Gabii sa Kabilin 2024: Bringing generations together to rediscover Cebu’s heritage

Pia Piquero 05/11/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The “Gabii Sa Kabilin” or “a night of heritage” annually brings together young and old to explore Cebu’s history. This year’s event, on May 10, 2024, attracted over a hundred locals who visited…

Tres de Abril battle in Cebu City: A symbol of courage and resilience

Pia Piquero 04/03/2024

  CEBU CITY, Philippines – Today, April 3, on the anniversary of the Tres de Abril battle, Cebuanos gather to commemorate the historic event that marked a crucial moment in Philippine history. On April 3, 1898, a…

Harvard says it has removed human skin from the binding of a 19th century book

04/01/2024

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University said it has removed human skin from the binding of a 19th century book about the afterlife that has been in its collections since the 1930s. The decision came after a…

Explainer: What we know so far on Boljoon’s once-lost pulpit panels

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/22/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The latest collection unveiled at the National Museum of the Philippines (NMP) sparked not only a renewed interest in history but also prompted the Cebuano community to take action to preserve Cebu’s heritage.…

Cebu City historical sites: A guide to must-visit heritage spots

Pia Piquero 01/13/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Step into the vibrant tapestry of Cebu City’s history and culture, where every cobblestone whispers tales of the past.  As Sinulog 2024 beckons, brace yourself for a riveting journey through some of the most…

Proposed ordinance designating downtown Cebu as heritage district now for review

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 08/31/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Vice Mayor Alvin Garcia’s proposed ordinance designating downtown Cebu City as a heritage district is now for review. Councilor Jocelyn Pesquera referred the proposal to the council’s Committee on Laws, Ordinances,…

Younger Aquinos uphold ‘Lolo’s memory’ against the times

Krixia Subingsubing 08/21/2023

MANILA, Philippines — For many people who had lived through the last years of the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos Sr., the 1983 assassination of opposition leader Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. had been their political awakening. But for…

IN PHOTOS: A closer look at the treasures inside the national museum in Cebu

Wenilyn Sabalo 07/29/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Museums help nurture the identity of a nation. It acts as a custodian of culture as it also helps in the preservation of the works of arts and artifacts of life that come…

Cultural (mis)appropriation

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 07/28/2023

Fashion and history clashed in the past week: first, when Beauty Gonzalez wore jewelry repurposed from pre-Spanish Philippine gold artifacts to the 2023 GMA ball; second, when Sen. Imee Marcos wore Cordillera textiles, ornaments, and tattoos to…

Mammals may have hunted down dinosaurs for dinner, rare fossil suggests

Associated Press 07/19/2023

NEW YORK  — An unusual find in China suggests some early mammals may have hunted dinosaur for dinner. The fossil shows a badgerlike creature chomping down on a small, beaked dinosaur, their skeletons intertwined. The find comes…

History from dictionaries

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 07/19/2023

Bagong Pamantayang Tagalog is a Facebook page I highly recommend. It is not an esoteric page for lexicographers; its posts are relevant to anyone interested in Philippine history and languages. One post carried a screenshot from “Vocabulario…

‘Calamidades Publicas’

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 07/14/2023

All roads out of Makati were crowded on Wednesday night because of the heavy rains that caused flash floods that left motorists and commuters stewing till late. Hungry and desperate, I changed from defensive to offensive driving…

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