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#ThrowbackThursday: What happened on March 16?

by Erjann Fernandez

with video from Prof. Xiao Chua/ PTV 4

Aside from Araw ng Dabaw, what happened this day in Filipino history? I could say that, this day is one of the core dates in Philippine history 157 more words

Feature

Spending My Weekend at Speed 50-Mactan

January 28, 2017 was the 9th Bataan Death March 102 event’s day. Many of my running acquaintances including those whom I first met only at the beginning of 2016 at the event, Tagaytay to Nasugbu were marching to the beat of the drum of the BDM fever. 3,191 more words

Running

Ferdinand Magellan and the Circumnavigation of the World - Part 4

Ferdinand Magellan may be dead in the blood-soaked surf off the Philippines, but the voyage goes on. The fleet, under Juan Sebastián Elcano, has to find the Spice Islands and return to Europe to complete their epic mission. 307 more words

Ferdinand Magellan and the Circumnavigation of the World - Part 2

In the second part of our multi-part series on Ferdinand Magellan, we find the Portuguese navigator setting sail from Spain. His destination was South America, where he hoped to find the strait that would take him to the Western Sea. 45 more words

Mactan Shrine: The Symbol of the True Filipino Grit

Beyond the typical exterior of the Mactan Shrine park, where both public and private transportation traverse forming part of the daily grind of Punta Engaño, Lapu-Lapu City lies the hallow ground, where one fateful day a long time ago, a fierce battle was fought in the name of freedom and love. 1,456 more words

History

Explorers Continued: Spanish, English, French and even the Dutch

We will continue to examine the explorers who journeyed into the unknown. Last class we looked at the reasons & factors involved in exploration. We also looked at how the Portuguese were the first nation to begin exploring with the encouragement of Prince Henry the Navigator. 111 more words

Age Of Exploration

Ferdinand Magellan and the Circumnavigation of the World - Part 1

In the first episode of our multi-part series on Ferdinand Magellan, we find the navigator being rejected by his native Portugal, and turning to Spain to back his expedition to find the legendary Spice Islands via a westerly trade route. 18 more words