30 Filipino Words With No English Equivalent

We’re so creative we have words that defy exact translation into English. We’ve compiled thirty such words. While they’ll make sense to Pinoys and baffle foreigners, they’re entertaining just the same.

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10 Notorious Crimes of the 1960s That Shocked The Philippines

The Vizconde Massacre, the Hultman case, the Marikina killings and the Ampatuan Mass Murder. These were just a few of the gruesome crime stories that hogged media headlines for months–even years–in recent memory. But there were cases just as shockingly chilling, perhaps even more so, as these sensational crimes from the 1960s decade.

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10 Haunting Last Pictures Taken in Philippine History

There’s something poignant about photos of people or things during their last moments on Earth. You know they’re doomed, but as an observer, you’re left with no choice but to ponder on endless what ifs and might-have-beens.

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29 Things You’ll Never See in Manila Again

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9 Kickass Women in Philippine History You’ve Never Heard Of

Here are 9 of the most amazing lesser-known Filipinas who blazed a trail and made their own mark in Philippine history.

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14 Amazing Filipina Heroines You Don’t Know But Should

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The 10 Most Incredible Filipina Warriors of WWII

Ever heard of the catchphrase “Pinay Power”? If you have no idea what that means, then sit back, relax, and let these badass Filipina warriors from WWII be your teacher.

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An Ultimate Guide To Philippine Mythology’s Legendary Deities

In this three-part series, you’ll get to know more about these interesting deities from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. We’ll examine their stories, special powers, and other details that will tickle the curious child in you.

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12 Annoying Attitudes of Filipinos We Need To Get Rid Of

Although these negative traits do not diminish the fact that Filipinos are a very awesome people, it’s just sad that they have continued to pull us down personally and as a nation.

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12 Surprising Facts You Didn’t Know About Pre-Colonial Philippines

The fact that the little information we have about our ancestors were recorded by foreigners makes me wonder what would have happened had they not colonized us. We’ll probably never know, but for now, let’s learn some of the most interesting facts about our ancestors I bet you didn’t encounter in school.

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6 True Stories From Philippine History Creepier Than Any Horror Movie

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.

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13 Beloved Pinoy Products That Are No Longer Available

Our past is a gallery of winners and losers. While some local brands such as Jollibee have withstood the test of time, there were plenty of other Filipino products that unfortunately received the proverbial axe.

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10 Most Infamous Traitors in Philippine History

Judas Iscariot. Brutus. Benedict Arnold. These are but a few of the numerous famous personalities we’ve come to associate with the word traitor. Unfortunately for us, the Philippines has also had its fair share of such characters.

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8 Famous Filipino Events You Didn’t Know Influenced The World

It may come as a surprise to some how a geographically small country could influence events on a global scale. However, the reality is that the Philippines has had its fair share of events significant enough to influence the world in a big way. Here are some of them.

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The Way We Were: Rare Color Photos of the Philippines in the 1950s

Although he is best known for his stirring photos of the Vietnam War and Cultural Revolution in China, Marc Riboud also visited the Philippines in 1958 and used his talent to preserve a lot of memories. Some of these candid shots featured people from all walks of life and classes–from the late President Carlos P. Garcia to ordinary folks doing ordinary things.

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9 Interesting Jobs From Old Philippines That No Longer Exist

Some of the things that kept our great-great-grandparents busy have slowly disappeared or transformed into their modern-day counterparts. Let’s pay tribute to these fascinating old-timey jobs and the equally fascinating stories that led to their demise.

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51 Old Colorized Photos Reveal The Fascinating Filipino Life Between 1900 – 1960

Colorized photographs provide us with a portal to our past, an incredible view of our ancestors’ daily life as if they’re just arm’s length away. After all, that is exactly the purpose of old photos: To tell stories, satisfy our curiosity and make history come alive.

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The 10 Most Fearsome One-Man Armies in Philippine History

Douglas MacArthur once said: “Give me ten thousand Filipinos and I will conquer the world.” Then again, with the unbelievable display of fighting prowess and near-reckless abandon by these Filipinos who were literal one-man armies, MacArthur’s request for ten thousand would be overkill.

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13 Pinoy Expressions With Crazy Origins You Would Never Have Guessed

These are the expressions and lines that they laced their conversations with–familiar to the ears, but alien to some of us in meanings. Most of them make hazy references to historical figures, plants, sports, and places—but why? This article explores the fascinating backgrounds behind such colorful expressions.

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