I discovered a collection of tales from the Spanish friars previously translated by an American during the US era and colonization about life in the enclave of Intramuros and the settlements and together with the story of my ancestors ...
Author: Emmanuel Besa
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This book is a collection of short stories which fictionalizes history - the 16th to the19th century of Spanish rule and Christianity in Philippines - as a means to explore religious faith and cultural difference and tells the stories of different characters during the Spanish era of colonial rule far from the mother country ruled by the Governor Generals appointed by the King of Spain to represent the state and the Bishop representing the Friars who originally help bring the natives into the fold and a constant battle between church and state kept the country under siege most of the time.
It includes a narrative on the assault on Intramuros, the ancient walled city within Manila. The day of the attack on Intramuros was 23 February 1945. Starting at 0730, for a solid hour our cannoneers were kept busy firing point blank ...
Author: Clint Lamm
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The 6th Field Artillery Veterans Association was formed in the early 1970s. It consisted of veterans that served in the 6th Field Artillery Regiment from the WW1 through WW2 eras, and their wives. They established a board of directors and formed the Womens Auxiliary with its own cabinet. They ordained the Reverend John Cagney as their association Chaplain. The group held annual reunions whereby the members scattered across the country would meet for a few days and revel in the personal history that they shared. Most constructively, the association created a newsletter that was distributed quarterly entitled "The Centaur Flyer," after the centaur insignia of the Regiment. They appointed a WW2 veteran named John Peverill as writer, editor, publisher and distributor of this small quarterly. Not a wiser choice could have been made. Substantiated by the efforts of John Peverills newsletter, recruitment by the association grew strong and membership flourished. Veterans anxiously waited every three months to receive their fresh edition of The Centaur Flyer. The articles shed light on new or forgotten facts about the 6th and other aspects of the U.S. Army. Members read to find out details of future reunions and to see the names of recently located vets and newest members. Under the column heading Taps, they would learn of fallen brothers and those on "sick-call." The readers received their greatest thrills by perusing anecdotes and letters sent in by veterans who recounted their experiences in Regimental life. They conjured the haunting names of stubborn mounts, tough sergeants and eccentric colonels. They remembered the heroic sportsmanship from the post-WW1 days when strength and pay were low, but downtime abundant. They recalled bar fights, the guardhouse and the awe-inspiring glory of a mile-long succession of steel cannon, dusty-legged horses and weather-beaten troopers returning home after extended training expeditions. They recounted the many transitions they experienced, making rank and grade, moving from one fort to another, from Regiment to Battalion, and most emotionally, the passage from horse to motor. And then there was the Second World War that these soldiers fought in the South Pacific. These were days of troop trains and ship convoys, powdered egg meals and merciless mosquitoes, tropical heat and a fierce and hidden enemy. Wives recalled the struggles they endured on the home front, the lifeline to millions of troops fighting overseas. Mr. Peverill brought these days back to the veterans, gave them a sense of unity long forgotten and a vocal presence few senior citizens are able to enjoy. Of the many contributors to the newsletter, one was prolific and accountable in many issues. George Jones became a member of the association in the late 1970s. He quickly became an admirable force in the group, not holding a position on the board, but as an exceedingly active member. He and his wife, Katherine, frequented the reunions, absent only when ordered to stay home by a "medic." He was involved in fundraising for the organization and donated personal relics from his own years in the Regiment to the 6th F.A. museum. He enjoyed contacting and engaging in dialogues with other members, humoring them with old tales and trading for ones he hadnt yet heard. George originally sent a few of these anecdotes to John Peverill in modest letters, confessing to his 7th grade education and an unpracticed skill of written presentation. As John found unoccupied space in the layout for the newsletter, he filled in with one of Georges stories. Responses were positive. The effects were remarkable, waking the personal memories of distant events and forgotten names for readers scattered across the country. The brief tales became such an anticipated part of The Centaur Flyer that they were adorned with a column heading: Tales from the Picket Line. John also cleverly referred
Intramuros. By Joshua Rodriguez ... To escape Spanish inquisitors and relish, friars, nuns, and freedom fighters are serviced by a system of hidden tunnels beneath the rigid walls of Intramuros. Recently discovered, these tunnels are ...
