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The first happened during World War 2.
Martial law—or a state where a particular area (or the whole country) is under the control of the military or armed forces—is most often associated with former President Ferdinand Marcos. But not many people know the late strongman was not the first ...
 
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The late Senator Eva Kalaw was a Plaza Miranda Survivor. 
Eva Kalaw was a force of nature when she was still alive. After surviving the Plaza Miranda bombings, she went on to survive the worst of what the Marcos regime could throw at her: political persecution, being jailed twice, and then the ...
 
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A quick look at the impact of authoritarian rule on infrastructure, debt, GDP, inflation and the stock market.
To family and supporters of the former President Ferdinand Marcos, his declaration of martial law on September 23, 1972 (though he antedated the official document to September 21) remains a watershed event that ushered in what some of them consider to be ...
 
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Europe's three most powerful nations back the Philippines against China.
The United Kingdom, Germany, and France have expressed their support for the Philippines in its 2016 victory against China in the landmark ruling concerning the West Philippine Sea. The three countries also slammed China's claims of "historic rights" over the entirety of ...
 
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It’s not about pastry. 
In 1904, a book of fiction about the Philippines was published in the United States. It was titled The Brownies in the Philippines.No, it wasn't a recipe book, and the “Brownies” were not pastry. Top Story: Supermarket Staff Pin-pricking Holes in Plastic Sugar ...
 
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The U.S. told ASEAN to 'cut ties' with Chinese companies that build islands in the WPS.
Who is a better hegemon? The U.S. or China? That's what ASEAN countries are weighing these days. In a series of charm offensives, the United States has rallied Southeast Asia closer within its sphere of influence. U.S. State Secretary Mike Pompeo rallied members of ...
 
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We do not need Baybayin to affirm that what we speak, write, or read is Filipino.
When Manila Mayor Isko Moreno unveiled the new Lagusnilad Underpass, people were amazed to see Baybayin inscriptions on one of the entrances of the tunnel. Top Story: Who Are the Ambanis, Asia's Wealthiest Family?Currently, groups are pushing for Baybayin to become the Philippines’ ...
 
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Demand remains sluggish due to the pandemic.
Inflation in the Philippines slowed to 2.4 percent in August, a consequence of weak demand driven by the coronavirus pandemic. It was also below the forecast set by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.Also read:  8 Great Monarchies and How They Fell from Grace The ...
 
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It is the map that gave the name "Filipina" to our country.
An exceedingly rare map considered the Philippines’ “birth certificate” has surfaced to the public. The Ramusio-Gastaldi Map is the first one that gave the name “Filipina” to the archipelago. The map, which is the first document that ever bore the name “Filipina” to ...
 
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Lola Loring was a dauntless saboteur during World War II.
Loring May Ebersole, later known as Florence Finch, was just like a typical grandmother who busied herself with things most typical grandmothers would do. She doted on grandkids, cooked wonderful meals, and watched old soap operas. But when Loring died at the age ...
 
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'We appreciate the fortitude and dedication of Filipinos.'
The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has released “We Salute You,” a video that pays tribute to the more than 150,000 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who have been working in Singapore since the onset of the pandemic. Top Story: Gal Gadot and The Most Beautiful Israeli ...
 
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Only two Filipinos ever made that feat.
Law school is known for having an arduous curriculum because of the nature of the profession. Before you even get to attend law school, you'll also need to have a degree in any pre-law course that's worth four or so years of ...
 
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The oldest church in Mindanao was built by the Jesuits.
The San Salvador del Mundo Church in Caraga, more commonly known as the Caraga Church, is the oldest church in Mindanao. It had been closed for two years to give way to much-needed restoration work and was reopened to the public in ...
 
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The U.S. kept it a secret from the Philippines until 1989. 
There is a one-megaton nuclear bomb sitting at the bottom of the Philippine Sea, and no one knows exactly where it is.In December 1965, the aircraft carrier USS Ticonderoga from the U.S. Navy left Subic Naval Base, which was once America’s largest ...
 
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It was the biggest hoax of the century that fooled the world.
In 1971, the Philippines shocked the world when a surviving prehistoric tribe was reportedly found in the rainforests of Mindanao. National media outlets from around the world feasted on the discovery. Some of the headlines read: “Primitive Stone-Age Tribe Discovered in the Philippines.” ...
 
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‘Sabah is not in Malaysia,’ said Teddy Locsin. 
“Sabah is not in Malaysia if you want to do anything with the Philippines,” tweeted foreign affairs secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr. Locsin was reacting to a tweet posted by the United States Embassy in Manila about its relief efforts in the Philippines. You better ...
 
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A landmark study suggests Magellan’s crew made crucial stops in Palawan.
Very little is known about what happened in the days that followed the death of Ferdinand Magellan in Mactan. But Filipino historians believe the Spanish voyagers made several landings in Palawan, where they were attacked by the local Tagbanwas. Professor Michael Angelo Doblado, ...
 
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This Philippine-made flatiron is a work of art. 
Not everything that is rusty is worthless. In the 1800s, Filipinos used to iron their clothes using a wooden roller and a flat board, as seen in this rare photo owned by John C. Tewell. The contraption is called prensa de paa or foot ...
 
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The Monkey and the Turtle is the first children's tale in the Philippines.
July 21 is National Children’s Book Day in the Philippines. It also marks the date when Jose Rizal published in English the tale of The Monkey and the Turtle in the July 1889 issue of Trübner's Oriental Record in England.Top Story: Transwoman Billionaire Wants Clint ...
 
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It is one of only six World Heritage Sites in the Philippines. 
The Philippines only has six World Heritage Sites recognized by UNESCO, and the Tubbataha Reefs is one of them. Unfortunately it is in danger of being erased from the world forever. Tubbataha Reef once baffled scientists when it remained pristine while all the ...
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