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.
Haunted houses usually have bloody pasts, real-life paranormal events and other stuff that great horror fiction are made of. So if you’re hungry for a round of thrills and screams, this list is totally made for you!