Articles in the category History (161)

The Lapu-Lapu City government will implement changes in the upcoming reenactment of the Battle of Mactan, in line with the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Victory at Mactan. Cindi Chan, the chairperson of the City Tourism Cultural and Historical Affairs Commission (TCHAC), said that one of the major adjustments that they implemented is that part of the reenactment will no longer be held at the sea.
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Published on 24/03/2021 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Arts, History, Recreation, Travel
Tags: Lapu Lapu
According to Phivolcs, at least 1,722 “imperceptible,” or not easily noticed earthquakes, have occurred beneath the Pinatubo edifice since Jan. 20. Some of the earthquakes from Jan. 20 to Jan. 26 ranged between magnitude 1 and 2.5 at depths of 15 to 28 kilometers, it said.

But state volcanologists said these seismic activities were not signs of an imminent eruption.
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Published on 11/03/2021 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Communities, Environment, History
Tags: Pampanga, Pinatubo, Volcano
Four CIA operatives died in a shipwreck off the coast of the Philippines in a tropical storm in 2008 during a daring operation to try and spy on China's activity in the region, it has been revealed. The story of how the four died has never before been told. The men - Stephen Stanek, Michael Perich, Jamie McCormick and Daniel Meeks - were working for the CIA's Maritime Branch.
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Published on 22/09/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: History
Tags: Chinese, Officer, Philippines, tropical
The Marcos dictatorship was built on a structure of falsehoods. Even the date that Ferdinand Marcos chose to remember the start of martial rule, and thus of his so-called New Society, was fake. It was picked for numerology’s purposes: 21 was a multiple of 7, his favorite number. But in fact the “autogolpe” or self-coup that Marcos had been planning for years was finally imposed on Sept. 23, 1972.
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Published on 22/09/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: History, Opinion, Politics
Tags: Marcos, President
How strongly can a song impact a people’s spirit and will in the pursuit of its national aspirations? The right song inspires. It unites. It motivates people to persevere. For us Filipinos, the song “Bayan Ko” has become our unofficial second anthem, especially in times of national trials and turmoil.
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Published on 13/09/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: History, People, Society
Tags: Filipino, Foreign, language, Philippines, Spanish