A Touching Story of How Filipinos Saved A Million Lives At The Most Unexpected Place
Human misery knows no national boundaries. Such was the battlecry of the Filipinos who were involved in the “Operation Brotherhood”–a humanitarian project that saved thousands of lives during the Vietnam War and paved the way for other life-changing international advocacies. This is their story.
Ninoy Aquino’s Historical Speech Nobody Ever Heard
Almost 31 years ago, Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. planned a homecoming despite threats in his life. He was allowed to go to the US to undergo surgery for his blocked arteries. But after learning that the situation back in the Philippines was getting worse, he decided to come home. Also Read: 6 People Who […]
The WWII Japanese Soldier Who Hid in Philippine Jungle For 29 Years
A Japanese soldier named Lt. Hiroo Onoda hid in the remote Philippine island of Lubang during World War II. Unfortunately, he was not told that the war officially ended in 1945 so he remained in hiding for 29 years, not out of fear of execution, but due to his loyalty to the Imperial Army. From Japan to […]
Almost Astronauts: The Story of the First Philippine Monkeys in Space Flight
Long before Chino Roque was officially named the first Filipino to fly into space, two Philippine animals almost achieved the same feat. Enclosed in an Aerobee rocket, Philippine monkeys named Patricia and Michael made history after traveling halfway to space on May 22, 1952. Animals in Space: A Deadly Experiment Back when space flight was […]
Halsema Highway: Philippines’ Deadliest Road
Also known as the “Mountain Trail”, Halsema Highway spans 150 kilometers between the towns of Baguio and Bontoc in Mountain Province. It is a sight to behold, thanks to the breath-taking drop-offs which peak at 2, 255 meters above sea level. For this reason, it is officially the highest altitude highway in the Philippines–even higher […]
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