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Encyclopedia of Philippine History
Dig into the remains of our past
and fathom the history you've almost forgotten
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On 12 May 1962, President Diosdado Macapagal proclaimed June 12, instead of the 4th of July, as the official national holiday commemorating the Philippine Independence.

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Historical Couples
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Heroes and other characters in Philippine history, just like ordinary people, have their own love stories. In this season of love, let us now look back on the bitter-sweet relationships they've gone through – their unique beginnings and tragic ending. The proof that love does not end with simple goodbyes. When Gregoria de Jesus was eighteen years old, men began courting her, although in a secluded manner, among whom was Andres Bonifacio, the thirty-year-old Supremo of the Katipunan. Without Oriang's prior knowledge, Andres had already informed her parents of his romantic intentions and had been trying to win their approval for a year. It was about three months later that Oriang finally fell in love to the brave mason, however, it was also the time when he learned that her father was against Andres, particularly because he was a freemason (who was then considered enemy of the society). ...more


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Remarkable Markers

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The EDSA Shrine (official name: Our Lady of Peace Quasi-Parish/ Mary Queen of Peace Shrine), located at the intersection of Ortigas Avenue and Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) in Quezon City, is a small church of the Archdiocese of Manila built in 1989. This shrine marks the birthplace of the first people power revolution of February 1986, which toppled Ferdinand Marcos, and the second people power revolution of January 2001 which ousted Joseph Estrada from his office. ...read more

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The Philippine History Portal

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History is a branch of knowledge which chronologically records the events and development of a nation and its people. It is either the study of the past, or the product of man's attempt to understand the past and correlate it to the present. It has three important elements: people (social space), place (geographical space) and time (ordinal space).

The WikiPilipinas portal on Philippine History serves as a memory bank storing anything and everything about the country's rich and diverse past. It includes the countless personalities (both renowned and forgotten), momentous places (including battlefields and landmarks), memorable events (in order of occurrence) and heraldic objects (like national symbols and prehistoric artifacts) involved in shaping the otherwise astounding history of the Philippines. A comprehensive content outline is provided to work as a guide to contributors and readers alike interested in making this portal even richer and reliable.

If you want to help, please register and be part of the growing community of volunteers in WikiPilipinas.
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Places in History
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