Historia

The Ibero American Summit and the Philippines

I was informed that late last year, our country together with the African state of Equitoreal Guinea has been inducted associate members of Ibero America Summit. This only goes to show that we are still recognize by other Hispanic countries as belonging, historically, to the realm of Hispanic states. Though met with cold reception because […]

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Tayabas-Quezon

Sariaya

Sariaya’s richest and prominent citizens left behind grand houses for us to celebrate and be proud of. Most were built during the height of its economic progress brought by the copra business. The descendants that preserved the grand old houses must be congratulated for not surrendering to greed. Its architectural and historic importance has drawn […]

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Historia

In memory of Quijano de Manila

I’m delighted to find Joaquin’s books being made available today. It is only right that we keep his works alive. He is, without a doubt, the most talented of them all.  One of the last of the old style Filipino writers who wrote in Spanish and English – in both he was a master. A […]

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Manila

Fiesta-fiestahan…

Barangay fiestas in metropolitan Manila are usually boring. They’re just token displays – para lang masabing mayroon pa din Fiesta. It lacks zest and life. It cannot be compared to the town and barrio fiestas in the provincias. Fiesta is not only a Catholic event but a celebration of an original Filipino tradition. It recognizes […]

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