By Hernan Melencio
“What’s happening to our country, general?”
Naalala ko ang pamosong linyang ito, na madalas mabanggit – na may kasama pang pailing-iling ng ulo –kapag pinag-uusapan ang tungkol sa lagay ng ating bayang sawi.
Si Emmanuel Pelaez ang orihinal nito at sinabi niya ito sa berdugo ni Marcos na si Heneral Ver matapos siyang... [Read more of this review]
When to say ‘thank you’
By Hernan Melencio
Celia Veloso speaks during a press conference May 1, 2015 upon arriving from Indonesia where her daughter was temporarily saved from execution on April 29 for being a drug mule.
Saying “thank you” is a matter of personal conviction or just good manners. There are people who are so polite they say “thank you” just getting off... [Read more of this review]
Ngayon sa Kasaysayan: 14 Disyembre
1600- Naglaban sa labas ng Look ng Maynila ang mga bapor pandigma ng mga Kastilang pinamumunuan ni Antonio de Morga at mga Olandes na pinamumunuan ni Admiral Oliver van Noort.
1837- Isang taripa ang ipinahayag na sumasaklaw sa pagpasok ng mga kalakal sa Maynila.
1863-Kapanganakan ni Arsenio Cruz Herrera, manananggol, kagawad ng Kongreso ng Malolos at... [Read more of this review]
Exposing China’s historical lies
Solita Monsod, in her column published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer on June 21, hailed Justice Antonio Carpio’s demolition of China’s claim over almost the whole of South China Sea, using China’s own ancient maps, constitutions and official pronouncements.
She cited Carpio’s presentation of his 63-page paper entitled “Historical Facts,... [Read more of this review]
Brief History of Armed Conflicts in Mindanao and Sulu
By Norodin Alonto Lucman
Philippine history in school textbooks tend to confuse rather than enlighten. The starting point of Philippine history was 1899 known as the Malolos Constitution, a political construct conceived by ilustrados who maintained filial and historical ties with Mother Spain. The 1896 Katipunan Rebellion was not a Philippine insurrection.... [Read more of this review]
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