Nearly 40 years after Muhammad Ali emerged victorious over Joe Frazier in the epic Thrilla in Manila, Filipinos and other boxing fans around the world still can’t get over with the non-stop action and adrenaline rush provided by this once-in-a-lifetime bout. The finale of the Ali-Frazier boxing trilogy has become the
Heroes are made, not born. And only a few Filipinos can exemplify this quote better than Manny Pacquiao, the Philippines’ primary source of pride and inspiration. Pacquiao is no ordinary man. From an impoverished life in the southern Philippines, he fought his way to the top, emerging as the first
They broke records, set new sporting standards, achieved upset victories in the pool, in the ring, on the track, and in global playing fields. These are the not-so-known greatest moments in our sports history that put to fore the Filipino athlete’s ability to amaze the world with their feats of endurance, speed and strength.
Ferdinand Marcos is one heck of a controversial president. He’s extremely polarizing, and only few in the history of presidency could match him in that aspect. Some say he’s the best president the country ever had, while others believe otherwise. But how well do we really know the Philippines’ strongman?
World War II was one of the largest and deadliest conflicts in human history, claiming the lives of millions and wreaking havoc on countries’ economies throughout the world. Truly a “world war” in scope, virtually every country participated directly or indirectly in the war. For the Philippines, its own involvement
Some Filipinas in history went beyond their motherly roles just to prove their bad-assness. Most of their names have been forgotten, but their achievements will definitely blow your minds. Here are 9 of the most amazing lesser-known Filipinas who blazed a trail and made their own mark in Philippine history:
Nuns are often stereotyped as virgins who do nothing all day except praying the rosary and keeping themselves holy before God. Unbeknownst to many, there are some Filipina nuns in history who stood out for going beyond their call of duty.https://filipiknow.net/wp-admin/profile.php Here are 5 of the most badass nuns in
Reality is stranger than fiction, they always say. But in most cases, fiction can be the only key to let readers see reality in a different light. In fact, fictional characters can immortalize a cult classic or even launch a business empire from scratch. Here are another 5 influential Filipinos
Whether it’s a TV show or a literary work, the charisma of a fictional character is as important as the message it tries to impart. Just ask these 5 make-believe Filipino personalities who have left an indelible mark on the Filipino consciousness: 10. Polgas and Dagul. Claim to fame: Dagul
We often find foreigners who struggle to learn Tagalog rather amusing. But truth be told, Filipinos–no matter how fluent we are in speaking our native language–still have so much to learn. Ever heard of haynayan (biology), karumalan (menstrual period), or panghibayo (amplifier)? If you haven’t heard of these words, then welcome to the club! Indeed, we