Douglas MacArthur once said: “Give me ten thousand Filipinos and I will conquer the world.” Then again, with the unbelievable display of fighting prowess and near-reckless abandon by these Filipinos who were literal one-man armies, MacArthur’s request for ten thousand would be overkill.
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.
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.
Although the Philippine Revolution, the Philippine-American War, the World War II, and the Korean War are generally what comes to mind whenever someone asks what wars Filipinos fought in, it’s good to know that our ancestors actually played a vital role in the many famous foreign conflicts of history.
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?
Love may bring either joy or sorrow–and we have our own historical figures to prove it. Here are 6 of the greatest love teams in Philippine history whose relationships didn’t end up happily ever after.
Meet the wealthy American anti-imperialist who attempted, but failed, to free the Philippines from the hands of the United States.
Speaking of TV shows, what most of us really miss are those educational programs that entertained and stimulated our minds at the same time. Here are 13 of the most nostalgic Pinoy kid-oriented TV shows ever.
Indeed, the ghosts of WWII continue to haunt every facet of Filipino life. And everything started during those first few years of rehabilitation, as seen in these rare color photos.
No idea how to get your passport? Whether you’re a new applicant or about to renew your passport, this FilipiKnow “how-to” guide will provide everything you need.
Let’s look back at some of the fascinating ways our forefathers entertained themselves long before TV and the Internet shortened our attention span.
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.
Let’s revive the dying art of bugtong by answering this set of Pinoy riddles that combines the classic with the modern. Encourage others to play as well.
How can you explain the Pinoy food culture to outsiders if you personally don’t know how it started? These quick bits of delicious food facts should give you a head start.
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.
The Philippines probably has one of the most unique Christmas celebrations in the world. Add the fact that Filipinos have been celebrating it for hundreds of years, and we have ourselves a history of Christmas brimming with scintillating stories.
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