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The Day When Aguinaldo Wrote a Letter to the Pope

Very seldom that history books would mention this but yes, Aguinaldo wrote a letter to the pope. The copy that survived to this day was actually just a draft and so we do not know if ever it had reached Rome. 1,250 more words


Debunk the claim of Leftists that their worldview is scientific. Remind them that they don’t have a monopoly of truth and that grand narratives in the social sciences are no longer fashionable.

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Quiapo, Manila (2007)

At Bahay Nakpil, a historic site in Quiapo for the Katipunan and the revolution against Spain, we stumbled upon a worksop in the basement where they carved images of the Christ.


Philippine Independence


In 1896, the Philippine Revolution began. In December 1897, the Spanish government and the revolutionaries signed a truce, thePact Biak na Bato, requiring that the Spanish pay the revolutionaries 800,000 pesos and that Emilio Aquinaldo and other leaders go into exile in Hong Kong. 332 more words

VIRAL: Testimonial video of prisoners of war held by communist rebels

I wrote this roundup for the Philippine Online Chronicles.

A testimonial video of Philippine state security forces held as Prisoners of Wars (POWs) by the Communist Party-led New People’s Army (NPA) has turned viral online with over 271,113 views, 7,498 likes, 5,928 shares, and 1,399 comments on… 547 more words


Mga Katanungan Ukol sa mga Hindi Makabayaning Gawain ni Emilio Auginaldo

May isang artikulo sa internet na naglista ng ilang “pagkakamali” daw ni Emilio Aguinaldo, mga dahilan kung bakit ayaw ng ilang Pilipino sa kanya. Bagaman naniniwala din ako sa pagiging tao ni Aguinaldo, naniniwala din ako na ang artikulo ay naging masyadong payak ang paglalahad sa mga pangyayari at hindi naging patas sa pagsusuri sa kasaysayan ukol kay Aguinaldo. 481 more words

Philippine History

Celebrating Rizal Day in the Philippines

Today is Rizal Day, a national holiday celebrated annually in the Philippines. Rizal Day commemorates the work and life of José Rizal. José Protacio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda (June 19, 1861 – December 30, 1896) was a Filipino nationalist, novelist, poet, ophthalmologist, journalist and revolutionary. 214 more words