Recommended Videos

More articles about: history

 
Share
Jose Rizal wrote of the bridge in El Filibusterismo.
In the quiet town of Majayjay, Laguna, there is an old bridge that was never finished, but its beauty and elegance were so legendary that it found its way in the pages of Jose Rizal’s El Filibusterismo.In the first chapter of the ...
 
Share
One remedy has instructions for people bitten by rabid dogs.
The UST Heritage Library is a depository of 30,000 ancient books dating back from the 15th to the 19th century. When we visited its holdings in May 2019, there was one book that caught our attention because of its peculiar contents: Ang Mahusay ...
 
Share
It became a textbook example of how to prevail against a larger enemy force.
In World War II, Gen. Douglas MacArthur famously said, “Give me ten thousand Filipinos and I will conquer the world.”His quote was not lost when the Philippines sent 4,420 troops to aid the United Nations in the Korean War. The Philippines was ...
 
Share
See a collection of vintage Baguio photography.
Here's a collection of vintage Baguio photography that includes Camp John Hay, Session Road, and plenty of scenic views.Top Story: 8 Filipino Actors Who Married Into High Society ...
 
Share
The rattan peacock chair is a powerful icon used throughout the decades.
In 1914, the El Paso Herald, a newspaper in the United States, published a photo of a woman with her child sitting in a rattan peacock chair."A Jail Bird in a Peacock Chair," Bilibid Prison (1914)The identity of the woman in the ...
 
Share
For 33 years, Rizal's residents had to go all the way to Kapitolyo in Pasig for their provincial transactions.
On June 19, President Duterte signed into law Republic Act 11475, which officially transferred the capital of Rizal from Pasig City to Antipolo City.For over 40 years, Pasig had been the legal capital of the province because of an oversight made in ...
 
Share
There are plaques commemorating Rizal’s visit to the central European nation.
Jose Rizal’s travels in Europe are well-dcoumented. Our national hero left the Philippines in 1882 to study medicine in Spain. He also visited France to learn more about how medicine was practiced there. And of course, it was in Germany where he ...
 
Share
The look of education has changed so much.
With a lot of schools using online tools to continue in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, have you ever wondered how Filipinos used to go to school? Well, wonder no more because here are some photos and the stories from decades ...
 
Share
What do Texans and Filipinos have in common? Spanish colonizers.
Before Filipinos wrested freedom and independence from their former Spanish colonizers, Manila was once a shining pearl of the Spanish empire. It was the model colony of Spanish rule, so much so that the Philippines’ reputation in the 1700s crossed the great ...
 
Share
Here are a few facts about the history of Independence Day.
Today, we celebrate the 122nd year of the Philippine Declaration of Independence. While we know to hold it special annually, we still have plenty of things to know about the historic day. Below, a few facts about the history of Independence Day.After 333 years ...
 
Share
One photo shows Manuel Quezon looking weary and scared in a submarine.
Most of the photographs we've seen of Manuel Quezon show him surrounded by a group of politicians or posing in a stately manner.History books usually leave out photos of the statesman show him having fun, laughing, or dancing with women.In one rare ...
 
Share
Jesus Villamor’s squadron of six repelled 54 Japanese air raiders in Batangas.
On a bright and sunny day in July 1941, five months before the Philippines was dragged into World War II, Gen. Douglas MacArthur formally drafted into the USAFFE the best pilots at the time. It was composed of 141 Filipino and American ...
 
Share
Filipino spaghetti is the craziest culinary quirk invented by Filipinos.
Filipino spaghetti is a rebellious version of the Italian pasta. Its noodles are somewhat overcooked. It has a striking red color and is sweet and spicy. To make it even more absurd, chopped hotdogs, ground pork, onions, and garlic are mixed into ...
 
Share
From awon to wingkag, here are old Tagalog words that we should use again today.
An inevitable part of evolution is that an entire language can be lost. And, on a smaller scale, even words from widely spoken languages suffer the same fate. Whether it be through lack of use or proper education from school, a variety ...
 
Share
It's a textbook example of how to handle pandemics.
Smallpox today is an obscure disease, but one which has a terrifying reputation that wiped out entire civilizations. In the 16th century, the Spaniards purposely introduced smallpox to the Americas to wipe out the native populations. The disease destroyed the might Aztec, ...
 
Share
Sta. Ana Cabaret was the world's largest dance hall.
Tales of Manila’s opulence and genteel charm as the Paris of Asia is not complete without mentioning the Sta. Ana Cabaret of Santos Street. It was so popular that it made the pages of Life magazine, once a big-time American publication. Meaning, ...
 
Share
Darak cookies saved the lives of thousands of Filipinos and Americans.
Maria Ylagan Orosa was the Philippines’ foremost food technologist. She was also the country’s first woman scientist. She invented soyalac, calamansi juice powder, and most notably, banana ketchup. She was also a war heroine who served as captain in the guerilla forces.ALSO ...
 
Share
See what Tagaytay has looked like through history.
Tagaytay has been a go-to for quick vacations for longer than you can imagine. It's close proximity to the city, slightly cooler temperature, and picturesque views are just some of the reasons why. Here are 10 photos that will beg the question, "Can we ...
 
Share
Filipinos tamed dogs long before they were colonized.
More than 800 years ago, long before dog breeds and pedigrees came to the country, pre-colonial Filipinos already loved their indigenous canine companions and even buried them in cemeteries for people. Sometime in the 1960s, a site in Sta. Ana, Manila was excavated ...
 
Share
Taho has been with us for thousands of years.
Hours before the sun rises, a small army lines up outside a makeshift factory. Its men are equipped with empty tin drums to get their day’s supply of soybean pudding, sweet syrup, and tapioca pearls—the ingredients used in taho. For P250, the ...
Connect With Us