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The news article from the Georgia Constitution (dated 23 September 1897) refers to a Mrs. "Hozae" Rizal, Mariana Comenot Orbi.  It continues on with many inaccuracies, from Dr. Rizal's role as a president of a university she was attending to how the good doctor was shot against a wall, among others. #kasaysayan

"Mrs. Rizal"

One hundred fifty years after Jose Rizal was born, it seems that nothing about this man has escaped the minds of the curious Rizalian. So I was pleasantly surprised to find this article from the Georgia Constitution, dated 23 September 1897. The news article refers to a Mrs. "Hozae" Rizal, Mariana Comenot Orbi, who I…

Dooly, Isma. "Dr. Rizal's Studies of an Unsolved Problem". Atlanta Constitution, 28 July 1902, page 3 #kasaysayan

Dr. Rizal on racism

This article by the American Isma Dooly appeared on page 3 of the Atlanta Constitution on 28 July 1902 and was a derivative of the observations made by Dr. Jose Rizal on issues of the racial prejudices against the Filipino in his own country. Breaking the racial characteristics of the indolent indio cast by the…

"Judge Upholds Casa de Rizal" in San Francisco Chronicle, 1908 #kasaysayan

San Francisco Chronicle

Happy Philippine-American Friendship Day! And what better to celebrate than to look into the early years of our relationship with Uncle Sam. I came across this curious group, referred to as "The Aristocratic Filipino Club" in an article dated 1908, "unearthed" by the Filipino American National Historical Society of Northern Virginia. It writes of a place along…

Cigar ads, Chicago Tribune, 1927 #kasaysayan

Jose Rizal Cigar

It was Winston Churchhill who said, "Never trust a man without vices." So Rizal, despite his infinite smarts and talents, was still a man and must have had some deep, dark side, I wager. Let the questions roll: Did he drink? In his early days as a medical student in Germany, he wrote about being…

Philip Aylett's plantation in Virginia, 2011 #kasaysayan

Montville marker

Mary Aylett Racelis is a respected sociologist, anthropologist, and research scientist. Of late, she has appeared in public debates and given interviews on Philippine media on her position on the controversial RH Bill. Using publicly available sources, I have tracked her rich, global lineage. Parents. In her book, "Bearers of Benevolence", Mary Racelis wrote about…

Deseret News screenshot, 2011 #kasaysayan

Deseret News

Mona was interviewed and was among those featured on this article on genealogy and integration into social media. It appeared on Deseret News on 14 July 2011, Thursday and on the front page of the Mormon Times on 17 July 2011, Sunday. Geneabloggers also highlighted the same article in one of their blog posts.

Billion Graves screenshot, 2011 #kasaysayan

Billion Graves

My mom celebrated what would have been her 76th birthday last Friday. On Sunday, the entire family had a nice lunch at my house; then it was off to the cemetery to visit Lola Fely's grave. A few kilometers before we got there, I began to create a new cemetery profile on the BillionGraves database;…

"Leader Rizal to be shot". San Francisco Chronicle, page 3, 28 December 1896 #kasaysayan

Rizal Execution

"Leader Rizal to be shot". San Francisco Chronicle, page 3, 28 December 1896 #kasaysayan

Cementerio del Norte visit, 2012

Cementerio del Norte visit

In 2010, at a PTA assembly, I got to talking to one of the moms in my son's class. Our chat veered into genealogy and she shared how she would love to know more about her grandfather, an American soldier who married a Filipina, who she only knew my her nickname, "Barang". Her father was…

Alvara and Carl van Hoven grave marker, 2012 #kasaysayan

Alvara and Carl van Hoven

In 2010, at a PTA assembly, I got to talking to one of the moms in my son's class. Our chat veered into genealogy and she shared how she would love to know more about her grandfather, an American soldier who married a Filipina, who she only knew my her nickname, "Barang". Her father was…

The 11th World Scouts Jamboree was held at Marathon, Greece in August 1963. The Philippine contingent, boy scouts from ages 14 to 19, represented the best of the generation and the idealism of the Philippine youth. On 28 July 1963, the Eqypt Air plane that was carrying the Filipinos crashed on approach to Bombay Airport into the Indian Ocean. Their bodies were never recovered. #kasaysayan

Philippine Scouts

The 11th World Scouts Jamboree was held at Marathon, Greece in August 1963. The Philippine contingent, boy scouts from ages 14 to 19, represented the best of the generation and the idealism of the Philippine youth. On 28 July 1963, the Eqypt Air plane that was carrying the Filipinos crashed on approach to Bombay Airport…

