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A history of trust: The Philippines' first bank

Aug 14, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) is 166 years old this year. Its history of trust is closely intertwined with the Philippines’ narrative of progress and development

A history of trust: The Philippines' first bank

What's The Big Idea? Virtual reality history at the Ayala Museum

Aug 10, 2017 - 9:52 PM

How did the big idea of Jose Rizal's execution in virtual reality evolve? How is technology changing the way curators present art and culture?

What's The Big Idea? Virtual reality history at the Ayala Museum

How Duterte inspired historian Rey Ileto to finish U.S. conquest book

Jul 22, 2017 - 7:00 PM

A renowned scholar turns his eyes toward the 'special relationship' President Duterte is loosening

How Duterte inspired historian Rey Ileto to finish U.S. conquest book

What's the Big Idea? Rey Ileto: History and Duterte through un-Americanized eyes

Jul 20, 2017 - 10:15 PM

Historian Rey Ileto says the 'boss mayor' embodied by President Rodrigo Duterte is an unintended legacy of the resistance against American occupation

What's the Big Idea? Rey Ileto: History and Duterte through un-Americanized eyes

The unsung heroes who fought for Philippine independence

Jun 12, 2017 - 11:15 AM

It’s high time we recognize some of the lesser-known Filipino heroes who fought for our sovereign nation

The unsung heroes who fought for Philippine independence

Why we should celebrate April 21: An invitation from Kidlat Tahimik

Apr 20, 2017 - 10:26 PM

Through Balikbayan#1, which will be shown for a week starting April 21, filmmaker Kidlat Tahimik introduces Enrique de Malacca, the 'favorite valet or chef' of Ferdinand Magellan

Why we should celebrate April 21: An invitation from Kidlat Tahimik

WATCH: Commemoration of Death March at Bataan Freedom Trail 2017

Apr 10, 2017 - 11:26 AM

Dubbed the Freedom Trail, the event features a 160-kilometer ultramarathon, a motorcycle and road bike ride, and a reenactment of the harrowing events leading up to the Bataan Death March

WATCH: Commemoration of Death March at Bataan Freedom Trail 2017

Who said women are 'great partners' in nation building? Apolinario Mabini

Mar 11, 2017 - 5:07 PM

If only Apolinario Mabini's draft constitution was not politicized by his nemeses, Filipinas would have started enjoying the rights they have now as early as 1898

Who said women are 'great partners' in nation building? Apolinario Mabini

Whose EDSA? A reflection on the (failed) promises of ‘People Power’

Feb 27, 2017 - 9:07 AM

Like an audience of a ‘teleserye’ with no control over the plot, spectatorship is our default mode of involvement. What EDSA represents is the hope that such passivity has not always been the case.

Whose EDSA? A reflection on the (failed) promises of ‘People Power’

Marcos burial in textbooks? We'll include 'critical side' – Briones

Dec 14, 2016 - 5:10 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says students will also learn why 5 Supreme Court justices voted against the hero's burial for Ferdinand Marcos

Marcos burial in textbooks? We'll include 'critical side' – Briones

NHCP to Duterte: Lead way to true healing, reconsider Marcos burial

Nov 11, 2016 - 5:39 PM

'If healing is the aim, then, the wounds of the past are best dealt with by coming to terms with them fairly and squarely, not by denying them, deflating their effect, or ignoring them altogether,' says NHCP chair Maria Serena Diokno

NHCP to Duterte: Lead way to true healing, reconsider Marcos burial

House approves bill declaring Jan 23 as 1st Philippine Republic Day

Oct 31, 2016 - 11:10 AM

The NHCP says the short-lived First Philippine Republic still 'catapulted the Filipino nation onto the world's consciousness'

House approves bill declaring Jan 23 as 1st Philippine Republic Day

[Newspoint] Searching history for culprits

Sep 30, 2016 - 6:00 PM

As a critic of colonial patronage – and what a spiteful critic he is! – Duterte himself lacks the standing

[Newspoint] Searching history for culprits

The tragedy of Martial Law

Sep 21, 2016 - 1:51 PM

Martial Law was a bold and grandiose plan to steer the Philippines into a developed country in the mold of the East Asian economic tigers

The tragedy of Martial Law

Jokowi on Mary Jane, Official Gazette, China and Russia | 6PM wRap

Sep 12, 2016 - 8:06 PM

Watch the 6PM wRap with Maria Ressa

Jokowi on Mary Jane, Official Gazette, China and Russia | 6PM wRap

Official Gazette, 9/11 anniversary, Samsung Note 7 ban | 12PM wRap

Sep 12, 2016 - 1:33 PM

Watch the 12PM wRap with Maria Ressa

Official Gazette, 9/11 anniversary, Samsung Note 7 ban | 12PM wRap

#SuperficialGazette: Filipino netizens 'rewrite history'

Sep 11, 2016 - 11:41 PM

How would certain events be told if viewed through a distorted lens? Social media users give examples amid the outrage over the Official Gazette's Facebook post about Ferdinand Marcos.

