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
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
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 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
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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