Born in Santa Ana, Manila to Visayan parents. The blogger advocates the conservation of tangible and intangible Hispano Filipino cultural heritages. An avid traveller and historical researcher but hold no formal training in Philippine history. A Catholic and a proud product of Philippine public schools.
Dude, send me your e-mail address ASAP. I’d prefer that you send it to firstname.lastname@example.org because my other one, email@example.com, is cluttered with so many mails I couldn’t read them all anymore.
Thank u lone greeter!
Thanks for you comment in my blog about “The Golden age of Philippine Cinema”. You are right. I understand what you are saying, and so i changed that part about Nora Aunor. Well, see it for youself. Thank you again.
I read your comment about what seems to lack of Ellis Island presence for Filipinos. Contrary to common knowledge -Filipinos are present in Ellis Island history. Pls. visit my website that debunks this myth
Mabuhay ang ‘Pinas
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I’ll be following your path sooner than expected my brotha…
I got here while searching for stuff on Instituto Cervantes. Nice blog, I’m having increased interest on Spanish too.
thanks for dropping by my blog. i never thought that somebody would read that entry 🙂
i’m checking your site and there’s a lot of interesting work about history that i’d surely enjoy to read.
i am not a blogger but your posted blogs interests me, especially the one about mr.ambeth ocampo because my professor have mentioned about him and his book. i have read a few blogs about the retraction controversy of rizal and it seems that a lot of people think that it is a “mere controversy”. do you know of any other unusual info about rizal? hoping for an immediate reply. thanks. Ö
Hi Jecca, Everyone can blog and i would like to encourage to start yours, you can pursue certain themes that interest you or just keep one like a diary.
I would like to answer your question but I believe that the best answers were already written by Ambeth Ocampo, his books about him are packed with interesting facts about the hero, so there, go and grab one.
hi! good day! may i know if u know señor gomez personally? is it possible to get his contact # from you? pls..? thanks!
Yes, He’s a friend. I sent you an email about Senor Gomez contact info.
thanks! he was my flamenco teacher and i really want to talk to him. thanks so much!! =)
No problem Agnes. Tell him I said hi!
Prospero Ano nuevo!
Hi there, thank you for coming by, this may be a late response but I wasn’t online for the past weeks. I saw your brave comment in my Bonifacio post, thank you for sharing your views in that thread. You have a great blog bro 🙂 keep in touch
Thank you for your kind comments. Thank you also for adding me in your blogroll, I’ve added you too.
in relation to your picture at the asian civilization museum, i dont know if you work there or just posed there. just in case you work there, i got so offended with that museum. they called it asian civilization, hardly any information or material was mentioned about the philippines. when i made my visit there, made me think, what is their problem.
just in case you just visited, did you feel the same sentiments as to mine?
Singapores first ever Catholic Cathedral, their oldest, the one that stands in front of CHJMES was built by the generous donations of Manila Cathedral and the people of Manila – and that the Cardinal then of Manila was the one who petitioned and supported its founding. The Catholic population today is a testament of the Philippines role in Christianizing Singapore.This, in my view, is greater than what museum exhibits can do. We once had that influence in Asia.
You may want to consider this site about Singapore to include it in your blogroll…
IT´s written in spanish…
just dropping by… we’ll be starting my own soon…
thanks for the influence man
@ Mark – don’t mention it man. link up once you have your photo blog up! one day we’ll shoot the skies together!
@Sr. Masera – Gracias por visitar el blog! i will add yours shortly.
Magaling kang kumuha brod. Very good pictures. Well done.
I’m glad I strayed into this blog. Since I migrated to Vancouver three years ago, my spirit has been zooming home at the slightest cue. Often I can hardly bring it back here and with ease; I didn’t expect this to happen. I had thought one could turn away and be completely changed. The truth is, the deeper I integrate into Canadian life, the more persistent everything I left behind rises to the surface. Thus, I’ve been mining my memory and writing out what I recall, feeling awful that I unloaded my Filipiniana at the National Library and UST Library,… Read more »
@ Sra Guia – I’m deeply moved by your words, though I don’t consider my blog worthy of such treatment, I appreciate your compliment. Thanks for supporting your late husband, Architect Imperial, for without your inspiration Intramuros would not be what it is today. He was a great man. Its because of people like you guys that young and old continues to learn from our glorious past. Thank you.
how come you never write Spanish names with the proper diacritics? That doesn’t do justice to the blog, nor to our relics.
Well, you have a point there. I’m guilty of being lazy when it comes to these things.
Thank you for your post of the Trappist, Brother Rafael Baron. This is the first I am hearing of him and I’m on my way to a few days at our Trappist Monastery. May he pray for us.
Please take a look at the website, WordofGodEveryday.com (and also BenedictEveryday.com)…I’d like to know if you would consider sharing some of your photos to be used on the website for the Scriptures.
Idol! kailn ka mobalikCebu? – , nice blog, Elmer frm Mabolo
@Sor Kathleen – Thank you for visiting the blog. Please use everything that you find useful from this little blog of mine.
@Elmer – hey, I don’t know when but someday soon, I was there this day of the year and i really miss the province.
Muchas gracias for your blog, It was read in 2008 by my classmate in the US which reunited our stateside classmates with our high school batch who remained. I am just becoming computer literate and just read your blog for the first time.Serendipity. Surprise to find me being excorited by an angry blogger about my correct comment on Bro. Gonzales essay. The perils of writing the truth about our past. Am happy to inform you that I have written a book QUE BARBARIDAD; Spanish in Philippine Language which show that Spanish is the language that made us a nation and… Read more »
Hi Sr. Dn. Pio,
We have met before, during you Urdaneta lecture in Instituto Cervantes, remember that rude national artist Sionil Jose, abruptly interrupting you with his non-sense?