Classifications of senatorial candidates, based on the number of relatives who have held public services posts in recent and distant history. #kasaysayan

Kamag-anak Quadrants

Qualification, Platform, Motive -- these are the three textbook criteria voters should look at when we exercise our right to chose our leaders. But as we near yet another election, many questions return. Does political pedigree matter? Do candidates whose family members are also in politics do so out of a remarkable, collective desire to…

Transcript:  "Dona Victoriana Riestra Camilan, widow of Don Eduardo Alcantara has passed away, having received the holy sacraments and last rites. Her sorrowful children, Eduardo, Diego and Fernando (absent), Maria, Victoria, Josefa and Paulino, daughters-in-law, grandchildren and other family members enjoins family and friends to attend the services at La Casa Mortuoriam, No. 137 Calle Aribau, tomorrow at eleven in the morning.", 1926 #kasaysayan

Victoriana Riestra de Alcantara

The world of sports recently celebrated the centennial of the the debut of FC Barcelona's legend, the Filipino-Spanish Paulino Riestra Alcantara. He was the first Filipino and Asian player to play for a European club and was hailed by the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) as "the best Asian player of all time" in…

Paulino Alcantara, passport photo, 1916 #kasaysayan

Paulino Alcantara

The world of sports recently celebrated the centennial of the the debut of FC Barcelona's legend, the Filipino-Spanish Paulino Riestra Alcantara. He was the first Filipino and Asian player to play for a European club and was hailed by the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) as "the best Asian player of all time" in…

Paulino Alcantara, travel documents, 1897 #kasaysayan

Paulino Alcantara

The world of sports recently celebrated the centennial of the the debut of FC Barcelona's legend, the Filipino-Spanish Paulino Riestra Alcantara. He was the first Filipino and Asian player to play for a European club and was hailed by the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) as "the best Asian player of all time" in…

2013 Senatoriables and their relatives in government #kasaysayan

2013 Philippine Elections

2013 Senatoriables and their relatives in government #kasaysayan

Kamasahan

Clarence George Wrentmore was among the "Thomasites" -- American educators who travelled to the Philippines in the 1900s to build the public education system, #kasaysayan

Clarence George Wrentmore

This is a collection of mini-biographies of notable American educators who have left their personal marks in the history of many Filipino learning institutions. While they are collectively called "Thomasites", not all were passengers of the historic USS Thomas. Some were soldiers who stayed or returned after the Spanish-American War. Others belonged to the waves…

Carter Godwin Woodson was among the "Thomasites" -- American educators who travelled to the Philippines in the 1900s to build the public education system, #kasaysayan

Carter Godwin Woodson

This is a collection of mini-biographies of notable American educators who have left their personal marks in the history of many Filipino learning institutions. While they are collectively called "Thomasites", not all were passengers of the historic USS Thomas. Some were soldiers who stayed or returned after the Spanish-American War. Others belonged to the waves…

George Robert Summers was among the "Thomasites" -- American educators who travelled to the Philippines in the 1900s to build the public education system, #kasaysayan

George Robert Summers

This is a collection of mini-biographies of notable American educators who have left their personal marks in the history of many Filipino learning institutions. While they are collectively called "Thomasites", not all were passengers of the historic USS Thomas. Some were soldiers who stayed or returned after the Spanish-American War. Others belonged to the waves…

Mary E. Polley was among the "Thomasites" -- American educators who travelled to the Philippines in the 1900s to build the public education system, #kasaysayan

Mary E. Polley

This is a collection of mini-biographies of notable American educators who have left their personal marks in the history of many Filipino learning institutions. While they are collectively called "Thomasites", not all were passengers of the historic USS Thomas. Some were soldiers who stayed or returned after the Spanish-American War. Others belonged to the waves…

Bernard Norton Moses was among the "Thomasites" -- American educators who travelled to the Philippines in the 1900s to build the public education system, #kasaysayan

Bernard Norton Moses

This is a collection of mini-biographies of notable American educators who have left their personal marks in the history of many Filipino learning institutions. While they are collectively called "Thomasites", not all were passengers of the historic USS Thomas. Some were soldiers who stayed or returned after the Spanish-American War. Others belonged to the waves…

Walter William Marquardt was among the "Thomasites" -- American educators who travelled to the Philippines in the 1900s to build the public education system, #kasaysayan

Walter William Marquardt

This is a collection of mini-biographies of notable American educators who have left their personal marks in the history of many Filipino learning institutions. While they are collectively called "Thomasites", not all were passengers of the historic USS Thomas. Some were soldiers who stayed or returned after the Spanish-American War. Others belonged to the waves…

