Americans Who Acted as Civil Governors in the Philippines

Americans Who Acted as Civil Governors in the Philippines

On July 1, 1901, the civilian government, the Insular Government of the Philippine Islands, was established. It transferred the executive authority over the archipelago to the designated Civil Governor. Among his missions was to prepare the country for its eventual independence. The civilian government was preceded by the United States Military Government … Read more

Characteristics of Spanish Colonial Architecture in the Philippines

Characteristics of Spanish Colonial Architecture in the Philippines

Architecture in the Philippines hails from centuries-long of absorbing influences from its colonizers. Being under the Spanish regime for more than 300 years, the Spanish colonial period brought a huge impact on the architectural style still seen on many structures like churches, houses, government buildings, and many others today. Here, let’s discover … Read more

The Second Battle of Caloocan

The Second Battle of Caloocan

Caloocan City is one of the most urbanized cities in the Philippines, situated at the northern end of Metro Manila. It boasts a vibrant and fast-paced lifestyle, enjoyed by the over 1.6 million people living in its more than 5,000-hectare perimeter. Founded in 1815, the city steadily evolved from a barrio to … Read more

Beer Brand Filipinos Enjoy Most

Beer Brand Filipinos Enjoy Most

Celebrations in the Philippines won’t be complete without the best dishes in Filipino cuisine and of course, inuman (Filipino terms for drinking sessions)! Apart from being an eating nation, Filipinos are renowned as strong and hard drinkers. Whether it’s a weekend gathering with friends, birthday parties, graduation parties, to small and big … Read more

Craft Beer Made in the Philippines

Craft Beer Made in the Philippines

Craft beers are beers produced by small-scale independently-run breweries in the traditional or non-mechanized way. They are also called gourmet, specialty, or artisan beers and focus on the overall quality and richness of the flavor compared to mass-produced beers by larger, mainstream breweries. In recent years, the craft beer community has been … Read more

Are There Filipino-American War Memorials?

Mausoleum_of_the_Veterans_of_the_Revolution

From museums to city squares, heritage sites, bridges, buildings, and national parks, memorials are erected to remind us of important people or significant historic events, imparting powerful messages about their relevance to the world today. You’ll see the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., which honors the legacy of the 16th president of … Read more

Suggested Reading On the Filipino American War

US soldiers in the Philippines, Manilla, during the Philippine-American war

When it comes to discussing wars, not a lot of people are aware of the fact that both America and the Philippines have fought against each other. While the Philippines considered it as the continuation of the struggle for independence, the Americans regarded it as insurrection. The war continued for almost three … Read more

What Was Life Like in the Philippines During the War?

20th Kansas Volunteers marching through Caloocan at night

In the past, some countries had made severe mistakes in the name of power, religion, and grabbing the lands. Wars have drastically impacted human lives, and unfortunately, our history is full of conflicts. If you’re a history lover, you must have a good knowledge of the wars, atrocities, crimes, and tragedies against … Read more