Google doodles Filipina artist Pacita Abad

By MARK CRUZET GOOGLE on Friday paid tribute to award-winning Filipina artist Pacita Abad with a doodle of herself and her work. Abad was born in 1946 in Basco, Batanes. In 1967, she graduated with a degree in Political Science at the University of the Philippines Diliman in Quezon City. She traveled to the United […]

Victor A. Lim: pioneer advocate of PH-Japan friendship and cooperation

As Manila and Tokyo celebrate the 64th anniversary of the normalization of the Philippines-Japan relations on July 23, 2020, a ranking officer of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) takes us back in time to remember the late Victor A. Lim, one of the pioneering Filipinos who helped plant and nurture the ties between the two countries that are now “bearing fruits and is in full bloom.”

A great ride: Edward Hernandez

Locals hitching a ride on a restored military truck after WWII was the catalyst to launching one of the largest bus companies in the Philippines. Today, the locals are still hopping on board, but travelling in far more comfort.

Former UP president Emil Javier named national scientist

By: Nestor Corrales MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has named former University of the Philippines president Emil Javier as the nation’s latest national scientist. Duterte conferred Javier the Order of National Scientist through Proclamation No. 781 released on Thursday. “[T]he works of Emil Q. Javier, Ph.D., in the field of agriculture, through spearheading the […]

Recto conferred UAP highest architecture award

Noted architect Philip H. Recto (BS Arch ’70) was conferred the Likha Gold Medal Award by the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP) last April 11, 2019. This is the highest UAP architecture award and is given to illustrious architects in recognition of their impeccable moral character, highest standard of professional and ethical conduct, excellence […]