Modern times are threatening to wipe out the things that have made us uniquely Filipino. While progress is good, it should never stand in the way of us preserving those things that are rightfully part of our heritage and way of life.
Tucked away in a cabinet at the 7th floor of a New York City building were a group of 18 rare daguerreotypes of Manila from the 1840s, possibly the oldest photographic record of the Philippines ever discovered.
As one of the oldest institutions in the country, the Catholic Church carries a lot of history with it. Most of these facts, more often than not, are forgotten either because of our own neglect or because the Church draws attention to itself only when it is in the middle of a controversy.
Although we won’t enter in the unending whirlpool of debates and choose which side we’re on, we would like to share some of the more interesting stories and facts about our country’s on-and-off brush with the death penalty.
Although he is best known for his stirring photos of the Vietnam War and Cultural Revolution in China, Marc Riboud also visited the Philippines in 1958 and used his talent to preserve a lot of memories. Some of these candid shots featured people from all walks of life and classes–from the late President Carlos P. Garcia to ordinary folks doing ordinary things.