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To this day, it remains a commissioned ship of the U.S. Navy. 
At the height of the Cold War in 1968, something happened the U.S. never expected: North Korea captured its spy ship, the USS Pueblo, along with 83 of its crew. The “Pueblo Incident” became known as one of the major incidents of ...
 
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He ignored Filipino guerillas’ reports. 
“I came through and I shall return.”Exactly 77 years ago today, General Douglas MacArthur fulfilled that promise to Filipinos. He returned to liberate the islands from its Japanese occupiers. General Douglas MacArthur is arguably the most celebrated war hero of World War II. ...
 
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The limited-edition stamps will be launched on October 16.
Philippine Basketball Association legend Robert “Big J” Jaworksi is the first PBA player to be featured on the Philippine Postal Corporation stamp.PhilPost will launch the stamp featuring the 75-year-old Jaworksi to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the first stamp in the Philippines. The Jaworksi stamp ...
 
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A salute to a fallen fighter.
Fewer people may remember his name today than 30 years go, but Evelio Javier’s place in history is secure. A politician, patriot, and freedom-fighter, Javier was a lawyer who dreamed of better things for his countrymen. He became a provincial governor before ...
 
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After 46 Years, the National Planetarium in Manila is decommissioned.
Millennials and Gen Xers remember the National Planetarium from their childhood days as a staple for field trips. Here, we were taught that the Earth is not flat and is not the center of the universe. As a kid in the ’80s and ...
 
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The nuns mapped the stars from 1910 to 1921.
You’ve probably heard about three black women who, for decades, remained unrecognized for their role in sending humans to the moon. The moview Hidden Figures is a tribute to Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson—three African American female mathematicians who were ...
 
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Debate over the star’s sexuality hasn't faded in 50 years. Isn’t it time we embraced the truth?
For more than half a century, a debate over the star’s sexuality has failed to fade. Isn’t it time we embraced the truth?Late in the evening on September 30, 1955, screenwriter William Bast sat at his typewriter in his cramped L.A. apartment ...
 
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Apparently, it was supposed to teach us lessons in morality.
As a child, one of the easiest board games to play was Snakes and Ladders. It remains a classic board game that people can play at any age without the need for strategy like chess or Monopoly—which, we admit, can bring out ...
 
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Architect Paulo Alcazaren shows the locations of the heritage sites.
Buildings and structures that are at least 50 years old are automatically considered “Important Cultural Property,” according to the National Cultural Heritage Act of 2009. A number of such structures, including buildings, bridges, and houses are located very close to the proposed Pasig ...
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