That a law had to be passed just to put these excuses to rest only confirms “Filipino time” isn’t just a wretched habit but a major character flaw deeply ingrained in our culture. Or is it?
Time was such a thief; some of the things that once put Philippines and its airlines on the map are now but a distant memory. Join me as we relive the glory days of Philippine commercial airlines, their airplanes, and the memorable in-flight features that no longer exist.
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.
In celebration of Andres Bonifacio’s heroism, we’re giving you some of the lesser-known facts about his interesting life and tragic death that forever changed Philippine history.
In the words of author Jose Veloso Abueva, Magsaysay’s governance, despite its brevity, remains “the yardstick by which Filipino presidents should be judged.” So, is Magsaysay the best president our country ever had? Read this article and
Known as the island of San Juan (St. John), it was shown in ancient maps—larger than Bohol, maybe as big as Panay—completely detached from the massive Mindanao mainland.
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.
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.
There are Rizal monuments all over the world, but there are other Filipino personalities who have been acclaimed for different achievements; honored abroad in the same way. Here are a few of them.
Not only did Mrs. Marcos spend money like there was no tomorrow, she also pulled off some of the most jaw-dropping moments in our history like only she knew how to do—with flair and style.
We remember Imelda Marcos for her immense collection of shoes, love for the arts, and unwavering loyalty to her late husband, former President Ferdinand Marcos. But aside from the public persona created by her image-makers, how well do we really know the Philippines’ “Steel Butterfly”?
Controversies and media hype aside, does this tough-talking gentleman have the makings of a great president? Read this list and you be the judge.
A tribute to FilipiKnow’s almost four years of discovering interesting stories about our history and culture.
Fueled by my curiosity, I have collected some of the most beautiful-sounding color names in the Philippine language. Some of these would even make great baby names!
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.
Modern times are threatening to wipe out the things that have made us uniquely Filipino. While progress is good, it should never stand in the way of us preserving those things that are rightfully part of our heritage and way of life.
Contrary to popular belief, not all the shocking practices our ancestors used to do have been relegated to the dustbin of history. In fact, these practices—far from being consigned to the schoolbooks—are actually very much in vogue today (some more than others).
General Gregorio “Goyo” del Pilar’s death at the age of 24 is a perpetual reminder that heroism knows no race, no gender, and certainly no age. Let’s pay tribute to the “boy general” who died fighting for our freedom, and whose legacy continues to inspire young Filipinos today.
There’s more to Philippine history than boring facts and useless details. In fact, it is full of twists, mysteries and everything nice–just like our typical evening telenovelas. Here are just some candid shots showing the dark, macabre side of Philippine history.