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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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A quick refresher on a pivotal moment in Philippine--and world--history.
Today, we officially mark the 500th anniversary of Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan’s arrival in a place that would later be called Las Islas Filipinas, or the Philippine Islands. The explorer had been on a voyage to the Moluccas and arrived here at ...
 
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There's also a medal to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Mactan.
This year, the Philippines is commemorating the 500th anniversary of Magellan’s landing in the Philippines. We all know the story of how Lapu-Lapu and his warriors killed the Spanish explorer and drove out his men in the Battle of Mactan that happened ...
 
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What defines a hero?
It sounds like a question you’d get asked if you were in elementary school, but it pays to re-think it every now and then. The last time we, as a nation, asked ourselves what makes a hero was during the Marcos burial ...
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