Life Lessons from A.J. Yap : First Fil-Am to win Ms. Texas traces roots to CDO, Misamis Oriental

Long before Pia Wurtzbach was crowned Ms. Universe and Cindy Obeñita Miss Intercontinental, a Fil-Am beauty who traces her roots to Cagayan de Oro City and Misamis Oriental brought pride and prestige to the city by becoming the first contestant of Filipino parents to win the Ms. Texas USA title. Aileen Jan “A.J.” Valdehueza-Yap Valdez …

Seven Seas Waterpark celebrates La Naval de Manila

Valor of the Kapampangans, Blessed Virgin’s Miracle There’s an oft forgotten chapter in Philippine History that deserves to be remembered by the following generations of Filipinos not merely for  the valor shown by the defenders of the Islas Filipinas against the Dutch invaders, but even more so for the Miracle of Our Lady of the …

This Week in World War II History: Angeles L. Limena, Soldier-Priest

Angeles Labrador Limena was born October 2, 1899 in Sorsogon, Sorsogon. He was christened Angeles by his parents since his  birth date fell on the Feast of the Catholic festival of the Guardian Angels. He went to study in Sorsogon to be a priest, but before he was ordained he left to join the armed forces in Manila …