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We Cannot Distill Christianity Out of the Filipino

We Cannot Distill Christianity Out of the Filipino

On behalf of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, please accept my warmest congratulations to the Catholic faithful for this milestone....

When Quezon Saves Magellan and Elcano from World War II

When Quezon Saves Magellan and Elcano from World War II

On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the first circumnavigation of the world, the National Museum of the...

Pagsubok sa mga Dayo

Pagsubok sa mga Dayo

Hindi basta tinanggap ng ating mga ninuno ang pagdating ng paglalayag nina Magallanes-Elcano.  Sa pamamagitan ng ritwal na kung...

A Test of Sincerity

A Test of Sincerity

Our ancestors did not easily accept the Magellan-Elcano expedition.  Through the ritual called sandugo (blood compact), our ancestors tested...

Blood Compact 500 Years Ago

Blood Compact 500 Years Ago

On this day, 500 years ago, Colambu, the rajah of Limasawa (in today’s Southern Leyte), entered into a peace...

Gold of Our Ancestors

Gold of Our Ancestors

On this day, 500 years ago, Magellan was surprised by the gold in the life of our ancestors. He...

The Rise of Enrique de Malacca

The Rise of Enrique de Malacca

On March 28, 500 years ago, Enrique de Malacca, the Malay servant of Ferdinand Magellan, mattered in world history...

Lapulapu as a Heritage of the Filipino

Lapulapu as a Heritage of the Filipino

Exactly a month from now, the country will mark the 500th anniversary of the Victory at Mactan. The National...

Celebration of Science and Humanity

Celebration of Science and Humanity

The quincentennial is not just a historical event to commemorate; it is also a celebration of science and humanity. ...

History and Culture Intertwined with Nature

History and Culture Intertwined with Nature

This Earth Hour, let us discover how our ancestors view the world based on written records and on the...

Ending the Limasawa Controversy

Ending the Limasawa Controversy

The historical controversy on where the 1521 Easter Sunday Mass (previously called “First Mass”) was held has been affecting...

101 Years of the Philippine Flag

101 Years of the Philippine Flag

We are saluting the Philippine Flag as our national flag for 101 years now. On 26 March 1920, the...