The Young Filipino Historian: July 2016 update

This is the blog's update for July 2016, and the 22nd 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.


Last month, the blog had received 2,600 page views. This is a 16% decrease in page views earned by the blog in comparison to June 2016. Average page views since October 2014 equal to 1,622 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 610 likes last July 26. Log in to your Facebook now and like the page!

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

Other updates:
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* Updates feature undiscovered articles to read in this blog.

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Popular articles this July:

Nansha Conflict: Contending for Kalayaan Islands
The Spratlys or Spratly Islands (also known as Kalayaan in the Philippines, Nansha in the People's Republic of China, andTruong Sa in Vietnam) have a total land area of around two square kilometers (200 hectares), but surrounding waters total to around 160,000 square kilometers (more than half the area of the Philippines which is 300,000 square kilometers). The dispute concerning this archipelago came quite recently, with at least five countries seeking to claim the Spratlys (PRC, Taiwan/ROC, Vietnam, Malaysia, and the Philippines), but there is a long history behind it.

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
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?

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

The Marcos administration according to Marcos
What this brief article offers is to balance what is unbalanced (or imbalanced, as the youth would say) by tackling the Marcos administration according to Marcos himself.

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!