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.
100 English Words Commonly Mispronounced by Filipinos
Philippines is an English-speaking country, but that doesn’t mean every English speaker in the world will understand everything we say. Using the language is one thing, knowing the right way to pronounce English words is another. Of course, we have to forgive ourselves if we sometimes commit mistakes–after all, Filipino is our national language. But […]
Augusto Lakandula: The Guy Who Hijacked Philippine Airlines and Escaped Using A Homemade Parachute
A Filipino named Augusto Lakandula (later identified as Reginald Chua), hijacked a Philippine Airlines jet on May 25, 2000. After collecting the passengers’ money and other valuables, the suspect, who appeared to be deranged, jumped at 6,000 feet from the plane’s rear door using a homemade parachute. ‘Mid-Air’ Crisis On May 25, 2000, Philippine Airlines […]
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 […]
A Planet Named After A Filipino
13241 Biyo is a minor planet named after Dr. Josette Biyo, a Filipino educator. Dr. Josette Biyo is a Filipino teacher currently serving as Director of the Philippine Science High School (PSHS) Western Visayas campus. She holds multiple distinctions from national and international award-giving bodies for her work in Education. Most notably, Dr. Biyo is the […]
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