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Weather Philippines Foundation gets urbanized with Cebu Heritage Tour


 Did you know that long before the colonizing powers of the West arrived, Cebu was once called Zubu and was already an important trading center and one of the oldest trading location known as parian is here in this city? Before Ferdinand Magellan, it was the Chinese traders who discovered and were particularly attracted, not only to goods; but tot the honesty of the natives of Zubu, and it was the ‘ideal safe harbor’ because of the protection in the east given by the Mactan Island. This was just an introduction of what we rediscovered during our recent stay in Cebu. […]


Throwback to Pasig River’s rich cultural heritage


 Pasig River is the story of Filipino people. It is often said that in order for a society to effectively progress into the future, they must never forget to look back and constantly remember and learn from the things that happened in the past. Last June 8, 4 days befoe the Philippines commemorate 118th year of Independence, The Philippine Information Agency – National Capital Region (PIA-NCR), in coopertaion with the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) and the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) conducted a river tour that combined history and rehabilitation advocacy regarding the river that once gave […]


Pilipinas HD premieres on Philippine Independence Day


 As the nation celebrates the 118th Philippine Independence Day, a lone cable channel – a new player in town, has just aired its first telecast under Pilipinas HD channel spearheaded by Pilipinas HD founder and President Manolo ‘Chino’ Trinidad – a Filipino veteran TV sportscaster and former Philippine Basketball League (PBL) Commissioner whose rose to fame attributes to his eloquent manner of speaking when it comes to sports and even hosting programs on radio and television. From the launching pad held in Makati a few days before Pilipinas HD goes on air, Chino expressed his belief in showing the country the […]


Gringo Honasan Transcribed (Part 2): “I looked at him (Marcos) like a god”


 As promised, here is the second part of our conversation with Senator Gringo Honasan. In continuation of his platforms and agenda, he speaks of tax-exemptions, government funding, his first order of business if elected as vice president, and how he looked at Marcos during his time as a soldier, pre-EDSA People Power days. Tax-exempt for below PHP 30,000 earners “Nasa platform namin yan. Any income below P30,000 tax-free. The only sure things in life are death and taxes. Hirap na hirap na nga pahihirapan mo pa? It’s unfair. Tax na natin yung top 1,000 corporations na walang ginawa kung hindi […]


Gringo Honasan Transcribed (Part 1): “I’ll put my 42 years of public service on the line and tell the people that what makes me different – the strength, courage of my convictions, and the audacity to make things happen. I will help solve crimes or die trying”


 Election period or not, we have had the opportunities on several occasions to meet and sit down with former soldier-turned-rebel-turned senator Gregorio Ballesteros Honasan II, mostly commonly known as Gringo Honasan, and every time we see him it’s always the same man we’ve met like the first time we met him some couple of years ago. The gallant Honasan, who would be turning 68 this March 14, was an ordinary  soldier for 17 years prior to his 7 years stint as a rebel, and 18 years as senator. He’s keen and planning to retire on 2019, “But I think God wants […]


Celebrate Pres. Quirino’s 125th Birth Anniversary through commemorative exhibit


 Former President Elpidio Quirino was the 6th President of the Philippines, who rebuilt a devastated country by war, would be turning 125 years old this coming November 16, 2015. President Quirino‘s legacy will be commemorated through visual and digital exhibit at the Ayala Museum from November 7 to 28, 2015. Largely drawn from the Filipinas Heritage Library and the President Elpidio Quirino Foundation‘s rich collection of papers and memorabilia, Defining Quirino highlights stories of one statesman’s journey from teacher to president, his vision and achievements, and his deep sense of humanity encapsulated in Tolerance, Goodwill, and Love. “The exhibit highlights […]


Bantayog ng mga Bayani a must visit place in Quezon City


  The QC Blogventure tour was organized as part of the month-long celebration of Quezon City 75th Diamond Jubilee headlined by Mayor Herbert Bautista as the Grand Parade of Lights headed to its last stop last night at the Quezon City Memorial Circle. A total of 75 bloggers joined QC Blogventure tour to commemorate the cityhood by visiting the places that makes Quezon City what it is now and what it will be in the future with the theme ‘Great, Green, and Growing‘. We would never have heard of Bantayog ng mga Bayani if it weren’t for this fun and historic city tour. In between […]


Who is Manuel L. Quezon?


 Quezon City will be celebrating its 75th Diamond Jubilee come October 10-12 with programs to commemorate the cityhood’s inception on October 12, 1939 under the administration of then President Manuel L. Quezon, who bought the 1,529 hectares from the vast Diliman  estate of the Tuason family, headed by the late patriarch Don Gonzalo Tuason y Patino, the fifth successor to the possibly first richest man in the Philippines, Don Antonio Tuason. Who is Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina? 1. Birth Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina was born in Baler on August 19, 1878. His parents were Lucio Quezón (died 1898) and María Dolores Molina (1840 – 1893), […]


