Historia | Muntinglupa

the Hiroo Onoda $1 million deal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X66v6Rn8Jwk Known as the last Japanese soldier to surrender, recently uncovered documents reveals that 2nd Lt. Hiroo Onoda’s repatriation, was a carefully orchestrated deal between President Marcos’ administration and the Japanese government. “Will the Japanese government offer compensation for the human and material damage they caused?” an unnamed Marcos’ negotiator asked. The reparation paid was […]

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Manila | Muntinglupa

To España (via Philippine National Railroad!)

No not madre españa but that frequently flooded area named after the Iberian motherland. The journey felt like an attraction ride. It ran steady at 20 kilometers per hour as it wildly swayed from side to side. Not to disparage efforts our government is taking to modernize our train network but like its current speed—it’s […]

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Historia | Manila | Muntinglupa

Meet up with Dr. Legarda

  I had a senior moment a few days ago. I accidentally deleted the original post “Meeting Dr. Legarda” (December 2017). I tried googling caches of the blog online hoping that there’s a copy out there somewhere to no avail. And so, I’m starting from scratch.   I wanted to ask Dr. Benito Legarda Jr. […]

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Historia | Muntinglupa

#AngLarawan: not a film review

We Filipinos complain about the sad state of our film industry. But when a good local film comes out it doesn’t get the support it deserves. Ang Larawan, adapted from Joaquin’s Portrait of an Artist as a Filipino (1952) is as good as it gets. A friend remarked, “sadyang mababaw daw tayong mga Filipino.” I […]

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