To commemorate the 110th anniversary of the Cry of Pugad Lawin (aka Cry of Balintawak) in 1896, which signaled the beginning of the Philippine Revolution against Spain, it's a good time to get to know better the hero of that hour, Andres Bonifacio. Here are "Seven Little-Known Facts About the Supremo," which we borrowed with permission from Filipiknow.net, the popular historical blog of Lui Batungbacal.
Still on the subject of heroes, Read Again Robby Tantingco's tribute to the brave women of his forebears, "Why Women Rule Pampanga."
And for those seeking information on the heroes in their family, historical researcher Marie Silva Vallejo points the way. Marie has successfully done research on her father Saturnino Silva, a US Army soldier during World War II who valiantly led the Battle of Ising in Davao against the Japanese. The records are from the US National Archives and Marie is part of a massive digitization project that has made the records available to Filipino researchers.
Switching now to food, Contributing Writer Elizabeth Ann Quirino profiles Louise Mabulo, a 17-year-old Filipina chef who shares with us her own recipe for Kinilaw ng Tanigue Topped with Lechon-style Pork. Note: tanigue is Spanish mackerel.
For fans of songwriter Jose Mari Chan, here's a treat for you, our Video of the Week.
As you may have noticed, we have a new set of photos for our mastheads from Joni Ramos, a visual artist/photographer based in Santa Barbara, Pangasinan. Thank you, Joni, for adding color to our pages.