By Conrado Sanchez Jr.
My classmates and I were only 12 years old when the Pacific War broke out in December 1941. By the time the war was over in August 1945, our wartime experiences propelled us from childhood into adulthood in just four years. In the process, adolescence was bypassed.
Purely PersonalBy Josephine Darang
The remains of Nueva Caceres Archbishop Emeritus Leonardo Legaspi, OP, lay in state at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) for several days before they were interred at Santo Domingo Church on Aug. 15. They were also brought to the Peñafrancia basilica in Naga City on Aug. 11-12 for Naguenos and Bicolanos to pay their last respects to Legaspi, who served them for nearly three decades.
Forever 81By Gilda Cordero-Fernando
George Ade’s “Stories of Benevolent Assimilation (of the Philippines)” originally appeared in the Chicago Record once a week, from July 8 to Oct. 18, 1899, until collected in book form. George Ade was anti-imperialist like Mark Twain (who was passionate and sarcastic in his comments). George Ade, on the other hand, was “superior and amused,” “pricking the pretensions of the expansionists.” Here is a reproduction of another story.
By Tarra Quismundo
“Let’s go! Let’s go! Let’s go!” the birthday girl eagerly called out from her chair, her voice floating above the swarm of well-wishers in her room minutes before the party was to start.
By Rita Ledesma
It was 1947, and postwar Manila was full of promise. I was eager to study at Maryknoll College, a progressive school run by American missionary sisters. It used American textbooks, and was known for excellence in teaching the English language.