#SuperficialGazette: Filipino netizens 'rewrite history'

Official Gazette under fire for Marcos photo caption

Sep 11, 2016 - 10:30 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The communication channel of the Philippine government is accused of rewriting history and downplaying the dark days of Martial Law under Ferdinand Marcos

Official Gazette under fire for Marcos photo caption

Quiz: How well do you know Ortigas Center?

Jul 26, 2016 - 7:49 PM

Test your knowledge on one of Metro Manila’s most important commercial and business districts

Quiz: How well do you know Ortigas Center?

'Imprints of history': PhilPost holds heroes stamps exhibits

Jun 12, 2016 - 10:45 AM

The two exhibits serve as a mini history lesson with stamps and photo walls celebrating defining moments of Philippine history

'Imprints of history': PhilPost holds heroes stamps exhibits

Review martial law in books? Include other presidents too – Briones

Jun 07, 2016 - 9:43 AM

'As they say, history is written by the victors, and if we look at the Marcos period, then we look at all the other periods,' says incoming Education Secretary Leonor Briones

Review martial law in books? Include other presidents too – Briones

Young and gone too soon: How martial law took our future

May 18, 2016 - 2:20 PM

Now, more than ever, the youth have the responsibility to be the leaders we lost in the dark years

Young and gone too soon: How martial law took our future

WATCH: Young Filipinos shocked by martial law victims' stories

May 04, 2016 - 9:55 AM

They thought the martial law era was a time of prosperity and discipline but were shocked to hear of atrocities committed by the regime

WATCH: Young Filipinos shocked by martial law victims' stories

Worse than death: Torture methods during martial law

Feb 23, 2016 - 6:00 PM

During the Marcos regime, San Juanico Bridge did not just refer to the longest bridge in the country. It had a far more sinister meaning.

Worse than death: Torture methods during martial law

QUIZ: Beyond Valentine’s Day, what’s to celebrate in February?

Feb 07, 2016 - 9:30 AM

Are you as familiar with the key and historical events that happened during the second month of the year?

QUIZ: Beyond Valentine’s Day, what’s to celebrate in February?

Aquino dismayed over students' lack of knowledge in PH history

Sep 29, 2015 - 5:40 PM

The President learns of the viral post about a moviegoer asking why Apolinario Mabini remained seated in the film 'Heneral Luna'

Aquino dismayed over students' lack of knowledge in PH history

Napansin n'yo ba si Joven Hernando sa 'Heneral Luna?'

Sep 27, 2015 - 3:10 PM

Baka hindi naman talaga sinasadya ng manunulat, pero sa tingin ko, ang karakter ni Joven ay kumakatawan sa bagong henerasyon

Napansin n'yo ba si Joven Hernando sa 'Heneral Luna?'

The problem with PH history education

Sep 26, 2015 - 11:00 AM

'Why are our students weak in Philippine history and social studies in general?'

The problem with PH history education

Is it time to have another leader like Heneral Luna?

Sep 16, 2015 - 2:36 PM

General Antonio Luna gave up a life of comfort and complacency to fight for his country's freedom. Are today's leaders like that too?

Is it time to have another leader like Heneral Luna?

32 years after assassination: Knowing Ninoy

Aug 16, 2015 - 10:00 PM

'Years from now Juan Miguel's son will notice the picture of his father and ask who is that face on the shirts he and his parents were wearing and why were his fingers formed like the letter L'

32 years after assassination: Knowing Ninoy

Upgrading democracy in the Philippines

Jul 27, 2015 - 7:00 PM

'Unless we do things differently, there is no way for us to salvage our democracy.'

Upgrading democracy in the Philippines

TIMELINE: Philippine laws and policies on refugees

Jun 20, 2015 - 10:42 AM

In the past, the Philippines had taken in thousands of refugees from different parts of the world. See how past laws and policies covered these refugees.

