UnsaMandaue: How Mandaue’s past can be used for the future

Mary Rose Sagarino 05/31/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City has launched on Monday, May 31, 2021, the UnsaMANDAUE, a lecture series about the heritage and history of Mandaue. The project was launched through the Office of City Councilor Marie Immaline…

Quincentennial Marker unveiled in Plaza Sugbo

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Quincentennial Marker that remembers the arrival of the Magellan-Elcano fleet 500 years ago has been unveiled in Cebu City on the 500th anniversary of the historical event. Presidential Assistant to the Visayas,…

History in a Chinese New Year meal

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 02/12/2021

My search for hopia and history in Chinatown last weekend required prior research, curiosity, and imagination. I learned, for example, that what we outsiders know as Chinatown is composed of Binondo and San Nicolas—two districts separated by…

Covid-19: Twelve key milestones in a year like no other

11/26/2020

Paris, France—From the first cases in central China to hopes of a vaccine a year later, here are a dozen key developments in the spread and subsequent fight against Covid-19. – First death – On December 31,…

A king’s ransom for Magellan’s men

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 11/13/2020

Some students who were thoughtful enough to thank me for our recently concluded online Rizal course confessed that their hatred for history stemmed from boring content and being forced to memorize mind-numbing dates, names, and places. With…

An appreciation for cartoons

Kay Rivera - @inquirerdotnet 08/17/2020

One of the first picture books I enjoyed as a child was called “Medals and Shoes.” It was not an illustrated children’s book, but a compilation of “Political cartoons of the times of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos,…

Part of China’s Great Wall not built for war: study

06/09/2020

The northern segment of the Great Wall of China was built not to block invading armies but rather to monitor civilian movement, an Israeli archaeologist said Tuesday. When researchers fully mapped the Great Wall’s 740-kilometre (460-mile) Northern…

History of pandemics due to ship voyages 

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 06/04/2020

Many Filipinos   knew by heart the  Korean phrases like “annyeonghaseyo” (hello) or “kamsahamnida” (thank you) due to  their fascination with Koreanovelas, especially now that they had to stay home due to the COVID-19 community quarantine. “Kingdom” is one interesting Netflix series…

Six of the deadliest pandemics in human history

Rhobie A. Ruaya, Rhobie Alburo Ruaya 03/19/2020

The World Health Organization already declared Covid-19 an international emergency. As we all already know by now, the coronavirus is a pandemic.  A pandemic is the worldwide spread of a disease. Pandemics have contributed significant impacts on…

Kid’s rendition of Yoyoy Villame’s Magellan song is worth watching

Immae Lachica 03/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Can you remember the songs you sang when you were six years old? Maybe you’d recall singing to your favorite nursery rhyme or favorite cartoon song. But this six-year-old boy from Cagayan de Oro…

Bongbong Marcos wants textbooks revised: You’re teaching children lies

Neil Arwin Mercado - Inquirer.net 01/11/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Friday renewed his call for the revision of history textbooks as charges against his family were being dismissed by the courts. Marcos said that textbooks should not…

Major fightback: Raptors erase 30-point deficit to shock Dallas

12/23/2019

TORONTO — Kyle Lowry had 32 points and 10 assists, Chris Boucher scored a career-high 21 points and the Toronto Raptors overturned a 30-point deficit to beat the Dallas Mavericks 110-107 on Sunday (Monday morning, December 23,…

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