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.
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.
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.
There’s something about China’s past most Filipinos overlook these days. This story, believe it or not, is a glue that holds the history of both countries together. And it all started, of all places, in a tomb.
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!