Category: People

Trivia about Great Filipino Cartoonists

Antonio Santos Velasquez (Tony Velasquez) was born in Paco, Manila on October 29, 1910. He is known as the “Father of Tagalog Komiks”. In -1926, while a boy of 16 in high school, he worked as a photo-engraver at the Banaag Press in Santa Cruz, Manila, which was later bought by Ramon Roces of Liwayway. Velasquez took courses in Cartooning and Advertising at the Federal School of Arts of America. In 1935, he was promoted to chief artist for the six sister magazines: Liwayway, Graphic,Bannawag, Bisaya, Hiligaynon, and Bikolnon.

Trivia about the Federation of Free Farmers

The Federation of Free Farmers (FFF) is an organization "of farmers, by farmers, and for farmers. It was founded on the Feast Day of Christ the King, October 25, 1953, by a group of lay Catholic leaders led by the late Dean Jeremias U. Montemayor. From the ashes of the Huk insurgency during the 1950s, the turbulent 1960s, the cataclysm of the martial Law years, the extraordinary events of EDSA, and up to the present day, the FFF has tirelessly fought for the rights of the small Filipino farmer.

Trivia about Cornelio T. Villareal, Sr

Born 11 September 1903 in Imbakalan, Mambusao, Capiz to Fortunato Villareal and Felicidad Tupaz. He is married to the former Angeles Lema with whom he has four (4) children.

Trivia about Dr. Jose P. Rizal’s Roots in Fujian, China

On January 23, 2003, a Philippine delegation led by Philippine Congress Speaker Jose de Venecia, Jr. and Congressman Roque Ablan, Jr. descendants of the Rizal clan, officials of the Knights of Rizal and members of the Filipino & Chinese business community held the wreath-laying ceremony before the Rizal Monument in the Rizal Park in Siongque Village (called “Zhang-Guo” in Mandarin Chinese), Jinjiang City, Fujian Province, People’s Republic of China.

Trivia about Apolinario Mabini

On May 13, 2003, the nation remembers one of its greatest heroes, Apolinario Mabini y Maranan. Known as the "Sublime Paralytic," Mabini was the intellectual soul of the Philippine Revolution and the Philippine Republic. He was born on July 23, 1864 in barrio Talaga, Tanauan, Batangas, the second of the eight sons of Inocencio Mabini and Dionisia Maranan. His family’s poverty did not prevent him from seeking an education. He supported himself serving as a teacher of Latin in the school of Melchor Virrey in Manila and in the school of Sebastian Virrey in Lipa.

Trivia about Luciano San Miguel

One of the unsung heroes of Philippine independence. Luciano San Miguel was born on January 7, 1875 in Noveleta, Cavite. Said to have studied agriculture at the Ateneo de Manila, San Miguel took on odd jobs including sewing and “inspecting” the hacienda of Don Pedro Roxas in Nasugbu, Batangas. When the Revolution broke out, he joined the Katipunan, Magdiwang chapter, in his hometown, whose more famous members were the father and son tandem of Mariano and Santiago Alvarez and Artemio Ricarte.

Trivia about Don Eugenio H. Lopez

Don Eugenio H. Lopez was born on July 20, 1901 in Jaro, lloilo to Benito and Presentacion Hofilena. After graduating with an AB cum laude from the Ateneo de Manila in 1919, Don Eugenio went on to Law studies at the University of the Philippines, graduating in 1923. He passed the bar exams in 1928 and underwent a year of post-graduate studies in law at Harvard. But Don Eugenio spent only three years in law practice. instead, in 1928, he decided to embark on twin careers as a pioneering businessman and a crusading newspaper publisher.

Trivia about the President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Inauguration

Maria Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (born April 5, 1947) is a Filipino politician who served as the 14th President of the Philippines from 2001 to 2010, as the 12th Vice President of the Philippines from 1998 to 2001, and is currently a member of the House of Representatives representing the 2nd District of Pampanga. She was the country's second female president (after Corazón Aquino), and the daughter of former President Diosdado Macapagal.

Trivia about General Paciano Rizal

Born on March 9, 1851 Paciano Mercado Rizal y Alonzo was the elder and only brother of Jose Rizal. Paciano studied under Justiniano Aquino Cruz and later at the Colegio de San Juan de Letran under the tutelage of Fr. Jose Burgos one of the Filipino priests who was garroted at Bagumbayan in 1872. Paciano took over the family business when his father became too old to manage it. ln 1882 together with his uncle, he sent his younger brother Jose to continue his studies in Europe. Paciano supported his brother's activities including his involvement in the Propaganda Movement.