Leila passes by this one house in town every afternoon when she goes home from school. At 16, she had been intrigued by this abandoned structure for as long as she can remember. The goosebumps are constant reminders that there is more to this place than what one actually sees.
I was your cure,
The Victorian-style painting, Portait of a Lady, by Juan Luna is a visual marvel. You may have just passed by it in one of your National Museum for Fine Arts tours, but a dark, mysterious story lies behind its charming appeal.
Gusto mo bang malaman ang lovelife ni Balagtas?
Most of the time, when people talk about Francisco Baltazar, people think of his most famous work, Florante at Laura. More popularly known by his pen name, Francisco Balagtas, there was a lot more to this orator and poet from Bigga, Bulacan.
Here are 10 cool things about Balagtas and the muse who was his inspiration for his greatest masterpiece -
Let's park the fun for a moment, seryosong usapan muna.
The colorful yet horrific history of the three Balangiga bells had always been close to my heart. Having kept a homeschooling and cultural website for almost a year now, there was a point when I was asked on the Facebook group (of which I am an administrator) – Kulturang Pinas – to elaborate on this tragic account.
I had my historical bases for answering the said query and, although the facts were pretty straightforward, my opinions, however, were far from being unemotional.
"Magtapos ka ng pag-aaral mo. Yan lang ang maipapamana namin sa'yo ng Tatay mo." (Finish your studies. That's the only inheritance that your Father and I can give you) - does this sound familiar?
Most Filipinos can relate to this oft reminder from their parents. No wonder you will find Pinoy homes' walls adorned with line upon line of diplomas, all signifying that they accomplished what their parents asked them to do. Also, to most of us, there is a sense of achievement once this piece of paper is finally displayed on the wall.
Why do you think this is so?
National Artist Nick Joaquin referred to the boy general as the Byron of Bulacan.
September 5, 2018. It may not have been the opening date for Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral but our family had an awesome time nevertheless. Did I expect my heroic worship of General Gregorio del Pilar to heighten after watching this? Will this film increase your respects for this young general?
Here are my thoughts...
Ang kabataan ang pag-asa ng bayan.
The whole nation is divided over the issue on the revocation of the amnesty granted to Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. I'm not going to meddle in that. Let's keep things grounded and cool here.
Today, we're featuring the photos of Jose Rizal as a young kid. He was quoted to have said, "Ang kabataan ang pag-asa ng bayan." If he's the basis, then, indeed, the youth of today have the power to give hope to our nation.
'Hope you enjoy. Special thanks to Rizal's great-grandniece, Ms. Minney Reyes for the hero's photo when he was 7 years old.
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I cannot speak for the '30s through '70s because I've never personally witnessed those decades but I was a witness to the glory of Philippine cinema during the '80s.
Tomorrow's our last day for our Filipiniana Series as well as the last day of the Buwan ng Wika. I will miss posting our photos of masterpieces featuring Filipina women wearing their traditional Filipiniana clothing.
This particular portrait is special to me because...
Gosh, it's been days and Sarah Geronimo's Miss Granny remake is still raking in millions at the box office. You know what's great about this film (I have just read reviews but have yet to watch it)?
E.S. Villamor has made a career in writing for a decade now. Her online business - GIML (Gabriela Isabel & Miguel Lucas) Publishing started in 2014. She advocated for women's rights and was once enamored with imparting financial literacy through training and blogs but she is now focused on propagating all things Filipino. This site is also being groomed as a rich homeschooling resource.