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Rody Vera launches book and first Filipino online playwriting course

Jun 25, 2019 - 3:53 PM

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

Sleepless in Berlin: Nightingales flock to scruffy city parks

May 26, 2019 - 7:58 AM

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

Book on Martial Law launched: 'It is happening again'

May 05, 2019 - 3:55 PM

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

UNITED. Mary Racelis, one of the contributors of the book, responds to the audience in behalf of all the authors seated on the platform during the 'To Be in History: Dark Days of Authoritarianism' launch on May 2. Photo by Maria Gabriela Aquino/Rappler

Demystifying the age of the Ifugao Rice Terraces to decolonize history

Apr 14, 2019 - 10:00 AM

The way mainstream Filipino consciousness imagines the Ifugao in connection with the age of the terraces needs to change

IFUGAO RICE TERRACES. The Ifugao Rice Terraces are the products of a very rich and complex Ifugao culture that resisted the Spanish conquest for more than 200 years. All photos courtesy of the Ifugao Archaeological Project

IN PHOTOS: Museum of Philippine Economic History opens in Iloilo

Feb 12, 2019 - 8:20 PM

The museum features galleries highlighting the industries, trade, and commerce in the Philippines through the years

LANDMARK. NHCP Chairman Dr. Rene R. Escalante (fourth from the left) and Senate Minority Leader Franklin M. Drilon (fifth from the left) unveil the Historical Marker of the Museum, along with other officials. All photos by Carl Don Berwin/Rappler

Racism and redemption: Virginia blackface row sparks national debate

Feb 10, 2019 - 3:46 PM

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

DIVIDED. A flag of the Confederate States of America flies at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia were state politics are in a state of upheaval after leaders were associated with the use of blackface. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Brazil museum holds first exhibition since fire

Jan 17, 2019 - 5:02 PM

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'

NATIONAL MUSEUM. The director of Brazil's National Museum Alexander Kellner shows fossils found among the debris in the building, destroyed by a fire last year, during a press conference on the expo 'When Not Everything Was Ice: New Discoveries in the Antarctic Continent,' based on discoveries and the museum's collection during the Paleoantar Project, part of the Brazilian Antarctic Program, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 16, 2019. Photo by Mauro Pimentel/AFP

2018 top science stories: Rhino skeleton, climate change, and Lego heads

Dec 28, 2018 - 2:00 PM

As we wrap up 2018, the Mind Movers of the Mind Museum write about some of this year's most important science stories

The evolution of the medieval witch – and why she's usually a woman

Oct 27, 2018 - 8:00 PM

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.

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Movie reviews: All 9 films in the 2018 Cinema One Originals Festival

Oct 21, 2018 - 1:04 PM

Which films stood out?

UP LIKAS itatampok ang ika-27 na Pambansang Kumperensiya ng mga Mag-aaral ng Kasaysayan

Sep 24, 2018 - 5:34 PM

Itatampok sa kumperensiya ang krimen bilang isang tagahubog sa kasaysayan ng bansa

Enrile's 'ambush': Real or not?

Sep 23, 2018 - 10:55 AM

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.

JPE. Juan Ponce Enrile talks to Ferdinand Marcos Jr in a two-part video entitled 'JPE: A Witness to History'.

Read the stories of Lea Salonga, Clint Ramos, Robert Lopez in 'Barangay to Broadway'

Sep 17, 2018 - 6:43 PM

Lea Salonga, Robert Lopez, and Clint Ramos are part of the list of 'Barangay to Broadway: Filipino American Theater History'

[OPINION] Historical rejection of political dynasties

Sep 01, 2018 - 4:00 PM

What is only clear from the compelling lessons of history is that political dynasty is rejected in bloodshed and should not recur and continue

U.P. history department slams president's attendance at Marcos event

Aug 31, 2018 - 8:16 PM

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

IN PHOTOS: Cars used by Philippine presidents now on display

Aug 19, 2018 - 11:59 PM

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

Presidential cars being displayed at the Museo ng Pangpangulong Sasakyan at the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City at the opening of the Museum during the 140th birth anniversary commemoration of the late President Manuel L. Quezon on Sunday, August 19, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Google collects location data even if you turn off location setting

Aug 15, 2018 - 12:58 PM

Location data may still be collected via Google Maps and search even if a user has turned off a setting labeled 'Location History'

LOCATION HISTORY. With location history on, users can see a map of where they have been. Screenshot from Google timeline page


Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: 5 movies about Philippine history

Jul 06, 2018 - 10:50 PM

Learn about Philippine history through movies

IN PHOTOS: Christian Bautista, Kat Ramnani's prenup shoot

Jul 05, 2018 - 9:40 PM

The photos by Pat Dy were shot at the National Museum of Natural History

The ‘Aliens’ meme guy is returning to Manila for HISTORY CON 2018

Jul 05, 2018 - 12:35 PM

Giorgio Tsoukalos will be back in town to talk about what else? Aliens

ANCIENT ALIENS. Giorgio Tsoukalos returns to Manila. Screenshot from YouTube.com/historychannel

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

#TheWrap: Videos to watch this week, June 3-9, 2018

Jun 10, 2018 - 12:19 PM

Here are the must-watch videos this week!

