Sunday, January 8

indiohistorian:

Before the day ends, I’d like to honor an old lady, who, old as she was, gave her everything to help the Katipuneros in their revolution against the tyranny of the Spanish authorities. She was born exactly 200 years ago, for she was born on January 6, 1812
She’s “Tandang Sora” (Old Sora). Her real name is Melchora Aquino. She was 84 years old when the Philippine Revolution against the Spanish sparked in 1896. Even though weak and feeble in old age, she offered her home to the Katipuneros wounded in battle, nursed their wounds and provided these heroes with a hideout to recuperate. That was amidst the watching eyes of the guardia civil. The time came when the Spaniards discovered her and interrogated her, but she remained steadfast and refused to tell where the Katipunan was or what their plans were. She was exiled to Guam, a heavy price she had to pay that not even Apolinario Mabini could not take. Tandang Sora returned to the Philippines after the Americans took over. 
Cheers to you Tandang Sora. You taught us that old age is not an excuse to compromise your principles and to not love your country.

indiohistorian:

Before the day ends, I’d like to honor an old lady, who, old as she was, gave her everything to help the Katipuneros in their revolution against the tyranny of the Spanish authorities. She was born exactly 200 years ago, for she was born on January 6, 1812

She’s “Tandang Sora” (Old Sora). Her real name is Melchora Aquino. She was 84 years old when the Philippine Revolution against the Spanish sparked in 1896. Even though weak and feeble in old age, she offered her home to the Katipuneros wounded in battle, nursed their wounds and provided these heroes with a hideout to recuperate. That was amidst the watching eyes of the guardia civil. The time came when the Spaniards discovered her and interrogated her, but she remained steadfast and refused to tell where the Katipunan was or what their plans were. She was exiled to Guam, a heavy price she had to pay that not even Apolinario Mabini could not take. Tandang Sora returned to the Philippines after the Americans took over. 

Cheers to you Tandang Sora. You taught us that old age is not an excuse to compromise your principles and to not love your country.

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Friday, December 30

magandangumagahabibi:

Battle of Manila, 1945

magandangumagahabibi:

Battle of Manila, 1945

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Thursday, December 29

legrandcirque:

A marketplace in the Calubang barrio. Photograph by Carl Mydans. Manila, Philippines, 1942.

legrandcirque:

A marketplace in the Calubang barrio. Photograph by Carl Mydans. Manila, Philippines, 1942.

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Monday, December 26

This blogger’s family is about to send away a couple of Balikbayan boxes to relatives in Laguna, Philippines, joining millions (one imagines) of other Filipinos overseas.

This blogger’s family is about to send away a couple of Balikbayan boxes to relatives in Laguna, Philippines, joining millions (one imagines) of other Filipinos overseas.

Thursday, December 22

gardant:

Group of Moro women on Mindanao1902PhilippinesNational Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institute 

gardant:

Group of Moro women on Mindanao
1902
Philippines
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institute 

Sunday, December 18


Residents stand around a woman holding the dead body of her child killed during the passage of tropical storm Washi at a village in Iligan City, on the southern island of Mindanao on December 17, 2011. (Getty Images)

Residents stand around a woman holding the dead body of her child killed during the passage of tropical storm Washi at a village in Iligan City, on the southern island of Mindanao on December 17, 2011. (Getty Images)

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Friday, December 9

Welcome to Isulong: The Official Blog of Kababayan, Stanford PASU's Issues Committee!