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HISTORY MATTERS
The man who started the Philippine-American War
by Todd Sales Lucero - February 1, 2023 - 12:00am
This week in 1899, on February 4, a shot was fired that started the Philippine-American War.
Chinese Lunar New Year and tsinoy surnames
by Todd Sales Lucero - January 25, 2023 - 12:00am
This week on January 22 was the start of the Year of the Water Rabbit.
The Sinulog and the Family of Hari’ Humabon
by Todd Sales Lucero - January 18, 2023 - 12:00am
Each year on the third Sunday of January people from all over the Philippines, and even from all over the globe, converge in Cebu City to celebrate the festival called the Sinulog.
Two Caviteños’ incarcerations a century apart
by Todd Sales Lucero - January 11, 2023 - 12:00am
The country was once again polarized with the recent news of the acquittal of Juanito Jose Remulla III, son of Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla, last January 6, 2023.
The new year, unity, and onion prices
by Todd Sales Lucero - January 4, 2023 - 12:00am
As we welcome another new and hopefully more prosperous year, the Philippines continues to reel from the high prices of basic commodities.
Rizals in 2022
by Todd Sales Lucero - December 28, 2022 - 12:00am
For this year’s commemoration of Rizal’s martyrdom, let us examine the current availability of the surname Rizal in the Philippines.
Chief Justice Corona, curses, and court cases
by Todd Sales Lucero - December 21, 2022 - 12:00am
This week on December 19, 1839, patriot and propagandist Jose Ma. Basa was born in Binondo, Manila.
Cebu’s second Spanish mestizo governor
by Todd Sales Lucero - December 14, 2022 - 12:00am
Today in 1937, Buenaventura Rodriguez y Perez became the ninth governor of the Province of Cebu and the first governor during the Commonwealth Period.
We need more on Andres Bonifacio
by Todd Sales Lucero - November 30, 2022 - 12:00am
Today is the 159th birth anniversary of Filipino hero and Katipunan founder Andres Bonifacio.
Narciso Claveria was more than just About Surnames
by Todd Sales Lucero - November 23, 2022 - 12:00am
This week in 1849 on November 21: Narciso Claveria y Zaldua enacted the 1849 surname decree, directing people to officially adopt a family name.
President Elpidio Quirino
by Todd Sales Lucero - November 16, 2022 - 12:00am
This day in 1890, Elpidio Quirino y Rivera was born in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, and baptized three days later. He was the son of Don Mariano Quirino, who was originally from Caoayan, Ilocos Sur. Mariano was an excellent...
The 1965 Elections and the 3 Ms
by Todd Sales Lucero - November 9, 2022 - 12:00am
The year 1965 was an interesting year. That was the year of three men whose family names all started with the letter “M” running against each other for the highest post of the land.
Causes of death a century ago
by Todd Sales Lucero - November 2, 2022 - 12:00am
Today, November 2, is All Souls Day in the Philippines.
Were your ancestors principalia?
by Todd Sales Lucero - October 26, 2022 - 12:00am
Often, people trace their family trees because of tales of prominence in their hometown.
Were your ancestors principalia?
by Todd Sales Lucero - October 26, 2022 - 12:00am
Often, people trace their family trees because of tales of prominence in their hometown.
Is your surname“original”?
by Todd Sales Lucero - October 19, 2022 - 12:00am
For today, let’s discuss Filipino surnames and their history.
Doing Filipino family history
by Todd Sales Lucero - October 12, 2022 - 12:00am
To continue Family History Month, let us discuss the basics of starting one’s family history.
October is Family History Month
by Todd Sales Lucero - October 5, 2022 - 12:00am
Many events are celebrated in the month of October, but for a professional genealogist like myself, October will always be Family History Month.
St. Michael and the Town of Argao
by Todd Sales Lucero - September 28, 2022 - 12:00am
This week, on September 29, the town of Argao, Cebu, celebrates its fiesta.
September 21 from a Foreign Perspective
by Todd Sales Lucero - September 21, 2022 - 12:00am
US President Franklin D. Roosevelt called December 7, 1941, the day Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, a “date that will live in infamy.”
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