William Rockford Hamme was among the "Thomasites" -- American educators who travelled to the Philippines in the 1900s to build the public education system, #kasaysayan

William Rockford Hamme

This is a collection of mini-biographies of notable American educators who have left their personal marks in the history of many Filipino learning institutions. While they are collectively called "Thomasites", not all were passengers of the historic USS Thomas. Some were soldiers who stayed or returned after the Spanish-American War. Others belonged to the waves…

Arthur Williams Gubisch was among the "Thomasites" -- American educators who travelled to the Philippines in the 1900s to build the public education system, #kasaysayan

Arthur Williams Gubisch

This is a collection of mini-biographies of notable American educators who have left their personal marks in the history of many Filipino learning institutions. While they are collectively called "Thomasites", not all were passengers of the historic USS Thomas. Some were soldiers who stayed or returned after the Spanish-American War. Others belonged to the waves…

Joseph William Witton Crow was among the "Thomasites" -- American educators who travelled to the Philippines in the 1900s to build the public education system, #kasaysayan

Joseph William Witton Crow

This is a collection of mini-biographies of notable American educators who have left their personal marks in the history of many Filipino learning institutions. While they are collectively called "Thomasites", not all were passengers of the historic USS Thomas. Some were soldiers who stayed or returned after the Spanish-American War. Others belonged to the waves…

Laura Storts-Buckisch was among the "Thomasites" -- American educators who travelled to the Philippines in the 1900s to build the public education system, #kasaysayan

Laura Storts-Buckisch

This is a collection of mini-biographies of notable American educators who have left their personal marks in the history of many Filipino learning institutions. While they are collectively called "Thomasites", not all were passengers of the historic USS Thomas. Some were soldiers who stayed or returned after the Spanish-American War. Others belonged to the waves…

Walter G.M. Buckisch was among the "Thomasites" -- American educators who travelled to the Philippines in the 1900s to build the public education system, #kasaysayan

Walter G.M. Buckisch

This is a collection of mini-biographies of notable American educators who have left their personal marks in the history of many Filipino learning institutions. While they are collectively called "Thomasites", not all were passengers of the historic USS Thomas. Some were soldiers who stayed or returned after the Spanish-American War. Others belonged to the waves…

Roy DeWitt Bennett was among the "Thomasites" -- American educators who travelled to the Philippines in the 1900s to build the public education system, #kasaysayan

Roy DeWitt Bennett

This is a collection of mini-biographies of notable American educators who have left their personal marks in the history of many Filipino learning institutions. While they are collectively called "Thomasites", not all were passengers of the historic USS Thomas. Some were soldiers who stayed or returned after the Spanish-American War. Others belonged to the waves…

Albert Joseph Barnaud was among the "Thomasites" -- American educators who travelled to the Philippines in the 1900s to build the public education system, #kasaysayan

Albert Joseph Barnaud

This is a collection of mini-biographies of notable American educators who have left their personal marks in the history of many Filipino learning institutions. While they are collectively called "Thomasites", not all were passengers of the historic USS Thomas. Some were soldiers who stayed or returned after the Spanish-American War. Others belonged to the waves…

Fred Washington Atkinson was among the "Thomasites" -- American educators who travelled to the Philippines in the 1900s to build the public education system, #kasaysayan

Fred Washington Atkinson

This is a collection of mini-biographies of notable American educators who have left their personal marks in the history of many Filipino learning institutions. While they are collectively called "Thomasites", not all were passengers of the historic USS Thomas. Some were soldiers who stayed or returned after the Spanish-American War. Others belonged to the waves…

Thomasites and their students in Benguet, 1900s

Thomasites

Between 1901 and 1902, 1,074 American teachers were sent by the United States government to the Philippines. Named after the USS Thomas, the ship which transported the last batch of expatriated educators, the Thomasites sought to establish a new public school system, to teach basic education and to train Filipino teachers, with English as the…

St. Begga of Landen died in 693 AD. On the death of her husband, Ansegisel, she became a nun, founded seven churches, and built a convent at Andenne, Belgium. Her 42x great granddaughter moved to the Philippines in 1929. #kasaysayan

St. Begga of Landen

Mary Aylett Racelis is a respected sociologist, anthropologist, and research scientist. Of late, she has appeared in public debates and given interviews on Philippine media on her position on the controversial RH Bill. Using publicly available sources, I have tracked her rich, global lineage. Parents. In her book, "Bearers of Benevolence", Mary Racelis wrote about…

Patrick Henry was among those who signed the US Declaration of Independence. His 3x granddaughter Elsie Aylett moved to the Philippines in 1929. #kasaysayan

Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry was among those who signed the US Declaration of Independence. His 3x granddaughter Elsie Aylett moved to the Philippines in 1929. #kasaysayan

Teresa Herbosa, SEC Chairman, 2016 #kasaysayan #HERstory

Teresa Herbosa

Atty. Teresita Herbosa is the Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) tasked to implement two major laws, the Corporation Code, where they act as the registrar and monitor of all corporations and partnerships, and the Securities Regulation Code (SRC), where they regulate securities and capital markets. According to the Direct Selling Association of the Philippines (DSAP), many new

Ang Pamilya van Hoven: (L-R) Busia, Carl (with a spiffy buntal hat) and Bemboy, 1930s. #kasaysayan

Pamilya van Hoven

In 2010, at a PTA assembly, I got to talking to one of the moms in my son's class. Our chat veered into genealogy and she shared how she would love to know more about her grandfather, an American soldier who married a Filipina, who she only knew my her nickname, "Barang". Her father was…

Ang Pamilya van Hoven: (L-R) Aurora, Alvara and Carl, 1925 #kasaysayan

Ang Pamilya van Hoven

In 2010, at a PTA assembly, I got to talking to one of the moms in my son's class. Our chat veered into genealogy and she shared how she would love to know more about her grandfather, an American soldier who married a Filipina, who she only knew my her nickname, "Barang". Her father was…

Carl van Hoven, 1918 #kasaysayan

Carl van Hoven

In 2010, at a PTA assembly, I got to talking to one of the moms in my son's class. Our chat veered into genealogy and she shared how she would love to know more about her grandfather, an American soldier who married a Filipina, who she only knew my her nickname, "Barang". Her father was…

Ramon “Chito” Valdes Albano was among the Filipino scouts who died in a plane crash in 1963. #kasaysayan

Scout Ramon Albano

The 11th World Scouts Jamboree was held at Marathon, Greece in August 1963. The Philippine contingent, boy scouts from ages 14 to 19, represented the best of the generation and the idealism of the Philippine youth. On 28 July 1963, the Eqypt Air plane that was carrying the Filipinos crashed on approach to Bombay Airport…

Don Narciso Claveria y Zaldua, issued a law (the Claveria Decree) requiring Filipinos to adopt new surnames from the Catalogo Alfabetico de Apellidos for consistent civil and legal administration in 1849. #kasaysayan

Narciso Claveria y Zaldua

Don Narciso Claveria y Zaldua, issued a law (the Claveria Decree) requiring Filipinos to adopt new surnames from the Catalogo Alfabetico de Apellidos for consistent civil and legal administration in 1849. #kasaysayan

Karl Suarez Roy, Pinoy rock icon, 2012 #kasaysayan

Karl Suarez Roy

Karl Suarez Roy was one of the icons of Pinoy rock. The lead singer of bands such as Advent Call, P.O.T. and Kapatid, Karl has built a career that spanned three decades. He passed away 13 days before his 44th birthday on 13 March 2012, Tuesday, from a cardiac arrest arising from pulmonary edema. The…

Grace Ibuna on "The Buzz", 2012 #kasaysayan

Grace Ibuna

MANILA, Philippines – Grace Ibuna, the partner of the late Negros Occidental Rep. Ignacio “Iggy” Arroyo, denied that she is only after Arroyo’s money.

Teófilo E. Yldefonso was a breaststroke swimmer who competed in the 1928 Ansterdam Olympics, 1932 Los Angeles Olympics and the 1936 Berlin Olmpics. Known as the “Ilocano Shark”, he is the first Filipino to win an Olympic medal, and the only Filipino to win multiple medals. Yldefonzo fought against the Japanese in Bataan and later died at Capas Concentration Camp. His great-grandson, Daniel Coakley, represented the Philippines in the 2008 Beijing Olympics in freestyle. #kasaysayan

Teófilo E. Yldefonso

The Philippines has been participating in the Summer Olympic Games since 1924 in Calgary. While it seems counter-intuitive for a tropical nation to send a delegation, the Philippines is joining a growing number of "no-snow" countries to enjoy the spirit of this colorful Filipinos who walk in the Olympic parade of nations to compete in…

Denise Yabut-Cojuangco is a Filipino equestrienne who represented the country in show jumping in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and 1996 Atlanta Olympics. #kasaysayan

Denise Yabut-Cojuangco

Denise Yabut-Cojuangco is a Filipino equestrienne who represented the country in show jumping in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and 1996 Atlanta Olympics. #kasaysayan

