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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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The life of Juan Luna is decorated with triumphs and recognitions that belie a dark persona.
Textbooks have always painted a positive image of the life of Juan Luna: an ilustrado, a part of the Propaganda Movement, and the Philippines’ foremost master painter. And yet we gloss over the most glaring, terrifying, and tragic event that haunted Luna all throughout ...
 
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What started out as a pilots’ village has since evolved into a vibrant and close-knit community.
Bel-Air is one of the most enviable addresses in the city, known for its cozy, family-friendly atmosphere and proximity to Rockwell, the Makati Central Business District, and Poblacion. It’s a place where people from various walks of life freely mingle, be they ...
 
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On June 6, 1944, Allied forces arrived on the beaches of Normandy, France to fight Nazis.
On June 6, 1944, 150,000 Allied soldiers arrived on the beaches of Normandy, France for the largest seaborne invasion in world history. "D-Day," as it's now referred, was a major tactical victory against the Nazis in Europe during World War II, and ...
 
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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 ...
 
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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 ...
 
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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 ...
 
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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 ...
 
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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 ...
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