8 Famous Filipino Events You Didn’t Know Influenced The World

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Mankind’s history can be likened to a pond, wherein one event—even if it is a tiny ripple—has the potential to make itself felt in a wide area. That’s just how history works—events influencing other events. Also Read: 10 ‘What If’ Scenarios That Would Have Changed Philippine History Forever As for the Philippines, it may come as a surprise to some how a geographically small country could influence events on a global scale. However, the reality is that the Philippines has had its fair share of events significant enough to influence the world in a big way.   8. The Philippine Senate’s Rejection Of The US Bases Emboldened China. In retrospect, a …

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29 Things You’ll Never See in Manila Again

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Progress is impossible  without change. In the case of Manila, taking the road to modernization meant getting rid of landmarks and other things that once defined this historic city. Let’s pay tribute to some of the most memorable things we will probably never see in Manila again. Also Read: 22 Things We No Longer See in Manila   1. The Milkmaid. Back when convenience stores were not even known yet, Manileños usually bought their food either from the market or street peddlers. Those who want milk, for example, relied on milkmaids or dairymen for  their daily supply. Although one could contract 19th-century establishments such as La Perla del Oceano (located at 23 Crespo Street in …

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The 9 Most Epic Battle Speeches Ever Given By Filipinos

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Usually, when we think of epic speeches, what pops up to our minds are the likes of William Wallace, Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, and a who’s who of famous greats (and villains also) in the pantheon of history. Related Article: 8 Epic Battles in History Where Filipinos Kicked Ass Here in the Philippines, the best that we could probably recall is Douglas MacArthur’s famous “I shall return” speech during World War II. Yet, making speeches that sound totally epic is not exclusive to foreigners; a lot of Filipinos have also made speeches designed to rouse the fighting spirit of their audience. As we’ll see later on, these speeches are just as …

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10 Near-Deaths That Almost Changed Philippine History

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History is not only made up of the concrete events which actually happened, but also that of “what-ifs.” It is also often influenced by a single individual who rose up from blanket obscurity to do something worth remembering. READ: Top 10 ‘What If’ Scenarios That Would Have Changed Philippine History Forever Now, let us imagine what would’ve happened had these famous individuals who make up a part of Philippine history die a premature death. (Featured image via www.dailymail.co.uk)   10. William Draper. William Draper led the British in conquering Manila in 1762, placing the city under English hands for two years. What most people don’t know, however, is that Draper nearly died at …

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14 Bizarre And Fascinating Philippine Festivals

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Filipinos love to party, that’s a fact. Whether it be for a religious occasion, a charter day, etc., we will find a reason to celebrate. From the biggest cities down to the smallest barangays, there is always a scheduled time for a fiesta. Notwithstanding the sheer number of festivals celebrated across the country, some do stand out for being different. It’s fine though, as those differences exemplify the diversity of Filipino culture. Also Read: 27 Things You’ll Only See in the Philippines Let’s find out more about these odd festivals and where and when they are being celebrated. Who knows, maybe we’ll even get to celebrate them ourselves someday.   …

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11 Things From Philippine History Everyone Pictures Incorrectly

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Trust us, you do, but we can’t say we blame you (it’s happened to us too). The passage of time, wrong information, and inaccurate portrayals have left us picturing famous events just a way bit off-tangent. Also Read: 5 Historic Lies You Were Taught In School For the benefit of enlightenment then, let us look at some of the famous events from Philippine history we’ve been picturing incorrectly and see them for what they really are—warts and all.   11. The First Shot of the Philippine-American War Did Not Happen On A Bridge. What You’re Picturing: The first shot of the Philippine-American War was fired on the San Juan Bridge. The Reality: As …

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