Not all people are sane, and from time to time we hear sickening news of people eating people around the world. Unfortunately, we also have our fair share here in the Philippines.
Colorized photographs provide us with a portal to our past, an incredible view of our ancestors’ daily life as if they’re just arm’s length away. After all, that is exactly the purpose of old photos: To tell stories, satisfy our curiosity and make history come alive.
These stunning color photographs by Dean Worcester, which originally appeared in the 1913 issue of the National Geographic Magazine, provide us with a glimpse of the colorful life and culture of Philippine indigenous groups in the 1900s.
Get ready to see never-before-seen graduation photos of outstanding Filipino personalities as they appear in their school yearbooks. Like all students, they seemed ready to take on the world, with their bright faces brimming with confidence and optimism
There’s a history behind everything, and this is especially true for Philippine products we’ve grown to love over the years.
Let’s walk down memory lane and learn some of the most fascinating but lesser-known facts about Pinay beauty queens.
Some of the things that kept our great-great-grandparents busy have slowly disappeared or transformed into their modern-day counterparts. Let’s pay tribute to these fascinating old-timey jobs and the equally fascinating stories that led to their demise.
Traditions like Noche Buena, Misa de Gallo and giving of aguinaldos continue to live on, but there are other local and obscure traditions that old towns observe that we know so little of—some vanishing, others forgotten, but all very Filipino!
Indeed, unusual bridges are loved by thrill-seekers. However, there are scary-looking bridges in the Philippines that are too irresistible you won’t mind including them on your bucket list.
Photography has provided us with a virtual gallery of Filipinos–prominent or forgotten–whose beauty remains captivating despite the many generations that came and went. These faces reflect our history–the struggles we went through and how colonization left a mark on the way we dress, look, and perceive ourselves.