history-ph update: April 2015

The Young Filipino Historian, now under the URL http://history-ph.blogspot.com/had been revived after almost 17 months of inactivity and has now reached another milestone.

This April, the blog had received more than 1,070 page views. This is 13% lower than the page views earned by the blog last March.

Also, the official Facebook page of this history blog (you can like the page by clicking the like button at the sidebar) was launched last October 29. By April 30, the page had reached 230 likes. Log in to your Facebook now and like the page!

Other updates:
* Ranked in the upper 1 percent of websites in terms of popularity by Alexa
* Eighth highest voted blog for April 2015 in Blogs ng Pinoy (BNP)
* Seventh most popular blog for April 2015 in Pinoy Blogs
* Read in 33 countries since February 3, 2015


Check out the most popular articles this April:

After the domination, the deluge
For 22 years now, Buklod CSSP (founding member of Alyansa) had dominated college politics, despite its near fall (I don't think this is the right term) in 2010. If they're a coalition basing on the fact it is a party of allied orgs, I don't know. But yes, they are without doubt the foremost political juggernaut of our college and their dominance in the local student council had produced generally good results. Indeed, they have gained the distinction of being the only local party in the University of the Philippines that have been entrenched for so long. Still, this very dominance raised a problem that kept lingering in the new decade: voter turnout.

Goodbye, Alibata? Quo vadis, Baybayin?
Recently, the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (Commission on the Philippine Language) released Virgilio Almario's article disproving that the ancient Filipino script is called Alibata. What is being pushed is Baybayin, and the article went as far as lambasting lack of media coverage on the issue, as well as preaching a "cleansing" of DepEd (Department of Education) staff from Alibata. It was as if Alibata was a curse to be driven away.

Mutiny Philippines: The December Coup
Mutiny is a situation in which a group of people (such as sailors or soldiers) refuse to obey orders and try to take control away from the person who commands them (See Merriam-Webster definition of mutiny). Related words include insurgency, insurrection, rebellion, coup and coup d'état. In the Philippines, there is no shortage of mutinies and coups that may be tackled. This series is dedicated to that matter.

See the most popular articles of all time at the sidebar.


While I was before lambasted for considering website statistics as history, is statistics in itself not part of history? Also, is this not a blog that also has its own history? History, as the second oldest profession in the world, encompasses all that has happened in the past. Well, we did take note the time that Gangnam Style broke through 1 billion and 2 billion views, respectively, right? Let us make our minds open. Again, I thank you for understanding the purpose of documenting these website statistics.

This history blog had nine out of ten top entries in the search engine Google

This history blog had five out of ten top entries in the search engine Yahoo

This history blog had three out of ten top entries in the search engine Bing

I, the author, am very humbled for this warm welcome given to the restoration of this emerging history blog - The Young Filipino Historian. Also, I fervently believe that this is only the beginning the many more achievements to come for your rising history blog. Small success may this be to many, but take to mind that you are always to be entrusted with small things first.

Finally, may God provide you with many more blessings!
history-ph update: April 2015 history-ph update: April 2015 Reviewed by Al Raposas on Monday, May 04, 2015 Rating: 5

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