Leyte, Philippines begins

Originally posted on Pacific Paratrooper:
Leyte, Oct. 1944 20 October – the X and XXIV Corps of the 6th Army, under General Krueger, made their amphibious landing on a 25-mile (40 km) stretch of coastline between Dulag and Tacloban on the eastern side of Leyte. At 0945, the 1st Cavalry went ashore on White Beach,…

Leyte continued

Originally posted on Pacific Paratrooper:
LST’s # 66,67,18,245,102 on 20 October 1944 While the Imperial Navy was floundering in their attempts to halt the persistent invasion of Leyte, Gen. Yamashita was in his headquarters at Fort McKinley on Luzon. ?He was receiving very little information from his own people and upon hearing of the US…

Marcos and Martial Law in the Philippines

Ferdinand Marcos changed parties to run against Diosdado Macapagal and was elected president in 1965. While running for the presidency, Ferdinand Marcos and his wife, Imelda Romualdez, sang campaign duets as part of his strategy to win votes. Marcos came to power as a nationalistic social reformer with a broad electoral mandate to deal with … More Marcos and Martial Law in the Philippines

Choosing and Adopting a Primary Language Soon

IF I WERE THE NEXT PRESIDENT (Part 7 of a series) By BEN R. PUNONGBAYAN Founder, Buklod National Political Party The Philippines is one of the probably very few countries in the world that do not speak a primary language on a national scale. This situation, unfortunately, has grave disadvantages, more directly in political and … More Choosing and Adopting a Primary Language Soon

General Macario Sakay – Was He an Outlaw or a Patriot?

General Macario Sakay y de Leon was born on Mar. 1, 1878, along Tabora Street in Tondo, Manila. and died 114 years ago today on Sept. 13, 1907, at age 29. He first worked as an apprentice in a kalesa (carriage) manufacturing shop. He was also a tailor, a barber, and a stage actor. Sakay … More General Macario Sakay – Was He an Outlaw or a Patriot?

Overhauling the Philippine Education System

IF I WERE THE NEXT PRESIDENT(Part 6 of a series) By BEN R. PUNONGBAYAN Founder, Buklod National Political Party There is a common acknowledgement that the quality of our education system is quite low. This observation, without doubt, has been validated by the poor results of the performance of our students in periodic international assessments … More Overhauling the Philippine Education System

SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCING POVERTY – Reducing Child Stunting

IF I WERE THE NEXT PRESIDENT(Part 5 of a series) By BEN R. PUNONGBAYAN Founder, Buklod National Political Party A heartbreaking face of poverty is the present-day preponderance of undernutrition of Filipino young children. The leading single measure of this undernutrition, or malnutrition generally, is stunting—the health condition of children under five years old of … More SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCING POVERTY – Reducing Child Stunting

Solving the problem of homelessness

IF I WERE THE NEXT PRESIDENT (Part 4 of a series) By BEN R. PUNONGBAYAN Founder, Buklod National Political Party The present widespread presence of homeless and informal settlers in our society is another tormenting face of dehumanizing poverty in our country. Improving their current condition clearly needs direct government intervention. Otherwise, this problem will persist for a long … More Solving the problem of homelessness

General Miguel Malvar and the Philippine Revolution – Conclusion

On February 23, General Antonio Luna needed Malvar and his unit to participate in a Filipino counterattack planned to regain ground lost earlier by Filipinos and capture Manila. However, the Filipino offensive collapsed. In mid-March, an expeditionary force under Brig. Gen. Loyd Wheaton moved eastward, clearing Filipino troops from the vicinity of the Pasig River, … More General Miguel Malvar and the Philippine Revolution – Conclusion