6 People Who Killed Ninoy Aquino, According to Conspiracy Theorists

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Who killed Ninoy? It’s a question that remains unanswered up to this day. The assassination of Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. happened on August 21, 1983 yet many years after his death, the missing piece of the puzzle is still nowhere to be found. Also Read: Ninoy’s Historical Speech Nobody Ever Heard Many personalities–both famous and obscure–have been accused of the crime, but the real mastermind was never identified. Ninoy’s death is indeed one of Philippines’ greatest unsolved mysteries, made even more complicated by various conspiracy theories. Here are 6 people and groups who have been blamed for killing Senator Ninoy Aquino:   6. Rolando Galman. Who is he? He’s the guy …

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16 Incredible Life Hacks Every Filipino Should Know

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Life hacks are useful tips and tricks on how to make our lives easier. Perhaps you’ve already seen a couple of viral articles teaching you things like how to cook pancakes using a ketchup bottle or how to use a muffin tin to serve condiments for your barbecue. Those are proven life hacks, but we Filipinos want more. Thankfully, some generous Reddit users have shared tips that are particularly useful for Pinoys. We’ve also included some life hacks from other sources, but I bet you’ll also find them extremely helpful. Without further ado, here are 16 of the best life hacks every Filipino should know.   1. To avoid long …

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How to Get a Job in Canada – An Ultimate Guide for Filipinos

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Are you one of the millions of Filipinos whose ultimate dream is to work–and eventually settle–in Canada? If you are, please don’t feel bad about it. It’s a common knowledge that our country is plagued with too much politics while very few job opportunities are left for those who really do the hard work. Canada, for most immigrants, is the land of milk and honey. So is it a sin to ensure a good future for you and your family? I don’t think so.   Filipinos in Canada. Since the 1930s, many Filipinos have decided to call Canada their home. And as of 2012, an estimated 700, 000 to 800, …

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15 Mesmerizing Facts About President Manuel Quezon

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Other than the national heroes, perhaps no other figure in Philippine history receives as much reverence as Manuel Quezon. Loved by his supporters, criticised yet begrudgingly admired by his rivals, Quezon undoubtedly stands as a Filipino leader of the highest caliber. What better way then, as tribute to the first president of the Philippine Commonwealth, than to know more about his life, warts and all (he was human after all). Read on and get to know the man whose name would be forever etched in the annals of Philippine history (along with countless streets and buildings).   15. He was a bright but lazy student. “Bright but lazy” best described …

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27 Things You’ll Only See in the Philippines

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Some say Filipinos are the greatest imitators–I beg to differ. Although one can clearly see the Western and even Korean influences in our society today, we still have several things that are uniquely Filipino. Also Read: 22 Things We No Longer See in Manila Brace yourself because we’re listing down 27 things that you can only see and find in the Philippines.   1. The world’s largest pair of shoes. This humongous pair of shoes is the world’s largest, according to the Guinness Book of World Records which recognized it in 2002. It can fit in 30 people simultaneously and were painstakingly made by 10 people within 77 days. Each shoe …

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9 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Imelda Marcos

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We remember Imelda Marcos for her immense collection of shoes, love for the arts, and unwavering loyalty to her late husband, former President Ferdinand Marcos. Such was her influence that some even considered her the Filipino version of Jacqueline Kennedy. The word “Imeldific”–which means ostentatious and extravagant–was also coined after her, a testament to her place in Philippine history. But aside from the public persona created by her image-makers, how well do we really know the Philippines’ “Steel Butterfly”? Here are 9 things you probably didn’t know about the former First Lady Imelda Marcos:   1. She spent part of her childhood living in a garage. Although it’s true that …

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9 Extremely Notorious Pinoy Gangsters

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Filipino pop culture tends to trivialize or even glorify the gangster lifestyle so much that we sometimes forget just how dangerous these people can be. Yet for all their dastardly deeds, there are just some gangsters whose exploits made them so notoriously well-known that we can’t help but unconsciously put them on a pedestal. Without further ado, here are some of the most notorious gangsters to have ever set foot on the archipelago.   9. Emilio Changco One of the most infamous Pinoy pirates of all time, Changco and his gang terrorized Philippine waters during the 1980s and the early 90s. Using a hotel that overlooked Manila Bay as their …

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