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

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

How Badly Was Manila Damaged During World War 2?

destroyed building in Manila after World War II

The Battle of Manila in 1945 is considered by many historians to be one of the worst and most violent battles in World War 2, as it is the second fiercest battle of urban fighting that occurred in the war, with Stalingrad being the first. Because of the crushing attacks that were … Read more

What Wars Have Been Fought in the Philippines?

Katipunan battle flag

Despite being a relatively small country, the Philippines is home to hundreds of different resources that are deemed valuable by some countries during the Middle Ages up to the present. In addition, the country also serves as the perfect gateway for other colonizing countries in the past to invade or colonize nearby … Read more