Historia | Muntinglupa

the Hiroo Onoda $1 million deal

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 1 […]

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Historia

Automatic writing and the Ninoy story

I saw this interesting UK TV show that featured the Glastonbury Abbey ruins and what excavations in the early 1900’s revealed. The archaeological information were provided by one Frederick Bligh Bond, who claims that everything he knew about the site came from spirits—through automatic writing. In the 80’s there was this popular story involving an […]

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Historia | Personal

Lovin’ this Phil. Diary Project!

One of the first thing I do when I’m online is read the blogs that I follow. I recently followed Manuel Quezon III’s, the Philippine Diary Project. It’s so good that it’s taking much of my reading time lately. The initiative is a collection of diaries from known 20th century historical figures. It’s still on its […]

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Ilocos

Thoughts, Laoag

Clear or light, according to locals is where the city got its name. They must be referring to the skies. The sky in these parts, on a clear day, is blue as blue can be. The weather (I don’t know if its just me) feels a lot hotter around here. Must be the reason why […]

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Ilocos

The Augustinian Church of Paoay

I’ve been wanting to see this church for a long, long time not only because I’ve read so much about it but I’ve been intrigued by its unusual form ever since I first saw a picture of it. I hardly ever get to visit this part of the country (this being only the second time). […]

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Batangas

Proud Tanauan

Tanauan’s population is around two hundred thousand. Considering its substantial land, that’s not a lot of people.  Calamba, its next door neighbor to the south, is smaller but have twice the number of people. What’s fascinating about Tanauan is how it remained agricultural. Tanauan retained its rural outlook and agricultural economy as late as the […]

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Opinion

Marcos Will Soon Be Buried. Finally.

According to news reports, Binay had recommended for the remains of former President Marcos to be buried with full military honors. The only compromise, which Bongbong Marcos agrees with, is that the former strongman be buried in his Ilocos hometown. I think this should settle this matter then. Lets put him six feet under and […]

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