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Notes on the history of Chinese Christians of the Philippines

Editor’s Notes: This is the second of a series of articles written by Guillermo Gomez Rivera, a long-time contributor of emanila.com. Mr Rivera is a Premio Zobel awardee, a member of the Academia Filipina and former National Language Committee Secretary, Philippine Constitutional Convention 1971-73. 7. Union of Church and State During Spanish times in these […]

Locsin and some notes about the history of the Chinese Christians of the Philippines

Editor’s Notes: This is the first of a series of articles written by Guillermo Gomez Rivera, a long-time contributor of emanila.com. Mr Rivera is a Premio Zobel awardee, a member of the Academia Filipina and former National Language Committee Secretary, Philippine Constitutional Convention 1971-73. 1. THE NAME ‘LOCSIN’ An old resident of Manila’s China Town, […]

On Our Sense of History

(Part 8 of the “In Defense of the Filipino” series) ANOTHER upsetting negative charge against us Filipinos is that we have short memories, that we have no sense of history, and that because of it, we disregard our patriots and the crucial events that had happened in our country. These are misleading accusations. The human […]

The Filipino State (Another way of looking at Philippine history): Part 7 of 7 Parts

7.  Was the Filipino State mortgaged and hocked? Was it gross betrayed? Will the Filipinos remain to be stateless even in their own country? Thus, because of the confusion wrought upon the national psyche of the Filipino people through the implacable requirement of the English language,  —-over Tagalog-Filipino and Spanish—-  the Filipino State has ended […]

The Filipino State (Another way of looking at Philippine history): Part 6

6. 1900: The Filipino people was deprived of its own State When the American WASPs had, at last, succeeded in imposing their military and neo-colonial rule, one of them, James Leroy, concluded that the Filipinos became stateless as a result of U.S. expansionism. (See: “Filipinas para los Filipinos”, a book written by Epifanio de los […]