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The letter by Major Lazaro Macapagal, along with a confession of Emilio Aguinaldo’s involvement in Bonifacio’s death, is up for auction this month.
By now, historians have deciphered the extent to which President Emilio Aguinaldo was involved in Andres Bonifacio’s death. It is called the death sentence that would forever alter our nation’s history. On May 10, 1897, the founder of the Katipunan and the ...
 
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The destruction of Manila became an inevitable consequence of a lack of planning.
In his book, Rampage: MacArthur, Yamashita, and the Battle of Manila, James M. Scott sheds light on General Douglas MacArthur’s ineptitudes in the liberation of Manila and the overwhelming atrocities committed by the Japanese during the Battle of Manila based on chilling ...
 
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How a pagan ritual evolved into a holiday of hearts and flowers.
We celebrate Valentine's Day in order to express our love through pink hearts, candy, red roses and a loved-up card– but the true history of the holiday isn't as sweet. Originating as a pagan ritual for fertility, Valentine's Day has evolved throughout ...
 
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These historic, well-designed buildings deserve to be appreciated.
If you’ve wanted to go on an architectural tour and didn’t know where to start, you need not go far, as many of the country’s architectural gems are in plain sight, usually obscured by urban sprawl and traffic.“They serve as monuments to ...
 
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An episode of Victoria shows the two women meeting during a cholera outbreak in London, but what's the real story?
The latest episode of Victoria on Masterpiece PBS shows the British monarch meeting a legend of modern medicine, Florence Nightingale, as a cholera epidemic rages on in London. In reality, their introduction didn't play out exactly how it's depicted on screen. Here's the real story.The ...
 
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The beloved Egyptian site is renewed after a grueling, decade-long conservation process.
At long last, one of the world's most beloved archeological sites is once again open to visitors.Back in 2009, King Tutankhamun's burial chamber was in a sad state. An influx of tourists over the course of decades had inundated the tomb with ...
 
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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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Filipinos, commoners and nobility alike, wore gold jewelry as everyday accessories.
When 17th-century Spanish missionary Francisco Colin came to the Philippines, he mentioned that “there are no kings or rulers worthy of mention” in the islands. He made a common mistake among European observers at the time in searching for evidence of early ...
 
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Revel in the history of New Orleans' notoriously raucous celebration.
Once a year New Orleans descends into a flurry of chaos, crows, and colorful masks as the city celebrates Mardi Gras—the last day of the Carnival celebration. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday as it's also known, is the Christian feasting period before ...
 
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See the year through its most striking pictures.
With only a few hours until we ring in the new year, team T&C has pulled together the most remarkable images from 2018. From the haunting (the Parkland shootings) and inspiring (the 2018 Olympics), to the happy (not one, but two, royal weddings), ...
 
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Midcentury modern designs from Philippine Arts and Architecture Magazine.
Because of all the garish condominium buildings that continue to rise around Metro Manila today, beautiful Filipino architecture is a breath of fresh air. We see as much in these photos posted on Facebook by Team Manila co-founder and creative director Jowee Alviar, who ...
 
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Malacañang’s regal halls, gleaming floors of wood, and reinforced walls belie a history of humble beginnings and constant changes.
The Malacañang we know today is very different from the one from its past. Back then, it wasn't considered a palace. Here are secrets and fascinating facts about Malacañang you may not have heard of.There was nothing palatial about Malacañang when it ...
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