Category: History

Book Review: Old Family Trees of Albay Province

“When you have a question, just ask the Internet” This is the common advice to researchers and students alike. But the Internet can only give you as much as what people share. Kaya kan ginigibo ko su research ko manungod sa mga Imperial kan Albay para sa nagkapirang academic and work-related presentations, garo ako nagsusurok … Continue reading Book Review: Old Family Trees of Albay Province

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Anti-malnourished and anti-hunger programs in the period of plenty?

In a golden era, people should be feasting on cakes and beef and not nutribuns and snail-meat. In the period of rice sufficiency, no one should be hungry with people being more at risk for diabetes rather than malnourishment.  But do you know that then-President Ferdinand E. Marcos introduced programs befitting a Third World Country … Continue reading Anti-malnourished and anti-hunger programs in the period of plenty?

CamSur partition: It’s not the economy, stupid!

In 1992, James Carville used the economy to catapult Bill Clinton in what is supposedly an uphill presidential battle against George Bush. The slogan “It's the economy, stupid!” not only broke Bush's approval rating but also sharply turned American opinion that from the 90% approval rating in 1991, the then US President was hammered with … Continue reading CamSur partition: It’s not the economy, stupid!