Filipino Famous Artist Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo

Famous Filipino Painters / Artists: Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo y Padilla (born on 1855 and died on 1913) is acknowledged as one of the great Filipino painters of the late 19th century, and is significant in Philippine history for having been an acquaintance and inspiration for members of the Philippine reform movement which included Jose Rizal, Marcelo del Pilar, Mariano Ponce and Graciano Lopez Jaena, although he neither involved himself directly in that movement, nor later associate himself with the First Philippine Republic under Emilio Aguinaldo.

His winning the silver medal in the 1884 Madrid Exposition of Fine Arts, along with the gold win of fellow Filipino painter Juan Luna, prompted a celebration which was a major highlight in the memoirs of members of the Philippine reform movement, with Rizal toasting to the two painters' good health and citing their win as evidence that Filipinos and Spaniards were equals.

Hidalgo received a gold medal for his overall participation at the Universal Exposition in St Louis, Missouri in 1904. His El violinista was individually accorded a gold medal. In 1912, he visited his relatives in Manila for six months, after which he hurried back to Paris. His mother, who had not seen him for 30 years, wanted him to be with her in her last days, but he had to leave. The following year, Resurreccion Hidalgo died at Sarrea, near Barcelona, where he went to recuperate from failing health. His remains were brought to Manila, where it now lies entombed in the Hidalgo family mausoleum at the Cementerio del Norte.

Philippines Filipino Traits

Philippines Filipino Traits - It is difficult, if not impossible, to define what a Filipino is. All that can be done is to pick out some traits common to the average Filipinos and to separate those that are obviously Spanish or American. The common traits are probably Malay characterize the Filipinos as a people.

One patent Filipino trait that immediately commends itself to the foreigner is his hospitality. All peoples the world over are hospitable in their own way, but Filipino hospitality is something that is almost a fault. Are you a stranger who has lost your way? Knock at the door of even the humblest rustic and he offers you his home. In other climes you might be suspected of being a hoodlum or a poseur. Consequently, you might be looked upon with suspicion. Call it naiveté but the Filipinos open his heart to you, a complete stranger, and offer you the best in his kitchen and bed chamber. He makes the bed for you and asks you, usually with a profusion of apologies, to make yourself “at home”, while he, the host, sleeps on the cold floor. He prepares water for your morning ablution, waits upon you at the table, and makes life worth living for you.

Edsa Revolution Magkaisa Lyrics

Edsa Revolution Magkaisa Lyrics
Sung by Virna Lisa / Sarah Geronimo

In commemoration of Ferbuary 25, 1986 People Power Edsa Revolution.

Ngayon ganap ang hirap sa mundo
Unawa ang kailangan ng tao
Ang pagmamahal sa kapwa'y ilaan
Isa lang ang ugat na ating pinagmulan
Tayong lahat ay magkakalahi
Sa unos at agos ay huwag padadala
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Panahon na (may pag-asa kang matatanaw)
Ng pagkakaisa (bagong umaga, bagong araw)
Kahit ito (sa atin Siya'y nagmamahal)
Ay hirap at dusa
Magkaisa (may pag-asa kang matatanaw)
At magsama (bagong umaga, bagong araw)
Kapit-kamay (sa atin Siya'y nagmamahal)
Sa bagong pag-asa

Ngayon may pag-asang natatanaw
May bagong araw, bagong umaga
Pagmamahal ng Diyos, isipin mo tuwina

(Repeat Chorus)

Magkaisa (may pag-asa kang matatanaw)
At magsama (bagong umaga, bagong araw)
Kapit-kamay (sa atin Siya'y nagmamahal)
Sa bagong pag-asa    

Let Your Money Work For You

Investing is very important. It helps sustain the development of the country's industries and economy. When an investment is made, it helps a company produce more. With more production, the economy grows. When an economy grows, there's mone money to go around - the very meaning of the word "prosperity". On the individual level, having money earn more than just interest definitely relieves a good chunk of the stress in your day-to-day life. There's comfort in knowing that you have a fallback plan, and that you're actively planning for your future. But we don't explore this, because investment is alien to us, that it's too risky, or it'll take up too much time, and that we need the money handy in case of emergencies.

So I put 10 percent of my salary into savings account, and hope that is enough. Nowadays it isn't. The burden of retirement is on us, not the government of the company that we've served long years toiling away for. Since we can't work three full-time jobs to ensure that our income will sustain us from cradle (our children) to grave (ours), the urge to incubate a nest egg becomes strong, even irresistible. But where does one start? With so many investment options out there - no, your CASA or checking and savings account does not count - it's intimidating just choosing which t study.

In the industry there is a saying, sell in May then go away. Come back around September or October. A lot of market moves because of foreign fund managers who go on summer vacations starting June. By then, they don't have any of their holdings anymore. These guys are back around September, October, and they have the really big money - they drive the market up or down. So usually, sell in May before they go on vacation then buy when they come back.

Happy Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day is a famous holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada. Thanksgiving in North America had originated from a mix of European and Native traditions. Thanksgiving is celebrated each year on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. Typically in Europe, festivals were held before and after the harvest cycles to give thanks for a good harvest, and to rejoice together after much hard work with the rest of the community. In Canada, Thanksgiving falls on the same day as Columbus Day in the United States. When Europeans first arrived to the Americas, they brought with them their own harvest festival traditions from Europe, celebrating their safe voyage, peace and good harvest. In the West Indian island of Grenada, there is a national holiday known as Thanksgiving Day which is celebrated on October 25. In the West African country of Liberia, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the first Thursday of November. In the Australian external territory of Norfolk Island, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the last Wednesday of November, similar to the pre-World War II American observance on the last Thursday of the month. Thanksgiving in the United States, much like in Canada, was observed on various dates throughout history. The dates of Thanksgiving in the era of the Founding Fathers until the time of Lincoln had been decided by each state on various dates.