Top 5 Underrated Da Vinci Paintings

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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

What were the Causes of Philippine American War?

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Three Hundred and Thirty-Three years: that’s how long Spaniards have colonized and changed the course of destiny of the then humble islands of the Philippines. With the help of Americans, the Filipinos were finally able to declare independence from the European imperialists on December 10, 1898, through the Treaty of Paris. Little … 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

Why Did the Philippine-American War Start?

U.S Soldiers during the Philippine-American War

Can you imagine working for a really horrible boss at a restaurant for years? And it’s the kind of boss who fires your work friends and makes a nervous wreck while you’re at work. Then one day, his boss shows up and publicly fires him. You and your workmates can’t help but … Read more

A Brief Background About the Filipino-American War

A Brief Background About the Filipino-American War

A few years after the battle of Filipino nationalists against the Spanish, there transpired the Philippine-American War that spanned from 1899 to 1902. The bloodshed resulted in the death of over 20,000 Filipino soldiers and combatants, as well as over 4,200 Americans. But the casualties didn’t end there. More than 20,000 Filipino … Read more

Why We Should Know About the Philippine-American War

Philippine-American War

Once a foremost world power, Spain lost to the United States in the Spanish-American War of 1898 and ceded its colonies Cuba, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. Along with the fall of the Spanish navy under the U.S. forces in Manila Bay, Emilio Aguinaldo declared that the Philippines was finally free … Read more

What is the Reason behind the Philippine-American War?

The Philippine-American War, also called the Filipino-American, was an armed conflict between the United States and Filipino revolutionaries from February 4, 1899, to July 2, 1902. Led by President Emilio, the insurrection was deemed as the continuation of the Filipinos’ decades-long struggle and fight for their independence from foreign colonizers. On the … Read more

When Did the Spanish Conquer the Philippines?

Lopez de Legazpi portrait

The Philippines is a small country comprised of numerous islands located in Southeast Asia, but despite its size, the country possessed thousands of different spices and resources, which made them an attractive location for many spice traders and sailors to conquer or colonize. One of the countries that expressed interest in the … Read more