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The Spanish painter’s descendants, who are now based in Budapest, located his resting place in Manila through a Facebook post.
When Mark Zuckerberg and his co-founders established Facebook, their primary goal was to solve a communication gap in 2004. “You know, I was just trying to help connect people at colleges and a few schools,” he said in an interview with CNBC last ...
When every other country was closing their doors to the Holocaust refugees, Filipinos proudly opened theirs, saving the lives of 1,200 Jewish refugees in the Philippines.
At a time when Jews were the most desperate of desperates, when they were being subjected to unimaginable horrors, when they were being hunted, exterminated, and treated like pestilence, every other nation closed their doors to Jewish refugees in their darkest hour, but ...
New Manila was the serene sanctuary of the old rich.
Before Forbes Park, there was New Manila. It was where Manila’s elite lived. In the '30s and '40s, many of Manila’s prominent families clamored to buy block-sized properties in the enclave developed by Doña Magdalena de Hemady. They included the Cojuangcos, the Madrigals, the Ysmaels, and ...
Magellan died because he underestimated the battle-hardened Filipino natives.
Every April 27, Filipinos commemorate the Battle of Mactan, the fateful day when Lapu-Lapu led his tribe to repel Spaniards from invading our shores. Lapu-Lapu’s ardent love for freedom led him to victory. Or at least that was what we were taught ...
The stone edifice of Paris's great Cathedral has been in flux for almost 900 years. Change—and resurrection—are central to its identity.
The burning of Notre Dame on April 15 felt apocalyptic, “an elemental crisis of faith and fire,” as historian Jon Meacham called it, unfolding, moreover, during Easter Week, and in a France gripped by social unrest. And it felt so even after ...
It's not the first time it was heavily damaged.
On April 15, a fire broke out and engulfed the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. As one of the most famous landmarks in the world, the cathedral is beloved by many as a symbol of Catholicism. Notre Dame de Paris means Our ...
The discovery of Homo luzonensis raises more questions than it answers.
The Philippines’ wealth in paleontological evidence has led to the discovery of Homo luzonensis—a new ancient human species. The discovery is huge—it overturns our decades-old understanding of how Asia was peopled by ancient humans who traveled from Africa. Homo luzonensis is dated to be at ...
Here's your chance to step inside the iconic royal residence.
This year marks the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth, and in honor of the milestone, Buckingham Palace is putting on a special exhibit highlighting the British monarch's life, and specifically, how she transformed the Palace "from a private house into a ...
We take a virtual tour around the historic homes associated with the ill-fated Queen.
Following the release of the blockbuster film starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie, we explore the locations in which the tragic monarch spent pivotal periods of her life.Mary was born on 8 December 1542 at Linlithgow Palace, which her French mother, Mary of Guise-Lorraine, ...
There are ghosts in MiraNila, but not the sort that cause nightmares.
At the top of MiraNila, a heritage house owned by the Benitez family, is a tower that overlooks the city from one of the highest points of the New Manila area. Long before condominiums and townhouses obstructed the view, and before urbanization ...
Today, babaylans are past reminders of how Filipinos regarded women in high esteem, long before colonizers came ashore.
In the pre-colonial Philippines, the datu was recognized as the leader of the community. The datu commanded households numbering from a couple of dozen to a few thousands. If there was someone that rivaled the power and influence of the datus, it ...
It may have inspired Balenciaga's buzzy show this weekend, but what actually happened to the pearl necklace that belonged Henry VIII's doomed second wife?
No one really knows what Anne Boleyn actually looked like. After she was executed in 1536 (for treason, incest, adultery—anything, really, that Henry VIII could think of to rid himself of her so he could marry Jane Seymour), all the portraits of ...