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The Chinese fled when they heard the word "Visaya".
There was a time in the history of the world when the Chinese trembled when they heard the word Pi-she-yeh (Visayas), referring to the country and people of the eponymous region in the Philippines. Whenever word reached them of an incoming attack ...
 
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San Lazaro Hospital has handled the worst cases of contagious diseases in the last 440 years.
When people hear the name San Lazaro Hospital, images of the worst cases of contagious diseases come to mind: rabies, cholera, and for a time, leprosy.The hospital has earned a reputation of being a hospital of last resort, owing to the centuries ...
 
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Thanks to color, we feel a connection to the subjects in the following photographs
Color breathes life into the static black-and-white photos from history, allowing us to visualize events from the past as if they were something that happened more recently. Thanks to color, we feel a connection to the subjects in the following photographs. The ...
 
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Featuring Sisa’s Salad, Tinola de Damaso, and Sinigang ni Andeng.
The following recipes are based on the food and ingredients mentioned by Jose Rizal in his novel, Noli Me Tangere. For reference, we used Soledad Lacson-Locsin’s English translation of Noli because it preserves the color and cadence of Rizal’s Spanish. Rizal used ...
 
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What are your fondest memories of amusement parks in Manila?
During the late ’80s to early ’90s, amusement parks in Metro Manila represented the carefree, happy, and innocent summer days of childhood. Carefree is the operational word here because in those days, we never really minded that the rusty roller coasters and ...
 
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Fort Drum was napalmed in 1945. It has been abandoned since.
For over a hundred years, a lonely ghost stands as sentinel in Manila Bay, guarding against enemies long vanquished. The ghostly island was once known as El Fraile (The Friar), until it was leveled, reshaped, and named Fort Drum by the Americans after the ...
 
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Makati has plenty of heritage and culture.
When it comes to heritage walks in the city, many people think of Manila and the surrounding environs of Intramuros. But now, the wealthiest city in the Philippines is now offering a similar tour package for free, according to Makati city’s Facebook ...
 
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Joya's 'Space Transfiguration' fetched a record sale of P112 million at the same auction in 2018.
The Asian Cultural Council Philippines (ACCP) Foundation will celebrate its 20th anniversary with the ACC Art Auction on February 22, 2020 at Leon Gallery. Two years ago, the same auction made history when National Artist Jose Joya’s iconic "Space Transfiguration" (1959) fetched ...
 
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President Manuel Quezon looks handsome in this rare photo taken in 1922.
A rare photo of President Manuel Luis Quezon bathing or gold panning in a brook offers a glimpse into the more human side of the great statesman. The undated photo comes from the Quezon Family Collection uploaded by the Presidential Museum and Library.With ...
 
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The last remaining speakers of a dying language wanted help to preserve their heritage.
The Philippines is one of the most linguistically diverse countries in the world. According to a 2015 Ethnologue report, there were 171 living languages in the Philippines.A living language is a language that is still spoken by people and typically used in ...
 
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Puwera usog is actually a counter-charm to an accidental hex.
Puwera usog, tabi tabi po, and tao po are common phrases in the Philippines, each tied to a history of supernatural beliefs. The phrases are hundreds of years old, with "tao po" predating the Spanish colonization of the Philippines. For centuries, Filipinos have ...
 
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The rediscovery of Maria Orosa’s grave marker was an accident
The grave of Maria Orosa, the Philippines' foremost food technologist credited for inventing banana ketchup, calamansi juice powder, and the miracle food in World War II known as soyalac, was recently unearthed at Malate Catholic School.According to Frankmar Cabeltis, campus ministry coordinator and ...
 
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Quiapo's gayuma vendors are highly secretive and protective of their livelihood.
Outside the hallowed walls of Quiapo Church in Manila, vendors peddle an assortment of goods: stolen cellphones, cigarettes, plastic toys, and gayuma—the Filipino term for love potions and spells meant to capture someone’s affection. Depending on who you approach and what you’re after, ...
 
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The Ghent Altarpiece restoration caused people to lose their minds.
A controversial restoration of the world-famous Ghent Altarpiece, otherwise known as the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, sent the faithful feeling aghast at what seems to be cultural and religious sacrilege: The Lamb of God now looks like a goat with human-like ...
 
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Come home, Meghan. Hollywood loves you.
What a hump day for news! Here's what's up: The Oscars will not have a "traditional host" this year, for the second year running, much to my deep chagrin. Just before heading into the Television Critics Association winter press tour, ABC Entertainment ...
 
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The Sanchez House is at least 50 years old, according to the NHCP.
Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso has vowed to preserve Manila’s historical structures, and has spurred a renaissance of sorts with various rehabilitations of several sites in the city, including the Jones Bridge rehabilitation. But not all historical structures could be saved, ...
 
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People disappear in the mythical Biringan City forever.
In the province of Samar, local folk talk about a phantom. For decades, locals told stories of Biringan City, an otherworldly place inhabited by engkantos. But instead of beautiful palaces or fortresses reminiscent of mythical cities like Lothlorien, Biringan is somewhat like ...
 
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Filipino culture is best defined by these Filipino proverbs.
Our culture is replete with all kinds of beliefs and traditions, some of which are superstitions that have no scientific explanation, while others are proverbs which contain important life lessons. Filipino proverbs are unwritten knowledge passed down from generation to generation and ...
 
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An avid commentator on world events, Tolstoy’s attention had not escaped the Philippines.
While it’s easy to assume that the Philippines is a peripheral country in the shadow of great Asian giants, history proves otherwise, particularly in the perspective of some of the greatest scholars and writers to ever live.One such writer was Leo Tolstoy ...
 
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Get to know the creatures of Philippine folklore and their origins.
On November 29, HBO Asia announced that it will have engkantos at war in a miniseries helmed by Mikhail Red. Creatures from Filipino folklore, such as kapre, tikbalang, and tiyanak, will populate the miniseries. Up until the millennial generation, Filipinos have grown up hearing ...
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