Philippine-American War - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Philippine-American War


'Indescribable feeling,' says descendant of Filipino who rang Balangiga bell in 1901

Dec 11, 2018 - 8:18 PM

‘The bells are heirlooms from our ancestors,’ says Nemesio Duran. He claims to be a descendant of the Filipino guerrilla fighter who rang the bell in 1901 to signal the historic attack against Americans in Balangiga, Eastern Samar.

DESCENDANT. Nemesio Duran claims to be a descendant of the Filipino the Filipino fighter who rang one of the bells on September 28, 1901.

FAST FACTS: Balangiga Massacre

Sep 28, 2018 - 10:09 AM

The Balangiga Massacre of September 28, 1901, is considered as one of the bloodiest events during the Philippine-American war

EDITORIAL CARTOON. The editorial cartoon of the New York Evening Journal on May 5, 1902, depicting soldiers carrying out the order of General Jacob H. Smith to kill Balangiga males over the age of 10. Photo from Wikipedia Commons

Rappler Talk Entertainment: History and the big screen

Jun 11, 2018 - 9:21 PM

Rappler talks to director Jerrold Tarog and actors Art Acuña and Ronnie Lazaro about bringing historical figures to life through the big screen

Lawmaker: Investigate atrocities during PH-US War, WWII, Martial Law

Sep 14, 2016 - 4:15 PM

House Resolution 339 also seeks to commend President Rodrigo Duterte for saying that the Philippines would pursue an independent foreign policy

FORM COMMISSIONS. Kabayan Representative Harry Roque files HR Number 339. Photo of PH-US War from Wikipedia, Filipino comfort women by Ted Aljibe/AFP, photo of Martial Law victims by Rappler

Yamashita’s gold has been found and it's not what you think

Aug 07, 2016 - 12:05 AM

What many people don’t realize is that Filipinos have been searching for mythical fortunes for quite some time – it’s just that each generation imagines the bounty in a different way

US to return century-old bell taken from La Union church

May 02, 2016 - 9:03 AM

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

COMING HOME. The bell that hung at a West Point chapel has been readied for its return to the Philippines. Photo from Stars and Stripes.

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?

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

Petition seeks recognition for Gen. Miguel Malvar

Jan 12, 2014 - 2:09 PM

The petition seeks official recognition of Gen Miguel Malvar as a former head of the Armed Forces of the Philippines