Always having a soft spot for the Philippines, Kevin Kwan, the author of the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy, revealed he is keen to shoot his next movie in the Philippines, although there are no concrete plans.
Who would have thought that a poor boy from Loay, Bohol, would someday be tasked to feed an army?
Just four months after the surrender of American and Filipino armed forces in Mindanao, the guerrilla movement led by the unsurrendered soldiers started to come together.
Without an overall leader, without a word from MacArthur nor information from the outside world, the Filipinos from all over the country started to organize not so much as to create an armed resistance against the Japanese Imperial Army, but even more to restore law and order in a land rocked with crime and lawlessness by opportunistic bandits masquerading as guerrillas.… Continue reading... “To Feed An Army: The World War II Saga of Pastor P. Ilogon Sr.”
Five years ago, Ruby Asuncion Corrales Santos founded One Indigo Project to assist children of indigent indigenous peoples’ communities in Bukidnon, Davao and Cotabato improve their academic performance in school.
One of Cagayan de Oro’s pioneers who built up Uptown Cagayan de Oro has passed on, but his legacy lives on in the township he helped establish which perfectly embodies the city’s trailblazing spirit, and his various engagements in civic society organizations where he was a well-respected voice.
This coming month of May will be the 80th Anniversary of the Japanese invasion of Northern Mindanao and subsequent surrender on May 10, 1942 of the United States Army Forces Far East Mindanao Force in Malaybalay, Bukidnon.
It is sad how eight decades later, little is remembered of the sacrifice of the Filipino and American soldiers who gave the Imperial Japanese Army a good fight despite the enormous odds stacked against them.… Continue reading... “Defenders of Mangima Canyon”