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.
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?