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This hilarious tradition has been running since 2009.
Like clockwork, Filipino Twitter has taken to the virtual streets to celebrate Philippine Independence Day. Since 2009, Pinoys have, er, reinvented history with tales passed down in our second language: memes.The hashtag #rp612fic was started by the creative writing community, rallied by Paolo Chikiamco in particular, ...
 
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Before we began celebrating Independence Day on June 12, we had Republic Day on July 4.
Malacañan Presidential Museum and Library’s (now-defunct) Flickr account is a veritable treasure trove of vintage photos documenting our nation’s history. Among them are these photos of the first Republic Day celebration on July 4, 1946, when Philippine independence was formally recognized by the ...
 
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"Mabuhay yaong Kalayaan"
As you mumble your way through "Lupang Hinirang" every morning (and not, unless you're a proud graduate of the School of Bukol, "Bayang Magiliw"), bear in mind that you could be singing a very different tune, in a very literal sense, had history ...
 
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These ideas should not be lost.
Words are powerful, and yet that doesn't stop them from disappearing from the face of the earth. Linguists estimate that as many as half of the world's over 7,000 languages may be extinct by the end of the 21st century, with one language ...
 
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These enterprises, set up more than 119 years ago, are still active today
As we celebrated the 119th anniversary of Emilio Aguinaldo’s declaration of Philippine independence on 12 June 1898, it is perhaps timely to look back and reflect on the country’s record of economic progress since that day. Playing an important role in the country’s ...
 
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Celebrate our culinary and cultural heritage with these Filipino smorgasbords.
As Filipino food is gaining ground in the international culinary scene, especially as it has found champions in the likes of Anthony Bourdain, it is about time to take note of our homegrown dishes and savor that fusion of sweet-savory-spicy flavors that ...
 
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Hekasi...
Among Filipino heroes, only Andres Bonifacio, Jose Rizal, and maybe another dozen are household names. Before the movie Heneral Luna, the tough and not-so-soft spoken general was virtually unknown—mentioned in class only as a historical figure and as the brother of painter Juan ...
 
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When was the Philippines actually liberated?
The celebration of June 12 as the country's Inpendence Day has a tumultuous history. Contrary to what most people may think, it's not the first recognized Philippine Independence Day. To mark the occasion, we're going to do a quick-and-dirty discussion about Independence Day ...
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