Rappler's latest stories on Philippine History
'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
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
As we wrap up 2018, the Mind Movers of the Mind Museum write about some of this year's most important science stories
Itatampok sa kumperensiya ang krimen bilang isang tagahubog sa kasaysayan ng bansa
Learn about Philippine history through movies
Rappler talks to director Jerrold Tarog and actors Art Acuña and Ronnie Lazaro about bringing historical figures to life through the big screen
We throw in the books to set the record straight
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
'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
Were there really 3 distinct waves of migration? Who were the Filipinos' forefathers?
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
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?
A renowned scholar turns his eyes toward the special relationship President Duterte is loosening
Historian Rey Ileto says the 'boss mayor' embodied by President Rodrigo Duterte is an unintended legacy of the resistance against American occupation
Is the protection of human rights a foreign-imposed concept?
It’s high time we recognize some of the lesser-known Filipino heroes who fought for our sovereign nation
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
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
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
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
Education Secretary Leonor Briones says students will also learn why 5 Supreme Court justices voted against the hero s burial for Ferdinand Marcos
Lasco: This intimacy with different lands should not only place us at the heart of the world; it should also should give us a heart for the world
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
The NHCP says the short lived First Philippine Republic still catapulted the Filipino nation onto the world s consciousness
As a critic of colonial patronage – and what a spiteful critic he is – Duterte himself lacks the standing
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
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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
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
Test your knowledge on one of Metro Manila’s most important commercial and business districts
The two exhibits serve as a mini history lesson with stamps and photo walls celebrating defining moments of Philippine history
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
Now more than ever the youth have the responsibility to be the leaders we lost in the dark years
They thought the martial law era was a time of prosperity and discipline but were shocked to hear of atrocities committed by the regime
The return of the bell is facilitated by two US Navy veterans who are also working to return the Balangiga bell of Eastern Samar according to an American newspaper
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
Are you as familiar with the key and historical events that happened during the second month of the year?
The President learns of the viral post about a moviegoer asking why Apolinario Mabini remained seated in the film Heneral Luna
Baka hindi naman talaga sinasadya ng manunulat pero sa tingin ko ang karakter ni Joven ay kumakatawan sa bagong henerasyon
Why are our students weak in Philippine history and social studies in general?
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?