General Peralta was a much decorated soldier who rose to the rank of General in the Armed Forcers of the Philippines. He was a guerilla leader in the Visayas during World War II…this is his story in brief…
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Martin de Rada brought religion to the Philippines, initially with only 4 other Augustinian Friars who arrived with him from Mexico in 1566. They set about evangelizing and converting the native population they found in this land. He was a noted linguist and mathematician who introduced Christianity not only to the Philippines but also to China.
September 4, was the International Day of the Disappeared and it was marked by the unveiling of a monument in the Oton, Iloilo area in remeberance of Maria Luisa Posa-Dominado and Nilo Arado and over 200 others who disappeared during the administration of President Gloria Arroyo.
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The driving distance from our jumping off point at the SM City parking lot in Iloilo to the McArthur Memorial Monument near Tigbauan is approximately 27 kilometres. Which translates into a driving time of about 35 minutes to 40 minutes.
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On our recent trip to Calinog and points north, we noticed the statue of Roman Magsaysay in the town plaza. I hadn’t heard his name before so I decided to investigate a little and hopefully learn something about him. And I learned a great deal about what an interesting and captivating person he was. Read more…