By Erika Sauler
The city government of Manila has temporarily suspended the demolition of the old Meralco building in Ermita after the Italian Embassy wrote regarding the fate of the artwork on the structure’s facade, a 9.5-meter bas-relief by Italian sculptor Francesco Riccardo Monti.
By Carmel Matus
The Ad Standards Council (ASC) has recalled the Clearance to Air of a diaper TV commercial which implied that the Battle of Mactan started over diapers.
By Carmel Matus
CEBU CITY—The Ad Standards Council (ASC) has recalled the Clearance to Air of a diaper TV commercial which implied that the Battle of Mactan started over diapers. In a letter addressed to Jones Campos, executive director of the Advertising Board of the Philippines (AdBoard), ASC executive director Mila Marquez said they have recalled the [...]
By Manuel F. Almario
On December 20, 1898, Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, as head of the Philippine Revolutionary Government, issued a decree proclaiming Dec. 30 of every year a national day of mourning in honor of Dr. Jose Rizal and the other martyrs of the revolution against Spain. This was just two years after the execution of the hero by the Spanish colonial government.
By Maricar Cinco
BIÑAN CITY—One hundred years ago, hundreds of mourners lined the route of the funeral procession to the North Cemetery where Teodora Alonso, the mother of national hero Jose P. Rizal, was laid to rest. Her coffin was placed on a hearse pulled by two horses that came from Australia. “People had expressed bereavement over the [...]
By Bryan Anthony C. Paraiso
(Editor’s Note: The author is the shrine curator of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines.) Human Rights activists say that incarceration in Philippine jails, no matter how brief, is in itself a death sentence, with convicts—the impoverished ones, that is—forced to live in misery and squalor. Recent statistics of the Bureau of Jail Management [...]