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'Before we wax patriotic with torches and pitchforks in rebuke of this movie, how about we see the silver lining, that this is an opportunity for us to revisit the pages of our history books?'
Why were the US and Japan forces in the Philippines for joint 'warrior' exercises? Because China desires regional and global domination, and the Philippines is standing in its way.
It is no surprise to me if more students tend to believe that Rizal is actually ‘Jack the Ripper’ or wonder why Apolinario Mabini is always sitting in the film 'Heneral Luna'
For the first time, high-resolution copies of Italian explorer Antonio Pigafetta's chronicle are in the Philippine national historian's library, accessible to any Filipino who wants to learn about Magellan's expedition, the 'First Mass,' and the Battle of Mactan
Historian Ambeth Ocampo says it should instead be called the 'Velarde-Bagay' map to highlight the contribution of its Filipino engraver Nicolas dela Cruz Bagay
The failure of historians to write a thorough historical study of the Marcos years has opened the floodgates of misinformation and inaccurate narratives from both sides of the debate, says history professor Filomeno Aguilar Jr
Poland provides inspiration for countries and peoples in times of national peril, when leaders who are supposed to lead abandon their sworn responsibilities and advocate the interests of the invader
'Family History' is precious because it understands that tears, cries and whimpers aren’t the only logical response to depression
A decade since the death of former president and democracy icon Corazon Aquino, Senator Francis Pangilinan urges Filipinos to resist attempts to revise the country's history
Listen to part 2 of our podcast with 'Darna' director Jerrold Tarog on heroes in Philippine media
We talk national heroes with 'Heneral Luna' director Jerrold Tarog
The back-to-back launch is part of the 15th celebration of Virgin Labfest, a Filipino playwrights-led festival of unstaged works, under its first Playwrights' Fair on June 29 at the CCP Dream Theater and Little Theater lobby
A project by Berlin's Natural History Museum asks city dwellers to go out and record nightingales' song with their smartphone and upload it onto an app
The newly launched book 'To Be in History: Dark Days of Authoritarianism' aims to remind Filipinos about the struggle for freedom during the Marcos regime
The way mainstream Filipino consciousness imagines the Ifugao in connection with the age of the terraces needs to change
The museum features galleries highlighting the industries, trade, and commerce in the Philippines through the years
It's a question the state of Virginia has been grappling with since last week when its governor, Ralph Northam, was caught up in a row over blackface
The director of the National Museum, Alexander Kellner, says that the exhibition is 'major proof that the museum is alive and operating with available tools'
As we wrap up 2018, the Mind Movers of the Mind Museum write about some of this year's most important science stories
By the end of the Middle Ages, a view of women as especially susceptible to witchcraft had emerged. The notion that a witch might travel by broomstick underscores the domestic sphere to which women belonged.
Itatampok sa kumperensiya ang krimen bilang isang tagahubog sa kasaysayan ng bansa
Juan Ponce Enrile himself had admitted that his 'ambush' in 1972 was 'staged' to justify the declaration of Martial Law. Yet he later retracted that claim.
Lea Salonga, Robert Lopez, and Clint Ramos are part of the list of 'Barangay to Broadway: Filipino American Theater History'
What is only clear from the compelling lessons of history is that political dynasty is rejected in bloodshed and should not recur and continue
The Department of History says the UP President's appearance at the event is an insult to the memory of those who risked their lives to fight martial law
Check out the Chrysler Crown Imperial Limousine used by Elpidio Quirino, the Willys Jeep used by Ramon Magsaysay, and more in this first-of-its-kind museum
Location data may still be collected via Google Maps and search even if a user has turned off a setting labeled 'Location History'
Learn about Philippine history through movies
The photos by Pat Dy were shot at the National Museum of Natural History
Giorgio Tsoukalos will be back in town to talk about what else? Aliens
Rappler talks to director Jerrold Tarog and actors Art Acuña and Ronnie Lazaro about bringing historical figures to life through the big screen
(UPDATED) Here is a recap of the decades of tensions between the two countries
We throw in the books to set the record straight
The two legends explaining the origin of the Inca civilization 'could be related,' according to the scientists' study
'Citizen Jake makes us not only witnesses to these challenging times but confronts us with truths both forgotten and ignored'
The museum's doors are finally open – and admission is free!
The museum will open just in time for International Museum Day
Until now, the earliest confirmed evidence of hominins – the scientific term used to group modern and early humans – in the Philippines came from a single, 67,000-year old foot bone unearthed in the Sierra Madre Mountains
With scars from the Cold War still fresh, people from capitalist former West Germany and the once communist East are of two minds about the 19th-century philosopher whose bicentenary is on May 5
Leloy Claudio chats with Chiqui Agoncillo, the first female summa cum laude from the University of the Philippines History Department on history's role in nation building, careers, and spotting bias
Will the SC wait until after their writing break in May to hand down their Sereno decision, or will the justices create another history in Baguio?
On Rappler Talk, Chiqui Agoncillo talks to MovePH's Raisa Serafica about her UP education, studying history, and the importance of liberal arts education
'Two decorative pillars collapsed last night amid high-velocity winds. One of the pillars stood at the royal gate, and the other at the southern gate,' says an official from the Archaeological Survey of India
'We need a museum to remind us that we are part of a cultural band and we have a responsibility to our descendants to preserve our past,' says Ormoc Mayor Richard Gomez
Barangay Ginebra star point guard LA Tenorio is also closing in on another record after he played his 543rd consecutive game
Were there really 3 distinct waves of migration? Who were the Filipinos' forefathers?
The looming demolition of a horseshoe-shaped tower block that symbolized Singapore's growth sparks soul-searching about whether enough is being done to protect the country's recent history
The theft of a thumb of an ancient Terracotta Warrior statue on display in the US incites a wave of criticism on Chinese social media