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SAAN GALING ‘YON: THE PHILIPPINE FLAG

A country’s flag is its most important symbol. It signifies the patriotism and freedom of the nation. It also expresses the sentiments and hopes of Filipinos. Have you ever wondered why The Philippine flag looks the way it does? Where did it come from? Flag History of the Philippines During the pre-colonial period, sources and […]

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PRESERVE ‘KATIPUNAN TREE’ IN NOVALICHES – VARGAS

There is a need to make residents of Novaliches, especially the youth, realize the historical role their district had played during the fight for Philippine independence from Spain in the 1890s. Rep. Alfred Vargas of Quezon City’s 5th District (Novaliches area) made this observation after he was told about the history of a century-old tree […]

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RIZAL IS ONE OF THE FIRST OFWs – LEGARDA

On the commemoration of the 158th birth anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal, Senator Loren Legarda honored the Philippine national hero, who she said was one of the first overseas Filipino workers (OFW) and a cultural advocate. Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, together with Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III and Philippine Ambassador […]

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PH HISTORY, CULTURE INCOMPLETE WITHOUT FILIPINO MUSLIMS, IPs – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara renewed his call for the full implementation of a law requiring all schools nationwide to teach the history of Filipino Muslims and Indigenous Peoples (IPs), saying a study of Philippine history and culture would be incomplete without their mention. “As we allow the Bangsamoro people to fulfill their dreams and aspirations through […]

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DEEP RESPECT, PHL-US FRIENDSHIP SHOWN IN RETURN OF BALANGIGA BELLS – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon welcomed the return by the United States government of the Balangiga Bells, the church bells taken as booty by the U.S. Army from a church in Balangiga, Eastern Samar in 1901, saying the return of the bells shows the deep respect and friendship between the Philippines and the United States. “We welcome […]