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The Bataan Death March or the Death March of Bataan was the march of captured American and Filipino troops from the Battle of Bataan in 1942. They were forced by the Japanese to walk from Mariveles at the southern tip of Bataan Peninsula to Camp O'Donnell. The route of the march measured about a hundred miles and it took six days for the surviving prisoners to reach the camp, with many dying along the way.
"Hey, Mindy! Final exams are fast approaching. I promised myself not to cram this time as I had a hard time last semester. Please tell me what to. :( -Joshua"
The Tirurays or Tedurays are another distinct ethno-linguistic group with clear proto-Malayan features. They are mostly found in Maguindanao and Sultan Kudarat provinces. Living high in an area of the 4,000 foot plateau of southwestern Mindanao bounded by the Tamontaca and Tran rivers and the Celebes Sea to the west, the Tiruray have retained much of their indigenous culture despite their proximity to the dominant Magindanao, living in the Cotabato Valley to the east.
- 39th Metro Manila Film Festival - part of the annual film festival in Metro Manila which will be held from 25 December 2013 to the first week of January 2014.
- Grace Dacanay-Chong - a Filipino writer
- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - a novel written by Lewis Carroll (pseudonym of Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
- Transit - Tinatalakay ng pelikulang Transit ang danas ng tuwa, kaba, at takot ng Pilipinong manggagawa sa ibang bansa, sa direksyon ni Hannah Espia.
- Firecrackers Injury Prevention Month - an annual campaign held every December to urge all local government units to protect children from firework-related injuries by strictly enforcing the ban on the sale, manufacture, purchase, and use of firecrackers.
- February 8, 1587 - The viceroy of Mexico advises the Spanish home government to promote Philippine trade by selling ships made in the royal shipyards to Spanish merchants.
- February 8, 1814 - Gov. Jose de Gardoqui issues a proclamation explaining that the new rights and liberties granted by the Cadiz Constitution do not mean the end of tribute and forced labor, since these are needed to keep the colony going.
- February 8, 1900 - American forces invade Tabaco, Albay.
- February 8, 1935 - The Constitutional Convention. approves the 1935 Constitution.
- February 8, 1945 - The Japanese invaders set Intramuros on fire.
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Ladislao Diwa y Nocon (June 27, 1863 - March 12, 1930) was a native of San Roque, Cavite. Patriot, one of the co-founders of the Katipunan. He was born in San Roque, Cavite the son of Mariano Diwa and Cecilia Nocon. He first studied at home and was enrolled at the Colegio de San Juan de Letran and later studied for the priesthood at the University of Santo Tomas. Before his ordination he had to abandon his ecclesiastical studies and duties because of his fathers objections. He had shifted his attention in the study of law at the same university, where he and Andres Bonifacio became friends where they secretly distributing propaganda literature done by Jose Rizal and by Marcelo H. del Pilar, during a propaganda movement in Spain, inside the campus. Both became close friends, Diwas and Teodoro Plata boarded at the house of Bonifacio in Tondo, Manila.