw. Born in 1884, he served as editor of El Renacimiento and a member of the Philippine Assembly. He also served as undersecretary of the Interior. Calle San Luis in Ermita, Manila, the location of the National Library and Museum where he served as director, was renamed in his honor. He died on Dec. 4, 1940.—Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Key moments in the history of Moro insurgency

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Key moments in the Moro history of the insurgency and the peace talks
start in the 13th century when Arab traders introduce Islam to the Sulu island group near the lower tip of a Southeast Asian archipelago, later to be called the Philippines.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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Today is the 106th birth anniversary of National Scientist and biophysical chemist Julian Banzon. Recognized for his outstanding contributions in the field of chemistry in the Philippines, he was conferred the title of National Scientist by President Corazon Aquino in July 1986. He died on Sept. 15, 1988 at the age of 80.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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Today, March 24, is the 44th death anniversary of writer, labor leader and National Artist for Literature Amado V. Hernandez. Born on Sept. 13, 1903, he grew up in Tondo, Manila.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Did you know: Gabriel Beato Francisco

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

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Did you know: Journalist Patricio Mariano

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.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Did you know: President Jose Laurel

President Jose Laurel, born on March 9, 1891, is the only President to have served in all three branches of the government. Laurel served as senator from 1925 to 1931 and associate justice of the Supreme Court from 1936 to 1941 before becoming President from 1943 to 1945. In 1951, he served again as a senator until 1957. Laurel also established the Lyceum of the Philippines and the Philippine Banking Corp. He died on Nov. 6, 1959, at the age of 68.—Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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