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Rosa Sevilla de Alvero   
Mrs. Rosa L. Sevilla de Alvero   
(Address of the Directress of the "Instituto de Mujeres" at the inauguration of the "Liga Nacional de Damas", Manila, February 11, 1922.)

The Filipino woman, with the exquisite femininity that characterizes her, never leaves home but for the home's sake. You will see her ever womanly, the wife always keeping to her house and concerning herself with nothing but her home, her husband and her children.

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   Carlos P. Romulo
   Chairman of the six standing committees of the Assembly are, L-R: Mr. Lester B. Pearson, Canada, Political Committee; Mr. Hernan Santa Cruz, Chile, Economic and Financial Committee; Dr. Carlos Eduardo Stolk, Venezuela, Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee; Mr. Hermod Lannung, Denmark, Trusteeship Committee; Mr. Alexis Kyrou, Greece, Administrative and Budgetary Committee, and Mr. Manfred Lachs, Poland, Legal Committee. Assembly President General Carlos Romulo of the Philippines is seated.
On September 21, 1949, Ambassador Carlos P. Romulo as head of the Philippine delegation to the United Nations (UN) was elected President of fourth General Assembly. Romulo received the votes of the representatives of all 59 nations except those of Russia and its satellite states which give 5 votes to the Czech Foriegn Minister and the vote from Yugoslavia being declared invalid.

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   Perdo Bukaneg
Few know much about Pedro Bukaneg, who he was or what he did. Yet in his day and generation his name was carried as far as Madrid and Rome. The incidents of his life parallel those of Moses to a certain extent; even if he did not write the "Tables of the Law", his labors to convert his countrymen to a better creed, resemble those of the Hebrew lawgiver. An Ilocano by birth and widely credited as the author of the Ilocano epic "Biag ni Lam-ang", his story dates back to about twenty years after Legaspi's conquest, ancient enough, historically speaking.

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   Dr. Fe del Mundo
   (Dr. Fe del Mundo, photo credit: Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation)
On August 6, 2011, Fe Del Mundo, the country's distinguished Pediatrician and National Scientist who conducted important pioneering researches on infectious diseases and dedicated much of her life to the cause of pediatrics in the country, died of cardiac arrest. She died 3 months before her 100th birthday on November 27, having been born in Intramuros, Manila on 1911. She was the sixth of eight children of Bernardo del Mundo, a prominent lawyer from Marinduque and Paz Villanueva.

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Anak Dalita   
The 50s may be considered one "Golden Age" for the Filipino film because cinematic artistic breakthrough was achieved in that decade. Awards were first instituted in this era. The Manila Times Publishing Company set up the Maria Clara Awards in 1950. In 1952, the FAMAS (Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences) Awards were handed out. More so, Filipino films started garnering awards in international film festivals. One such honor was bestowed on Manuel Conde's immortal movie Genghis Khan (1952) when it was accepted for screening at the Venice Film Festival. Other honors include awards for movies like Gerardo de Leon’s Ifugao (1954) and Lamberto Avellana’s Anak Dalita. These awards also had the effect of finally garnering for Filipino films their share of attention from fellow Filipinos.

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On August 22, 1977, President Ferdinand Marcos announced that he was lifting the nightly curfew and the travel ban as his first step towards relaxing the restrictions imposed under martial law.

When Marcos declared martial law on September 21, 1972 by virtue of Proclamation No. 1081, it curtailed press freedom and other civil liberties, closed down Congress and media establishments, and effected the arrest of opposition leaders and militant activists.

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   How to install Tomcat 8 in Debian Wheezy
Here is a guide on how to configure Debian Wheezy with Tomcat 8 behind Nginx with Google PageSpeed. This is based on our recently configured Wheezy of similar setup. Below are the main components of this webserver installation.

  • Nginx with Googe PageSpeed and some other Nginx modules
  • Tomcat 8 on Java 7
  • MySQL and phpMyAdmin on php5-fpm.
  • Debian Wheezy Linux server.

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In this example we will demonstrate how to play a "click" sound when a link or other element is clicked in HTML pages. A sample code for jQueryMobile is also provided. An MP3 audio file is used play the actual sound. You have to have jQuery in your page for this to work.

Sound is played through HTML5 <audio /> tag but instead of embedding the tag manually, the tag is created via Javascript/JQuery. Below is how this is done.

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The following is an example on how to implement a custom Google Search engine in PrimeFaces version 4 <p:overlayPanel />. First create an account with Google Custom search (CSE) here You will get your own Custom Search engine ID. From within your CSE account you will find a place to generate the following basic CSE Javascript code. Place this code in the head section or in the body just before the closing </body> tag, whichever is prefered.

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This blog aims to demo examples on how to implement a responsive page targeting various handheld screen sizes. What we decribe here is similar to what we use in our XHTML JSF home page that uses JQuery mobile but is no different when applied to a JQuery mobile page in HTML.

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Responsive adsense ad units are helpful for websites targeting various screen sizes where ad units adapting to screen resolutions are desired. This is the case for mobile websites. This blog is based on a blog from "inside adsense blogs". Please note that link units are not yet supported as of blog time.

To create responsive ads, generate the ad unit code as you usually would from your adsense account. When creating a new unit, a code generaor window is presented and from this window choose to generate the new Asynchronous (BETA) JavaScript code from a dropdown.

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    The first Women Guerrilla corps practicing on November 8, 1941
  • Presidents Magsaysay and Aguinaldo
    Presidents Magsaysay and Aguinaldo
  • Two Ifugaos dressed for cock-fight dance<br/>(1900's)
    Two Ifugaos dressed for cock-fight dance
  • Igorot dance, Baguio, Benguet<br/>(1910)
    Igorot dance, Baguio, Benguet
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    Start of the Death March after the surrender of
    Bataan (April 1942)

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