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. […]
Category: Philippine History
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 […]
It is in our national interest to record the stories of WWII Filipino veterans and to teach the Filipino youth of the sacrifices that were made by their ancestors to bring the freedom that the entire world is enjoying today.
The road to history is long and winding and requires vigilance and utmost will. Filipinos have been part of the fabric of the United States even before the 1700s with the first recorded settlement in Louisiana. Since then, Filipinos have made significant contributions in the labor movement, during World War II (in the U.S. and […]
Edgar Jopson, a hero in the fight against the Marcos dictatorship, was honoured posthumously as an outstanding alumnus by Ateneo de Manila University‘s management engineering alumni.
In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, 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, an exhibition and a conference. The four-month exhibition will open on Saturday, September […]
Today, Prime Minister Abe apologized to the American POW’s in Bataan, Corregidor and other parts of Asia during World War II.
SINGAPORE — March 17, 1995. The Philippines wept when Singapore hanged Filipina overseas worker Flor Contemplacion, a death that apparently unravelled the chilling tragedy behind the government’s labor importation policy.
Also known as the Corregidor massacre, the Jabidah Massacre refers to an incident on March 18, 1968 in which members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) are said to have massacred a number of Muslim recruits who were escaping their covert training to reclaim Sabah. Sources differ regarding the details, with the number […]
In 1942, about 16 million pieces of silver Philippine coins were dumped near Corregidor. Some of it remains unretrieved.
Our history book is based on the mistaken assumption that 1521 is the year when Spanish colonization of the Philippines began.
San Francisco, CA. In celebration of Filipino-American History month, the Philippine Consulate General, San Francisco and the Bataan Legacy Historical Society will present the 70TH Anniversary of the Battle of Leyte Gulf and Stories from WWII in the Philippines on Friday, October 24 at 6PM.The event will take place at the Philippine Consulate General office […]