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!
Although he is best known for his stirring photos of the Vietnam War and Cultural Revolution in China, Marc Riboud also visited the Philippines in 1958 and used his talent to preserve a lot of memories. Some of these candid shots featured people from all walks of life and classes–from the late President Carlos P. Garcia to ordinary folks doing ordinary things.
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).