Malacañan Cocktail and Punch

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.

Social Organization in Pre-colonial Manila

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.

Philippine Elections by the numbers

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.

National Heroes Day

[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

The Andres Bonifacio Monument

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