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4th of February 1899 by the carcosite on Feb 4, 20131700 update: full version @ bulatlat's salunggihit: where it all began.



Darkside of the Philippines by Turning Boholano on Nov 13, 2012Like most places in the world, there is a dark side to the Philippines. It’s a place of appalling poverty and injustice, a blighted land where too many politicians, businessmen, religious leaders and ordinary citizens allow greed and self-interest...



ESCRIBANO: Knowing Malate by PSSST! on Aug 6, 2012Pre-war Malate Church ( photo credit: Dennis Maturan) By Jose Victor Z. Torres (This short piece is based on a lecture I delivered a week ago at the De La Salle University (DLSU) at a forum about the heritage preservation in Manila and the Malate dis...



Mark Twain, Anti-imperialist by mackybaka! on Jun 10, 2012Mark Twain, An Anti-Imperialist, New York Herald [New York, 10/15/1900]: I left these shores, at Vancouver, a red-hot imperialist. I wanted the American eagle to go screaming into the Pacific. It seemed tiresome and tame for it to content itself wit...



Under the Iron Cross: What if Germany ruled the Philippines? by Istoryadista on Jan 23, 2012We have been taught by our history teachers that the chronological order of Western colonizers who stomped their boots in our lands were in this particular sequence: Spanish-British (for a few years)-Spanish-American. We can add up Japan if we want t...



Americans, Friend or Foe? by Istoryadista on Aug 12, 2011In commemoration of the 113th anniversary of the Philippine-American War, this John Sayles film shows the bloody past that changed the course of Filipino-American relations. It was the time when Americans killed innocent civilians caught in a clash o...



JULY 4, 1901, TWO MONTHS AFTER THE SURRENDER OF A REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST, FR. GREGORIO AGLIPAY, TO THE AMERICANS by The Aglipayan on Jul 4, 2011JULY 4, 1901, TWO MONTHS AFTER THE SURRENDER OF A REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST, FR. GREGORIO AGLIPAY, TO THE AMERICANS  (This article is posted in The Aglipayan to help us understand what had happened in 1901 prior to the proclamation of the Iglesia Filipin...



Forgotten History: Battle of Mabitac (Laguna) by Backpacking Philippines and Asia on Sep 15, 2010One of those virtually unknown victories of the Filipinos against the vastly superior invading army of the Americans (the others were the Battle of Paye (San Mateo Rizal), Battle of Catubig (Samar), Battle of Makahambus Hill (Cagayan de Oro), Battle...



Reasons to Celebrate by Philippine Affairs on Jun 11, 2009Today, June 12, the Philippines is celebrating its 111th Independence Day. However, I do not think that there are many legitimate reasons to celebrate. Historical Background The Philippine declaration of independence on June 12, 1898 was done while t...



I LOVE MY COUNTRY – THE PHILIPPINES by I WANNA TALK ABOUT on May 26, 2008Today, we celebrate flag day. The Filipino flag was unfurled on May 28, 1898 when the Philippines defeated the Spaniards. Aguinaldo’s army defeated the Spaniards at the Battle of Alapan. The flag has always been a symbol of freedom and the live...