Archive for the Memoirs Category

Composed on 27 July, 2013;  influenced by her deep sentimentality in tribute to the places she resided in Australia from 1989 to date.

From across the seas and peak mountains, I have come to settle on the shores of Aust; A home rich in steak, of milk and honey; A place graced with snakes, sun and rain. (more…)

As we celebrate Mother’s Day during this month of May, I remember the two most important women in my life, and to them I want to dedicate this issue. One of them brought life to my four children while the other was the key to my many successes during my younger years — my own mother. (more…)

(Editor’s Note: The following is just an excerpt of what the author wrote about former first Lady Imelda Marcos.)

The official customs list drawn up when they arrived into exile in Hawaii reads like pure fantasy: (more…)

It was by compulsion of law that I first encountered [Jose] Rizal almost half a century ago. The year was 1965 and I was in my senior year in a Catholic university. Republic Act 1425 made the reading of Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo in their unexpurgated versions a graduation requirement. The purpose of the law was to rededicate the youth to “the ideals of freedom and nationalism for which our heroes lived and died…. to develop moral character, personal discipline, civic conscience, and to teach the duties of citizenship.” (more…)

The late senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino once dated Imelda Romualdez. (more…)