The Young Filipino Historian: October 2015 update

This is the blog's update for October 2015, and the 13th update article published. It is fervently hoped that the rationale of these updates be appreciated and understood by the audience. Small successes may these be to many, but let us consider that you are always to be entrusted with small things first.


This October, the blog had received more than 2,710 page views. This is around 3% higher than the page views earned by the blog last September. In addition, this set a new record for this blog's monthly viewership. Average page views since October 2014 equal to 1,507 to date.

Also, the official Facebook page of this history blog (you can like the page by clicking the like button at the sidebar), which was launched October 29, 2014, had reached 400 likes last October 28. Log in to your Facebook now and like the page!

The official Twitter profile of this history blog was also launched this month (October 27). It now has three followers. Follow the Twitter profile here!

Other updates:
Ranked in the upper 1 percent of websites in terms of popularity per Alexa
* Read in 57 countries since February 3, 2015
* A new logo for the blog has been unveiled. (Read more here)
* New commemorative pages launched. (Macross, Code Geass)

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Check out the most popular articles this October:

Heneral Luna: historical liberties and inaccuracies
While the film has undoubtedly raised awareness of the people on the Filipino general and has featured the prowess of Filipino film-making, the film has also taken its own number of historical liberties and inaccuracies.

Minorities during Martial Law (Lumad)
Lumad is a Visayan (in particular, Cebuano) term which means “native” or “indigenous.” Lumad is a loose category referring to 18 Mindanao ethnic groups including Manobo, B’laan (Bilaan), Higaunon (Higaonon), Subanun (Subanen), Mamanwa (Mamaw), Bagobo, Mandaya (Mangwanga), and T’boli (Tagabili).

The coup that never was? Antonio Luna and the First Republic
Antonio Luna was acclaimed for his military career during the opening months of the Philippine-American War, despite the valid argument of critics that he never won a single battle.

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


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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!