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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“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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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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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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How Miriam Santiago Proved She’s Tougher Than Martial Law

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.

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Philippine police discovered clues of 9/11 attacks, 6 years before it happened

On January 6-7, 1995, the Philippine National Police accidentally uncovered the forerunner to the 9/11 attacks when a mysterious fire which broke out in the Doña Josefa apartment in Manila led them to discover a cache of bomb-making equipment.

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There’s a monument in the Philippines built to honor one of China’s greatest heroes. Why?

Located in front of a skills training center named after him is the monument of Sixto Tiongco Yap, a son of Tiaong, Quezon whose fate made him one of China’s greatest, most decorated military heroes. This is his story.

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