The Role of the Husband in the Philippines-“Under the Saya”

Originally posted on ITALIAN HUSBAND OF A FILIPINA marito italiano di una filippina:
The “Noli Me Tangere” by José Rizal (Tagalog version) Monument to José Rizal in the Luneta Park in Manila Gloria Arroyo, one of the symbols of the modern Filipina who often occupies positions of power in the Philippine society Young Filipina students…

People of Cordillera Mountains Show the World that We Heal as One.

  Photo Courtesy || Gabino P. Ganggangan @ DSWD – CAR   I saw this on the Baguio City Facebook page and it is a must share to show the world of how compassionate and considerate Cordillerans are. At a time when the world is suffering from COVID-19 and everyone is worried about their lives … More People of Cordillera Mountains Show the World that We Heal as One.

Chinese and Japanese Revolts Against the Spaniards in the Philippines during the 17th century

      Many foreign powers threatened the Spanish colony during the early years of settlement, mainly the Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese, and Japanese. The Spaniards successfully resisted Portuguese efforts to drive them from Cebu. Later the Spanish King annexed Portugal to Spain, closing Portuguese ports to the Dutch traders, who then sought new trading centers … More Chinese and Japanese Revolts Against the Spaniards in the Philippines during the 17th century

Lemery, the only town in Batangas named after a Spanish official, and its history

Photo Credit – Wikipedia by HueMan1 Archeological finds at ancient gravesites in Lemery include pre-Hispanic artifacts and that the people of this region, called Bombon, conducted a lively trade with Arab, Chinese and Indian merchants over the centuries. Upon the arrival of conquistadores Juan de Salcedo and Martin Goiti in 1570, the Bombon inhabitants were … More Lemery, the only town in Batangas named after a Spanish official, and its history

The Last Living Paratrooper from MacArthur’s return …..

Originally posted on Pacific Paratrooper:
Gen. Douglas MacArthur (l.) and Richard “Dick” Adams (r.) Richard Adams describes General MacArthur as “quite a guy.” In commemoration of the 75th year of World War II in the Philippines, one of its heroes returned. Richard “Dick” Adams visited Corregidor once again, but this time, he did not parachute…

Jeepney – A symbol of Filipino Ingenuity

    At the end of WWII, with public transport virtually nonexistent, the U.S. Army released surplus jeeps, and enterprising Filipinos converted them into passenger vehicles called Jeepney by lengthening the bodies. Garishly colored jeepneys are as essential and ubiquitous in the Philippines as double-decker buses are in London. The jeepney gets you everywhere you … More Jeepney – A symbol of Filipino Ingenuity