Claire Jiliene Avila of Baguio City was born a minute later than Chonalyn Cabigayan, the 100 millionth baby of the country, but she, too, shares that title, along with Severine Heiress Longbuan of Benguet province, Janaira Hormelia Lazaro of Kalinga province and John Paul Pedronio of Pangasinan province.
Some dreams just never die. Imelda Marcos, the dictator’s widow who now represents Ilocos Norte province in Congress, offered a toast on her 85th birthday on Wednesday as she made plans for a triumphal return to Malacañang.
By Julie M. Aurelio
He entered the University of the Philippines (UP) with a curiosity for the sciences and the burning issues of the day. It was the First Quarter Storm, the period of student unrest that preceded the declaration of martial law, and the country was in chaos.
By Julie S. Alipala
ZAMBOANGA CITY–The odds are stacked against Raymond Amil when he started to pursue his dream of becoming a licensed teacher. His father, Johnson, is a fisherman who barely earns enough to feed the family. His mother, Minda, stays at home. Both are illiterate. When Raymond took the licensure exams for aspiring teachers, [...]
Today, June 17, is the 151st birth anniversary of journalist, lawyer and first Filipino criminologist Rafael del Pan. Born in 1863 in Intramuros, Manila, he was the first to translate Jose Rizal’s “Mi Ultimo Adios” into English. Del Pan is one of the founders of Camara de Comercio and the Nacionalista Party. After his death on May 12, 1915, a bridge in Manila was named in his honor.–Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research