Miguel S. White (left) was a Fil-Am Bicolano who won the bronze at the 1936 Berlin Olympics in the 400 metre hurdles, losing the silver by a split-second. He became a lieutenant in the 52nd Infantry Regiment of the Philippine Army and was Missing in Action in WWII. #kasaysayan

Miguel S. White

The Philippines has been participating in the Summer Olympic Games since 1924 in Calgary. While it seems counter-intuitive for a tropical nation to send a delegation, the Philippines is joining a growing number of "no-snow" countries to enjoy the spirit of this colorful Filipinos who walk in the Olympic parade of nations to compete in…

Simeon G. Toribio competed in the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics, the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics (where he bagged the bronze in men’s high-jump) and the 1936 Berlin Olympics. He was born and raised in Mercedes, Zamboanga.  He became a lawyer and eventually, a member of Congress, representing the second district of Bohol. #kasaysayan

Simeon G. Toribio

The Philippines has been participating in the Summer Olympic Games since 1924 in Calgary. While it seems counter-intuitive for a tropical nation to send a delegation, the Philippines is joining a growing number of "no-snow" countries to enjoy the spirit of this colorful Filipinos who walk in the Olympic parade of nations to compete in…

Fausto Preysler competed for the Philippines in the 1960 Rome Olympics in Yachting. He was also Philippine Squash champion. He is the President of Smith Bell & Co., Inc. and Resident Consul in the Philippines for Costa Rica. #kasaysayan

Fausto Preysler

The Philippines has been participating in the Summer Olympic Games since 1924 in Calgary. While it seems counter-intuitive for a tropical nation to send a delegation, the Philippines is joining a growing number of "no-snow" countries to enjoy the spirit of this colorful Filipinos who walk in the Olympic parade of nations to compete in…

Jose “Pempe” Padilla competed in the boxing (lightweight) in the 1932 Los Angeles and 1936 Berlin Olympics. From a family of performers, he also appeared in numerous films. #kasaysayan

Pempe Padilla

These famous Filipinos celebrities and personalities are actually world-class athletes and sportspeople.

Carlos Padilla Sr. competed in the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Olympics in the men’s welterweight event. From an acting family, he also appeared in several films. #kasaysayan #geni

Carlos Padilla Sr.

Genealogy for Carlos Ruiz Padilla, Sr. (c.1910 - c.1962) family tree on Geni, with over 200 million profiles of ancestors and living relatives.

Eduardo Alvir Pacheco competed in the 1960 Rome Olympics in men’s basketball. A competitive athlete since his youth, he played collegiate varsity basketball and football. Eddie was a member of the RP Football team to the Asian Games in 1954 and in 1958 and the Asian World Cup in 1963. #kasaysayan

Ed Pacheco

The Philippines has been participating in the Summer Olympic Games since 1924 in Calgary. While it seems counter-intuitive for a tropical nation to send a delegation, the Philippines is joining a growing number of "no-snow" countries to enjoy the spirit of this colorful Filipinos who walk in the Olympic parade of nations to compete in…

Edgardo Ocampo joined the basketball teams that competed in the 1960 Rome Olympics, 1968 Mexico Olympics and the 1972 Munich Olympics. He became a professional basketball player and coach. #kasaysayan

Edgardo Ocampo

The Philippines has been participating in the Summer Olympic Games since 1924 in Calgary. While it seems counter-intuitive for a tropical nation to send a delegation, the Philippines is joining a growing number of "no-snow" countries to enjoy the spirit of this colorful Filipinos who walk in the Olympic parade of nations to compete in…

David Nepomuceno was a sprinter and the lone representative at the 1924 Paris Olympics. He was a soldier who served in the Philippine Scouts and eventually, the United States Navy. He died on September 27, 1939 at age 39. #kasaysayan

David Nepomuceno

David Nepomuceno was a sprinter and the lone representative at the 1924 Paris Olympics. He was a soldier who served in the Philippine Scouts and eventually, the United States Navy. He died on September 27, 1939 at age 39. #kasaysayan

Arturo Macapagal represented the Philippines at the 1972 Munich Olympics and at the 1976 Montreal Olympics in mixed free pistol. His father and sister both served as Presidents of the Philippines. #kasaysayan

Arturo Macapagal

Arturo Macapagal represented the Philippines at the 1972 Munich Olympics and at the 1976 Montreal Olympics in mixed free pistol. His father and sister both served as Presidents of the Philippines. #kasaysayan

