Monday, October 26, 2020
 

Michael “Xiao” Chua

The paradox of independence

THE irony of liberation: The Filipinos won the war against the Japanese, but it left us with only devastation and a damaged culture. Before the...

An international conference on Southeast Asia

I WOULD like to take the opportunity to welcome my good friend Prof. Vicente Angel “Van” Ybiernas to the Times. Ybiernas is an expert...

The triumphant Filipinos

THE Fall of Bataan on April 9, 1942 was a testament to Filipino valor against all odds taken against the context of most of...

Encounter with the Rising Sun

THE end of the 1930s was an era of optimism in the Philippines. In a few years’ time, the Americans would fulfill their commitment to...

Defining who is a historian

UNLIKE myself, who is very public, most historians are modest and unassuming people but to their great credit, have produced major contributions to our...

65 years of the Philippine Historical Association

THERE was a time when historians were titans, making a big impact in Philippine civic affairs when presidents were just too happy to hobnob...

American tutelage in the Philippines

“LAY down your arms and pick up the books.” This was already the call the Americans were making to themselves even before the smoke...

Encountering America

THE Americans seemed to have fulfilled the verbal promise they made to Emilio Aguinaldo in Hong Kong and Singapore in early 1898 to help...

When historical writers write ‘30’

YESTERDAY, during the second technical working group committee meeting for the planning of “Situating the Filipino and the Philippines in 1521: International Quincentennial Conference...

The Quirino-Magsaysay rift

A DAY after the elections of Nov. 13, 1951, Moises Padilla, the defeated mayoralty candidate of Magallon, Negros Occidental, was abducted. He was then...

Oil firms to cut diesel, kerosene prices 

OIL companies will lower the prices of diesel by 25 centavos per liter and kerosene by 15 centavos per liter on Tuesday. The cost of...

13 missing after Quinta batters Luzon

AT least 13 persons — 12 in Catanduanes and one in Batangas — were reported missing after typhoon Quinta battered southern Luzon, the National...

Quinta cuts off electricity in Bicol

TYPHOON “Quinta” cut off power supply in some parts of the country after making landfall Sunday night. Six electric cooperatives (ECs), four of them operating...

Quinta maintains strength, to dump more rain

SIGNAL No. 3 was raised in many parts of Luzon as typhoon Quinta maintained its strength after making landfall Sunday night. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical...

‘Quinta’ suspends work, classes in Occidental Mindoro

Occidental Mindoro Gov. Eduardo Gadiano has suspended work in public and private offices on Monday, October 26, 2020 because of the threat posed by...