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In another episode of alternate histories.
The Philippines is no stranger to colonization. Spain, the United States of America, and Japan all fought to keep the Philippine islands under their rule. And Germany, through Denmark, could have been another Philippine colonizer if history had gone another way.Before the ...
 
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Fancy desserts, alien replicas, and even churches. Did we mention desserts?
There’s nothing more thrilling than a good heist film: the clever plans, the action, and the cool gadgets that make us ponder their actual existence. While films like Oceans’ 11 reel you in with their style and their casts' smashing looks, real-life ...
 
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The royal visit in the film is based on a true story.
The most famous family in England is headed to Downton Abbey. The upcoming film adaptation of the popular period drama centers around a royal visit to the majestic country house and explores exactly what it takes to prepare for such a grand occasion.Before you ...
 
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This Grand Slam's legacy goes way beyond Flushing Meadows.
The 2019 U.S. Open is officially underway, and while the action may be on the courts, the history of the event goes far beyond Flushing Meadows. Whether you're a hardcore tennis fan or someone looking for some trivia to share between Honey ...
 
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Melchora Aquino was a very fierce protector of the Katipunan.
Over 120 years ago on August 29, 1896, the Spaniards on suspicion of collaborating with Filipino rebels forcefully arrested Melchora Aquino at her home. She was 84 years old at the time. They were right, of course. But Melchora, affectionately called Tandang ...
 
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They were rebel leaders, undercover messengers, and silent assassins.
During times of war when women were expected to play secondary roles to men, these badass Filipina warriors chose to march to the forefront, engage in battle, and bravely fight for the country's independence and freedom.A daughter of a peasant in Ilocos, ...
 
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The Filipino community dates back to over 200 years.
Many history books have focused on the Philippines and its ties to many places. As resourceful and as resilient as we are, Filipinos have survived in the farthest corners of the world. Surprisingly that includes Alaska where one of the earliest Filipino settlements is found. Alaska's Filipino community dates ...
 
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From dresses, venues, to the overall mood, here are weddings that stand out in their own way.
Weddings these days seem to be getting grander and grander, but such weddings do not necessarily mean they’ve got character—a distinct style that comes with a taste for the invariably unique, and maybe even eccentric. Here, we present 11 classy weddings with ...
 
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On July 20 and 21, memorabilia from the Quezon Residence will go under the gavel in an online auction.
Mention New Manila and a genteel and refined image of the Philippines’ old rich immediately comes to mind. The area was once populated by the country's most affluent and influential who did not only run the Philippines’ major businesses but also the ...
 
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The journey of the Igorots who were put on display for the world to see.
The government had to find a way to convince the American people that they were doing a good thing with their colonization of the Philippines. Their justification? They needed to civilize the Filipino savages. It was an act of compassion on their ...
 
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The photos came from a collection of nitrate negatives, which were restored and developed by the American Geographical Society Library.
During our childhood years, we learned in school that Mayon Volcano was so destructive when it erupted in the 1800s that pyroclastic flow buried the nearby Cagsawa Church, leaving only part of its belfry as a testament to the volcano’s most powerful ...
 
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*Prepares to binge all six episodes*
Even 100 years after the Romanovs' tragic deaths, the world is still interested in their story. And this summer, The Last Czars, a long-awaited Netflix docuseries, will delve into the history of the last imperial dynasty to rule Russia.According to Deadline, which first broke the ...
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