By: Christian Bernard A. Melendez, Senior Shrine Curator, Museo ng Katipunan-PMS “Magbigay ayon sa kakayanan, kumuha batay sa pangangailangan.” This is the general adage of community pantries sprouting all over the country, the first of which was started by an ordinary citizen in Quezon City. Known as the Maginhawa Community Pantry, this concept of bayanihan continue reading : Kalayaan Over Karangyaan – Pursuing Independence in Exchange for Personal Wealth
by Eufemio O. Agbayani III Historic Sites Development Officer II For one year, 25 February 1985 to 25 February 1986, Philippine national flags had three shades of blue. Ever since the Philippine flag was allowed to fly again in 1919 and standardized through an Executive Order in 1936, it had sported a shade of blue continue reading : 1985: A Year of Three Shades of Blue
On 26 May 2021, we will mark the 200th birth anniversary of Jose Felipe Del-Pan, a man who contributed to the genesis of Philippine studies. Although he was born a Spaniard, he deserves the recognition of Filipinos for his pioneering work. To honor Del-Pan’s memory, the National Quincentennial Committee will launch a new edition of continue reading : Recognizing José Felipe Del-Pan, Champion of Nascent Philippine Studies, on his 200th Birth Anniversary
By Francis Kristoffer L. Pasion, Museum Researcher II Portrait of Epifanio de los Santos by H.A. Coniconde Most of us associate the name “Epifanio de los Santos” to that main thoroughfare in Metro Manila, the Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, or EDSA. The name has effectively been overshadowed by the toxicity of the traffic continue reading : Epifanio de los Santos: Commemorating the Filipino genius on his 150th Birth Anniversary
WHEN WATER AND WINE FLOWED IN MANILA: THE INAUGURATION OF THE MANILA WATERWORKS IN 1882 By Jonel B. Rabusa, Shrine Curator II, NHCP – Museo El Deposito It was the year 1882. The streets of Manila were filled with festivities. Arches were installed on the bridges of Manila to welcome guests. The continue reading : WHEN WATER AND WINE FLOWED IN MANILA: THE INAUGURATION OF THE MANILA WATERWORKS IN 1882
Remembering the GOMBURZA: In Anticipation of the 150th Anniversary of their Martyrdom in 2022 Francis Kristoffer L. Pasion The 1872 public execution of the three secular priests —Jose Burgos, Mariano Gomes de los Angeles, and Jacinto Zamora, collectively known in their portmanteau “GOMBURZA”— was a pivotal moment in Philippine history, one that was acknowledged by continue reading : Remembering the GOMBURZA: In anticipation of the 150th anniversary of their martyrdom in 2022
On 4 February 2021, the Filipino nation will commemorate the anniversary of the 122nd anniversary of the First Shot of the Philippine-American War. This marked a destructive and deadly conflict in which the Filipinos gallantly defended their recently won independence from occupation by the United States. Origins of discord After launching a revolution in August continue reading : Brief Historical Background Philippine-American War Memorial Day
Why is the First Philippine Republic Significant in History? Kristoffer Pasion, Roscelle Cruz, and Eufemio Agbayani III On 23 January 2021, we commemorate the inauguration of the First Philippine Republic in Malolos, Bulacan 122 years ago. The historic event was a culmination of the national project envisioned and begun by numerous Filipinos. The First Republic continue reading : Why is the First Philippine Republic Significant in History?
Bakit Mahalaga sa Kasaysayan ang Unang Republika ng Pilipinas? Kristoffer Pasion, Roscelle Cruz, and Eufemio Agbayani III Sa 23 Enero 2021, gugunitain natin ang pagpapasinaya ng Unang Republika sa Malolos, Bulacan 122 taon na ang nakaraan. Ang makasaysayang kaganapang ito ay bunga ng mga pagsusumikap na iniharaya at sinimulan ng maraming Pilipino. Maiuugat ang Unang continue reading : Bakit Mahalaga sa Kasaysayan ang Unang Republika ng Pilipinas?
For our Heroes, Freedom is a dream that it so worth its hefty price by Reinere Policarpio If we take proper semantics into consideration, our grandiose celebrations every 12th of June are founded on a misnomer: The official, legal name of our June 12 holiday is “Independence Day”, which is translated into the vernacular as continue reading : KALAYAAN: THE NOBLE ASPIRATION THAT GUIDED THE REVOLUTION
Juan Paolo M. Calamlam History Researcher II National Historical Commission of the Philippines This 2018, the Filipino nation is celebrating the 120th anniversary of the declaration of independence. This means that we celebrated this historic event, officially or not, for more than a hundred times now. Historians try to reconstruct these event using continue reading : Love for the Flag (as Witnessed by Artemio Ricarte)
by Jacob Philip V. Peralta* Over the years, the roles of women have been steadily rising in the fields of commerce and industry in the Philippines. From mere members of a silent mass during the Spanish period, women have proven their tenacity for having undertaken crucial responsibilities in society. During the Spanish era, the role continue reading : Risen Opportunity: The Economic Role of Filipino Women during the American regime