When to say ‘thank you’

May 3, 2015 by  
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By Hernan Melencio

Celia Veloso speaks during a press conference May 1, 2015 upon arriving from Indonesia where her daughter was temporarily saved from execution on April 29 for being a drug mule.

Celia Veloso speaks during a press conference May 1, 2015 upon arriving from Indonesia where her daughter was temporarily saved from execution on April 29 for being a drug mule.

Saying “thank you” is a matter of … Read the rest

Ngayon sa Kasaysayan: 14 Disyembre

December 14, 2014 by  
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1600- Naglaban sa labas ng Look ng Maynila ang mga bapor pandigma ng mga Kastilang pinamumunuan ni Antonio de Morga at mga Olandes na pinamumunuan ni Admiral Oliver van Noort.

1837- Isang taripa ang ipinahayag na sumasaklaw sa pagpasok ng … Read the rest

Exposing China’s historical lies

August 13, 2014 by  
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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 … Read the rest

Through the eye of the storm in Leyte and Samar

November 9, 2013 by  
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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 … Read the rest

A thousand words for a house in Balangiga

September 3, 2013 by  
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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 … Read the rest

Salud Algabre, Generala ng Laguna

May 3, 2013 by  
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Tinatawag na Generala si Salud Algabre dahil namuno siya sa paglusob a munisipyo ng Cabuyao noong 1935.

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 … Read the rest

Si Ka Oryang sa Dantaon 21

March 8, 2013 by  
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(Bilang pagpupugay sa mga kababaihang Pilipina ngayong 8 Marso 2013, inilalathala ng http://philippinehistory.ph ang isinulat ni Gregoria de Jesus, kilalang Ka Oryang sa Katipunan, na sarili niyang talambuhay noong 1928. Narito rin ang mga tagubilin niya sa mga susunod pang … Read the rest

The babaylan lives in her story

January 19, 2013 by  
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By Gloria Esguerra Melencio

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The Molo Church in Iloilo. Photo by Gloria Esguerra Melencio

The word had been hushed to silence and was erased in the everyday lingua franca of the Filipino, but the babaylan tradition – through war and … Read the rest

Miag-ao Church in Iloilo

October 14, 2012 by  
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Miag-ao ChurchPhilippine history records Miag-ao Church in Iloilo, an 18th century Augustinian-built Baroque church, as one of the four Baroque churches in the Philippines and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its fortress-like design suggests its dual purpose as a place of … Read the rest

Batas Militar: 1972-1986 (1)

September 18, 2012 by  
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Unang Bahagi: Isa itong pahapyaw na pasada sa panahon ng batas militar ng Pilipinas na sinulat noong 1997 para sa isang teksbuk ng Kasaysayan ng Pilipinas. Sa kasamaang palad, di ko na nalaman ni natuklasan … Read the rest

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