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November 24, 1892, the 195-kilometer Long Railway Line from Manila to Dagupan in Pangasinan was Inaugurated

In 1891 the Ferrocaril opened its first commercial line to Bagbag in Pangasinan. Barely a year after the opening of the first commercial line to Bagbag, the entire line from Manila to Dagupan is completed and put to commercial operations. The total length of the line was 195.4 kilometers. It was inaugurated on November 24, 1892. Through it, the means of travel and communications in Luzon was improved greatly.

Message of the Day: The Blessedness of the Godly People!

“Blessed is the man
Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
Nor stands in the path of sinners,
Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
And in His law he meditates day and night.” (Psalm 1:1-2, NKJV)

November 12, 1899, Filipino Military Leaders Decided To Disband The Army

On November 12, 1899, Filipino army leaders decided to shift from conventional to guerrilla warfare. The decision was made at a war council held at Bayambang, Pangasinan, which was attended by General Emilio Aguinaldo and many of the Filipino military leaders, a resolution was adopted to the effect that the Army were incapable of further resistance in the field.

Message of the Day: Love The Brethren Not The Things Of The World!

“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world.” (1 John 2:15-16, NKJV)

Message of the Day: We Suffer, Yet We Do Not Despair!

“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. We arehard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed— always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.” (2 Corinthians 4:7-10, NKJV)

Message of the Day: Pray Without Distinction!

“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.” (1 Timothy 2:1-2, NKJV)

“Una Ley de Convivencia Civil” Means “Law of Civil Cohabitation,” Not Marriage

A newly-released documentary on Pope Francis’ life and ministry entitled “Francesco”, contains comments from the pope on civil union. The comments however, were the result editing particular phrases from a papal interview. The director, Evgeny Afineevsky presented the statements as a cohesive whole, as if Pope Francis had said them one right after the other.

Message of the Day: The Certainty of God’s Word!

“For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12, NKJV)

The Parisian Life

Interior d'un Café (Parisian Life), an oil in canvas impressionist painting, by Juan Luna Y Novicio (1857-1899) was exhibited in 1904 at the St Louis Exposition (World's Fair) and was acquired by the GSIS in 2002 at Christie's in Hong Kong at the price of $870000 (around P45.4 to P46 million).

Museums and Galleries Month

The Museums and Galleries Month (MGM) is observed every month of October by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 798, s. 1991.

Juan Luna’s Portrait of A Lady

“Portrait of A Lady” is the work of Filipino painter and hero Juan, on oil panel entitled “Portrait of A Lady, is now on display at the National Museum of Fine Arts, Manila.

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