The Young Filipino Historian: Three years on

On December 15, 2015, the blog commemorated its third anniversary with the hashtag #TYFH3rdyear. The author is looking forward to a better year in 2016 for this emerging history blog. This is the 15th update article to be published. Small successes may these be to many, but let us consider that you are always to be entrusted with small things first.


This past year (2015), the blog had received 16,840 page views. This is around 242% higher than the page views earned by the blog in the years 2012-2014. Average page views since October 2014 equal to 1,437 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 430 likes last December 2. It is a marked increase (231%) from 130 likes the previous year (2014). Log in to your Facebook now and like the page!

The official Twitter profile of this history blog was also launched last 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
* Peak rank in Top Blogs Philippines for 2015: 28 (Average rank in 2015: 49)
* Read in 59 countries since February 3, 2015
* A new logo for the blog has been unveiled. (Read more here)
* Failed to qualify as finalist in the Philippine Blogging Awards

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Check out the most popular articles this December:

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.

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.

Goodbye, Alibata? Quo vadis, Baybayin?
Once more, this sparked a debate among Filipinos, especially through social media. That is, up to the point that the denial of Alibata is anti-Muslim, since the one who had first coined Alibata (Paul Versoza) admitted in 1939 that the said term was invented from the assumption of the script originating from the Arabic.

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!