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Did you know: Marcelo H. del Pilar 163rd birth anniversary

Friday, Aug. 30, is the 163rd birth anniversary of the propagandist and writer Marcelo H. del Pilar, also known as “Plaridel.” Born in 1850, he founded La Solidaridad, the mouthpiece of the Reform Movement whose members included Jose Rizal and Graciano Lopez Jaena. Del Pilar succumbed to tuberculosis on July 4, 1896. Schatzi Quodala, Inquirer Research

Posted: August 30th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Pantabangan ‘buried twice over’

DEADLY COMBINATION. A combination of logging and an insistence on building frail concrete bridges leads to the destruction of the Baogo Bridge in Caraga, Davao Oriental, which connects the towns of Baganga, Cateel and Boston that were hardest hit by Typhoon “Pablo.” NICO ALCONABA/INQUIRER MINDANAO

When the government submerged Pantabangan town in Nueva Ecija in 1973 to create a lake that fed what was touted then to be the second largest dam in Asia, more than 1,300 residents yielded to the plan and rebuilt the town on a mountaintop.

Posted: January 8th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »