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Articles in the category History (171)

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 by 17/05/2018 by Guido
Categories: Culture, History

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 by 04/05/2018 by Guido
Categories: Culture, Documentary, History
Tags: Bicol, Church, Tabaco

Perhaps one facet of Makati City that is seldom seen is its laid-back and artsy side. Oftentimes, when we here the name Makati, we think of images of modern skyscrapers and bright office spaces. Most people, even Makati habitués, are not aware that beyond the tall buildings sits a historical and cultural hub that provides a glimpse of Makati’s glorious past.
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Published by 26/03/2018 by Guido
Categories: Culture, Documentary, History

It’s a composition that is postcard-perfect: a religious architectural marvel as a vantage point for majestic Mayon Volcano. It’s a vista that is sure to take your breath away. This is the Church of the Nuestra Señora de la Porteria also called Our Lady of the Gate but more commonly known as Daraga Church.
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Published by 25/03/2018 by Guido
Categories: Culture, Documentary, History

The San Joaquin Church along with the San Joaquin Cemetery is known as one of the province's major tourist attractions since it plays a great role in literature and history. One, because it is one of the places believed to be possible settings for the “Barter of Panay” myth/legend. The “Barter of Panay” is classified as myth or legend because there are no written accounts or proof to solidify the claim.
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Published by 21/03/2018 by Guido
Categories: Culture, Documentary, History

With a grand Pinatubo tour closing the year, the first trip for the new year couldn’t be less fab. The choice was to head a little north to a land nestled in the waters of the South China Sea and Manila Bay, the breathtaking Bataan. Initially planned for two days and a night, the trip was cut short to a day tour. It was a tiring transfer from buses to jeepneys, but the experience was unforgettable. It was a breather from the stressful city life.
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Published by 21/03/2018 by Guido
Categories: Culture, Documentary, History

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 by 21/03/2018 by Guido
Categories: Culture, Documentary, History

Luna, a municipality in the province of La Union, is known as the Pebble Capital of the North. Its coast facing the West Philippine Sea seems to be a bottomless repository of pebbles of various sizes and colors that are washed in from the ocean. Along this strip stands a 5.6-meter tall structure that has survived pirate attacks, a war among countries, and even a devastating typhoon.
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Published by 21/03/2018 by Guido
Categories: Culture, Documentary, History

Philippines is home to many ancestral houses and historical ruins of mansions built during the Spanish period: There’s the famous Vigan's “heritage city”, Iloilo's heritage buildings, Silay's ancestral houses, the “Taj Majal of Negros” known as The Ruins in Talisay City, and the list goes on. Unknown to many, there’s another historical ruins of a mansion found in Ormoc City, Leyte.
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Published by 21/03/2018 by Guido
Categories: Culture, Documentary, History