Robert Jaworski, competed in basketball at the 1968 Mexico Olympics. He became a professional basketball player and coach and a Philippine senator. #kasaysayan

Robert Jaworski

The Philippines has been participating in the Summer Olympic Games since 1924 in Calgary. While it seems counter-intuitive for a tropical nation to send a delegation, the Philippines is joining a growing number of "no-snow" countries to enjoy the spirit of this colorful Filipinos who walk in the Olympic parade of nations to compete in…

Christine Jacob competed in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. She is now a television personality. #kasaysayan

Christine Jacob

The Philippines has been participating in the Summer Olympic Games since 1924 in Calgary. While it seems counter-intuitive for a tropical nation to send a delegation, the Philippines is joining a growing number of "no-snow" countries to enjoy the spirit of this colorful Filipinos who walk in the Olympic parade of nations to compete in…

Rafael Hechanova was part of the Philippine national basketball team to the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. He is an architect and real estate developer. He joined the Rotary Club of Makati, Rizal, Philippines, in 1967 and served as 1996-98 RI director and as governor of District 3830. He was inducted into the Philippine Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000. #kasaysayan

Rafael Hechanova

The Philippines has been participating in the Summer Olympic Games since 1924 in Calgary. While it seems counter-intuitive for a tropical nation to send a delegation, the Philippines is joining a growing number of "no-snow" countries to enjoy the spirit of this colorful Filipinos who walk in the Olympic parade of nations to compete in…

Fred Elizalde competed in the 1960 Rome Olympics in swimming. He serves as the chairman of multiple corporations. #kasaysayan

Fred Elizalde

The Philippines has been participating in the Summer Olympic Games since 1924 in Calgary. While it seems counter-intuitive for a tropical nation to send a delegation, the Philippines is joining a growing number of "no-snow" countries to enjoy the spirit of this colorful Filipinos who walk in the Olympic parade of nations to compete in…

Carmen Maria Mory was a Swiss Gestapo double agent, who was convicted of heinous crimes, including 60 murders, in the Hamburg Trials. She was born to an English doctor Ernest Emil Mory and his Pinay patient, Leona Bischoff. Carmen earned the unflattering nickname of “The Black Angel of Ravensbrück”. #kasaysayan #HERstory

Carmen Maria Mory

Carmen Maria Mory was a Swiss Gestapo double agent, who was convicted of heinous crimes, including 60 murders, in the Hamburg Trials. She was also part-Filipina. Carmen was born to an English doctor Ernest Emil Mory and his Pinay patient, Leona Bischoff. Carmen earned the unflattering nickname of "The Black Angel of Ravensbrück". Books and…

Michael Teruel is a Filipino-American Alpine skier. He was the lone representative of the Philippines to the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France. #kasaysayan

Michael Teruel

Michael Teruel is a Filipino-American Alpine skier. He was the lone representative of the Philippines to the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France. #kasaysayan

Raymond L. Ocampo, Jr. was born in Lubao, Pampanga. He was a luger and the country’s lone representative to the 1988 Winter Olympics. #kasaysayan

Raymond L. Ocampo, Jr.

Raymond L. Ocampo, Jr. was born in Lubao, Pampanga. He was a luger and the country’s lone representative to the 1988 Winter Olympics. #kasaysayan

Asa Miller is a Filipino-American alpine skier who competed for the Philippines in the giant slalom at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. His mother is from the Philippines, where his extended family still lives. #kasaysayan

Asa Miller

This year, the Philippines commemorates 46 years since we first joined the Winter Olympics, when two cousins represented the islands in 1972 in Sapporo, Japan. While it seems counter-intuitive for a tropical nation to send a delegation, the Philippines is joining a growing number of "no-snow" countries to enjoy the spirit of this colorful quadrennial…

Michael Christian Martinez, a Filipino figure skater, is the first skater from Southeast Asia to qualify for the Olympics, and was the only athlete to represent the Philippines at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He was one of two representatives to the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. #kasaysayan

Michael Christian Martinez

This year, the Philippines commemorates 46 years since we first joined the Winter Olympics, when two cousins represented the islands in 1972 in Sapporo, Japan. While it seems counter-intuitive for a tropical nation to send a delegation, the Philippines is joining a growing number of "no-snow" countries to enjoy the spirit of this colorful quadrennial…

Ben Nanasca, together with his cousin Juan Cipriano were Filipino alpine skiers who represented the country at the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo, Japan. #kasaysayan

Ben Nanasca

This year, the Philippines commemorates 46 years since we first joined the Winter Olympics, when two cousins represented the islands in 1972 in Sapporo, Japan. While it seems counter-intuitive for a tropical nation to send a delegation, the Philippines is joining a growing number of "no-snow" countries to enjoy the spirit of this colorful quadrennial…

