Buwan ng Wika

This August, we celebrate the Buwan ng Wika with the theme “Tatag ng Wikang Filipino, Lakas ng Pagka-Pilipino”. Education Secretary Armin Luistro are closely coordinating with the Komisyon ng Wikang  Filipino in promoting the national language. “Our national language defines us as a nation” said Luistro. He also emphasized the importance of our national language for communication, understanding, unity and progress of our country.

This Day in History: The Assassination of Senator Ninoy Aquino

Ninoy Aquino Day is a non-working holiday in the Philippines observed annually on August 21 commemorating the anniversary of the assassination of one of the greatest Filipino icon of our times, the late Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr.. Ninoy was the husband of Corazon Aquino, the 11th president of the Philippines. The two are treated as heroes of democracy in the country.

Kadayawan sa Dabaw

Kadayawan Festival is a celebration of good harvest that is being celebrated every 3rd week of August in the city of Davao. It is derived from the mandaya word “kadayawan” which means anything that brings fortune, a celebration of life, thanksgiving for the gifts of nature, wealth of culture, bounties of harvest and serenity of living

It was said that long time ago, Davao’s ethnic tribes residing at the foot of Mt. Apo would converge during a bountiful harvest. This ritual serves as their thanksgiving to the gods especially to Bathala.
the icons of Davao: Philippine Eagle, Mt. Apo, Durian and Waling-Waling

Typhoon Reminders

Our country is experiencing at least 20 typhoons in a year that is why it is important to prepare for natural calamities. We often don’t know when the disaster will strike, so it is always to keep your survival kit handy and keep the important telephone numbers in case of emergency.
Last August our country experienced again an intense flooding in Metro Manila and in some provinces in Central Luzon. The rain and flooding wasn’t really caused by a storm but due to a monsoon that was intensified by a storm outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility. This phenomenon is extraordinary that is why many of us are kept unaware
During the torrential rain, many infographic reminders went viral in the internet. I have compiled some of them so that we will know what to do before, during and after a disaster.