Author: Manuel L. Quezon III

Mentions of the Philippine Diary Project

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 in scholarly articles. Here are some of these mentions: Columns and articles Corruption in Philippines: Marcos was the worst, by John Nery, September 11, 2013 73 bones, 33 teeth, by Ambeth..

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120 years ago: Diaries describe the start of the Filipino-American War, February 4, 1899

[caption id="attachment_14763" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] "Faithful unto death. Filipino color bearer. A touching incident connected with the fight at Paco near Manila, Feb. 5th, 1899." Caption written by John E.T. Milsaps for this photo of a slain Filipino flag bearer which he pasted in his diary.[/caption] February 4 marks the 120th anniversary of the outbreak of..

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Friday 30th November 2018

Our training session this morning went really well. Friendship Oval is in outstanding condition and a huge thank you must be given to everyone involved in the preparations. The team had an hour in the nets and an hour in the field. It was encouraging to see all the players supporting one another and approaching..

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Thursday 29th November 2018

It all started with an email to the Philippine Cricket Association (PCA) back in 2011. I explained my passion for cricket and my experience and expressed a keen interest to somehow be involved with cricket in the Philippines, the homeland of my mum. Within a day a gentleman by the name of Iain Sinclair replied...

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Railways in Mindanao: Then and Now

  News is that the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) has approved a Feasibility Study to proceed for the proposed Mindanao Railway Project. The map above gives an indication of the scope of the proposed railway system.It's been a long time coming. An overview of railways in the past can be found in The Colonial Iron..

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The sinking of the S.S. Corregidor, December 16-17, 1941

[caption id="attachment_5656" align="alignnone" width="471"] The S.S. Corregidor of the Compañia Maritima, which sank on December 16, 1941. Photo from Chad Hill.[/caption] On December 16-17, 1941 (around midnight, hence the event straddling two dates), the S.S. Corregidor, an inter-island steamship of the Compañia Maritima, hit a mine off Corregidor Island and sank, resulting in a tremendous..

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