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With the 150th birthday of Emilio Aguinaldo nearing, re-examine his checkered and storied life.
Dear Ka Miong,Happy birthday. 150 is an important milestone. It’s amazing to think that you’re more or less an Enrile-and-a-half years old. I’m sure you’re busy celebrating wherever it is that you are. Of course, you’ve never really had the best of ...
 
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No matter who fired first, history cannot change the outcome of that dark, bloody day—12 people died on the streets, 13 by some accounts.
The media used to dub it "Black Thursday." Now, it's referred to as the "Mendiola Massacre," a diplomatic protest that turned into a bloody mess and became infamous around the world, especially since it followed another international headliner: the People Power Revolution.Today ...
 
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The bubonic plague bit? Yup, it actually happened.
Released late last year, Red Dead Redemption 2 was a shoo-in for many a year-end “Best Of” list, with critics praising the game’s near-anal commitment to detail and authenticity. Yes, this is the video game where your horse’s balls visibly shrink when ...
 
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Her starring role on Broadway was brief but unforgettable.
Before the likes of Lea Salonga, Monique Wilson, Jon-Jon Briones, Junix Inocian, Paolo Montalban, Jose Llana and Rachelle Ann Go made waves on Broadway and on London’s West End, there were special Filipino performers who lit up the stage of the Great ...
 
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Buendia wasn’t named after Ely.
If you live or work in Metro Manila, then you’ve heard of (or maybe, because of the city’s nightmare traffic, even cursed at) some of these people: Epifanio de los Santos, Gil Puyat, Ayala, Quezon, and many others whose names grace the ...
 
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Sports was a big influence in their lives.
You know them as politicians, dancers, actors, models—excelling in their chosen fields like business, showbiz and government service. But you may be surprised to know that these personalities have a competitive side, that of being accomplished athletes, who, in their time made ...
 
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A site of battles and in more peaceful times, a location of leisure
The Manila Bay used to be an integral part of the country’s capital, serving both as a strategic advantage during times of war and as a scenic view during more peaceful times. With an area of almost 770 square miles and a coastline of ...
 
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From the Count of Manila to the Marquis of Camarines, find out what these nobles are up to today.
During the Spanish colonial era, kings and queens handed out titles of peerage to exceptional subjects as a reward for their service and loyalty. This was exceptionally true for Spanish subjects in the Philippines, where they were given titles named after places ...
 
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The Bayot brothers sought change via rebellion.
Who is a Filipino? These days the question seems strange, but when anti-Chinese xenophobia and casual racism threaten to take over discourse, it may pay to step back a bit and look at what the term “Filipino” used to mean. Before the Spanish advent, ...
 
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Have you heard about the "Bionic Boy Wonder?"
Sure, we all know about Spiderman and our very own Captain Barbell, but do you know that there were people in local history who were said to have had incredible powers? While many of them lived generations ago, their stories are still as ...
 
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There were several fountains and even a bandstand!
Whether or not you've ever been to Luneta or Rizal Park and its nearby landmarks, you should know by now that it's witnessed more than just a handful of historic moments. Every year, official ceremonies are held at the foot of the Rizal ...
 
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Rizal's writings may have changed the course of history but it was his effective leadership that brought people together.
The Philippines would not have achieved independence from Spain on June 12, 1898 without the patriotic leadership of Dr. Jose Rizal, whose writings instilled nationalism among his countrymen that led to a popular revolution many years after.When Rizal traveled to Spain to ...
 
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Before its construction, the point was notoriously dangerous for sailors, fishermen, and ship pilots because of its rocky coastline.
The Philippines has engaged in trade as early as the second century. First with the Chinese and then, of course, the Manila Galleon. From 1565 to 1815, Spanish trading ships traveled across the Pacific Ocean from the Philippines to Mexico. The galleons ...
 
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Heritage conservation gets a modern take.
The city of Manila is undergoing a major change. Uptown Manila, once the district of early 20th Century sprawling mansions, has now become more democratic with its high-rise residences. But together with this transformation, pockets of heritage conservation are also emerging. We’ve rounded ...
 
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If these walls could talk, they'd tell tales of elegance and style (and also of war and uprisings).
Thanks to a successful wave of tourism campaigns, more and more new hotels are opening around the Metro. While you might consider them for the occasional staycation or even recommend them to tourist friends, some have been around for so long that ...
 
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You'd be surprised to know that sisig was once a vegetarian dish.
The first time that sisig was ever recorded in history was in 1732, in a Kapampangan dictionary compiled by an Augustinian friar, Diego Bergaño. (The Spanish missionary served as parish priest of Mexico, Pampanga from 1725 to 1731, where he most likely ...
 
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The story on how Divisoria came to be
At Divisoria, bargain hunters and entrepreneurs alike can find raw materials or finished goods at rock-bottom prices. Hundreds of stores and stalls sell every imaginable product—from fresh farm produce and processed foods to seasonings, flavors, and kitchen and baking equipment; from the latest in textiles and fashion apparel ...
 
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The Philippines and America have a 425-year history.
On October 18, 1587, 33 years before the Pilgrims arrived at Plymouth Rock, the first documented Filipinos arrived in what is now considered Morro Bay, California.The Filipino men, or Indios Luzones as they were referred to at that time, crewed the Nuestra Señora de ...
 
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Surprising tidbits about one of Pinoy history’s A-list heroes. For instance: how was his dental hygiene?
We see his face all over our shiny ten peso coins, use the annual holiday in his memory to go on out-of-town trips, or simply regard him as the man who fought for our freedom with his bolo. But how much do ...
 
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Among other things, she the first female student at Harvard Medical School.
Yesterday, Google chose to honor one of the country's most admired woman Fe del Mundo on her 107th birth anniversary. For her dedication to child healthcare, she was known as the "Angel of Santo Tomas." Read on to find out more about her ...
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