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It may be impossible.
Graciano Lopez Jaena was a towering figure in Philippine history, considered as one of the three giants of the Propaganda Movement, along with Jose Rizal and Marcelo Del Pilar. Yet for such an important man, his remains are lost. The government has been looking for ...
 
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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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Larry Itliong, helped pave the way for the success of labor movements in America.
In 1929, 15-year-old Larry Itliong sailed to America along with 31,000 other Filipinos. There, he aspired to become a successful lawyer and dreamed of seeking justice for the poor and the marginalized.But the 1930s was not a good time to be a ...
 
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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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There's definitely a character to our capital.
There’s never a quiet day in Metro Manila, even back in its early years as what we refer to now as Old Manila. There’s a story around every corner and something new happening every day. The city’s seen good times and hard ...
 
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No official word yet, but construction of a bridge nearby is raising eyebrows.
San Agustin Church in Intramuros has been standing for more than four centuries now—through the ravages of war and, well, urban development since 1587—to become not just the Philippines' oldest Roman Catholic Church and one of the most beautiful, but also one ...
 
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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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Before the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) was built, many flocked to the Manila Grand Opera House to seek classical entertainment.
The Manila Grand Opera House was the country’s most popular theater in the 1900s, built on the corner of Doroteo Jose Street and Avenida, formerly the metro’s center of entertainment. Also called ‘The Grand Opera House’, ‘Opera House’, or simply abbreviated as ...
 
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The Chinese sided with the British when the latter invaded Manila in 1762.
In 1762, the British invaded Manila. They had help from a traditional enemy: the Chinese.Relations between Spaniards and the Chinese had been fraught for centuries, and a British invasion of Manila was the perfect excuse for the Chinese to help erode Spain’s ...
 
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Writer, researcher, father, socialist, politician, Isabelo de los Reyes lived a most charming life.
Ilustrados occupy a unique space in Philippine history. They combined the economic freedom of Chinese mestizos and the ideas of Western liberalism to direct the nation toward a whole new path, away from the colonialism of Mother Spain and into an “enlightened” age.There are a ...
 
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All-white sharkskin suits, luxury cars, and a grand mansion.
[mobilestripad]From what life was like in the glory days of Intramuros to photos from when the Philippines was called the "Paris of the East," details from the past have always been a source of fascination for many. With our track record of keeping history, however, photos and videos have ...
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