I’m sure you’ve already asked somebody about your city’s name origin and meaning. But your friend could not give you a definitive answer. Some of the cities’ names have several versions, the most accurate information probably lost in time, most likely because of the lack of authors to record history. The Spaniards were reluctant toRead More
It is an important duty for every citizen or even for a visitor in a certain country to know the meaning of the national flag, the meaning of every component, colour and its history. The official adoption It was on June 12, 1898, in Kawit, Cavite when General Emilio Aguinaldo, the first president of theRead More
A senior citizen in the Philippines are those aged 60 years old and above, according to RA 9994, also known as “Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010”. Things you know about the senior citizens may not be enough, so I am here to gather and share information about this sector of the society. All theRead More
This is a compilation of minimum age of criminal responsibility of countries in Asia. Each country in Asia has a different minimum age of criminal liability. If a 6 year old Singaporean child commits a crime. He or she cannot be legally sued in any court, because in Singapore, the minimum age is 7 yearsRead More
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This is Masjid Dimaukom, but most popularly known as the Pink Mosque, can be found in the town of Datu Saudi Ampatuan in Maguindanao. The former mayor Samsudin Dimaukom funded the mosque’s construction on a lot donated by their family. Pink is his wife’s favorite color. The pink also represents wholesomeness, friendship or peace. ChristianRead More
I first heard of the name Mineski through a series of Dota international esports tournaments. It’s an esports team focusing on playing the online game Dota. The name Mineski is considered a household name here in the Philippines, and probably internationally. I was excited when Mineski Infinity setup shop in Iligan. They opened late lastRead More
We have often heard the word Visayas or Bisaya. But do you really know the real meaning or its origin. Most of us dont, even the Bisayans themselves have no idea. The word Visayas was derived from Srivijaya, a name of a predominantly Hindu-Buddhist empire in Sumatra. Sri means “prosperous”, vijaya means “excellent”. It’s aRead More
This is a timeline or list of all the official national flags of the Philippines. There was no national flag before the Spaniards came here in 1521. The Philippines wasn’t yet a nation. It was composed of several small clustered kingdoms. Although each kingdom had its own official flag or banner, but were not unitedRead More
I never heard about Salipada Pendatun, until I visited Buluan, Maguindanao last month. I chanced upon a hanging tarpaulin at a trade exhibit when I first learned about this Filipino hero. I would say I’m impressed after reading a short biography of Pendatun. This former senator was called a man of “many firsts”. 1. HeRead More
The Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act, the free tuition law signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on March 1, providing full free tuition fees for students in state-owned colleges and universities and even technical-vocational schools. National Capital Region Eulogio ‘Amang’ Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology Marikina Polytechnic College Philippine Normal University PhilippineRead More
I consider myself blessed for two main reasons. First, it was my first to visit the Summer Capital of the Philippines, Baguio City and I happen to passed by, not just one time, but two times in the famous Kennon Road. I only hear or read about it in the news and books. The secondRead More
The Inaul Festival in Buluan, Maguindanao is still on its second year. This colorful and vibrant festival is observed annually on February 8 to 14. But this festival is actually under a new name or a continuation of what used to be called the Sagayan Festival. The latter was already celebrated in Misamis Oriental. TheRead More
Pangasinan for me is practically, unknown. I only hear about it on television at nightly news, like the Pangasinan Presidents basketball team in the now defunct basketball league, MBA. The closest I could get to this province was just traveling to Baguio and back. Fortunately, I added a few bits of my knowledge bank aboutRead More
Photographed in December of 2017. I’ve always wanted to go to Marawi City even before the war. But concerned with my personal safety. Yes, even before the war, my Marawi resident friends warned us not to go to Marawi City alone, because there are some who would specifically target non-Muslims. God answered my desire toRead More
Getting stranded due to a typhoon is surely not fun. Ignored by an airline’s rebooking department will only make it worse. Travel blogger Josh Tanador of Mga Laag ni Josh got stuck in Dumaguete who was scheduled to fly on December 22 at 12:15 noon, but due to typhoon Vinta. He could not go toRead More
I personally give my Christmas blessings to our brave and hardworking military and police, who sacrificed their lives and won’t be home to each of their own family.
Christmas celebration in the Philippines is probably one of the most unique among Christian-dominated countries in the world. In fact, it is the only Christian-dominated country in Asia, about 90% are Christians, the Catholics comprised the majority about 80%. Christmas celebration in the former Spain colony is the longest celebrated Christmas in the whole world.Read More
As a buyer, ito talaga nakakaiirita. As an online seller, do you do this all the time? Lazada displays all its prices of their items for sale, why don’t do it like them too?
A teenager from Iligan City had a funny reaction when her idol, Ruben Caballero, the singer of the pop rock band Cueshe greeted her. It was her uncle who setup everything. The Cebuano singer’s brother-in-law is a friend of the teen’s uncle. The uncle asked if he could greet his niece on her 17th birthday.Read More
President Rodrigo Duterte shoots at the area where the Maute terrorists are holed up. The President returned to Marawi City for the third time on Thursday to visit the troops fighting the Muslim terrorists. Nobody could confirm if Duterte actually hit any of the Maute terrorist.