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IN PHOTOS: Russian warships open doors to Filipinos on Day of Valor

Apr 09, 2019 - 8:03 PM

The Russian Navy welcomes Filipinos with a free tour aboard two of their warships at the Port of Manila

ALL ABOARD. The Russian Navy allows Filipinos to board and tour its two warships docked at the Port of Manila, Admiral Tributs and Admiral Vinogradov, in its Open Doors day on April 9. Photos by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

U.P. history teachers urge Filipinos to defend PH from China

Apr 09, 2019 - 6:45 PM

'Ang panghihimasok ng mga barkong Tsino sa bansa ay paglabag sa ating Saligang Batas at pagyurak sa alaala ng ating mga bayani,' says the UP Department of History, in a statement released on Araw ng Kagitingan

SOVEREIGNTY. Different groups march towards the Chinese Consulate in Makati to protest the presence of China in the West Philippine Sea on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Duterte critics lead Day of Valor rally vs China

Apr 09, 2019 - 4:59 PM

On Araw ng Kagitingan, protesters say the Philippines needs a leader who is brave, not macho, in defending the country's rights in the West Philippine Sea

ARAW NG KAGITINGAN. Critics of President Rodrigo Duterte, including opposition senatorial bets Chel Diokno and Neri Colmenares, stage a protest against China in front of the Chinese consulate in Makati City on Araw ng Kagitingan, April 9, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Duterte on Day of Valor: Let's uphold sovereignty, protect rights, freedoms

Apr 09, 2019 - 1:38 PM

Yet the President himself has been accused of being soft on China's encroachment in the West Philippine Sea and of cracking down on dissent

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes the Marawi Heroes Memorial after leading its unveiling at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig City on March 21, 2019. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

On Day of Valor, Robredo tells Filipinos: Be valiant like our forefathers

Apr 09, 2019 - 8:19 AM

The Vice President is attending the 77th commemoration of the Araw ng Kagitingan at the Mount Samat National Shrine in Pilar, Bataan, while President Rodrigo Duterte will observe the event in Jolo, Sulu

BE BRAVE. Vice President Leni Robredo wants Filipinos to live up to their forefathers' bravery during the Fall of Bataan 77 years ago. File photo by OVP

Bank schedules: April 9, Araw ng Kagitingan

Apr 05, 2019 - 2:51 PM

Bookmark this page for the operating hours of banks during the national holiday on Tuesday, April 9

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Apr 09, 2018 - 12:09 PM

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Apr 09, 2018 - 11:17 AM

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CLOSURE. Workers work on the drainage system in the business centre in Malay town on Boracay island, Aklan province on April 6, 2018, ahead of the closure order on the island. AFP Photo

Goebbels' diary shows he took note of Fall of Bataan

Apr 09, 2018 - 12:57 AM

Entries in Joseph Goebbels' 1942 diary show the propaganda minister taking note of the fall of Bataan and quickly blaming MacArthur, and the Jews behind him

WORLD WAR II. This undated file photo taken during World War II in Germany shows Nazi leader Adolf Hitler (L) standing with his Nazi commanders Hermann Goering (2nd L), Joseph Goebbels (C) and Rudolf Hess (R). Photo from the National Archives/AFP

Duterte on Araw ng Kagitingan: PH freedoms 'imperiled'

Apr 09, 2018 - 12:04 AM

(UPDATED) 'Forces who wish to see a weak and submissive Philippines continue in their unbridled disrespect for the institutions and laws that embody our aspirations as a people,' says President Rodrigo Duterte on the 76th Day of Valor

Rain in Eastern Visayas, parts of Luzon on Araw ng Kagitingan

Apr 08, 2018 - 6:30 PM

The tail-end of a cold front will affect Eastern Visayas, Bicol, Quezon, and Aurora during the holiday on Monday, April 9

Bank schedules for April 9, Araw ng Kagitingan

Apr 05, 2018 - 5:37 PM

Bookmark this page for the operating hours of banks during the national holiday

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Duterte orders early release of pension for AFP retirees

Apr 09, 2017 - 12:54 PM

UPDATED President Rodrigo Duterte orders the DBM and the DND to expedite the early release of pension credentials for fiscal years 2008 to 2013 amounting to P6 421 billion

CHEERING VETERANS. President Rodrigo Duterte gestures during the 75th Celebration of the Araw ng Kagitingan, honoring the veterans of World War II, at Mt. Samat National Shrine in Pilar, Bataan, April 9, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DOLE reminds employers of pay rules for Araw ng Kagitingan, Holy Week

Apr 07, 2017 - 6:16 PM

Araw ng Kagitingan Maundy Thursday and Good Friday are regular holidays while Black Saturday is a special working holiday

PROPER PAY. The Department of Labor and Employment issues a labor advisory on the prescribed scheme of compensation for workers reporting to work on holidays.

