Why is Filipino spelled with an ‘F’ when the Philippines is spelled with a ‘Ph’?

After all, Italians live in Italy and Malaysians are the people of Malaysia. So why on earth can’t they call us Philippians or Philippinos? The answer lies in our history, and it’s a tad complex than you thought.

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The Many Faces of Whang-od, Philippines’ Legendary Tattooist

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.

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“Flag Of Our Mothers”: Little-Known Facts About The Trio Who Made The Philippine Flag

A housewife, a seven-year-old child, and a young Katipunera. One fateful day in 1898, these three women had their paths converged in Hong Kong to create a flag that symbolized the rebirth of a nation. A flag that can tell inspiring tales of patriotism—if only we let it speak.

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The Oldest Known Photos of the Philippines Ever Taken

Tucked away in a cabinet at the 7th floor of a New York City building were a group of 18 rare daguerreotypes of Manila from the 1840s, possibly the oldest photographic record of the Philippines ever discovered.

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The Filipina Pilot Who Sacrificed Her Life To Save Hundreds of Families

In 2001, Filipina fighter pilot Mary Grace Baloyo didn’t choose the easier way out to save the lives of over 200 families. This is her inspiring story of heroism and self-sacrifice.

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Thousands in China are descendants of an ancient Filipino king. Here’s how it happened.

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.

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The Real-Life Fairy Tale That Changed Philippine History Forever

It was a mushy story that would give readers of teen novels goosebumps, or make adults teary-eyed during a teledrama episode. But it was also destiny – and the fate of the Philippines would be changed forever.

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Inside Antonio Luna’s Secret Love Affair With Ysidra Cojuangco

Gen. Antonio Luna’s love affair with Ysidra Cojuangco is considered a myth, but some people buy the story without an inkling of its origin. So how this historical rumor really started?

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6 Astonishing Facts About Ms. Universe and the Philippines

As home to only three stunning Miss Universe winners, Philippines has a long history of struggle to get that much-coveted crown. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and relive those memorable moments we had on the pageant.

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The Adventures of Antero, An Igorot Boy Sensation Who Met President Roosevelt

A remarkable Igorot sensation stood tall and triumphant in front of the world at the St. Louis World’s Fair. This is his story.

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11 Serious Answers To Mind-Blowing Pinoy Questions

To pay tribute to our childhood curiosity, I have listed down some of the most mind-boggling Pinoy questions and the answers you never knew you needed to know.

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Atlantis of the Philippines? Exploring the Mysterious “Lost Island” of San Juan

Known as the island of San Juan (St. John), it was shown in ancient maps—larger than Bohol, maybe as big as Panay—completely detached from the massive Mindanao mainland.

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