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First to fifth Republic First to fifth Republic

From Spanish period up until the present time, the principales or elites dominate... 

Fighting begins in 8 provinces Fighting begins in 8 provinces

There had been widespread discontent and restlessness. Spain had its hands full quelling... 

Dekalogo ni Andres Bonifacio Dekalogo ni Andres Bonifacio

Sampung Utos ng Mga Anak ng Bayan (Dekalogo ni Andres Bonifacio) Ibigin mo ang Diyos... 

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Laws during the American period Laws during the American period

The following laws had been promulgated to enable the Filipinos govern the Philippines.... 

World War II Timeline World War II Timeline

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Martial law in 1896 and 1972 Martial law in 1896 and 1972

In 1896, Spanish Governor General Ramon Blanco declared Martial Law to suppress the... 

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Exposing China’s historical lies Exposing China’s historical lies

Solita Monsod, in her column published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer on June 21, hailed Justice Antonio Carpio’s demolition of China’s claim over almost the whole of South China Sea, using China’s own ancient maps, constitutions and official pronouncements. She cited Carpio’s presentation of his 63-page paper entitled “Historical Facts,... [Read more of this review]

Brief History of Armed Conflicts in Mindanao and Sulu Brief History of Armed Conflicts in Mindanao and Sulu

By Norodin Alonto Lucman  Philippine history in school textbooks tend to confuse rather than enlighten. The starting point of Philippine history was 1899 known as the Malolos Constitution, a political construct conceived by ilustrados who maintained filial and historical ties with Mother Spain.  The 1896 Katipunan Rebellion was not a Philippine insurrection.... [Read more of this review]

Through the eye of the storm in Leyte and Samar Through the eye of the storm in Leyte and Samar

By Gloria Esguerra Melencio Now comes Yolanda, reported to be the strongest typhoon to hit the world that is now bringing Leyte and Samar to its knees, as it has been knocking down standing structures such as houses, lamp posts and uprooting trees in 2013. Philippine News Agency reported that some 20 people from Palo, a 30-minute jeepney ride from Tacloban,... [Read more of this review]

A thousand words for a house in Balangiga A thousand words for a house in Balangiga

A famous house in Balangiga, Eastern Samar. Photo by Gloria Esguerra Melencio By Hernan S. Melencio (philippinehistory.ph publishes this article in memory of the Samareños who died during the Balangiga Encounter in September 1901) An old wooden house sits at a street corner like an aging man silently waiting the passing of time and helplessly watching... [Read more of this review]

Salud Algabre, Generala ng Laguna Salud Algabre, Generala ng Laguna

Tinatawag na Generala si Salud Algabre dahil namuno siya sa paglusob a munisipyo ng Cabuyao noong 1935. Ni Gloria Esguerra Melencio Noong 2 Mayo 1935, eksaktong 78 taon ang nakalipas, nilusob nina Salud Algabre, pinuno ng Sakdal, ang munisipyo ng Cabuyao sa lalawigan ng Laguna. Pinalanganang Sakdal ang kilusang mapanlabang ito mula sa pahayagang Sakdal... [Read more of this review]

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