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Did you know: 122nd birth anniversary of Arellano University

Today, Oct. 16, is the 122nd birth anniversary of Arellano University founder Florentino Cayco. He served as assistant to the superintendent of city schools from 1922 to 1935. Cayco was president of the National University from 1937 to 1941. He founded Arellano University in 1938. Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Did you know: Philippine Assembly

The Philippine Assembly was inaugurated on Oct. 16, 1907, at the Grand Opera House on Plaza Cervantes, Sta. Cruz, Manila. In the assembly’s first session, Sergio Osmeña was elected Speaker while Manuel L. Quezon was elected majority floor leader.

Posted: October 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Ferdinand Marcos angered ‘Voltes V’ generation

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“LAST, Lost, Lust for Four Episodes,” a 13-foot sculpture by Toym Imao stands in front of the University of the Philippines’ Palma Hall in Quezon City. The artwork in brass, galvanized iron and fiberglass will be on display until Sept. 28, the 25th death anniversary of Ferdinand Marcos. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

I was in third grade in 1978 when “Voltes V,” a Japanese animated series, first aired on Philippine television.

Posted: September 27th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Did you know: Jose Yulo 120th birth anniversary

Today, Sept. 24, is the 120th birth anniversary of lawyer and statesman Jose Yulo. Born in 1894, he finished law at the age of 19, the youngest graduate of the University of the Philippines Class of 1914. Throughout his career, Yulo served as justice secretary, speaker of the National Assembly and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. He died on Oct. 27, 1976.

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

‘San Juanico Bridge,’ other tortures detailed

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DOZENS of names of men and women who fought the Marcos dictatorship are etched on the Bantayog ng mga Bayani memorial that was built for people who resisted one-man rule. Thousands of others who gave up their lives for the return of democracy remain nameless. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

In April 1977, martial law enforcers of dictator Ferdinand Marcos arrested Trinidad Herrera, an internationally known community leader from Manila’s Tondo district, and tortured her.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

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