U.S.-North Korea: 70 years of high tension

Jun 08, 2018 - 4:45 PM

(UPDATED) Here is a recap of the decades of tensions between the two countries

LOOKOUTS. A North Korean soldier (L) and a South Korean soldier (R) stand opposite each other at the truce village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone dividing the two Koreas on February 4, 2015.  Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/File

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: 5 misconceptions about Philippine history

Jun 07, 2018 - 4:10 PM

We throw in the books to set the record straight

Peruvian scientists use DNA to trace origins of Inca emperors

May 27, 2018 - 3:30 PM

The two legends explaining the origin of the Inca civilization 'could be related,' according to the scientists' study

Peruvian genetics specialist Ricardo Fujita works at his lab in the San Martin de Porres University in Lima on May 11, 2018.  Upon the many programs he foresees, Fujita and his team have been working since 2000 on ADN evidence attempting to determine the origins of the Inca Empire. / AFP PHOTO / Cris BOURONCLE

[OPINION] Who’s afraid of Citizen Jake?

May 24, 2018 - 4:12 PM

'Citizen Jake makes us not only witnesses to these challenging times but confronts us with truths both forgotten and ignored'

What you can see at the newly-opened National Museum of Natural History

May 18, 2018 - 4:07 PM

The museum's doors are finally open – and admission is free!

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM. The museum finally opens to the public. File photo was taken on the museum's one-day preview in October 2017. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

National Museum of Natural History to open on May 18

May 03, 2018 - 2:30 PM

The museum will open just in time for International Museum Day

MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY. The new museum is set to open to the public soon. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Early humans in the Philippines 700,000 years ago – study

May 03, 2018 - 1:13 PM

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

EARLY HUMANS. This handout image obtained from the French Museum of Natural History on May 2, 2018 shows an archaeologist at work at the site of an archaeological dig at Kalinga in the Philippines. AFP PHOTO / MNHN / Thomas INGICCO

Marx at 200: Germany torn over revolutionary's legacy

May 02, 2018 - 5:28 PM

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

MARX @200. This picture taken in Trier, southwestern Germany, shows Karl Marx mugs with the inscription "Karl Marx - hip for 200 years", realeased on the occasion of German philosopher's bicentenary. On May 5, 2018 is the 200th anniversary of Marx's birth. Photo by Harald Tittel/dpa /AFP

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: Spotting biases and history's role in healing society

Apr 25, 2018 - 8:15 PM

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

Why Supreme Court justices go to Baguio every April

Apr 18, 2018 - 11:40 AM

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?

The Supreme Court holds yearly summer sessions in Baguio where they hold office all month of April. Photos by Lian Buan/Rappler

Rappler Talk: UP History's 1st female summa cum laude on tips for studying, success

Apr 14, 2018 - 4:03 PM

On Rappler Talk, Chiqui Agoncillo talks to MovePH's Raisa Serafica about her UP education, studying history, and the importance of liberal arts education

Violent winds topple stone pillars at Taj Mahal complex

Apr 12, 2018 - 10:42 PM

'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

CRASH. People gather around base of the Royal Gate entrance at the Taj Mahal complex next to a fallen pillar that collapsed during a storm in Agra on April 12, 2018. AFP

'People's Museum' seeks to preserve identity of Ormoc City

Mar 10, 2018 - 10:00 AM

'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

SITE OF PEOPLE'S MUSEUM. The people of Ormoc City will have their own museum come June 2018. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

LA Tenorio makes history again with 56 minutes played

Mar 03, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Barangay Ginebra star point guard LA Tenorio is also closing in on another record after he played his 543rd consecutive game

HISTORIC. LA Tenorio keeps on breaking feats in PBA's rich history. Photo by PBA Images


Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: Debunking myths on the origins of the Filipino

Feb 23, 2018 - 10:12 PM

Were there really 3 distinct waves of migration? Who were the Filipinos' forefathers?

