War and Remembrance

How do you forgive wartime enemies that committed horrible atrocities and victimized your own family? Correspondent Elizabeth Ann Quirino tells how the late President Elpidio Quirino forgave the Japanese imperial forces who wreaked havoc in his country and killed members of his own family ("War and Forgiving"). "Old soldiers never die, they just fade away," declared the late Gen. Douglas MacArthur in his retirement/farewell address to cadets of West Point. Titchie Carandang-Tiongson writes about the memorial that makes sure the old soldier's legacy doesn't fade away ("A Visit to the MacArthur Memorial"). And In a different kind of war that Filipinos eventual won by peaceful means, a blog by the late Benjamin Maynigo gives an account of his family's escape from the clutches of the Marcos dictatorship, in "Martial Law Stories: Escape to Sabah."

In our [In the Know] links:

The Ruins Of Marawi: A year after liberation, Meranaws await rehabilitation

BBC: Philippines Democracy in Danger

The Facebook cleaners: 'I've seen hundreds of beheadings'

For our Happy Home Cook, Elizabeth Ann Quirino shares with us her recipe for Adobong Kangkong (water spinach) with Talong (eggplant)

For our video of the week, Flyhigh Manila TV posts Cebu Pacific's Capt. Irizari's emotional farewell speech on his last flight before retirement.