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The first happened during World War 2.
Martial law—or a state where a particular area (or the whole country) is under the control of the military or armed forces—is most often associated with former President Ferdinand Marcos. But not many people know the late strongman was not the first ...
 
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The late Senator Eva Kalaw was a Plaza Miranda Survivor. 
Eva Kalaw was a force of nature when she was still alive. After surviving the Plaza Miranda bombings, she went on to survive the worst of what the Marcos regime could throw at her: political persecution, being jailed twice, and then the ...
 
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Three historical events happened in this church.
On September 15, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) formally turned over to the public the newly restored Barasoain Church, formally known as Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish. The predominantly Baroque Church and the adjoining convent had undergone a restoration ...
 
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Some historians claim it's the fault of the British.
After nearly 60 years of sitting in the backburner, the Philippines’ claim over Sabah is once again alive. In the latest development surrounding the territorial dispute between Malaysia and the Philippines, foreign affairs secretary Teodoro Locsin reminded the world community that Sabah, the northern ...
 
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We stumbled upon 65,000 Winamp skins online, and they’re glorious.
Remember when Winamp was everybody’s Spotify? From the late ’90s to the mid-’00s, Winamp dominated everybody’s PC as the media player of choice. This was back at a time when bootleg copies of songs almost killed the music industry, and playing these ...
 
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It’s not about pastry. 
In 1904, a book of fiction about the Philippines was published in the United States. It was titled The Brownies in the Philippines.No, it wasn't a recipe book, and the “Brownies” were not pastry. Top Story: Supermarket Staff Pin-pricking Holes in Plastic Sugar ...
 
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It was kept hidden for 75 years.
When the Tiburcio-Jaralve family was sorting old items in their house, they discovered a very old piece of paper stashed along with family photographs from the 1940s. When they unfolded the paper, which was a faded piece from a yellow pad, they were ...
 
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Ever heard of the Dark Ages?
At the close of every year, we often see people posting the same things on social media: “worst year ever,” “glad this year is over,” and “good riddance!” For some reason, many of us are fixated on blaming a fixed period of ...
 
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We do not need Baybayin to affirm that what we speak, write, or read is Filipino.
When Manila Mayor Isko Moreno unveiled the new Lagusnilad Underpass, people were amazed to see Baybayin inscriptions on one of the entrances of the tunnel. Top Story: Who Are the Ambanis, Asia's Wealthiest Family?Currently, groups are pushing for Baybayin to become the Philippines’ ...
 
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Unknown to many, Czech civilians fought alongside Filipino and American soldiers against the Japanese.
History books are filled with stories of how Filipino and American soldiers bravely fought Japanese invaders during World War 2, but not many people know of the heroism of a group of foreigners who defended the country at the time, even if ...
 
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These giants used to be a common sight in the city.
Commuters in Metro Manila have a lot of hopes and dreams for our current transport system (especially seeing as it leaves a lot to be desired, but that’s a whole other story). And one ultimate fantasy a few might share would be ...
 
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It is the map that gave the name "Filipina" to our country.
An exceedingly rare map considered the Philippines’ “birth certificate” has surfaced to the public. The Ramusio-Gastaldi Map is the first one that gave the name “Filipina” to the archipelago. The map, which is the first document that ever bore the name “Filipina” to ...
 
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Lola Loring was a dauntless saboteur during World War II.
Loring May Ebersole, later known as Florence Finch, was just like a typical grandmother who busied herself with things most typical grandmothers would do. She doted on grandkids, cooked wonderful meals, and watched old soap operas. But when Loring died at the age ...
 
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Who owns Manila South Cemetery?
If you take a look at the map of Manila and Makati, you will see something strange: There is a square chunk of Manila right in the middle of Makati. Upon closer inspection, you realize it is actually the Manila South Cemetery, a ...
 
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The writer was a fierce anti-imperialist.
Mark Twain made his thoughts about America’s imperialist actions toward the end of the 19th century pretty well known. Though he initially supported the Philippine-American War, believing the US was liberating colonies from Spain, the celebrated writer became one of its most ...
 
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It was one of the longest-running clubs from the Playboy empire.
Some might argue that the glory days of Playboy are behind it, but no one can dispute its influence on many facets of our culture. The magazine that was started in Hugh Hefner’s garage and kitchen in the 1950s has become a ...
 
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Only two Filipinos ever made that feat.
Law school is known for having an arduous curriculum because of the nature of the profession. Before you even get to attend law school, you'll also need to have a degree in any pre-law course that's worth four or so years of ...
 
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Even though it’s been abandoned for years.
Anyone who has ever passed through Roxas Boulevard must have seen that massive building in Manila’s Malate district. It still bears the sign of Grand Boulevard Hotel, but those of a certain age remember it as Silahis Hotel. The building has been ...
 
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The oldest church in Mindanao was built by the Jesuits.
The San Salvador del Mundo Church in Caraga, more commonly known as the Caraga Church, is the oldest church in Mindanao. It had been closed for two years to give way to much-needed restoration work and was reopened to the public in ...
 
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The U.S. kept it a secret from the Philippines until 1989. 
There is a one-megaton nuclear bomb sitting at the bottom of the Philippine Sea, and no one knows exactly where it is.In December 1965, the aircraft carrier USS Ticonderoga from the U.S. Navy left Subic Naval Base, which was once America’s largest ...
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