The Young Filipino Historian: May 2016 update

This is the blog's update for May 2016, and the 20th 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 May, the blog had received more than 1,700 page views. This meant a 13% increase in page views earned by the blog in comparison with last March. Average page views since October 2014 equal to 1,493 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 550 likes last May 29. Log in to your Facebook now and like the page!

The official Twitter profile of this history blog was also launched October 27, 2015. Follow the Twitter profile here!

Other updates:
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* Updates feature undiscovered articles of this blog.

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Popular articles this May:

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.  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.

The coup that never was? Antonio Luna and the First Republic
Yes, he is recognized as a capable military commander. However, Luna was rumored to have been planning a coup to overthrow Aguinaldo and make himself dictator. Were his organizational skills, witnessed in all the battles he headed during the war, that overrated?

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.

See the most popular articles of all time at the sidebar.
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Undiscovered articles this May:

Japanese involvement in 19th century Philippines
Japanese intentions of having the Philippines in its orbit began long before the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere during World War Two.

Philippines and the Great War
What most people may not know is how the Philippines participated in World War I.

Alternative Parties in the Philippines: Labor Party
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 more undiscovered articles of this blog in future updates.

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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.
Average ranking of this history blog in terms of relevant searches in the past month

I, the author, am very humbled for this warm welcome given to 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.


You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things.
(Matthew 25:21)

Finally, may God provide you with many more blessings!