In 1922, American philanthropist Elsie Gaches published a cookbook called Good Cooking and Health in the Tropics to raise money for the American Guardian Association in Manila, which cared for orphaned American children in the Philippines.
Early uniforms of the Filipino revolutionaries were inspired by the Spanish Guayabera and Guerrera; some were stolen uniforms from captive Spanish troops.
Prior to the colonization of the Philippines by the Spanish crown, the islands had literate societies that enjoyed lucrative trade of goods and ideas. Know more about how pre-colonial people lived at the time through this infographic.
The Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO) has published the Philippine Electoral Almanac, a handy resource on Philippine national elections from 1935 onwards.
[Learn more about the National Heroes Day] Commanders of the Philippine Revolution The commanders of the Philippine Revolution and features on the Katipunan, from whose ranks many Filipino heroes—both famous and faceless—served their country best. Click on the individual trading cards to enlarge. These may be printed, folded as instructed, and used as educational guides. continue reading : National Heroes Day
Noong ika-12 ng Disyembre 1888, isang pangkat ng kababaihan ang iginiit sa pamahalaang Kastila ang kanilang hangaring makapag-aral. Nang mabalitaan ito, sinulatan sila ni Jose Rizal ng liham na naglalaman ng pitong habilin, na para sa kaniya ay dapat magsilbing panata ng bawat Pilipina. Bilang pag-alala sa anibersaryo ng pagkasilang ni Rizal, narito ang mga continue reading : Sa Mga Kababaihang Taga-Malolos ni Jose Rizal
On September 29, 1898, the Malolos Congress ratified the Independence Proclamation of June 12, 1898. To celebrate, reputed pastry maker Juan Padilla and cook Emilio Gonzales, prepared and served “high style” courses at par with the finest European banquet. According to Felice Sta. Maria, these dishes were served to the assemblymen in Malolos, Bulacan. The continue reading : Cuisine, and the ratification of independence
Today, November 30, 2013, is the sesquicentennial birth anniversary of Andres Bonifacio, and the 80th anniversary of the unveiling of one of the country’s most enduring landmarks, the Bonifacio Monument, designed and wrought by National Artist for Sculpture Guillermo Tolentino. The Presidential Museum and Library has launched its online commemoration, featuring a comprehensive essay, videos, and continue reading : The Andres Bonifacio Monument