Articles in the category History (164)

In March 1942 US General Douglas MacArthur had been changing trains at Terowie, 220km from Adelaide, when he gave his famous impromptu speech about Allied strategy. In it he talked about the relief of the Philippines being a priority, uttering his best known quote: “I shall return”.
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Published on 23/10/2019 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Documentary, History
Tags: Australia, Battle, children, Japanese, Leyte, MacArthur, Woman, Workers
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 September) — A recent initiative to aggressively push for the inclusion of Mindanao’s identities, cultures, politics, languages, folkways, tales, as well as traditional conflict resolution systems, trading practices, family relations and, finally the concept of peace and development into the Philippines’ formal and non-formal educational engagements has just taken off with a proposed roadmap.
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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
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