From the ashes of the last World War comes this story of loss, sacrifice and survival involving a young Kapampangan wife and mother, who, in her dying moments, made a final courageous act to save the life of her youngest son.
If there’s anything that the Mindanao tsunami and earthquake could teach us, it would be the universal truth that terrible things always happen when we least expect it. Hence, there is no better time to prepare than now.
The common, widely accepted explanation is that these Filipinos had ancestors who came from India or “bumbays” as they were called, a term now considered derogatory. The answer is actually correct, but it begs for more historical explanation.
Filipina Muslim royals had very little freedom, their affairs limited to household activities. However, historical records show that a few exceptional queens and princesses, like those featured on this list, wielded great influence that changed the course of Muslim socio-political history.
Here are some battles that prove just how rabidly fierce Pinoys are when it comes to fighting. Leonidas would have been proud of us.
This story serves as a reminder that even during the darkest of times, compassion and hope can still prevail. That kindness knows no boundaries. And that the people we thought were villains could turn into heroes when we least expect it.
A story told in whispers and passed on from one generation to the next about the alleged giant race—the Dinagats–that once populated the small tadpole-shaped island of Samal across the Davao Gulf, over 200 years ago.
While Filipinos from different regions sometimes don’t understand each other, two things always unite them as one: their shared history and innate ability to love.
With such a diverse demographic, it’s no wonder so many social phenomena abound in the country and which give us our unique Pinoy identity.
With the present administration engaged in an unprecedented war against drug addiction, it’s high time to reflect on how far we’ve come since our opium-smoking ancestors first used drugs in warfare.
They broke records, set new sporting standards, achieved upset victories in the pool, in the ring, on the track, and in global playing fields. These are the not-so-known greatest moments in our sports history that put to fore the Filipino athlete’s ability to amaze the world with their feats of endurance, speed and strength.
Apart from Manny Pacquiao, there are countless other athletes who’ve also sacrificed their sweat and blood to make our country proud. As such, it is only right we honor their names and memories, aside from giving them the help they so rightfully deserve.
While it is well-known that our ancestors often traded with the Chinese who came to our shores hundreds of years ago, lesser-known is the fact that it was actually the pre-colonial Filipinos who reached China’s shores first—not the other way around.
In July of 1968, a Filipina teenager became an international sensation when her phenomenal feat was reported by the Associated Press of the U.S. “In the time it takes that most people read the label on a cereal box,” the story began, “fifteen year-old Maria Teresa Calderon could read half a book, or more—if she didn’t have to turn the pages.”
These memorable Filipinas are now almost synonymous with the field where they excelled at–from science and politics to education and even wars. Through this quiz, you will be able to look back at their incredible achievements–and learn the true meaning of “Pinay power.”
Unknown to many, Philippines used to be a right-hand-drive country. This article explores how and why it all changed.
In the Philippine setting, knowing the correct meaning of words may save you from black eyes or embarrassment or maybe even violent death.
Let’s take a look at the legacies of some forgotten young Filipino heroes who chose to follow their calling, and accomplished things that are far bigger than themselves.
When a group of Filipinos was invited to perform at a US president’s inauguration, little did they know they were about to enter the annals of music history. This is their inspiring story.