More articles about: history

 
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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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The first three months of 1970 were a time of intense unrest and upheaval that shook the country to its very core and changed its destiny for better or worse.
It has been said that there are decades where nothing happens, and there are weeks where decades happen. For the Philippines, January to March 1970, the First Quarter Storm, was the latter.Those who were there when it happened can attest to how ...
 
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This Neo-Renaissance house once served as dormitory to a young Manuel Quezon.
When people think of Quiapo, there are a few things that automatically come to mind: It is home to the majestic Quiapo Church (built in 1933, expanded in 1984), its annual fiesta a ritual for tens of thousands who profess devotion to the Black Nazarene. ...
 
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There's something strange in the neighborhood.
There's something weirdly fun about sitting with your friends and talking about strange experiences, baffling phenomena, miracles and mysteries around the Philippines. You'll need a good dose of curiosity, natural skepticism, and a sense of humor to take all these stories—whether or ...
 
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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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He describes General MacArthur as “quite a guy.” 
In commemoration of the 75th year of World War II in the Philippines, one of its heroes returned. Richard “Dick” Adams visited Corregidor once again, but this time, he did not parachute out of a C-47 plane to land on the towering ...
 
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Often untold but never forgotten, the Wha Chi battalion fought alongside Filipino soldiers in the fight against the Japanese.
“Is history a lie,” asked the stony-faced girls of the Debate Club when I applied for membership back in high school. I fumbled: Yes. I mean, no. I mean, kind of. There are parts of history that probably don’t get the airtime they ...
 
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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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Gomez, Burgos, and Zamora solidified the secularization movement and the nascent nationalism felt by so many.
On February 17, 1872, three priests—Mariano Gomez, Jose Burgos, and Jacinto Zamora—were killed in Bagumbayan on charges of leading a mutiny of arsenal workers in Cavite with the aim of overthrowing the colonial government.The three priests were not involved in the mutiny; they hardly ...
 
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Travel back in time to centuries past.
Going on a tour of Art Deco structures and pre-war buildings in the City of Manila is nothing new. You would always hear of walking tours around Escolta's First United Building, Lawton's Manila Central Post Office, and Quiapo's Basilica Menor de San ...
 
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Three different accounts shed light on how foreigners viewed the country. 
It seems so long ago, but almost 500 years ago, Miguel Lopez de Legazpi landed on the Philippine islands in February 1565 to continue what Ferdinand Magellan and Ruy Lopez de Villalobos couldn’t do: Colonize the Philippines for the Spanish crown.Philippine history has changed ...
 
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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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Liwayway Gawgaw gave birth to Oishi, one of only three Filipino companies that have significant international footprint.
Few Filipino brands are as iconic and successful as Liwayway Gawgaw, manufactured by the Liwayway Marketing Corporation. Unknown to many, it is the parent company of Oishi, and one of the sons of its founders also established Bench (the retail brand of clothing, ...
 
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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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But the most destructive volcanic eruptions in the Philippines could come from those that have no record of eruptions.
Situated on the Pacific Ring of Fire, the Philippines is no stranger to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. In fact, there are at least five deities in Philippine mythology that were said to cause earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, meaning our ancestors had dealt ...
 
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A compelling new documentary shines a light on the Philippines’ biggest moral victory in World War II.
The Holocaust, a genocide committed by Nazi Germany during World War II, saw the murder of six million Jews, which comprised two-thirds of the Jewish population in Europe. This was the darkest period in Jewish history: Every country rejected Jewish refugees and ...
 
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Let’s take a look at the malls before Harrison and Ali.
Malls in the Philippines were officially introduced in the '60s but before them, there were standalone department stores and shopping complexes that thrived. The structure of these establishments and even the floor layouts were different from the malls we know today, which ...
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