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An avid commentator on world events, Tolstoy’s attention had not escaped the Philippines.
While it’s easy to assume that the Philippines is a peripheral country in the shadow of great Asian giants, history proves otherwise, particularly in the perspective of some of the greatest scholars and writers to ever live.One such writer was Leo Tolstoy ...
 
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Get to know the creatures of Philippine folklore and their origins.
On November 29, HBO Asia announced that it will have engkantos at war in a miniseries helmed by Mikhail Red. Creatures from Filipino folklore, such as kapre, tikbalang, and tiyanak, will populate the miniseries. Up until the millennial generation, Filipinos have grown up hearing ...
 
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The cleaning project for San Agustin Church was done with special equipment from Germany.
With more than 300 years under Spanish colonial rule, it doesn't come as a surprise that the Philippines has a lot of Catholic churches built from centuries past. The oldest of these is the 16th-century San Agustin Church in Intramuros, Manila, which ...
 
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Maria Orosa also invented two kinds of plants.
On November 29, the Philippines will commemorate the 126th birth anniversary of Maria Orosa. To many residents of Manila, the name is a reference to an obscure street in Malate surrounded by more familiar historical figures whose names have also become streets: ...
 
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The three rulers of Manila, Rajah Sulayman, Matanda, and Lakandula co-ruled as equals.
Rajah Sulayman, Rajah Matanda, and Lakandula were powerful allies that co-ruled Manila in the 16th century. The three rulers of Manila had territories that were strategically placed in different areas along the Pasig River Delta opening up to Manila Bay. Lakandula controlled the ...
 
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It may be impossible.
Graciano Lopez Jaena was a towering figure in Philippine history, considered as one of the three giants of the Propaganda Movement, along with Jose Rizal and Marcelo Del Pilar. Yet for such an important man, his remains are lost. The government has ...
 
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Larry Itliong, helped pave the way for the success of labor movements in America.
In 1929, 15-year-old Larry Itliong sailed to America along with 31,000 other Filipinos. There, he aspired to become a successful lawyer and dreamed of seeking justice for the poor and the marginalized.But the 1930s was not a good time to be a ...
 
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Melchora Aquino was a very fierce protector of the Katipunan.
Over 120 years ago on August 29, 1896, the Spaniards on suspicion of collaborating with Filipino rebels forcefully arrested Melchora Aquino at her home. She was 84 years old at the time. They were right, of course. But Melchora, affectionately called Tandang ...
 
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Melchora Aquino was a very fierce protector of the Katipunan.
Over 120 years ago on August 29, 1896, the Spaniards on suspicion of collaborating with Filipino rebels forcefully arrested Melchora Aquino at her home. She was 84 years old at the time. They were right, of course. But Melchora, affectionately called Tandang ...
 
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They were rebel leaders, undercover messengers, and silent assassins.
During times of war when women were expected to play secondary roles to men, these badass Filipina warriors chose to march to the forefront, engage in battle, and bravely fight for the country's independence and freedom.A daughter of a peasant in Ilocos, ...
 
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The lifestyle show host requested to take a photo with the kitchen staff.
“We had Martha Stewart over for lunch” is a statement I never thought I would utter in my lifetime. Fortunately for my extended family and me, that opportunity came to pass yesterday.The Emmy Award-winning lifestyle host arrived at the home of my ...
 
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The property once known as the Taal Vista Lodge is one of the oldest hotels in the Philippines.
Jutting out along the ridge overlooking Taal Lake and Volcano is a structure resembling an English cottage, its timber framework holding up a distinctively brown hued Tudor-style roof against a backdrop of misty sky. The Taal Vista Hotel sits comfortably where it ...
 
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Pieces of the past are hiding in plain sight all around the Metro.
Old houses in Metro Manila often get a bad rep. If not blatantly labeled as haunted, some of them have fallen into degradation due to neglect. Yet these structures carry with them the social history of a certain era and show us ...
 
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Since its inception in 1972, only 73 individuals have been conferred this highest honor.
Fernando Amorsolo was the first Philippine National Artist in 1972 and since then only 73 talented individuals have been given this honor. It is the highest recognition given to Filipino artists (film, visual arts, dance, etc). In order to be considered for ...
 
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The first-time mom reflects on the difficulties of her pregnancy and the meaning of motherhood.
A week after a baby shower was thrown in celebration of the coming of their firstborn child, Nicole Tantoco de los Reyes and her husband Miko de los Reyes welcomed their daughter, Gianna Noelle, into the world on July 30, 2019. Friends of ...
 
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It was created for one man in mind, its namesake, Alberto Santos-Dumont.
Bold and fearless—these are two characteristics commonly associated with the Santos de Cartier timepiece. This classic wristwatch by the luxury watchmaker honors the values that drive past and present gamechangers share today: energy, generosity, and a fierce desire to share with the ...
 
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On July 20 and 21, memorabilia from the Quezon Residence will go under the gavel in an online auction.
Mention New Manila and a genteel and refined image of the Philippines’ old rich immediately comes to mind. The area was once populated by the country's most affluent and influential who did not only run the Philippines’ major businesses but also the ...
 
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Before the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) was built, many flocked to the Manila Grand Opera House to seek classical entertainment.
The Manila Grand Opera House was the country’s most popular theater in the 1900s, built on the corner of Doroteo Jose Street and Avenida, formerly the metro’s center of entertainment. Also called ‘The Grand Opera House’, ‘Opera House’, or simply abbreviated as ...
 
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The photos came from a collection of nitrate negatives, which were restored and developed by the American Geographical Society Library.
During our childhood years, we learned in school that Mayon Volcano was so destructive when it erupted in the 1800s that pyroclastic flow buried the nearby Cagsawa Church, leaving only part of its belfry as a testament to the volcano’s most powerful ...
 
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In his 52-year reign, Sultan Kudarat successfully repelled Spain’s conquests to subdue Mindanao.
In the year 1581, six decades after the arrival of Ferdinand Magellan in the Philippines, Mohammad Dipatuan Kudarat, otherwise known as Sultan Kudarat, was born. Nine years prior, Spanish conquistador Miguel Lopez de Legazpi had already captured Manila, where he had successfully pacified ...
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