Contrary to popular belief, not all the shocking practices our ancestors used to do have been relegated to the dustbin of history. In fact, these practices—far from being consigned to the schoolbooks—are actually very much in vogue today (some more than others).
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.
While Filipinos from different regions sometimes don’t understand each other, two things always unite them as one: their shared history and innate ability to love.
With such a diverse demographic, it’s no wonder so many social phenomena abound in the country and which give us our unique Pinoy identity.
So exactly how many “old” words and expressions separate the older from the younger millenials? Answer: A lot. And here are just some examples..
There are more things to learn about shapes and their Filipino equivalents than you thought. Let’s have a rundown of some familiar shapes and their less familiar names in the Filipino language.
After artist Tony Velasquez gave us the first successful Filipino comic strip, Kenkoy, many more followed in his footsteps. These enduring funny characters they created are proof that cartooning is here to stay.
These are the expressions and lines that they laced their conversations with–familiar to the ears, but alien to some of us in meanings. Most of them make hazy references to historical figures, plants, sports, and places—but why? This article explores the fascinating backgrounds behind such colorful expressions.
For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” 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… Read More »
For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” We Filipinos are superstitious, and our culture—essentially a melting pot of local and foreign beliefs—has made us that way. We can’t deny that even in this day and age, we at times still adhere to the beliefs of our… Read More »