lightning strikes

nash, 25.

I try to be the best version of me.
malacanan:

Happy birthday, Jose Maceda, whose work with Filipino traditional music “resulted in the collection of an immense number of recorded music taken from the remotest mountain villages and farthest island communities” of the Philippines and ”freed Filipino musical expression from a strictly Eurocentric mold”. (via the National Commission for Culture and the Arts website)
Learn more about the Order of National Artists.

Happy birthday, Mr. Maceda. I almost dropped everything and lived in the mountains because of music. Then I saw your work and realized you had done much more than I could have ever hoped to do.

malacanan:

Happy birthday, Jose Maceda, whose work with Filipino traditional music “resulted in the collection of an immense number of recorded music taken from the remotest mountain villages and farthest island communities” of the Philippines and ”freed Filipino musical expression from a strictly Eurocentric mold”. (via the National Commission for Culture and the Arts website)

Happy birthday, Mr. Maceda. I almost dropped everything and lived in the mountains because of music. Then I saw your work and realized you had done much more than I could have ever hoped to do.

malacanan:

From Teodoro M. Locsin’s diary entry for December 18, 1941:




In writing during war, a man attaches perhaps undue significance to little acts. He discovers nobility in deeds he would otherwise dismiss, in times of peace, as the work of stale custom or habit. The ordinary run of men acquires a certain splendor in the midst of pain. Suffering may not ennoble, it does magnify.




On this day, Japanese aircraft bombed Iloilo, accurately strafing the military airfield in Mandurriao, a civilian airport near Fort San Pedro, the fuel storage tanks at La Paz, and the harbor facilities along the Iloilo River.



ABOVE: A military map outlining Japan’s offensive campaign in Southeast Asia, December 1941 [via]




Beautiful map is beautiful. 

malacanan:

From Teodoro M. Locsin’s diary entry for December 18, 1941:

In writing during war, a man attaches perhaps undue significance to little acts. He discovers nobility in deeds he would otherwise dismiss, in times of peace, as the work of stale custom or habit. The ordinary run of men acquires a certain splendor in the midst of pain. Suffering may not ennoble, it does magnify.

On this day, Japanese aircraft bombed Iloilo, accurately strafing the military airfield in Mandurriao, a civilian airport near Fort San Pedro, the fuel storage tanks at La Paz, and the harbor facilities along the Iloilo River.

ABOVE: A military map outlining Japan’s offensive campaign in Southeast Asia, December 1941 [via]

Beautiful map is beautiful. 

Preferably for Filipino High School male students, but anyone is welcome

freakypencils:

Okay, this is for all the GUYS online right now (both from exclusive and co-ed schools), you may or may not answer, I’m just pretty curious:

1) Have you been taught sex education in school?

2) Have you been taught morality about sex in school?

3) If yes to the above, what have you been told about topics such as contraceptives and premarital sex?

4) Have you ever been taught any of the following:

- Not to rape?

- How to, to quote one the Inimitable Justin Bieber, “love and treat [girls] right”?

- How to “protect your virginity because it is the most valuable thing you can give to your partner except for/aside from a life of love and connection that doesn’t have to have anything to do with sex”?

Again, this is an open question and I’m not forcing anyone to answer, but I would actually really appreciate it if you did. :)

MY student is doing this survey, most likely for a class or just sheer curiosity. Help out will you. 

malacanan:

View the chronology of events surrounding the 1762 British invasion of Manila in context through this map which shows the movement of British forces in Manila. Notice how much larger present day Manila is compared to that of yore. 

Isn’t this wonderful? 

malacanan:

View the chronology of events surrounding the 1762 British invasion of Manila in context through this map which shows the movement of British forces in Manila. Notice how much larger present day Manila is compared to that of yore. 

Isn’t this wonderful? 

In what would be a defining moment of his life, Sir William Draper led British forces in capturing Manila on October 6, 1762.
Earlier in the year, he had written to the British government to propose an attack on Manila. He had regarded Manila’s seizure to be strategically profitable to Britain especially as they had declared war against Spain.  

In what would be a defining moment of his life, Sir William Draper led British forces in capturing Manila on October 6, 1762.

Earlier in the year, he had written to the British government to propose an attack on Manila. He had regarded Manila’s seizure to be strategically profitable to Britain especially as they had declared war against Spain.  

Poverty alleviation takes time and effort and it’s a multifaceted endeavor which your government can’t do alone. That aside, the PPP isn’t around to alleviate poverty. It’s a human development program aiming to aid the poorest of the poor. 

The question now is, what are you doing to help solve this problem?

(Source: gov.ph)

Rice self-sufficiency, anyone? :) Judging by the amount of investments we’re making, it looks like a definite possibility! 

(Source: gov.ph)

It’s more fun in the Philippines! Hope the travelers (both local and international) get a hold of this! We’re definitely open for business! 

(Source: gov.ph)