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Mabilis pa sa alas kwatro’ dates back to the 1900s.
“Ikaw talaga, hindi ka mautusan, pero pagdating sa lakwatsa, mabilis ka pa sa alas kwatro!”(“You can’t be relied on with chores, but when it comes to gallivanting, you’re faster than four o’clock!”)You’ve probably heard the phrase “mabilis pa sa alas kwatro” when ...
 
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An untold number of men, women, and children starved and died during this bleak moment in the nation’s history.
Famine isn’t a word you hear a lot these days, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. There are still places in the world where people struggle with putting food on the table, particularly in some developing countries in Africa. In the Philippines, ...
 
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Palau participated in the Malolos Congress of 1898. 
For a brief time in history, Palau was administered by Spain from the Philippines. Today, the Philippines is one of Palau’s diplomatic best friends not only because of the two country’s shared history but also because of how the Philippines vigorously supported Palau’s ...
 
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The lot remained empty and unused for decades.
Often as we make our way across the city on the way to work, school or wherever, we find ourselves wondering about certain buildings or areas. Like that big hole along EDSA and Ortigas Avenue. Another area of the city that has piqued our ...
 
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Each pharaoh was transported on a golden carriage.
Egypt staged a golden parade of 22 of its most prized royal mummies composed of kings and queens of Ancient Egypt. The Pharaoh’s Golden Parade transported the royal mummies from the Egyptian Museum in Tahir to their new resting place at the ...
 
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Instead of looking at what Filipino heroes accomplished, maybe it is more important to recognize how they lived their lives and for whom.
It is often said that Philippine history is the history of the struggle of the many against the few. Our society concentrates power and resources at the hands of the few elite, while millions are left to fend for scraps and suffer ...
 
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Comet Boethin was the first comet discovered by a Filipino. 
Filipino priest Fr. Leo Boethin was just reassigned to the province of Abra in 1975 when he decided to take advantage of the darkness of its night sky, unpolluted by city lights. What started as a hobby to catch glimpses of shooting ...
 
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To some, he was a hero. To others, he was the American Caesar.
Up to this present moment, the very name of Douglas MacArthur in the Philippines still elicits positive reactions. MacArthur is synonymous with freedom from Japanese rule and of giving the Philippines its (formal) independence. He is cited often as a great general, ...
 
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The ship sank during the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
The USS Johnston was a US Navy destroyer that was sunk during the Battle of Leyte Gulf, which is widely regarded as the largest naval battle in history. Measuring about 115 meters (376 feet), the ship went down against Japanese forces off ...
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