Meetings And Memories

Throughout our lives, there are people we may never meet personally but who leave a mark in our consciousness because of who they are or what they have done.

Major General Antonio Taguba made the report that blew the lid off the atrocities committed by U.S. soldiers on Iraqi detainees in Abu Ghraib. He lost his career for it. Meet him here in an exclusive interview.

We pay tribute to Nora Daza, the original celebrity chef, whose cookbooks became the bible of many Filipino immigrants. She passed away last week at age 84.

Nilo Rodis we may never have heard of before, but we’ve seen his creations in the “Star Wars,” “Star Trek” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark” movies.

One event that is forever engraved in the collective memory of the Boomer generation and earlier is the declaration of martial law on September 23, 1972. Our country's history took a different turn and everyone's lives were upended. Whatever direction we may have taken in response to that historical period will continue to define us, either with pride or regret or a little of both. Professor Patricio Abinales shares his experience of the time.

This week, as with other weeks, we regale you with stories that hopefully add color to your day.


Gemma Nemenzo

Editor, Positively Filipino