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Did you know: Felipe Padilla de Leon

Today, Dec. 5, is the 22nd death anniversary of National Artist for Music Felipe Padilla de Leon. Born on May 1, 1912, De Leon was a composer, conductor and scholar. His awards include the Presidential Award of Merit in 1961, the Republic Cultural Heritage Award and the Patnubay ng Sining at Kalinangan Award from the City of Manila in 1971, and the First Cultural Achievement Award from the Cultural Center of the Philippines in 1975. De Leon was named National Artist in 1997.

Posted: December 5th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Did you know: Teodoro M. Kalaw Sr.’s 74th death anniversary

Today, Dec. 4, is the 74th death anniversary of historian, legislator and educator Teodoro M. Kalaw Sr. Born on March 31, 1884, he was the editor of the revolutionary newspaper, El Renacimiento.

Posted: December 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Follow killer backhoe to keep case moving

Maguindanao massacre, Ampatuan Trial, Election Violence, Impunity, Media Killings, Philippine History, Rowena Paraan, National Union of Journalists of the Philippines, NUJP, Andal Ampatuan Sr., “Province of Maguindanao”

Its rust-red boom neatly folded, the yellow backhoe that crunched the vehicles and bodies of 58 people, most of them media workers, in what is now called the Maguindanao massacre stands idle in the evidence yard of a police compound here.

Posted: November 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

What Went Before: Worst election-related violence in PH history

A Philippine soldier stands guard next to the marker marker where 58 people were killed at the massacre site in Ampatuan town, Maguindanao province, in southern island of Mindanao on November 21, 2014, ahead of the fifth anniversary of the worst political massacre of the country. Five years after 58 people were killed in the Philippines' worst political massacre, anger among victims' relatives is building, with no one yet convicted and the alleged masterminds still enjoying power. AFP

On Nov. 23, 2009, 58 people were killed in an ambush in Maguindanao province in the worst election violence in Philippine history.

Posted: November 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Did you know: Colegio de Santo Tomas

On Nov. 20, 1645, through an order of King Philip IV of Spain, Colegio de Santo Tomas was elevated to the status of a university by Pope Innocent X. The University of Santo Tomas is now considered the oldest existing university in Asia. Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: November 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »