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Philippines culture and history

15 SEPTEMBER 2019

Rare map that bolstered Philippines’ case in territorial dispute with China sold for $1 million

A copy of the map, first published in 1734 by the Jesuit cartographer Pedro Murillo Velarde. It was among 270 maps presented to a five-man arbitration tribunal to back the Philippines’ rights to parts of the South China Sea that China was also claiming. Less than a dozen copies exist today
https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2019/09/15/1951885/1734-map-showing-panatag-sold-auction-p467-million

24 DECEMBER 2018

MAO MORE THAN EVER: FILIPINO COMMUNISTS MARK A HALF CENTURY OF ARMED STRUGGLE

As Christmas arrives in the Philippines, thousands of guerilla fighters are gearing up for a different kind of celebration the day afterward: Mao Zedong’s birthday, and the 50th anniversary of a home-grown resistance group that was inspired by his ideology
https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/explained/article/2179402/mao-more-ever-filipino-communists-half-century-struggle-against

 

15 NOVEMBER 2018

US returns ‘Bells of Balangiga’ war trophies to the Philippines a century after clash

The United States on Thursday (Nov 15) formally returned three church bells seized as war trophies from the Philippines following one of the worst defeats of American soldiers more than a century ago
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/us-returns-bells-of-balangiga-war-trophies-to-the-philippines-a-century-after-clash
https://news.abs-cbn.com/focus/11/13/18/bells-of-balangiga-why-they-matter

12 MAY 2018

Ancient butchered rhino suggests humans lived in the Philippines 700,000 years ago

Early humans called the Philippines home as far back as 700,000 years ago — and it appears they had an appetite for rhinoceros, according to newly discovered fossils
http://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2018-05-03/ancient-rhinoceros-humans-philippines-palaeontology-archaeology/9714634?section=world
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/butchered-rhino-puts-human-ancestors-philippines-700000-years-ago-180968959/