Friday, January 20, 2017

Olympians


Norbert Mercado talks with long-time sports journalist Ron de los Reyes about Filipino Olympic athletes who could have won the first Olympic gold medal for the Philippines.

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The Sheridans


The group of American teachers came to the Philippines aboard the US transport ship USS Sheridan. They sailed from San Francisco, California to Manila several weeks before the arrival of the USS Thomas. The ship brought the first batch of Thomasites – 365 male and 165 female teachers.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Benham Rise



Benham Rise has vast deposits of methane ice, which is being considered as the fuel of the future. Having a vast repository of this resource could make the Philippines one of the richest nations in the world.

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Autumn Of An Emperor



“Fourteen years ago, I saw a very bright star from this balcony. Now, not a single star can be seen in the sky,” Emperor Augustus Caesar whispered to himself as he watched the eastern sky from the balcony of his room in his palace.
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Friday, August 5, 2016

Three-Cornered Sun



“Three-cornered sun…” Josephine mused as she looked at Aguinaldo’s sketch.
“Yes. The national flag has a three-cornered sun! There is a star on each corner of the triangle,” Marcela said.
“What do the three stars represent?” Delfina asked.
“The three stars represent Luzon, Panay Island for the Visayas, and then Mindanao, the three principal islands of the Philippines,” Marcela replied.

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Monday, June 27, 2016

The 3rd Of The Magi



“I dreamed that an angel appeared to me. He gave me a gift. When I opened the wrapped gift, it was myrrh. Then the angel disappeared. I was so scared. Then, I woke up,” Balthazzar said. Melchor and Gaspar were scared at what Balthazzar revealed to them. They both knew that myrrh was used for embalming the dead.

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Friday, June 10, 2016

A Blind Man In Rhinocolura




“Please be merciful to me! Please help me!” a blind man who was standing in front of the Al Arish exclaimed in the Egyptian tongue to passengers who had just arrived at the seaport of Rhinocolura. The passengers just came from Raphia, and had just crossed the River of Egypt.

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