Archive for the Philippine History Category

On March 7, 1906, US troops under the command of Major General Leonard Wood massacred as many as 1,000 Filipino Muslims, known as Moros, who were taking refuge at Bud Dajo, a volcanic crater on the island of Jolo in the southern Philippines. Above, US soldiers pose for the camera in the aftermath of the massacre. (more…)

The Legacy of Two Nations

Second Annual Conference& Exhibition

WWII in PH - DEcember 2016

September 29, 2016– In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the invasion of the Philippines (December 8, 1941), Bataan Legacy Historical Society, Memorare Manila 1945, the San Francisco Public Library and the Philippine Consulate General present World War II in the Philippines – The Legacy of Two Nations, The Second Annual Conference.  The Conference will take place on Saturday, October 29, 2016from 10AM to 5PMat the Koret Auditorium of the San Francisco Main Public Library at 100 Larkin St. in San Francisco.    Admission is Free but Registration through Eventbrite (WWII in the Philippines/Bataan Legacy) is recommended. (more…)

Sydney model Evelin Hegyesi was invited to a lot of parties around the world after she appeared in a 1969 Playboy magazine spread entitled “Girls of Australia”. One of those parties was at the Malacañang Palace in Manila where a still naïve Hegyesi met the dictator Ferdinand Marcos. For Marcos, it was love at first sight. (more…)

The U.S. Senate has passed a bill authored by Sen. Mazie Hirono to make it possible for more than 260,000 Filipinos and Filipino-Americans, to receive the highest civilian award that Congress can bestow — the Congressional Gold Medal. (more…)

Cecilia Gaerlan with certificate

Nearly 75 years since the beginning of America’s involvement in World War II, history was made on July 14, 2016 when the California State Board of Education (SBE) approved the inclusion of World War II in the Philippines in the revised history curriculum framework for the state.  This seminal part of WWII history will be included in the Grade 11 U.S. history (Chapter 16) curriculum framework. (more…)