Today, Dec. 23, is the 119th birth anniversary of National Artist in Painting Victorio Edades. Born in 1895, he is considered the Father of Modern Philippine Painting. Among his notable works are “The Artist and the Model,” “Portrait of the Professor,” and “The Wrestlers.” He was conferred the title of National Artist in 1976. Edades died on March 7, 1985. Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research
Four public hospitals in Quezon City will receive a financial boost from the local government as the city council has authorized Mayor Herbert Bautista to allot P800,000 for the medical expenses of residents seeking treatment.
By Nathaniel R. Melican
Aside from meeting the youth of the Philippines, Pope Francis will also meet with “old hands” and “regulars” in interfaith dialogue when he visits the Pontifical, Royal and Catholic University of Santo Tomas (UST) in Manila on Jan. 18.
By Tarra Quismundo
The Judiciary is taking a nearly two-week break starting at noon today (Tuesday).
Environmental groups have only one wish this Christmas: to have a toxic-free holiday celebration starting with the return to Canada of 50 container vans filled with waste materials, some of these hazardous to health.