There’s a history behind everything, and this is especially true for Philippine products we’ve grown to love over the years.
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.
Although we now live in a high-tech world, it makes sense to find a perfect balance between allowing our kids to play with their gadgets and introducing them to the toys that have made Filipinos who they are. Here are a few unforgettable toys and games that will make every true Pinoy extremely nostalgic.
Ours have always been an accepting society—since the ancient time of gender-bending babaylans who were empowered with the authority to heal and speak with divinities. Here are more unusual stories from past and present, involving colorful LGBT personalities.
As one respected Filipino historian once said, “Jose Rizal is everywhere yet he is nowhere.” Let’s look back at the life of this oft taken-for-granted hero.
Some adverts are just too good at being bad. Add to the fact that the Philippines is not exactly one of the most liberal-minded countries in the world, and you have a sure-fire recipe for all-out controversy.
The name Apolinario Mabini may ring a bell to some Filipinos, but most of them only remember him either as the face etched in the coin or the contemplative paralytic man sitting on a rattan chair. Here are 8 interesting facts that prove Apolinario Mabini, despite his disability, was way more badass than we give him credit for.
Although we won’t enter in the unending whirlpool of debates and choose which side we’re on, we would like to share some of the more interesting stories and facts about our country’s on-and-off brush with the death penalty.
Let’s walk down memory lane and learn some of the most fascinating but lesser-known facts about Pinay beauty queens.
Unlike Jose Rizal whom we Filipinos have venerated as the ideal Filipino hero, Emilio Aguinaldo’s legacy can be described as mixed at best.
Some say he’s the best president the country ever had, while others believe otherwise. But how well do we really know the Philippines’ strongman? Is he really the evil dictator that the media claim he was?
While the academics view the 1960s as a critical turning point in Philippine history, others who grew up in this era could only reminisce. For them, it’s a vault full of memories they will forever cherish.
Last-moment photos–especially those with historical significance–encapsulate the life and times of those who are in it and the endless might-have-beens had their lives been prolonged or tragedies had been prevented. Here are some of the most fascinating and haunting final photographs ever taken in Philippine history.
There’s something poignant about photos of people or things during their last moments on Earth. You know they’re doomed, but as an observer, you’re left with no choice but to ponder on endless what ifs and might-have-beens.
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!
Rather than thinking of him as the ideal hero, let’s think of Rizal as someone who was just like us, yet persevered to become the great man we know him to be.
As a tribute to this game-changing film of 2015, here are some of the most fascinating behind-the-scenes facts you should know.
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.