The Complete Philippine Flag history

This is a timeline or list of all the official national flags of the Philippines. There was no national flag before the Spaniards came here in 1521. The Philippines wasn’t yet a nation. It was composed of several small clustered kingdoms. Although each kingdom had its own official flag or banner, but were not unitedRead More

5 facts about Salipada Pendatun, the Forgotten Hero from Mindanao

I never heard about Salipada Pendatun, until I visited Buluan, Maguindanao last month. I chanced upon a hanging tarpaulin at a trade exhibit when I first learned about this Filipino hero. I would say I’m impressed after reading a short biography of Pendatun. This former senator was called a man of “many firsts”. 1. HeRead More

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

Lupang Hinirang (Spanish version)

Filipinas (Spanish version, 1899) Tierra adorada, hija del sol de Oriente, su fuego ardiente en ti latiendo está. Patria de amores, del heroísmo cuna, los invasores no te hallarán jamás. En tu azul cielo, en tus auras, en tus montes y en tu mar esplende y late el poema de tu amada libertad. Tu pabellónRead More

Lupang Hinirang (English version)

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The Philippine Hymn (English version during the American regime) Land of the morning, Child of the sun returning, With fervor burning, Thee do our souls adore. Land dear and holy, Cradle of noble heroes, Never shall invaders Trample thy sacred shore. Ever within thy skies and through thy clouds And over thy hills and sea,Read More

Lupang Hinirang

Lupang Hinirang (Tagalog version) Bayang magiliw, Perlas ng Silanganan Alab ng puso, Sa Dibdib mo’y buhay. Lupang Hinirang, Duyan ka ng magiting, Sa manlulupig, Di ka pasisiil. Sa dagat at bundok, Sa simoy at sa langit mong bughaw, May dilag ang tula, At awit sa paglayang minamahal. Ang kislap ng watawat mo’y Tagumpay na nagniningning,Read More