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Caloocan Public Cemetery, 2011 #kasaysayan

Caloocan Public Cemetery

It is pure coincidence that I am following a piece on cemeteries, which made me all giddy excited, with one on the same subject which fills me with sadness-slash-anger and yes, shame. Working on a "document search" project for a US-based client, I found myself on the hunt for a woman who died in 1962,…

The current location of what was Casa de Rizal along Washington Street, San Francisco #kasaysayan

Casa de Rizal

Happy Philippine-American Friendship Day! And what better to celebrate than to look into the early years of our relationship with Uncle Sam. I came across this curious group, referred to as "The Aristocratic Filipino Club" in an article dated 1908, "unearthed" by the Filipino American National Historical Society of Northern Virginia. It writes of a place along…

Filipinas Heritage Library in Makati, 2011 #kasaysayan

Filipinas Heritage Library

Inspired by this discussion , I wanted to share my insights on websites which provide information that can help FILIPINOS go further in their genealogy research. ANCESTRY. http://ancestry.com --- Even if majority of the data here are based on American and European primary sources, it can be helpful to Filipino researchers when tracking ... ancestors or…

Litton Residence in Manila, 1945 #kasaysayan

Litton Residence

Litton Residence in Manila, 1945 #kasaysayan

Kaganapan

1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, France

1924 Summer Olympics Paris

1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, France

Ballot boxes #kasaysayan

2013 Philippine Elections

Ballot boxes #kasaysayan

1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo, Japan

1972 Winter Olympics

This year, the Philippines commemorates 46 years since we first joined the Winter Olympics, when two cousins represented the islands in 1972 in Sapporo, Japan. While it seems counter-intuitive for a tropical nation to send a delegation, the Philippines is joining a growing number of "no-snow" countries to enjoy the spirit of this colorful quadrennial…

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Caloocan Public Cemetery, 2011 #kasaysayan

Caloocan Public Cemetery

It is pure coincidence that I am following a piece on cemeteries, which made me all giddy excited, with one on the same subject which fills me with sadness-slash-anger and yes, shame. Working on a "document search" project for a US-based client, I found myself on the hunt for a woman who died in 1962,…

Clarence George Wrentmore was among the "Thomasites" -- American educators who travelled to the Philippines in the 1900s to build the public education system, #kasaysayan

Clarence George Wrentmore

This is a collection of mini-biographies of notable American educators who have left their personal marks in the history of many Filipino learning institutions. While they are collectively called "Thomasites", not all were passengers of the historic USS Thomas. Some were soldiers who stayed or returned after the Spanish-American War. Others belonged to the waves…

Carter Godwin Woodson was among the "Thomasites" -- American educators who travelled to the Philippines in the 1900s to build the public education system, #kasaysayan

Carter Godwin Woodson

This is a collection of mini-biographies of notable American educators who have left their personal marks in the history of many Filipino learning institutions. While they are collectively called "Thomasites", not all were passengers of the historic USS Thomas. Some were soldiers who stayed or returned after the Spanish-American War. Others belonged to the waves…

George Robert Summers was among the "Thomasites" -- American educators who travelled to the Philippines in the 1900s to build the public education system, #kasaysayan

George Robert Summers

This is a collection of mini-biographies of notable American educators who have left their personal marks in the history of many Filipino learning institutions. While they are collectively called "Thomasites", not all were passengers of the historic USS Thomas. Some were soldiers who stayed or returned after the Spanish-American War. Others belonged to the waves…

Mary E. Polley was among the "Thomasites" -- American educators who travelled to the Philippines in the 1900s to build the public education system, #kasaysayan

Mary E. Polley

This is a collection of mini-biographies of notable American educators who have left their personal marks in the history of many Filipino learning institutions. While they are collectively called "Thomasites", not all were passengers of the historic USS Thomas. Some were soldiers who stayed or returned after the Spanish-American War. Others belonged to the waves…

Bernard Norton Moses was among the "Thomasites" -- American educators who travelled to the Philippines in the 1900s to build the public education system, #kasaysayan

Bernard Norton Moses

This is a collection of mini-biographies of notable American educators who have left their personal marks in the history of many Filipino learning institutions. While they are collectively called "Thomasites", not all were passengers of the historic USS Thomas. Some were soldiers who stayed or returned after the Spanish-American War. Others belonged to the waves…

