With the Philippines’ population projected to reach the 100 million mark this year (Source: Philippine Statistics Authority), it’s quite fascinating to know that there are still places in the country that remain uninhabited–or nearly uninhabited. Let’s take a look at some of Philippines’ most hauntingly beautiful ghost towns and abandoned buildings.
There are a bunch of horror flicks based on true stories, but everyone knows that a “creative license” almost always dictate the final output. So where exactly can you find original, mind-blowing true stories that will give you the creeps? None other than the archives of Philippines’ shocking history.
If you’re craving for bloodcurdling stories that will give you the goose bumps, look no further. Our history is chock-full of horror stories so horrifying that your teachers probably were too scared to even talk about them.
We Filipinos have always been fond of the unknown and the supernatural, hence why we have so many urban legends pervading the country. Some, of course, have achieved so much notoriety that they have become classics in Filipino folklore—always told over and over again without ever getting old.
Known as the “Iron Lady of Asia” and popular among the youth for her memorable witticisms, Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago has made Philippine politics even more colorful. Here are 15 lesser-known facts you probably didn’t know about Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago.
What sets Senator Santiago apart from the rest of the pack is her no-nonsense style of leadership. Combine that with her extraordinary intelligence, fierce temper and fiery tongue, and almost everything Santiago says has become a memorable quote worth repeating.
While we won’t take part in the endless debates, here are instead some lesser-known pics taken during the martial law years with very interesting back stories.
For those of you who have been itching to visit this Paradise of the North, here are 9 interesting facts you might want to know first about this beautiful province and its equally beautiful people.
Brilliant, feisty, and with a tongue that could set forests on fire, Miriam Defensor Santiago is undoubtedly one of the most colorful characters to have ever graced the country’s political landscape. Just how much badass-ness she has can be seen in the way she handled herself as a trial judge during the Marcos administration.
Laurel’s role during WWII has overshadowed the fact that he is probably one of the most accomplished Filipinos of all time, an intellectual giant admired by the likes of Jovito Salonga, Lorenzo Tañada, Claro M. Recto, and countless others.