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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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All the photos showcase breathtaking places in the Philippines.
Back in July 2019, a network of Filipino photographers banded together to help victims of the 2019 Batanes Quake by selling their photos online. This same group of photographers is once again coming together to help the heroes on the frontlines of ...
 
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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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The Fort Santiago Dungeon is a sacred and historic site where 600 people lost their lives.
 “You are about to enter a sacred and historic site,” reads the sign on the entrance to the Fort Santiago Dungeon.What is now a tourist attraction was the site of a horrible war crime during World War II, and was used by ...
 
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The bird has eluded scientists for the last 130 years.
The South Philippine Dwarf Kingfisher (Ceyx mindanensis) was first described 130 years ago during the Steere Expedition to the Philippines in 1890.The bird is the tiniest species of forest kingfisher in the Philippines, and is characterized by its striking plumage of metallic ...
 
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Many people don't know where Metro Manila is.
When President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the suspension of all classes in Metro Manila, confused residents of Metro Manila began asking whether their cities were included in the class suspensions. Consider the following:The following photos from the comments section of the post are ...
 
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The incoming terminal is at 97.81% complete, says DOTr.
The Clark International Airport in Pampanga is set to be one of the country's main gateways with the addition of a cool new terminal. And it looks like the wait might be coming to an end pretty soon with the construction of ...
 
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Arroceros Forest Park was the site of a huge massacre over 400 years ago.
Every so often, Arroceros Forest Park makes headlines when attempts to have it levelled or developed by the city government leak to the press.As a forest, the park offers little historical value, since it was only developed into a forest park in 1993. ...
 
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Can you handle the truth?
Like most things in life, the good times of cool February days went by too fast. We haven't even maxed out our quota for cold weather-related hugot lines and bam!, March is already here—and so is the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical ...
 
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Major airports around the country are getting bigger and better.
International airports all over the Philippines are now earning the recognition they deserve. Air traffic in Manila is still the highest in the country but expect the skies around the capital to be decongested as more cities around the country become major ...
 
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Geronima Pecson was called "the silent worker".
It’s women’s month, and it's a good time to read about women in Philippine history whose fire, fury and spirit were enough to raise hell. Names such as Carmen Rosario (cinema superstar and guerilla sharpshooter), Melchora Aquino (grand old woman of the ...
 
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Banco Filipino’s eventual closure left remnants of its glorious past.
There is a village south of Metro Manila that spans the cities of Parañaque and Las Piñas, a village so expansive that it has a horse ranch, its own gasoline station, and seven gated entrances to keep everything inside it exclusive. B.F. ...
 
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The 'amusements' involved two sisters.
Dolores, Felipa, Margarita, Ursula, Nellie, Vicenta, Suzanne, Consuelo, Osei-san, and Seiko. These are just some of the women who fell for the charm, wit, and good looks of Jose Rizal. They were not exactly Rizal’s girlfriends, but more of flings and minor ...
 
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It's the same site where Maria Orosa's grave marker was rediscovered.
Archaeologists from the University of the Philippines in collaboration with the Malate Grave Project have discovered a mass grave of war heroes who died at the Remedios Hospital in Malate during World War II. It is the same site where Maria Orosa’s ...
 
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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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We dare you to translate the following sentences.
When translating from Filipino to English, you will learn that there are some Filipino words that are best left alone. They simply have no direct translation in English and are better preserved in their form, untranslated, and provided with footnotes explaining the context ...
 
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Fires damaged 650 hectares of forest.
Mt. Pulag has been declared off-limits to trekkers after fires damaged around 650 hectares of forest land in Benguet.The closure began on Monday, February 24, according to the Mt. Pulag National Park management and was issued upon order of Faustino Aquisan, mayor ...
 
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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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