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Flores de Mayo (flowers of May), sometimes called Flores de Maria is a flower festival celebrated annually in May to honor the Virgin Mary.
"Happy Women's Day, Mindy! I am Hazel, a soon-to-be mom! I'm so excited to finally hold my baby boy in my arms this June (my due date). I am currently working and I am confused over whether or not I have the right to avail of maternity leave. Can you enlighten me? Thanks! -Hazel"
Cover to the El Indio compilation.
El Indio is an adventure komiks novel written and illustrated by Francisco V. Coching and published in the pages of Pilipino Komiks from 1952 - 1953. It tells the story of Fernando, a handsome and dashing Spanish mestizo who went back to the Philippines to exact revenge on his father who he believed abandoned him and his mother Blanquita. There he discovered the cruel and oppressive colonial government, and joined the rebels in the fight against the oppressors as El Indio. El Indio was the sequel to Coching's popular series, Sabas, Ang Barbaro and is one the most popular and most successful of all his komiks novels.
- May 31, 1764 - The Spanish troops led by Simon de Anda Salazar re-entered Manila and took back possession of the city in line with the terms of the Peace Treaty at Paris. It ended the British occupation of Manila.
- May 31, 1898 – Filipino revolutionaries led by General Emilio Aguinaldo staged a general uprising against Spanish colonial forces.
- May 31, 1996 – The Philippines and Malaysia signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) which declared the Turtle Islands as Turtle Islands Heritage Protected Area (TIHPA).It is regarded as the only major nesting ground, with more than 1,000 nesters annually of the Green Tutrle, in the whole ASEAN region.
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Fernando Cueto Amorsolo is one of the most celebrated artists of the Philippines, and the first to be designated a National Artist. He is a portraitist and painter of Philippine rural landscapes, and is particularly noted for his brushwork and his skill in depicting light.