Articles in the category History (158)

GAME TIME Egged on by their elders, boys in Hungduan town in Ifugao province compete in a game of tug-of-war in the community’s river in this year’s postharvest tugging ritual, “punnuk.” The tradition has been listed as an intangible cultural heritage by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
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Published on 25/08/2019 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Communities, Culture, History, People
Tags: community, damaged, harvest, Ifugao, Rice, traditional
“The Pampanga was hobbled by a number of weaknesses. Fresh water supply was limited as its pumps had difficulty sucking water from its tanks. The ship’s desalination plant was badly in need of repair or replacement. The satellite phone assigned to them had many blind spots at sea. Of the four binoculars on the ship, one was borrowed, only one was reliable while the others had poor vision. But the patrol had to go on.”
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Published on 11/01/2019 by Papagei
Categories: Documentary, Entertainment, History
Tags: Chinese, Philippines, Vitug
Despite my unwavering beliefs about the distinguished doctor, I found myself in great awe once again of Jose Rizal after digesting the many accounts found in Krip Yuson’s Rizal +. I recall having been passionately moved once before, after tediously studying the life and obras of Dr. Rizal in high school and university.
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Published on 06/01/2019 by Papagei
Categories: Culture, History, People
Tags: anthology, Dr. Rizal
Who is Andrés Bonifacio? Why is it important to know him? People who revere him as a hero know little about his life, much less his death. November 30, his birth date is celebrated as a Philippine national holiday. Why is there an ongoing, oversimplified debate between Bonifacistas versus the Rizalistas?
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Published on 11/12/2018 by Papagei
Categories: History, People
Tags: Bonifacistas, Heroes, nationa, Rizalistas
From when the city was founded in 1571 until the end of the Spanish rule in 1898, Intramuros was Manila. The name Intramuros means “inside the wall.” For 400 years, Intramuros served as the center of the Spanish occupation, originally built to be the residence for Spanish government officials and their families. It was where the most influential and wealthy citizens of colonial Manila lived. The natives and Chinese were not allowed to live inside Intramuros, only the Spanish elite and mestizos.
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Published on 21/08/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Culture, Documentary, History
Tags: Cathedral, Church, colonial, History, Intramuros, Manila, Museum, Palacio, Rizal, Spanish
These are handsome representatives of the Commonwealth style ushered in by American architects Daniel Burnham and William Parsons and brought into fruition by top Filipino architects such as Juan Arellano and Antonio Toledo. Devastated by the Second World War, they were painstakingly reconstructed, and they served as government buildings in the first decades of the Third Philippine Republic.
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Published on 21/08/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Culture, Fauna and flora, History, Leisure
Tags: courtyard, History, human, Museum, National, Natural, Rizal
In the early evening of Palm Sunday, the procession snaked past the Quema House from where, by the capiz, windows, I watched it. The last days of Christ depicted in life-size statues rolled by on the caros that started from the St. Paul cathedral in the ancient city of Vigan.
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Published on 17/05/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Culture, History
Tags: Vestigial, Vigan
Tabaco, as a small town, was established by the Franciscan friars in the late 1500s, with St. John the Baptist as patron saint. It gained independence from the old town of Cagsaua in the early 1600s during the term of parish priest Father Pedro de Alcareso. Bicol Region, which is typified by a volcanic topography because of Mayon Volcano, is rich in dark volcanic soil and stones from which the Tabaco Church is constructed.
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Published on 04/05/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Culture, Documentary, History
Tags: Bicol, Church, Tabaco
Rizal Monument in Luneta (formerly Bagumbayan) is probably the most popular memorial for the fallen hero and among the most famous sculptural landmarks in the country. It is especially under the spotlight nowadays because of the case against a certain residential building that serves as an unsightly background of the leisure park.
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Published on 21/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Culture, Documentary, History
Tags: Battlecry, Monument, Rizal