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.