General Antonio Luna quick profile

This General Antonio Luna short background is based almost entirely from the Malacañang website’s infographic of the feisty general. Antonio Luna’s work as a general of the military of the Philippines was waged during the occupation of the United States in 1899. Full name in Spanish: Antonio Luna de San Pedro y Novicio Ancheta Born:Read More

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Revisiting the town MILF terrorists attacked in 2008, killing Christian civilians including women and children

I was based in Manila when the Moro Islamic Liberation Front terrorists attacked the innocent civilians in Lapayan, Lanao del Norte on August 18, 2008. It was worrisome to hear such news, but “worrisome” is too nice a word. My parent’s house was just about 12 kilometers away from where the massacre happened. MILF murderedRead More

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List of Filipino National Artists

List of National Artists of the Philippines by category (as of April 2017) – Architecture and Allied Arts, Broadcast Arts, Dance, Film, Literature, Music,  Theater, and Visual Arts. The National Artist recognition is the highest individual artist award given to an artist who gave significant contribution for their area of artistry. This is handled byRead More

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3 lesser known Filipino heroes

When we hear somebody says the phrase “Filipino heroes”, what quickly comes to mind are the names Jose Rizal, Andres Bonifacio, Juan Luna, and even the controversial Emilio Aguinaldo. Filipiknow also has an interesting article entitled 5 Great Philippine Heroes Nobody Remembers, so you may also read this for added knowledge. But what I compiledRead More

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The history of our Philippine Flag

I will present it in chronological order the history of our Philippine flag, starting in 1898 when the Republic was officially established. Prior to 1898 were revolutionary flags, but those flags only represented a certain region or its struggle for independence from Spain. 1898 – 1901 Ironically, made in Hong Kong, but thankfully by FilipinosRead More

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4 Facts About Typhoon Sendong

I was in Iligan City when Typhoon Sendong (international name: Washi) happened in December 17, 2011. Although, me and my family were not directly affected by the typhoon, we were about 5 to 8 kilometers away from the center of devastation. The heavy rain started the night before, December 16. The deadly flood were alreadyRead More

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7 Facts About Manuel L. Quezon

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Former President Manuel L. Quezon was the most popular political personality during his time. Making the present President Rodrigo Duterte’s popularity pales in comparison. Almost every city in the Philippines has the Quezon surname – Quezon Avenue, Quezon St, Quezon Memorial Hospital and many more. 1. The Most Popular President. The Baler, Quezon born garneredRead More

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7 Facts about the name of the Philippines

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I’m absolutely sure, majority of Filipinos are unaware of the origin or meaning of our own country name, the Philippines. I, myself learned new things while researching for this piece. 1. The name Philippines was derived from the Spanish name Filipe or Philip in English, and specifically in honor of King Philippe II, the KingRead More

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