Author: Joen Rico M. Orde
Publisher: Ukiyoto Publishing
Philippines is a country in Southeast Asia with a rich history and culture influenced by both East and West. Dive right in the most popular tales of mystery, wonder, imagine from the Pearl of the Orient. From the origins of the Philippine mythology to the recent urban legends this book has can induce wonder and raise more questions than answers. This book is a part of the 5 book series that chronicles the fringes of world history, the Library of Most Controversial Files.
Intramuros was dying, Intramuros was decaying even before the war. The jungle had returned—the modern jungle, the slum-jungle—just as merciless and effective as the real thing—demolishing man's moment of history and devouring his ...
Author: Nick Joaquin
Celebrating the centennial of his birth, the first-ever U.S. publication of Philippine writer Nick Joaquin’s seminal works, with a foreword by PEN/Open Book Award–winner Gina Apostol A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice Nick Joaquin is widely considered one of the greatest Filipino writers, but he has remained little-known outside his home country despite writing in English. Set amid the ruins of Manila devastated by World War II, his stories are steeped in the post-colonial anguish and hopes of his era and resonate with the ironic perspectives on colonial history of Gabriel García Márquez and Mario Vargas Llosa. His work meditates on the questions and challenges of the Filipino individual’s new freedom after a long history of colonialism, exploring folklore, centuries-old Catholic rites, the Spanish colonial past, magical realism, and baroque splendor and excess. This collection features his best-known story, “The Woman Who Had Two Navels,” centered on Philippine emigrants living in Hong Kong and later expanded into a novel, the much-anthologized stories “May Day Eve” and “The Summer Solstice” and a canonic play, A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino. As Penguin Classics previously launched his countryman Jose Rizal to a wide audience, now Joaquin will find new readers with the first American collection of his work. Introduction and Suggestions for Further Reading by Vicente L. Rafael For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Filipino Folk Stories Dianne de Las Casas, Zarah C. Gagatiga ... 10-11 Volcanoes, 90-91 White ladies, 119-20 Why Bats Fly at Night, 86 Witches, 1 12-13, 126-29 Witch 's Batbatcuao, 126-29 CHURCHES Manila Cathedral, Intramuros, Manila.
Author: Dianne de Las Casas
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Tales from the 7,000 Isles: Filipino Folk Stories offers insights into the people and culture of the Philippines through dozens of tales representing the nation's various islands, regions, and cultural-ethnic groups. Designed to provide educators with material with which to enhance curriculum and lesson plans, the stories open a gateway to a rich and unique cultural mix. The tales presented here are divided into animal stories, how and why stories, tales of enchantment, trickster tales, and scary stories. In them readers can discern not only the native Filipino culture, but the influences of the many peoples who have moved through and settled in the islands, most notably Malay, Chinese, and Spanish, but also Arab, Indian, and American. A brief history of the country, its people, and their cultural traditions is included, as are crafts, children's games, recipes, and color photos. Notes about the stories, a bibliography, and a glossary complete the volume.
Tales of passion , of daring , of greed , all enlivened Intramuros gossip . In the seventeenth century two tragic events involved the highest officials of the city . Don Alonso Fajardo y Tenza , Governor - General from 1618 to 1624 ...
We start our " history lesson " here with Morli Anthony Dharam's " Intramuros " ( 1948 ) : These stones when blows the first chill breath of night Take on deeper tint and come alive . And vanished men in red cuirass connive To plot once ...
Author: Inter-American Commission on Human RightsPublish On: 2022-10-24
... e informó sobre las medidas que se encontraba implementando para resguardar la vida e integridad de sus internados “intramuros”, tales como requisas periódicas con el objeto de detectar objetos que pudieran funcionar como armas128.
I have heard stories about secret passageways and underground tunnels in Intramuros which allegedly connected the convents of ... These tales were branded as pure tsismis for lack of documentation , until this long awaited documentation ...