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Colonialism, Catholicism and the nation’s coming of age

It wouldn’t be an exercise in exaggeration to say that the formation of our history is in itself a struggle

Cilapulapu and the triumph of defiance

The battle in Mactan wasn’t so much a paradigm of class struggle but a show of force between two established and wealthy dominions

Not a land of savages: The people Magellan met in Samar...

By Pigafetta’s account, the indios he saw were more than mere “savages” living on trees or caves

Philippines’ Duterte flunks Philippine history

"[W]e are celebrating because it was the first time we saw foreigners in our native land,” said the president

Spain looks forward to another ‘500 years’ more of inspiration from...

To dramatize the celebration, the Spanish training ship Juan Sebastián Elcano raised its sails and anchored off the coast of Guiuan

PHOTOS: Philippines’ Homonhon: Where Christianity first landed

On March 16, 1521, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan and his crew dropped anchor off the uninhabited island of Humumu, now Homonhon

Desperately seeking Christ amidst Christendom’s pomp

Perhaps a genuine return to Jesus’ life and works will give Filipino Christians greater confidence to hold governments to these standards

Church historians reject new claim about site of first Mass in...

The Church Historians’ Association of the Philippines said the historic event took place on Limasawa island in the central Philippines

With songs and poems and flowers

Thirty-five years down the road, and with several generations in tow, Filipinos are once more on the brink of a sociopolitical upheaval

Radio Veritas’ role in ouster of Philippine dictator remembered 35 years...

Radio Veritas has been cited for its "crucial role in using truth to depose an oppressive and corrupt regime"

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