Where Can You See Spanish Colonial Architecture in the Philippines?

Entrance of Fort Santiago, Intramuros

For at least 333 years, Spaniards had complete control over the Philippines. Spaniards always saw the Philippines as a milestone for the Spice Islands. It was then when Ferdinand Magellan spearheaded the first Spanish exploration of the Philippines. He steps foot on Cebu in March 1521, where at a later time caused … Read more

Top 5 Underrated Da Vinci Paintings

the battle

Art has been instrumental in creating and destroying narratives. It has been at the center of debates, arguments, and an insatiable passion to delve and discover more. Leonardo Da Vinci is a name to reckon with in the art world. His mastery of the sfumato technique and ability to create mesmerizing and … Read more

Why Did the US Want the Philippines?

General Gregorio del Pilar and his troops in Pampanga, circa 1898

The Philippines and the United States (U.S.) have a long-standing special relationship that dates back to the late 20th century. For starters, the U.S. has had a hand in liberating the Philippines from its centuries-long colonization by Spain. But, whether the U.S. had deliberately freed the Philippine Independence from the Spanish imperialists … Read more

How did Filipino-American War End?

Manuel L. Quezón, the first president of the Commonwealth of the Philippines

The Philippines and the United States (U.S.) have such an excellent diplomatic and economic relationship that the latter has always stuck its neck out for the other. The U.S. even has its breadcrumbs trails of culture and habits left in the country that Filipinos still practice. For instance, many families are born … Read more

Who was Emilio Aguinaldo?

Revered as a symbol of democracy and freedom, Emilio Aguinaldo is a Filipino military leader and politician who played a pivotal role in liberating the Philippines. After fighting with the Spaniards, who colonized the country for over three centuries, he became the Philippines’ first president. He then led the nation in another … Read more