Marinduque commemorates 116th Anniversary of the Battle of Paye

BOAC, Marinduque – Aside from celebrating the feast day of the town of Torrijos, we also commemorates today the 116th Anniversary of the Battle of Paye in which a brave group of Marinduquenos led by Capt. Teofilo Roque defeated American forces in Sitio Paye, Balimbing, Boac, Marinduque. 116 years ago today, the people of Marinduque stood up together and rejected foreign domination and imperialism. The Battle of Paye Marinduque marks the Battle of Paye Day every July 31, one of two historical holidays commemorating the revolutionary struggle on the island…

Duterte to deliver a ‘powerful’ SONA

By CNN Philippines Staff Metro Manila — All eyes and ears in the country will be on President Rodrigo Duterte when he delivers his first State of the Nation Address at the Batasang Pambansa, Monday. Communications Secretary Martin Andanar on Sunday said the President wrote the speech himself and that it is a “powerful” one — that it made him cry after reading the speech. “It’ll be a powerful speech that will awaken the patriot in every Filipino,” Andanar said. “The speech made me cry.” Andanar previously said there will…

Duterte, mano po to our Marinduqueno cardinal

Meeting with Rody opens door of communication, says Vidal By: Ador Mayol, Inquirer Visayas CEBU CITY—One of the most senior leaders of the Catholic Church came to visit President Duterte in what the Church official said was an attempt to “open the door of communication” between the Church and the President, weeks after Mr. Duterte launched his most vitriolic attack against bishops, whom he called “hypocrites” and “sons of bitches.” Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal, 85, one of the most senior leaders of the Church, visited Duterte in Malacañang…