Soul-searching as symbol of 70s Singapore faces demolition

Feb 22, 2018 - 3:38 PM

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

ICONIC. This photograph taken on February 13, 2018 shows the Pearl Bank Apartments, on the edge of the business district, in Singapore. Roslan Rahman/AFP

China angered by theft of Terracotta Warrior's thumb

Feb 20, 2018 - 2:16 PM

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

CHINESE TREASURE. In this file photo, a terracotta warrior is displayed at the Museum of Terracotta Warriors and Horses of Emperor Qin Shihuang in Xian, in northwestern China's Shaanxi Province on January 8, 2018. Ludovic Marin/AFP

Archaeologists find fossils, Mayan relics in giant underwater cave in Mexico

Feb 20, 2018 - 12:43 PM

Archaeologists who have been exploring the world's largest underwater cave present their findings, including fossils of giant sloths and an elaborate shrine to the Mayan god of commerce

MAJOR FIND. This handout picture released by Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology (INAH) on February 19, 2018, shows the detail of a mask in the 'Gran aquifer' of Sac Actun in Quinta Roo state, Mexico. INAH/AFP

Poland's president signs controversial Holocaust bill into law

Feb 07, 2018 - 7:28 AM

Polish President Andrzej Duda signs into law a controversial Holocaust bill intended to safeguard Poland's image abroad but which has instead triggered an unprecedented diplomatic row

FACING THE MEDIA. Poland's President Andrzej Duda gives a press conference on February 6, 2018 in Warsaw to announces that he will sign into law a controversial Holocaust bill which has sparked tensions with Israel, the US and Ukraine. Janek Skarzynski/AFP

Historic night for Harden in Rockets' win

Jan 31, 2018 - 5:04 PM

Harden is the first NBA player to make 60 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists in a single game

HISTORY. James Harden's 4-point play allows him to beats Calvin Murphy's franchise record. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Anguished Germany raises anti-Semitism alarm

Jan 31, 2018 - 11:25 AM

A series of incidents have unsettled German authorities and the Jewish community

MEMORIAL. A woman cleans a 'stolperstein' or stumbling stone during a walk on occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Nazi pogrom Kristallnacht of 9-10 November 1938 on November 9, 2013 in Berlin. Johannes Eisele/AFP

Anthony cracks 25,000 points as Thunder beat Pistons

Jan 28, 2018 - 11:41 AM

Anthony joins the ranks of Dirk Dowitzki and LeBron James in hitting a 25,000 career-point mark

25,000. Carmelo Anthony's 21 points in their winning game against the Pistons allows him to reach a feat of 25,000 career points.  Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Naples pizza-making wins UNESCO heritage status

Dec 07, 2017 - 9:45 PM

The art of the 'pizzaiuolo' joins UNESCO's list of 'intangible heritage,' securing the coveted status alongside a host of cultural treasures

WORLD HERITAGE. Members of the Pizzaioli Acrobats Coldiretti perform 'twirling' pizza to celebrate the Unesco decision to make the art of Neapolitan 'Pizzaiuolo' an 'intangible heritage,' on December 7, 2017 in Naples.  Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Taiwan moves to erase Chiang Kai-shek's authoritarian legacy with new laws

Dec 06, 2017 - 2:11 PM

Tributes to Taiwan's former dictator Chiang Kai-shek will be removed across the island after lawmakers vote in favor of the mandatory axing of symbols of its authoritarian past

UNWANTED. This picture taken on August 23, 2017 shows tourists walking past statues of the late nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek at a park in Taoyuan, northern Taiwan. Sam Yeh/AFP

EXPLAINER: What is the world's position on Jerusalem?

Dec 06, 2017 - 9:44 AM

Here are the positions of world powers on the issue of Jerusalem

CENTER OF DISPUTE. This file photo taken on January 11, 2010 shows an aerial view of Jerusalem's Old City, including the Al-Aqsa mosques compound, with the landmark Dome of the Rock mosque in the center. Marina Passos/File/AFP

Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe: Liberation hero turned hated despot

Nov 22, 2017 - 6:56 AM

Biographer Martin Meredith: 'His real obsession was not with personal wealth but with power... Year after year Mugabe sustained his rule through violence and repression'

FROM HERO TO DESPOT. This file photo taken on November 04, 2017 shows Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe delivering a speech during the Zimbabwe ruling party Zimbabwe African National Union- Patriotic Front (Zanu PF) youth interface Rally in Bulawayo. Zinyange Auntony / AFP

'American Ripper': What it's like when you discover your ancestor's a serial killer

Nov 21, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Jeff Mudgett, narrator of the new HISTORY documentary ‘American Ripper’ lets us in on his horrible family secret

HH HOLMES. The 19th century serial killer is the focus of a new crime documentary narrated by his own descendant. Photo from History

100 years later, Balfour Declaration divides Israelis, Palestinians

Oct 31, 2017 - 11:31 AM

Britain's Balfour Declaration turns 100 this week, hailed by Israel for helping lead to its founding, but viewed by Palestinians as contributing to a catastrophe that stole their land

This handout file photo taken in 1925 and obtained from the Israeli Government Press Office (GPO) on October 24, 2017, shows Arthur Balfour (C), former British prime minister, and Chaim Weizmann (3rd-R), the then future first President of Israel, visiting Tel Aviv. Israel GPO / Handout / AFP