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Developments in Intramuros

Yesterday I decided to check out what’s going on in Intramuros. I’ve heard of recent developments happening inside the ancient walled city but never really took more of an interest. And oh boy was I in for a pleasant surprise—the ayuntamiento, like a phoenix, rose out of the ashes! The external appearance was faithful with […]

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Poblacion of Makati

I wanted to visit the Museo ng Makati but since it was closed I found myself wandering the streets of what was before the center of San Pedro Macati in the middle of the day. I made surprising discoveries – because until that moment of my visit I had no idea that the local government […]

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Francis Durango Magalona

Francis Magalona’s death is a great and absolute national loss for the Filipino nation. A great artist, very much loved by all his friends and to numerous other artist, he had a huge number of  supporters from all walks of life. Grandson of revered nationalist Senator, Enrique Magalona [author of RA No 709, “Instruction of […]

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Team Day Outs

When I was still working for that call center in Alabang, I frequently bring my team to that cliché place, for the south metro crowd, Tagaytay, its the closest place where you could still see nature and unwind your tired out mind, with all the stress mounting up on the call floor, it helps to […]

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Soy Latina Tambien by Kathleen Ferraren

High School Filipino Kathleen Ferraren wins Latino Essay Writing Contest in DC Tue, October 2, 2007 7:37 am Kathleen’s Dad, Patrick Ferraren (in Virginia), a long lost friend, 30 years ago a co-staffer of The Forward at Colegio de San Jose-Recoletos, after we got reconnected wrote: “How can a young contemporary Filipina lay claim to […]

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Prof. Restie Ramos’ take on the Retraction Controversy

Naturally, those against the Catholic Church would have their cause served had Rizal remained a freemason until his death. These people had a fanatical hatred of Catholicismdating from the Age of Enlightenment and the French Revolution. As in the propagation of anti-Spanish ideas in our history, the cause of freemasonry, anti-Catholicism, etc… is enhanced. They […]

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The Challenge of Philippine Historical Studies

Someone asked me if I believe that the Spaniards really helped [“may nagawa ba sila”] us throughout their almost 400 year rule. The query was sarcastically solicited since I’ve been known to blog about the gifts of our Spanish past, it was a simple query that I regularly get even from family, teasingly posed, but […]

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Ka Gullas Gullas!

The foolish Gullas bill, which intends to make English the only language left standing in our educational system is not only brainless but dangerous! Whatever is left of Tagalog, should be kept and used in schools – it justly belongs to us, we should continue to honor it and study in its untainted form [which […]

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Pampanga honors Augustinian legacies

By Tonette Orejas Inquirer CITY OF SAN FERNANDO-Kapampangans filled the San Agustin Church and its nearby museum in Intramuros, Manila, on the night of Aug. 24 to pay tribute to Augustinian missionaries who had sailed from there to Pampanga 435 years ago and influenced the natives’ character, culture and history. As they stood on the […]

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The Prewar Intramuros

If youre a history junky chances are you’ve already seen this video by an American journalist taken before the war. I need not say more… precioso! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ibt8TpFHaLU] Another video called, “Manila – Castillian Memories” [youtube=http://nz.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOI6rc38Qic&feature=channel]

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