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What to do in Intramuros: Ride a bike or go museum hopping—drinking optional

Other than history, Intramuros has plenty to offer: traditional Filipino arts, alternative mobility, and even a shot from the oldest distillery in the country

Ayala Museum
You can visit Ayala Museum for free on May 27. But there’s a catch

The museum will open its doors for free for the first 500 registrants in celebration of International Museum Day. If you don’t make it, they’ll also be having virtual tours until June 27

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Is the P1,000 bill redesign a front for historical erasure?

The three war heroes will be replaced by the Philippine eagle, prompting critics to ask if it is an attempt at collective forgetting of war atrocities

This free virtual Halloween tour explores Manila heritage sites’ ‘dark side’

Ever wondered why Manila City Hall is shaped like a coffin? This is just one of the things you’ll learn about in WanderManila’s “One Night in Manila” on Oct. 30

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A short-ish history of the color pink

How a pale red went from being a man’s preferred color to being associated with femininity

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Martial law misinformation is everywhere. Scholars and human rights activists want to correct that

The University of the Philippines’s week-long virtual commemoration “Days of Remembrance” will dispel myths like Marcos’s alleged heroism and the “economic golden age” under martial law through discussions and conversations

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This free online lecture series unearths the City of Manila’s lesser-known histories

In commemoration of the city’s 450th founding anniversary, the Department of Tourism, Culture and Arts of Manila brings together historians for the “Araw ng Maynila” lecture series

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The Magellan-Elcano expedition had food for 2 years. A new book lists their feasts in the country when they ran out

The first publication of the National Quincentennial Committee, “Pigafetta’s Philippine Picnic: Culinary Encounters During the First Circumnavigation, 1519-1522” by food historian Felice Prudente Sta. Maria will be released this week in Cebu

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Bauan, Batangas’ neo-classical church is now a— We don’t know how to describe it. See for yourself

The 425-year old Bauan Church is undergoing a renovation, which according to the parish only partially done

Calauit Island, former home to Tagbanua people turned Marcoses’ safari, reopens to tourists

Located in Palawan, the 3,700-hectare island/wildlife park is home to giraffes, zebras, waterbucks and elands that the Marcos family original shipped from Kenya