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.
October 27, 2002, the GSIS Purchased Juan Luna’s “Parisian Life” Painting at an Auction in Hong Kong
Today in Philippine History. October 27, 2002, the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) purchased Juan Luna's "Parisian Life" painting at Christie’s in Hong Kong at the price of $870000 (around P45.4 to P46 million).
Lolong and a giant croc!
On October 23, 1944, the Philippine Commonwealth government was restored in Tacloban, Leyte (Tacloban City) by General Douglas MacArthur with Sergio Osmeña, Sr. as President.
October 20, 1944, General Douglas MacArthur landed in Palo, Leyte to reclaim the Philippines from the Japanese.
Today in Philippine History. On the morning of October 20, 1944, American forces led by General Douglas MacArthur landed on Red Beach in the municipality of Palo, roughly 14 kilometers from the Leyte capital Tacloban.
“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.
October 14, 1943, Jose P. Laurel Sr. was Inaugurated as President of the Japanese-Sponsored Philippine Republic
Today in Philippine History. October 14, 1943, Jose P. Laurel Sr. was inaugurated as President of the Japanese-sponsored Philippine Republic
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).
The Museums and Galleries Month (MGM) is observed every month of October by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 798, s. 1991.
Today in Philippine History. October 10, 1907, a new opium law, Act No. 1761, was enacted by the Philippine Commission and made effective October 17, 1907.