Former Marcos defense minister says PH was ‘peaceful,’ Filipinos ‘free’ during martial law

Former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile, the country’s Defense Minister during the country’s martial law years, appeared yesterday on a now-viral Facebook video interview where he said that the country was “peaceful” and that Filipinos were “free” during those tumultuous years. He also denied that thousands of Filipinos were detained and killed during martial law, despite ...

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US will finally return Balangiga church bells to PH after more than a century

US will finally return Balangiga church bells to PH after more than a century

The United States will return to the Philippines church bells seized by American forces in a bloody campaign more than a century ago, its embassy said on Sunday, following a...

‘Let us not insult Japan’: Duterte defends removal of ‘comfort woman’ statue

‘Let us not insult Japan’: Duterte defends removal of ‘comfort woman’ statue

President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday defended the removal of a “comfort woman” statue along Roxas Boulevard in Manila. “Comfort women” was Japan’s...

Wooden Philippine boats to retrace historic China voyage

Wooden Philippine boats to retrace historic China voyage

Crafted from a centuries-old design, three identical wooden boats set off from the Philippine capital for China on Saturday to retrace a historic trip by a Filipino sultan and...

Like a thief in the night, PH gov’t removes Manila’s ‘comfort woman statue’ to make way for drainage system

Like a thief in the night, PH gov’t removes Manila’s ‘comfort woman statue’ to make way for drainage system

The statue depicting a comfort woman along Roxas Boulevard was removed recently to give way to a project improving the drainage system in the area, a government official said on...

126-year-old Lazi Convent in Siquijor will finally be restored

126-year-old Lazi Convent in Siquijor will finally be restored

The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) on Friday turned over to the clergy the convent of the St. Isidore Parish here after eight months of restoration. NHCP...


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