Nice to hear that you’ve released yet another book. I look forward on having a copy. I admire so much your methodical research. I remember your book on egomaniacal Romulo.
You can reach me here or better yet at my email: firstname.lastname@example.org
So we did meet in that Urdaneta Conference. At tht time, I was completely computer illiterate, not having a computer but only a typewriter. Of course, I remember Sionil-Jose rudely interrupting my lecture. He asked when I talked on the Rizal land case: “Are you saying Rizal is a liar?” In that case, Rizal did.Like any human beings, Rizal had his qouta of lies and malice. I have enough data for another book: RIZAL’S EXECUTION STORY: COMEDY, MYTHOLOGY & STUPIDITY . The book will contain newspaper accounts, oral histories, eyewitnesses accounts, biographical accounts of the execution and I will expose… Read more »
hi Sr. Dn. Pio,
Well, him being a proponent of the propaganda means that he was engaged on exaggerating facts to forward their agenda. It is, after all, the object of propaganda. But I hold him in high regard. Students needs to dig deep of what he was all about, unfortunately, this is not an easy task as he has been demified by our history text.
Let’s meet one day in Guillermo Gomez’ house, we have so many topics that we need to discuss.
very useful, thanx lot for this raticle .. This is what I was looking for.
Maligayang pasko sa ‘yo brotha at sa ‘yong buong pamilya.
¡Maligayang pascó, Sir Levi!
¡un muy feliz navidad ! ¡Hasta pronto!
Maligayang Pasko sa yo.
@ Levi, Pepe – Thanks! Happy new year guys.
Thanks for adding me up in your blogroll (Iloilo Heritage). Di pa sya masyadong gawa as of now. Lacking time and energy are some of the reasons. Anyway, padayon sa advocacy mo! 🙂
I like your blog. History and heritage. Great advocacies. Can I add you to my blogroll? Salamat!
@ Bogs – Thank you. Of course you can 🙂
confirmation lang po, meron po ba talagang secret tunnel sa crypt ng underground cemetery papuntang mt.banahaw ? and papuntang simbahan ng san bartolome?
@ Ernie – that’s what I’ve been told. These legends has drawn a lot of treasure hunters (and nasty rumors) in the past. The Friars are a very smart bunch, they’ve always had these escape routes for safety, for themselves and the church’s treasure. Some of the parishes during the Spanish era are isolated, being humans, they also adhere to the law of the land – self preservation. Not sure if there is an underground channel Nagcarlang – I would not be surprise if there was – if they can build an underground cemetery why not a tunnel 🙂
Thanks for posting an article about St. Vincent Ferrer’s miracle. I hope you will not be angry if i copy and paste in my FB.
God be with you and the blessing from St. Vincent Ferrer be shower upon you.
@ Vicky – Of course, everything in this amateurish blogsite can be shared 🙂 Happy reading…
I learned about your blog through a mutual friend who currently resides in Cebu. i just want to say that I find your blog very interesting and i hope you continue to write. i have my own blog too but i haven’t been able to update it on a regular basis. anyway, more power to you! glad to meet you even if only via the Net for the time being.
@ Mel – Thanks po
hi GL how are you?
2 years na ang iba sa amin..
I lost my sun sim yet i do hope you’re ok as always..
my email is email@example.com.. i hope you get this.. do send me a mail if you read this.. bogart and me misses you..
@ Greg – Way problema bay. Kumusta namo diya kay bogart ug sa atong mga amigo nga taga wipro
Jeez, heya arnaldo!
ei hope u remember me.. 🙂 Musta?
pre, im very proud of you. salamat at nagkita ulit tayo sa haba ng panahon. sana magkwentuhan ulit tayong parang mga bata sa bagtikan. thanks for the inspiration.
Thanks man. Nakatanim na sa memorya natin ang kalye kung saan tayo nagsilake. Parang kailan lang. Nakakalungkot dahil wala na ang mga bahay, nakakatuwa pagnaalala dahil hindi naman pala nawala. Tayo na ang Calle Bagtican.
Regards to you & your family. Take good care, see you again.
I like what write here. Filipino Cultur and history. Different, enlightening…
Are you a tour guide? let me know ha ^_^
Great stuff in your blog here!
Taga peyups ka? you look familiar
Continue your good work De Anda! I like your advocacy. I’m surprised that you’re a young pa pala. I thought you’re some old guy trying to relive the glory days of our beloved nation. You give hope na kabataan ang pagasa pa din ng bayan.
@ Orang – Thank you!
@ Junever – No, I’m not from UP.
@ Janice – I wish I have time to do tours!
@ Mrs. Providence – Thank you!
hello. you have wonderful photographs of theaters in iloilo that i’ve never seen before. may i ask who owned these? it’s great that they been preserved. would you know nick deocampo, ilonggo the filmmaker/film archivist? i spoke to him recently and he told me he is writing a book on film exhibition in western visayas. (he has previously written a thick tome on the history of the philippine film industry, and cebuano cinema) i think the information/images that you have would be a great contribution to his book 🙂
Hi Tara – I’m sure Nick’s aware of those old cinemas in downtown Iloilo. He being Ilongo. Not sure who owns Regent and Eagle today.