A housewife, a seven-year-old child, and a young Katipunera. One fateful day in 1898, these three women had their paths converged in Hong Kong to create a flag that symbolized the rebirth of a nation. A flag that can tell inspiring tales of patriotism—if only we let it speak.
This is how a mother’s lullaby gave birth to a bittersweet song created just as much for adults as it is for children—“Sa Ugoy Ng Duyan”
He was a 19th-century laborer who should have died in obscurity. But with a bit of luck and a touch of patriotism, he made a decision that ultimately placed his name in the annals of history
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.
After all, Italians live in Italy and Malaysians are the people of Malaysia. So why on earth can’t they call us Philippians or Philippinos? The answer lies in our history, and it’s a tad complex than you thought.
In 2001, Filipina fighter pilot Mary Grace Baloyo didn’t choose the easier way out to save the lives of over 200 families. This is her inspiring story of heroism and self-sacrifice.
There’s something about China’s past most Filipinos overlook these days. This story, believe it or not, is a glue that holds the history of both countries together. And it all started, of all places, in a tomb.
It was a mushy story that would give readers of teen novels goosebumps, or make adults teary-eyed during a teledrama episode. But it was also destiny – and the fate of the Philippines would be changed forever.
Remember when Juan Luna killed his wife and mother-in-law in a fit of jealousy? Well, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. In fact, another part of his life is shrouded with mystery and just as intriguing—his paintings.
A few years after the “Tasaday” discovery, another group of primitive cave-dwellers hit the headlines. And this time, it was for real.
Gen. Antonio Luna’s love affair with Ysidra Cojuangco is considered a myth, but some people buy the story without an inkling of its origin. So how this historical rumor really started?
Meet the wealthy American anti-imperialist who attempted, but failed, to free the Philippines from the hands of the United States.
As home to only three stunning Miss Universe winners, Philippines has a long history of struggle to get that much-coveted crown. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and relive those memorable moments we had on the pageant.
A remarkable Igorot sensation stood tall and triumphant in front of the world at the St. Louis World’s Fair. This is his story.
That a law had to be passed just to put these excuses to rest only confirms “Filipino time” isn’t just a wretched habit but a major character flaw deeply ingrained in our culture. Or is it?
To pay tribute to our childhood curiosity, I have listed down some of the most mind-boggling Pinoy questions and the answers you never knew you needed to know.
Known as the island of San Juan (St. John), it was shown in ancient maps—larger than Bohol, maybe as big as Panay—completely detached from the massive Mindanao mainland.
At just age 13, Chainus was selected to reign as the Benguet Queen, the youngest beauty ever in the history of the Philippine carnival. This is her fascinating story.
This rare look into her daily life paints a beautiful portrait of Apo Whang-od, an artist molded by traditions and a Filipino now immortalized by her own art.