Aquino on Day of Valor: Remember history at this crucial time

Apr 09, 2016 - 8:29 PM

President Benigno Aquino III emphasizes the crucial crossroads the nation faces on May 9 when Filipinos elect their new set of leaders

DAY OF VALOR. President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech at the 74th commemoration of the Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor) on April 9, 2016. Photo by Rey Baniquet / Malacañang Photo Bureau

Boston bomber, Arroyo house arrest, HIV in PH | The wRap

Apr 09, 2015 - 8:22 PM

The Boston bomber is found guilty Former president Arroyo asks for house arrest New HIV cases hit an all time high

US, PH, Japan stress unity at WWII memorial

Apr 09, 2015 - 4:43 PM

Goldberg: Whether we are fighting terrorism or responding to the devastation of natural disasters we face them together And when the Philippines is threatened it is not alone

President Benigno S. Aquino III (2nd R) leads the 73rd Commemoration of the Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor) at the Dambana ng Kagitingan, Mt. Samat Shrine in Pilar, Bataan, April 09, 2015. He is accompanied by (L-R) Foreign Sec Albert del Rosario (L), US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg (2nd L), and Japan Ambassador to the Philippines Kazuhide Ishikawa (R). Ryan Lim / Malacañang Photo Bureau

US envoy honors SAF 44

Apr 09, 2015 - 4:02 PM

We honor the SAF members who laid down their lives to protect us all against a modern scourge – international terrorism says Ambassador Philip Goldberg

DAY OF VALOR: US ambassador Philip Goldbert joins President Benigno S. Aquino III in the 73rd Commemoration of the Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor) at the Dambana ng Kagitingan, Mt. Samat Shrine in Pilar, Bataan. Photo by Ryan Lim / Malacañang Photo Bureau

#ArawNgKagitingan: Calendar of activities

Apr 08, 2015 - 5:34 PM

Participate in the commemorative events organized by the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office to immortalize the valor of the country s veterans

FAST FACTS: Araw ng Kagitingan

Apr 09, 2014 - 5:01 PM

Here are 9 important facts you should know about the Day of Valor

File photo from Wikimedia Commons

Remembering Rogelio Lardera: Father, teacher, Typhoon Yolanda hero

Apr 09, 2014 - 3:48 PM

Yolanda’s first casualty in the town of Concepcion Iloilo was a rescuer who went out to save lives

Aquino honors war veterans, ‘Ayungin’ soldiers

Apr 09, 2014 - 1:33 PM

President Benigno Aquino III says the government will strive to match the sacrifices of war veterans and the Armed Forces with increased benefits and upgraded equipment

Death marches in world history

Apr 09, 2014 - 12:05 PM

The Bataan Death March commemorated every April 9 is not unique to Philippine history Here are a few other similar tragedies in world history

DEATH MARCH: Around 5,000 to 10,000 Filipinos and around 650 Americans died in the infamous Bataan Death March. File Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Honoring the heroes of Haiyan

Apr 03, 2014 - 2:29 PM

Let s honor those who went beyond the call of duty to help others

Forgotten Soldiers: Ode to Bataan's scouts

Apr 09, 2013 - 3:32 PM

This documentary sheds much light on the hardly overnight Fall of Bataan

BETTER LATE THAN TOO LATE. ‘Forgotten Soldiers’ is a 7-decades-hence documentary about the heroic Filipino fighters in the Battle of Bataan. All images courtesy of the Ortigas Foundation Library

Aquino salutes veterans, calls for sacrifice

Apr 09, 2013 - 11:19 AM

Aquino outlines benefits and services for veterans and calls on Filipinos to follow their example of sacrifice

[PH Travel] The aquamarine waters of WestNuk

May 17, 2012 - 8:13 PM

A backpacker happily takes his skepticism back

A SECRET UNRAVELED. WestNuk beach hides beneath the 'layer' of NAPOCOR Resort Village, but it's worth discovering. Photo by Randolf delos Reyes