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Reliving ‘peace time,’ healing wounds of war

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A 1904 PHOTOGRAPH from the collection of the US National Archives shows Japanese laborers at work on a slope in Camp 3 in Benguet province during the construction of the Benguet Road.

For many, World War II is remembered for its pain, untold suffering and death. Elders would advise their children not to forget these so they can continue to learn from history and not repeat its mistakes.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Did you know: Trinidad Pardo de Tavera 89th death anniversary

Today is the 89th death anniversary of the late Trinidad Pardo de Tavera. Born on April 13, 1857, in Manila, he was a notable scholar, physician and propagandist. In 1899, he founded the newspaper “La Democracia.” He also served as a University of the Philippines regent in 1908 and director of the Philippine Library and Museum in 1923. He died in 1925 at the age of 67. Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Did you know: Sen. Jose Diokno 27th death anniversary

Today, Feb. 27, is the 27th death anniversary of the late Sen. Jose Diokno. Born on Feb. 26, 1922, he was known for being a nationalist, a human rights advocate and a legal luminary. When Martial Law was declared on Sept. 21, 1972, he was among the first members of the opposition to be arrested. Upon his release in 1974, he established the Free Legal Assistance Group which offered free legal services to victims of oppression under martial rule. He died in 1987 at his home in New Manila. Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Did you know: General Douglas MacArthur and PH liberation from the Japanese

General Douglas MacArthur turned over the civil government and Malacañang to Commonwealth President Sergio Osmeña on Feb. 27, 1945, to mark the liberation of the Philippines from the Japanese. Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Timeline: Feb. 22, 1986, Day One

SLEEP-IN  Reporters covering the Edsa event catch up on their sleep inside Enrile’s office at Camp Aguinaldo. PHOTO FROM THE BOOK “CHRONOLOGY OF A REVOLUTION”

Defense Secretary Juan Ponce Enrile and key aides finalize Enrile’s speech in which he will proclaim himself head of a ruling junta after rebel troops led by the Reform the Armed Forces Movement (RAM) assault on Malacañang. Assault is planned for Feb. 23 at 2 a.m.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Did you know: Mandaluyong celebrates

On Feb. 9, Mandaluyong will celebrate two milestones in its history. The first is its 69th Liberation Day when American Liberation Forces saved the municipality from Japanese Imperial Forces during World War II. The second is its cityhood anniversary, marking its conversion from a municipality to a highly urbanized city through Republic Act No. 7675 signed by former President Fidel V. Ramos on Feb. 9, 1994. The conversion of the city was confirmed following a plebiscite held on April 10, 1994. Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: February 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Did you know?: Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo

Born on Feb. 1, 1663, Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo founded the Religious of the Virgin Mary (RVM), the only all-Filipino Catholic women religious congregation recognized by Rome. Today, RVM is an established educational and religious institution that provides Christian education to the Filipino youth. In 1748, then Archbishop of Manila Msgr. Pedro de la [...]

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

What Went Before: Peace talks with the MILF

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The killing of 28 Moro Army recruits on Corregidor Island on March 18, 1968, angered the Moro people, leading to an explosion of resentment over years of prejudice, ill treatment and discrimination. Moro consciousness grew and political organizations emerged. One of those groups was the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), dedicated to fighting for the establishment of an independent Bangsamoro state in Mindanao.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Did you know: Padre Faura Street

Padre Faura Street in Ermita, Manila, was named after Jesuit instructor and inventor Federico Faura. Born on Dec. 30, 1840, Faura’s metrological studies led to the invention of the Faura barometer that indicated the proximity and intensity of typhoons. He was also instrumental in the establishment of the Manila Observatory and Philippine Weather Bureau. Faura died on Jan. 23, 1897.

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Did you know: Legarda Avenue

Calle Alix in Sampaloc, Manila, was renamed Legarda Avenue after Benito Legarda who was born 160 years ago today. Born in Manila on Sept. 27, 1853, he was a member of the Malolos Congress and one of the first commissioners of the Philippines to the United States. He died on Aug. 27, 1915, in France and was buried at Manila North Cemetery. Schatzi Quodala, Inquirer Research

Posted: September 27th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Island that refuses to die, thanks to Inday: Negros

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Filmmaker Jay Abello shoots a docu in an abandoned sugarcane field in Negros. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The eminent writer Carmen Guerrero Nakpil, a lady of discerning taste, wrote: “Each little shop held infinite treasures. I bought an evening bag of gray satin that was straight out of Paris. I have it still. It symbolizes for me the spirit of Negros.”

Posted: September 22nd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Marcos diaries: ‘Hysteria in Manila… I must declare martial law soon’

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‘PORTRAIT OF PUTRIDITY, DECAY’

Portrait of the exiled Ferdinand Marcos as he faced his death in Hawaii by lupus in 1989. As a martial law victim puts it: "its architect is a portrait of putridity and decay." Pointillist drawing by Lynett A Villariba

We have one of the worst floods in years. Almost all of Western Luzon is underwater. While Typhoon “Gloring” is leaving… there is a new typhoon… So we expect the rains to continue.

Posted: September 22nd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Did you know: Philippine General Hospital

The Philippine General Hospital on Taft Avenue in Manila, was created in 1907 by the Philippine Commission’s Act No. 1688. Established to cater to poor Filipinos, it was built at a cost of around P780,000. PGH was opened to the public three years later in September 1910 with 330 beds. It was attached to the Philippine Medical School, forerunner of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Today, the hospital has a bed capacity of 1,500 and around 4,000 employees. Schatzi Quodala, Inquirer Research

Posted: September 5th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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