Tag Archives: President Aquino

January 25, 2017

Icon of Democracy: Remembering Cory


Screen Shot 2017-01-25 at 1.53.35 PM

On this day in 1933, former President Cory Aquino was born in Paniqui, Tarlac. As her destiny would dictate, she would eventually grow up to not only become the Philippines’ first female president, but most notably an icon and restorer of democracy during one of the country’s darkest times. Revisit some of the best moments of President Continue Reading


July 1, 2016

A Look Back: President Benigno S. Aquino III


Screen Shot 2016-07-02 at 11.17.58 AM

July 1, 2016. Today is the first day of the next chapter of Philippine history. Outgoing President Benigno S. Aquino III, after completing a full term of being the Philippines’ highest public official, has officially turned over the gargantuan responsibility of leading the country to its 16th president, President Rodrigo R. Duterte. Here is former President Benigno S. Continue Reading


June 6, 2016

Maruxa Pita: Angel Maruxa


“It’s the education of the children. When I say education, it’s not only the intellectual; it’s not only the spiritual; but the inner person, their attitude,” she says, making it unsurprising that that the minds she’s helped mold – including that of outgoing President Aqiuno – have gone on to help make this world a better Continue Reading


April 19, 2016

Nine New National Artists Awarded this April


As one of his last proclamations as president of the Philippines, President Aquino announced the addition of nine new National Artists this month, six of whom were awarded posthumously. President Aquino poses with (from left) National Artists Bienvenido Lumbera (literature), Benedicto Cabrera (visual arts), Virgilio Almario (literature) and Order of National Artist awardees Manuel Jun Continue Reading