At iba pang mga karakter sa pelikulang HENERAL LUNA


 Ang pelikulang HENERAL LUNA na pinagbibidahan ng mahusay na aktor na si John Arcilla, ay isang obra ng isa sa pinakabatang direktor ng pelikulang Filipino ng makabagong henerasyon na si Jerrold Tarog. Mahalagang mapanood ng sambayanang Filipino, lalo na ng mga kabataan ang HENERAL LUNA upang malaman, maunawaan, maitama, at maiwasto ang mga pangyayaring naganap sa ating bansa nung panahon ng mga Kastila at Amerikano na sumakop sa ating bayan. Ang HENERAL LUNA ay isang matapang na pelikula na walang pakundangan inilabas ang ‘lihim’ ng kasaysayan na magpapabago sa isipan ng ating lahat, sa mga tunay na kaganapan sa buhay […]


Top 5 reasons to watch Heneral Luna


 1. Top caliber performance from great actors Most of the actors of this Jerrold Tarog film are underrated individuals who may not be amongst the league of the most bankable stars (read: blockbuster) in Philippine cinema but even though, these actors have earned different recognition and awards from various award-giving bodies here and abroad. The lead actor John Arcilla who played General Antonio Luna, bagged the Best Actor Award for MMFF 1996 for the movie Mulanay; Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Urian 1998 for Ligaya Ang Itawag Mo Sa Akin; and many more. In 2012, John was cast in the International movie The […]


The Plazas of Manila exhibit at Yuchengco Museum opens until September 18


 The Plazas of Manila exhibit presented by Samsung Digital is open at the Yuchengco Museum from August 27 to September 18, 2015. Notable architect, designer, and urban planner Paulo Alcazaren takes the role as the curator to this exhibit. The Plazas of Manila exhibit is being partnered between Samsung Corporate Citizen and the Philippine Science High School Foundation, Inc. to help Filipinos rediscover Philippine‘s heritage and culture. A mobile app, Culture Explorer is featured in the exhibit using augmented reality technology to help visitors, especially the youth, to learn more about Manila’s plazas and other cultural and heritage landmarks. “Through this exhibit, […]


Rare and fascinating art collections display at The Magnificent September Auction 2015 in Leon Gallery


 If you are an art collector fascinated by wondrous works of arts from Filipino artists, it’s time for you to drop whatever you are doing, finish reading this article, and visit Leon Gallery in Legaspi St., Legaspi Village, Makati to see for yourself the beauty and rare art collections of some of the greatest artists in the Philippine history. Enter inside Leon Gallery and gaze at the rare finds, objet d’art, and contemporary pieces that are presented for magnificent September Auction 2015 happening on September 12, Saturday afternoon. At exactly 2PM, art pieces from the works of Juan Luna to modern day artists like Federico […]


History of the National Museum and Spoliarium by Juan Luna


 A trip to the National Museum is not expensive. In fact it is free if you choose to just read our snippet history of how the National Museum came to be. National Museum used to be the Old Session Hall of the House of Representatives which first convened on this building located at Padre Burgos Street corner Finance Road on July 26, 1926 led by Speaker Manuel Roxas until 1933 and Speaker Quintin Paredes until 1935. The Legislative Building was almost completely ruined during the Battle of Manila in 1945. The House of Representatives continued to convene here from the […]

DIPLOMAT HOTEL IN BAGUIO. Scariest and spookiest place on top of Dominican Hill in Baguio City.

One scary visit at Diplomat Hotel in Baguio


 Are you up for one scary story that will make you awake the whole night? In the spirit of Halloween, All Saints Day, and All Souls Day (Oct. 31, Nov. 1, and Nov. 2, respectively), we are sharing with you one story that will send goosebumps and shiver to the spines. This one particular story happened in Baguio, and you know this place. Countless stories has been shared by almost everyone who visits the summer capital of this country. Is it because of the many urban legends, myths, and without the exemption of World War II stories, that labeled Baguio as one of […]

THE BALCONY. The balcony where Emilio Aguinaldo heralded the Philippine flag in celebration of the 1st Philippines Independence Day in Kawit, Cavite on June 12, 1898.

The Balcony of Emilio Aguinaldo’s mansion


 This is a closer look at The Balcony of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo’s mansion in Kawit, Cavite where the Philippine flag was heralded during the celebration of the 1st Philippines Independence on June 12, 1898. Viewed 21064 times by 3622 viewers ADMINJuan Manila Express is a magazine-themed blog of different niche from daily grind to headline news, to entertainment updates and social media related topics. Email us at [email protected] for your suggestions and comments. Thank you for visiting!More Posts

AGUINALDO SHRINE. The first time the Philippine flag was heralded by Emilio Aguinaldo in celebration of the 1st Philippine Independence on June 12, 1898 in Kawit, Cavite.

Aguinaldo Shrine in Kawit, Cavite


 This is where Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo was born and raised up to the day he waved the Philippine flag as he heralded Philippine Independence on June 12, 1898. Aguinaldo was born in this place on March 22, 1869 and was buried here on February 16, 1964. Viewed 30945 times by 4037 viewers ADMINJuan Manila Express is a magazine-themed blog of different niche from daily grind to headline news, to entertainment updates and social media related topics. Email us at [email protected] for your suggestions and comments. Thank you for visiting!More Posts