Forty-six years ago, President Ferdinand Marcos signed Proclamation 1081, suspending the writ of habeas corpus and declaring martial law, initiating a 14-year reign by the power-hungry and corrupt autocrat. Very quickly Imelda Romualdez Marcos became a center of power in her own right, leading to what pundits described as His and Hers governments.
Category: Philippine History
It all began on August 11, 1901, with the arrival of Company C of the 9th U.S. Infantry Regiment in the coastal town of Balangiga. The purpose of the Americans’ deployment to Samar was to close its port and prevent supplies from reaching the Philippine revolutionaries under the command of General Vicente Lukban, who served […]
Did you know that Lumads are not Muslims?
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 […]
The Legacy of Two Nations Second Annual Conference& Exhibition 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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
According to the Honolulu Star, 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, including 300 from Hawaii, to receive the highest civilian award that Congress can bestow — the Congressional Gold Medal.
This is lifted from an article by Nick Davies, published in The Guardian, Saturday 7th May 2016 because it is never too late for Marcos fans to “see the light”. It is sad that many diehard Ilocanos won’t even bother to read it because they know they will not like the truth. They will simply rationalize […]
I viewed this much-talked about movie in the home theatre of my youngest son who did know much about Philippine History. (He studied high school in Australia.) From the start of the film, I anticipated knowing more about the husband of Honorata Crescini, wife of Ladislao Diwa, one of the original founders of the Katipunan. […]
MANILA, APRIL 04, 2016 – Ferdinand Marcos claimed he declared Martial Law to save the country from the threat of a Communist takeover and impose peace and order on a troubled land. There was no public backlash because Marcos convinced Filipinos the nation was in peril, democracy wasn’t working, the country was falling apart and […]