history-ph update: Midyear 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.

Having double- and triple-digit number of visitors in at least six countries worldwide,
this history blog claimed the title international to commemorate.

From April to June 2015 (Second Quarter 2015), the blog had received more than 4,050 page views. This is more than 10% higher than the page views earned by the blog from January to March 2015 (First Quarter 2015). Page views for the month of June 2015 also was the highest in record for this blog since November 2014.

On June 1, 2015, the blog recognized the fact that it was read in 35 countries other than the Philippines, and had double- and triple-digit views in at least six of these countries since February with the hashtag #International. The author is looking forward to be one of the more authoritative and popular history blogs not only in the Philippines, but also in the world in the years to come.

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 June 16, the page had reached 300 likes. Log in to your Facebook now and like the page!

Other updates:
Ranked in the upper 0.5 percent of websites in terms of popularity per Alexa
Fifth highest voted blog for June 2015 in Blogs ng Pinoy (BNP)
Fifth most popular blog for June 2015 in Pinoy Blogs
* Read in 42 countries since February 3, 2015


Check out the most popular articles this June:

Mutiny Philippines: Andres Novales and his attempt at empire
Independence Day in the Philippines is near this year and this is exhibited by the many flags and tricolors waving in many establishments nationwide. This will be the nation's 117th Independence Day (Does the number ring a bell, or rather, a police siren?). However, it must not pass our attention that in 1823, 75 years and 10 days before our own Independence Day, Andres Novales and a force of around 800 soldiers declared independence not in Kawit, Cavite but in Manila.

Rizal foresaw it in 1891? (Southwest monsoon special)
In the above excerpt, it is apparent that Rizal had already thought of digging a Manila version of the Suez Canal. He envisioned it as both an entrepot of consumer goods in Asia and a flood control canal. Also, once a canal was bored out from Manila to Laguna, his home province would absolutely be a developing province like Manila. Imagine that? Had we had not learned much in urban planning more than a century? Also, if this was indeed a foresight from Rizal, where did he get his ideas on this issue? Had he also thought of the reverse flow spillway that would go through Laguna and Quezon? Thinking all of these, is it not fair to say that even Rizal's El Filibusterismo was a novel well researched?

Alternative Parties in the Philippines: National Socialist
The period traversing the years 1907 to 1941 featured our first experience of nationwide politics, with the country having 13 elections in all. Although conducted under auspices of American administration, it is without doubt that this period began forming the Filipino statesmen (or politicians for that matter) whose valuable service our nation still remembers until today. However, with the many political parties these people brought forth during the period, only the Nacionalista Party dominated the scene. Also, only the Nacionalista Party survived from this era and is continuing to operate until today. What were almost neglected in the mainstream political history of our country during this period were the political parties formed in opposition to the gargantuan Nacionalista, but failed to survive to see America grant independence to her only colony in Asia. With this in the fore, introducing these parties, their formation, their members, platforms, successes, failures and their eventual dissolutions are being aimed in this series.

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!
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