TIMELINE: Philippine laws and policies on refugees

Forgotten history? The polistas of the Galleon Trade

Jun 19, 2015 - 2:00 PM

'More than just being a route to early economic and cultural exchanges, the route also served as many indios’ path to death'

Forgotten history? The polistas of the Galleon Trade

How revolutionary was the Philippine Revolution?

May 28, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Was the Philippine Revolution something like the liberal revolution in North America, led by creole, mestizo and indio elites, aiming at 'unity' and 'homogeneity'? What would it mean to consider this possibility?

How revolutionary was the Philippine Revolution?

An autonomous history of Muslim Mindanao beyond textbooks

May 23, 2015 - 6:03 PM

While a number of historians have tried to embed Muslim Mindanao into the story of the Philippine nation, their success has been modest

An autonomous history of Muslim Mindanao beyond textbooks

Luna Mencias Street: 'Lolo to live on'

Apr 25, 2015 - 9:53 PM

This serves as a lesson for us that we need to tell and retell our history and pass on the great stories of those who came before us

Luna Mencias Street: 'Lolo to live on'

#RepostEDSA: Is 'People Power' dead?

Feb 23, 2015 - 7:48 PM

On the 29th anniversary of the uprising that toppled a dictator, join the MovePH conversations on social media. Tell us your EDSA story.

#RepostEDSA: Is 'People Power' dead?

Who informs us about Mindanao?

Feb 14, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Visibly absent in history textbooks is any serious, substantive discussion of Mindanao's place in Philippine history

Who informs us about Mindanao?

Cardinal to Christians: Moro dream 'very valid'

Feb 13, 2015 - 9:39 AM

Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo says Christians 'should look at history,' not their 'own biases and prejudices' against Muslims

Cardinal to Christians: Moro dream 'very valid'

The Americans destroyed Manila in 1945

Feb 04, 2015 - 8:00 AM

If the carnage of Manila in 1945 did not happen, we would have had a very different Philippines today. Our momentum ran out and the other nations in Asia eventually surpassed it.

The Americans destroyed Manila in 1945

LOOKING BACK: The papal visit and lifting of martial law in PH

Jan 17, 2015 - 9:00 AM

The lifting of Martial Law in 1981 is associated with the visit of Pope John Paul that same year

LOOKING BACK: The papal visit and lifting of martial law in PH

Uncovering the history of corruption

Nov 04, 2014 - 9:30 AM

We have been run like hell for too long. It’s about time to raise our standards.

Uncovering the history of corruption

Fast Facts: National Heroes Day

Aug 25, 2014 - 1:45 PM

Celebrated as early as 1931, the holiday honors and remembers all Philippine national heroes. Here are a few facts related to this occasion.

Fast Facts: National Heroes Day

QUIZ: How well do you know Manuel Quezon?

Aug 19, 2014 - 1:53 PM

August 19, 2014, marks the 136th birth anniversary of former president Manuel Quezon. How well do you know him?

QUIZ: How well do you know Manuel Quezon?

Vote me for president, really

Aug 07, 2014 - 6:28 PM

'If you like my vision of reforms, feel free to campaign on my behalf'

Vote me for president, really

Marcos forever? Never!

Jul 25, 2014 - 6:00 PM

'There must be no reconciliation with the Marcoses if they keep on denying that they committed human rights abuses or that they amassed ill-gotten wealth'

Marcos forever? Never!

#BeMabini: Netizens tweet as the Brains of the Revolution

Jul 23, 2014 - 3:57 PM

What would Apolinario Mabini say if he had a Twitter account?

#BeMabini: Netizens tweet as the Brains of the Revolution

FAST FACTS: The life and legacy of Apolinario Mabini

Jul 23, 2014 - 12:44 PM

Learn more about the man who helped shape the young Philippine Republic and inspired Filipinos to fight for independence

FAST FACTS: The life and legacy of Apolinario Mabini

QUIZ: How well do you know Apolinario Mabini?

Jul 23, 2014 - 7:00 AM

The Philippines commemorates the 150th birth anniversary of 'The Sublime Paralytic' and the 'Brains of the Revolution' on July 23

QUIZ: How well do you know Apolinario Mabini?

Historical sense and the Marcoses

Jul 13, 2014 - 1:44 PM

'For a nation forged by a revolution against colonial rule and a war of independence against another colonial power, Filipinos’ general lack of interest in history is ironic'

Historical sense and the Marcoses