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When did the misinformation start?
When the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos' only son and namesake trumpeted his achievements to vlogger Toni Gonzaga, his arguments mirrored those that have been made on TikTok, and years before that, Facebook.Marcos Jr, or Bongbong, is doing the rounds after declaring his ...
His only Aprobado grade is for the subject 'General Pathology, its Clinic, and Pathologic Histology.'
One of the highly regarded medical schools in the country is University of Santo Tomas. Considered as one of the top performing local educational institutions in medicine, UST has produced countless medical professionals. And among the list of doctors who built their ...
Did you know? It's the Culinary Capital of the Philippines.
Recently, James Corden announced that they're finally revamping his now infamous Spill Your Guts segment after it was criticized for painting Asian delicacies in a negative light. If there's anything we can learn from what happened, it's that food is deeply ingrained in people's culture and history, and there's more ...
From secret children to his sexuality, these Jose Rizal conspiracies will give you a good laugh.
As one of the most celebrated figures in Philippine history, every facet of José Rizal's life has been explored virtually to exhaustion. So, it's no surprise that the country's national hero has been the focus of rumors and conspiracy theories for decades.The ...
Half a century later, Antillon and Contreras stir pride.
When Johnny Antillon spoke about keeping the faith before UN in 1954, he came from a very personal place—he lost his father to World War II. Half a century later, his message of hope is viral, rediscovered by the generation of his ...
'Raise high the barricades!'
Fifty years ago from February 1 to 9, 1971, students and faculty of the University of the Philippines built barricades around the campus, in response to the three-centavo increase in oil prices in the Philippines. But it was more than just about oil ...
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Philippine History was removed from the curriculum in 2014.
In 2014, the Department of Education removed Philippine History from the curriculum of high school students. Now, a petition is calling for its return.In 2017, education secretary Leonor Briones defended the move, saying "While Philippine History, as a subject, is no longer part ...
According to an interactive map that uses plate tectonic models.
Ever wonder what the Philippines look like way back then, say 50 million years ago? Well, now's your chance as a California paleontologist has created a map that uses geological models created by geologist and paleogeographer Christopher Scotese.The interactive map can impressively go back to 750 ...
The Vice President even sat in one of his classes.
It was the last day of the school year, but the COVID-19 pandemic prevented students from saying their goodbyes to each other. Joey Fernandez, a third grade teacher at an international school, decided to meet his class of eight-year-olds in a virtual meeting ...
Plus other tidbits on how the candy came about.
White Rabbit Creamy Candy was launched by the ABC company in 1943. Believe it or not, the first version didn’t even feature a white rabbit at all: back then they were called Mickey Mouse Sweets and featured the famed Disney character. But ...
These Filipino words from Spanish will surprise you.
On July 31, a post on Facebook became viral for decrying a new restaurant in Washington, D.C. named Barkada Wine Bar. Barkada doesn’t serve Filipino food, but its American owners thought to use the word ‘Barkada’ because they wanted to pay homage ...
You must have seen it if you've ever traveled through EDSA.
If you’ve ever spent any time traversing EDSA Southbound from Quezon City to Makati, you’re no doubt familiar with that giant gaping hole in the ground at the corner of Ortigas Avenue. People who ride the MRT, especially, get a much better ...
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