The Mall of Asia Arena, world-class venue for the world-class Filipino talents finally holds its Grand Launch via a music event entitled “ICONS at the Mall of Asia Arena” on Saturday, June 16, 2012.
Roman Romulo, after his wedding with Shalani Soledad, declared that he finally found happiness after more than a decade of searching.
According to the Wikipedia, Canadian teenager Brittany McMillan promulgated the observance of a new commemoration called “Spirit Day,” the first observance of which took place on October 20, 2010, in which people wear the color purple to show support for LGBT young people who are victims of bullying. Promoted by GLAAD or the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, many Hollywood celebrities wore purple on this day to show their support of this cause, and many websites added a prominent purple shade to their design.
The name, Spirit Day comes from the purple stripe of the Rainbow Flag, defined by Gilbert Baker, creator of that flag, as ‘representing “spirit”‘.
The observance was inaugurated in response to a rash of widely-publicized bullying-related suicides of gay school students in 2010, including that of Tyler Clementi.
Over 1.6 million Facebook users signed up for the event globally.
World Food Day is celebrated every year around the world on October 16 in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945.
It has since been observed every year in more than 150 countries, raising awareness of the issues behind poverty and hunger.
The World Food Day theme for 2011 is “Food prices – from crisis to stability”.
According to its official website, “Food Prices – From Crisis to Stability” has been chosen as this year’s World Food Day theme to shed some light on this trend and what can be done to mitigate its impact on the most vulnerable.
The organization is encouraging everyone to look seriously at what causes swings in food prices, and do what needs to be done to reduce their impact on the weakest members of global society.
Eid ul-Fitr or the end of Ramadan of our Muslim brothers and sisters is being celebrated today, August 30. It marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. It was declared a non-working holiday by Malacañang.
On June 19, 2011, the Philippines will commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of its national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal.
Lolo Jose, ako na po ang hahawak ng bandila. Ako na rin po ang magpapatuloy ng inyong hadhikain sa ating bayang Pilipinas. Alam ko na dahil sa inyong pagmamahal sa bayan, hindi nyo po nasilayan ang tunay na kalayaan ng sambayanang Pilipino.
Although the President Noynoy Aquino discontinued the “holiday economics” implemented by former administration, he made an exception with the upcoming 150th birthday celebration of our national hero Dr. Jose Rizal.