Batangas Governor Hermilando I. Mandanas to lead this year’s commemoration of the birth anniversary of Gen. Miguel Malvar

Governor Mandanas will lead the flag-raising and wreath-laying ceremonies at the Museo ni Miguel Malvar on 27 September 2016, 8:00 a.m., in observance of the 151st birth anniversary of Gen. Miguel Malvar. This year’s commemorative program is led by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) in coordination with the Provincial Government of Batangas continue reading

NHCP unveils the “Benguet State University” historical marker

LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET ─  The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) led by  Deputy Executive Director for Programs and Projects Veronica A. Dado,  unveils on Tuesday, 27 September 2016, the historical marker  “Benguet State University,” in La Trinidad, Benguet. The marker states:  BENGUET STATE UNIVERSITY  NAGSIMULA BILANG FARM SCHOOL. 1916. NANGUNA SA PAGTATAGUYOD NG continue reading

Penman No. 216: From Bali Song to Balisong

The continuing chronicles of Jose Dalisay Jr., aka Butch Dalisay, a Filipino collector of old fountain pens, disused PowerBooks, ’50s Hamiltons, creaky cameras, VW spare parts, poker bad beats, and desktop lint. I’D BEEN meaning to write this up for the past few months, but more pressing subjects kept getting in the way—and “pressing” is the continue reading

NHCP unveils the “Vito Belarmino” historical marker

SILANG, CAVITE ─  The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) led by  Deputy Executive Director and OIC, Office of the Executive Director Carminda R. Arevalo,  unveils on Wednesday, 7 September 2016, the historical marker  “Vito Belarmino,” in Silang, Cavite. The marker states: VITO BELARMINO 1857-1933             ISINILANG SA SILANG, continue reading