Walter William Marquardt was among the "Thomasites" -- American educators who travelled to the Philippines in the 1900s to build the public education system, #kasaysayan

Walter William Marquardt

This is a collection of mini-biographies of notable American educators who have left their personal marks in the history of many Filipino learning institutions. While they are collectively called "Thomasites", not all were passengers of the historic USS Thomas. Some were soldiers who stayed or returned after the Spanish-American War. Others belonged to the waves…

William Rockford Hamme was among the "Thomasites" -- American educators who travelled to the Philippines in the 1900s to build the public education system, #kasaysayan

William Rockford Hamme

This is a collection of mini-biographies of notable American educators who have left their personal marks in the history of many Filipino learning institutions. While they are collectively called "Thomasites", not all were passengers of the historic USS Thomas. Some were soldiers who stayed or returned after the Spanish-American War. Others belonged to the waves…

Arthur Williams Gubisch was among the "Thomasites" -- American educators who travelled to the Philippines in the 1900s to build the public education system, #kasaysayan

Arthur Williams Gubisch

This is a collection of mini-biographies of notable American educators who have left their personal marks in the history of many Filipino learning institutions. While they are collectively called "Thomasites", not all were passengers of the historic USS Thomas. Some were soldiers who stayed or returned after the Spanish-American War. Others belonged to the waves…

Joseph William Witton Crow was among the "Thomasites" -- American educators who travelled to the Philippines in the 1900s to build the public education system, #kasaysayan

Joseph William Witton Crow

This is a collection of mini-biographies of notable American educators who have left their personal marks in the history of many Filipino learning institutions. While they are collectively called "Thomasites", not all were passengers of the historic USS Thomas. Some were soldiers who stayed or returned after the Spanish-American War. Others belonged to the waves…

Laura Storts-Buckisch was among the "Thomasites" -- American educators who travelled to the Philippines in the 1900s to build the public education system, #kasaysayan

Laura Storts-Buckisch

This is a collection of mini-biographies of notable American educators who have left their personal marks in the history of many Filipino learning institutions. While they are collectively called "Thomasites", not all were passengers of the historic USS Thomas. Some were soldiers who stayed or returned after the Spanish-American War. Others belonged to the waves…

Walter G.M. Buckisch was among the "Thomasites" -- American educators who travelled to the Philippines in the 1900s to build the public education system, #kasaysayan

Walter G.M. Buckisch

This is a collection of mini-biographies of notable American educators who have left their personal marks in the history of many Filipino learning institutions. While they are collectively called "Thomasites", not all were passengers of the historic USS Thomas. Some were soldiers who stayed or returned after the Spanish-American War. Others belonged to the waves…

Roy DeWitt Bennett was among the "Thomasites" -- American educators who travelled to the Philippines in the 1900s to build the public education system, #kasaysayan

Roy DeWitt Bennett

This is a collection of mini-biographies of notable American educators who have left their personal marks in the history of many Filipino learning institutions. While they are collectively called "Thomasites", not all were passengers of the historic USS Thomas. Some were soldiers who stayed or returned after the Spanish-American War. Others belonged to the waves…

Albert Joseph Barnaud was among the "Thomasites" -- American educators who travelled to the Philippines in the 1900s to build the public education system, #kasaysayan

Albert Joseph Barnaud

This is a collection of mini-biographies of notable American educators who have left their personal marks in the history of many Filipino learning institutions. While they are collectively called "Thomasites", not all were passengers of the historic USS Thomas. Some were soldiers who stayed or returned after the Spanish-American War. Others belonged to the waves…

Fred Washington Atkinson was among the "Thomasites" -- American educators who travelled to the Philippines in the 1900s to build the public education system, #kasaysayan

Fred Washington Atkinson

This is a collection of mini-biographies of notable American educators who have left their personal marks in the history of many Filipino learning institutions. While they are collectively called "Thomasites", not all were passengers of the historic USS Thomas. Some were soldiers who stayed or returned after the Spanish-American War. Others belonged to the waves…

The news article from the Georgia Constitution (dated 23 September 1897) refers to a Mrs. "Hozae" Rizal, Mariana Comenot Orbi.  It continues on with many inaccuracies, from Dr. Rizal's role as a president of a university she was attending to how the good doctor was shot against a wall, among others. #kasaysayan

"Mrs. Rizal"

One hundred fifty years after Jose Rizal was born, it seems that nothing about this man has escaped the minds of the curious Rizalian. So I was pleasantly surprised to find this article from the Georgia Constitution, dated 23 September 1897. The news article refers to a Mrs. "Hozae" Rizal, Mariana Comenot Orbi, who I…