The Muses of LVN Pictures

The Muses of LVN Pictures

These lakambinis (muses) of one of the Philippines’ biggest motion picture studios of the ’50s and ‘60s offer powerful lessons on women’s empowerment and lasting friendship.

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The Battle of Manila, WWII

The Battle of Manila, WWII

The carnage and destruction that engulfed the City of Manila when American troops liberated it from the brutal Japanese imperial forces during World War II.

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War and Forgiving

War and Forgiving

Is it possible to forgive the unforgivable, like war crimes? Find out how one Philippine president dealt with this question.

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A Visit to the MacArthur Memorial

A Visit to the MacArthur Memorial

Where to find mementoes of the Old Soldier who never died but just faded away.

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Martial Law Stories: Who Is Marshall Law?

Martial Law Stories: Who Is Marshall Law?

Trying to leave the country, with subversive documents, and being searched at the Manila International Airport in 1972.

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Martial Law Stories: The “Torture” of Playing for Miss Universe 1974

Martial Law Stories: The “Torture” of Playing for Miss Universe 1974

Find out what it was like to do a “command performance” for Imelda Marcos in the ‘70s.

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Martial Law Stories: House Arrest

Martial Law Stories: House Arrest

A member of a leftist family is imprisoned in his own house.

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Martial Law Stories: Raid!

Martial Law Stories: Raid!

The writer has a close call when Philippine Constabulary operatives raided his house in search of one of his activist brothers.

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The Quezons at the White House

The Quezons at the White House

How President Quezon and his family spent their visit with President Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt at the White House in May 1942.

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A Tale of Two Olympic Museums

A Tale of Two Olympic Museums

An Olympics buff reviews two key museums dedicated to the international sports event.

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