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HISTORY MATTERS
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.”
The Queen and I
by Todd Sales Lucero - September 14, 2022 - 12:00am
I ask for the indulgence of this newspaper’s readers to allow me to deviate from my usual historical discussion and write a more personal account for today’s article.
September 8: End of war with America and peace with Japan
by Todd Sales Lucero - September 7, 2022 - 12:00am
This week on September 8, one in 1902 and the other in 1951, the Philippines officially ended its war with the United States of America and signed the Treaty of Peace with Japan, respectively.
Sugar shortage, then and now
by Todd Sales Lucero - August 31, 2022 - 12:00am
Filipinos have been consuming Coca-Cola since it first came to our shores in 1912 and since then we’ve consistently been ranked among its top 10 consumers, even topping the list several times until China and...
The Americans in Cebu: The early years
by Todd Sales Lucero - August 24, 2022 - 12:00am
Today in 1900, an American scouting party ran into an insurgent band in Cebu and drove them into the mountains, killing six of them.
Cebu governors: Families connected
by Todd Sales Lucero - August 17, 2022 - 12:00am
This week, Spain's King named Cebu's first governor. In a royal document, Miguel Lopez de Legazpi was appointed by King Philip II of Spain as the Governor and Captain General of the Island of Cebu and any future...
Maid in Malacañang: The Marcos perspective
by Todd Sales Lucero - August 10, 2022 - 12:00am
If you watched ‘Maid in Malacañang’, you’ll realize that all the hullabaloo and hoopla about the movie were brought about by people’s knee-jerk reaction to the trailer showing President...
President Fidel Valdez Ramos: A Genealogical Tribute
by Todd Sales Lucero - August 3, 2022 - 12:00am
The 12th President of the Philippines, Fidel Valdez Ramos, passed away at the age of 94 on July 31, 2022.
Leon Kilat, his racial classification, and anting-anting
by Todd Sales Lucero - July 27, 2022 - 12:00am
Today in 1873, Pantaleon Villegas, more popularly known in Philippine history as Leon Kilat, was born in the pueblo of Bacong, Negros Oriental, to Policarpio Villegas and Ursula Soldi.
Correcting history: Rizal was not into cougars
by Todd Sales Lucero - July 20, 2022 - 12:00am
This week in 1845 on July 17, Susanna (Suzanne) Jacoby was born in Asselborn, Clervaux, in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
An ugly bolo, a ribbon, and assassinations
July 13, 2022 - 12:00am
Everyone was shocked to hear about the assassination of former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe last July 8.
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