Skip to content

Citations of the Philippine Diary Project

(Last updated: April 19, 2023)

Over time, we’ve been gratified to notice that people are starting to refer to the Philippine Diary Project, in blog posts, columns, and even cite it in scholarly articles and in books. Here are some of these mentions/citations:

Columns and articles:

JFK, diarrhea, and history, by Ambeth Ocampo, January 24, 2014

Prelude to martial law, by Ambeth Ocampo, September 18, 2012

In his own words: Marcos on martial law, ABS-CBN Online, September 21, 2012

Corruption in Philippines: Marcos was the worst, by John Nery, September 11, 2013

JFK, diarrhea, and history, by Ambeth Ocampo, January 24, 2014

Pendulum swing, by Amando Doronila, October 1, 2014

73 bones, 33 teeth, by Ambeth Ocampo, October 30, 2015

Time to put PH history online, by Ambeth Ocampo, January 13, 2016

A scaled-down M’danao railroad plan, by Antonio Montalvan II, April 24, 2017

Celebrating Filipino valor, by Joey D. Lina, April 9, 2019

Missing Context: Bongbong to set up foundation, give away ‘Marcos treasure’ if elected president, by Rappler, June 4, 2021

Mindanao railway remains a dream after 85 years, by Herbie Gomez, June 29, 2021

How Marcos kept his Martial Law plans a secret, by Joel F. Ariate Jr. and Miguel Paolo P. Reyes, September 19, 2021

The Marcos Diary: A dictator’s honest, candid description of his only son, by Antonio Montalvan II, January 27, 2022

Findings from the diaries of a dictator, by Amelie Ortiz de Leon, September 22, 2022

Blogs and other online sources:

Son of Sandor regularly posts links from World War II-era entries in the Philippine Diary Project on Twitter

Aurora Quezon’s bomb fuse, in The Diary Review, April 28, 2009

Felipe Buencamino III — 6 januari 1942, in So To Bed, January 5, 2013

Lovin’ this Phil. Diary Project!, in With One’s Past, March 4, 2013

Blog of the Week: The Philippine Diary Project, in The Daily Opium, June 21, 2013

A Day in Infamy, in Manila Nostalgia, December 5, 2014

The Long Night Begins: Martial Law announced on live television, in Indio Bravo, September 23, 2017

Querido diario…, in El Filipinismo, September 25, 2018

Philippine hero’s birth date, in The Diary Review, January 14, 2019

5 Young Pinoy Heroes Who Did Amazing Things Nobody Talks About, in FilipiKnow, June 26, 2019

Purpose into my life, in The Diary Review, July 2, 2019

Reading little known diaries, in With One’s Past, December 28, 2019

Readings for the Quincentennial, in Kapwa Tagalog, April 28, 2021

Del Pilar’s Final Journal Entry, Awaiting for US Army Vanguards at Tirad Pass (Ilocos Sur), Trying to Delay Their Advance, posted by Cheesetorian in Reddit, December 2, 2021

Scholarly articles:

United States-led Philippine Guerrilla Organizations on Luzon and Mindanao, by Stephen N. Sams, March 1, 2015

Between Postoccupation and Postcolonial: Framing the Recent Past in the Philippine Treason Amnesty Debate, 1948, by Konrad M. Lawson, June 11, 2017

Between Postoccupation and Postcolonial: Framing the Recent Past in the Philippine Treason Amnesty Debate, 1948 by Konrad M. Lawson, in Debating Collaboration and Complicity in War Crimes Trials in Asia, 1945-1956, Palgrave MacMillan, 2017

Producing Ferdinand E. Marcos, the Scholarly Author, by Miguel Paolo M. Reyes, Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints, Volume 66, Number 2, June 2018

Regulating the Opium Contract System in the Late-Spanish Philippines: The 1896 Iloilo Inspection Reports, by Ferdinand Victoria, September, 2018

“Staring Down the Courts: An Analysis of Rational Risk Assessment Within Authoritarian Regimes” by Nicholas O’Connor in Southern California International Review, Volume 10, Number 2, Fall 2020

Cited in many Wikipedia entries


MacArthur at War: World War II in the Pacific, by Walter R. Boneman, Little, Brown & Company, New York, 2016

Debating Collaboration and Complicity in War Crimes Trials in Asia, 1945-1956, edited by Kerstin von Lingen, Palgrave MacMillan, 2017

Liberalism and the Postcolony: Thinking the State in 20th-Century Philippines, by Lisandro E. Claudio, NUS Press, Singapore, 2017

MacArthur’s Spies: The Soldier, the Singer, and the Spymaster Who Defied the Japanese in World War II, by Peter Eisner, Penguin Books, 2018

The Philippines and France: Discovery, Rediscovery, by Aileen S. Mendiola-Rau, the Philippine Embassy in France, 2019

The Liberation of Manila: 28 Days of Carnage, February-March 1945, by John A. Del Gallego, McFarland & Co., 2020

Crossing Empires: Taking U.S. History into Transimperial Terrain (American Encounters/Global Interactions), editors: Kristin L. Hoganson, Jay Sexton, Duke University Press, 2020

Moro Warrior: A Philippine Chieftain, an American Schoolmaster, and The Untold Story of the Most Remarkable Resistance Fighters of World War II in the Pacific, by Thomas McKenna, Ateneo de Manila University Press, Quezon City, 2022

Opposing Power: Building Opposition Alliances in Electoral Autocracies, by Elvin Jiayun Ong, University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2022

Darkest Christmas: December 1942 and a World at War, by Peter Harmsen, Casemate, Havertown, Pennsylvania, 2022

Philippine-American Heritage in Washington, D.C., by Erwin Tiongson, HISTORY Press, Charleston, South Carolina, 2023

Writings by Manuel L. Quezon III on the project:

Martial Law and Parental Guilt, ABS-CBN Online, September 21, 2016

Big in Japan, ABS-CBN Online, October 25, 2016

The saddest Philippine Christmas, ABS-CBN Online, December 27, 2016

New Year, new master, ABS-CBN Online, January 2, 2017

The great escape, ABS-CBN Online, January 2, 2018

The Philippine Diary Project: Yesterday, As If It Were Today,, June 12, 2018

The Christmas of 1944, Philippine Daily Inquirer, December 25, 2019

WWII and the Fall of Japan, in the Eyes of Three Filipinos,, August 15, 2020