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.
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.
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.
A few years after the “Tasaday” discovery, another group of primitive cave-dwellers hit the headlines. And this time, it was for real.
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.
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.
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.
Haunted houses usually have bloody pasts, real-life paranormal events and other stuff that great horror fiction are made of. So if you’re hungry for a round of thrills and screams, this list is totally made for you!
For those of you who have been itching to visit this Paradise of the North, here are 9 interesting facts you might want to know first about this beautiful province and its equally beautiful people.
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.
In July of 1968, a Filipina teenager became an international sensation when her phenomenal feat was reported by the Associated Press of the U.S. “In the time it takes that most people read the label on a cereal box,” the story began, “fifteen year-old Maria Teresa Calderon could read half a book, or more—if she didn’t have to turn the pages.”
In the Philippine setting, knowing the correct meaning of words may save you from black eyes or embarrassment or maybe even violent death.
Instead of China lording it over us, it was the other way around when Philippines first joined international basketball. The year was 1913, and basketball in the country was still in its formative years. Nonetheless, the Filipino cagers reigned supreme in the first ever Far Eastern Games–considered to be Asia’s version of Olympics–beating delegates from Japan and China.
How did the Filipinos end up with this distorted perception of beauty? Is this a sign of colonial mentality or an inferiority complex brought to us by our Spanish colonizers?
In 1949, a part of what appeared to be an underground tunnel was discovered in Intramuros–and it’s only the beginning.