Batangas Province During The Spanish Regime

Large centers of population already thrived in Batangas before the Spaniards arrived. Native settlements lined the Pansipit River, a major waterway near Taal Lake. Batangas first came to be known as Bombon. It was named after Taal Lake, which was also originally called Bombon. Some of the earliest settlements in Batangas were established in the … More Batangas Province During The Spanish Regime

The Provisional Recon Platoon – Spearhead of the Los Banos Raid

I was just reading Pacific Paratrooper’s blog by GP Cox when I saw the farewell salutes. One of them is Terry Santos. I remember the name from the Los Baños rescue mission. I searched my archives and I saw this article by Terry Santos himself about that raid. I’m reprinting it in his memory. Two … More The Provisional Recon Platoon – Spearhead of the Los Banos Raid

Food for Thought – Why the Philippines have Ineffective Government Leadership

  Ayala Avenue, Makati Photo Credit – Patrickroque01@English Wikipedia A friend of mine, Benjamin R. Punongbayan, the founder of Punongbayan and Araullo, one of the largest accounting firms in the Philippines and founder of Buklod National Political Party, spoke at a virtual book launching event recently. He gave some insights on why the Philippines have … More Food for Thought – Why the Philippines have Ineffective Government Leadership

August 21, 1983‏, Ninoy Aquino Was Assassinated

Originally posted on Pastorbluejeans Unplugged:
Benigno “Ninoy” S. Aquino Jr. was a prominent Philippine journalist and politician. He served the province of Tarlac as the mayor of Concepcion, provincial vice governor, and provincial governor, and then Senator of of the 7th Congress. Image courtesy of http://www.kahimyang.com During his term as a senator, he was the…

Batangas’ Ancient History

  Because of their geographical position between southern China and Melanesia, the Philippines have marked importance for many aspects of Oceanic prehistory. By Southeast Asian standards, they are fairly well-studied archaeologically, and this situation is partly due to a half-century of research carried out by Henry Otley Beyer (1883-1966), an American archaeologist. Beyer showed in … More Batangas’ Ancient History