While we won’t take part in the endless debates, here are instead some lesser-known pics taken during the martial law years with very interesting back stories.
For those of you who have been itching to visit this Paradise of the North, here are 9 interesting facts you might want to know first about this beautiful province and its equally beautiful people.
Brilliant, feisty, and with a tongue that could set forests on fire, Miriam Defensor Santiago is undoubtedly one of the most colorful characters to have ever graced the country’s political landscape. Just how much badass-ness she has can be seen in the way she handled herself as a trial judge during the Marcos administration.
Colorized photographs provide us with a portal to our past, an incredible view of our ancestors’ daily life as if they’re just arm’s length away. After all, that is exactly the purpose of old photos: To tell stories, satisfy our curiosity and make history come alive.
Laurel’s role during WWII has overshadowed the fact that he is probably one of the most accomplished Filipinos of all time, an intellectual giant admired by the likes of Jovito Salonga, Lorenzo Tañada, Claro M. Recto, and countless others.
There’s a history behind everything, and this is especially true for Philippine products we’ve grown to love over the years.
We know them as the quintessential bad guys of our history. However, as the saying goes, there’s more than meets the eye.
Photography has provided us with a virtual gallery of Filipinos–prominent or forgotten–whose beauty remains captivating despite the many generations that came and went. These faces reflect our history–the struggles we went through and how colonization left a mark on the way we dress, look, and perceive ourselves.
Filipinos know them only by name but do we know where they actually came from? Here are five famous Filipino brands and the fascinating facts surrounding their origins.