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Twelve readings for High schoolers

Tweet In response to  a schoolteacher,  herself responding to an inquiry, here are 12 readings I’d suggest for a high school student. Actually, two lists, the first list is a set of online readings because books might be too expensive. I. A list of readings for every high school student, because attention span is often […]

By mlq3 Posted in Daily Dose on December 1, 2021 0 Comments 2 min read Continue reading
Rappler Talks: On what led to the rehabilitation of the Marcos family

Tweet Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks to historian and writer Manuel ‘Manolo’ Quezon III on the rehabilitation the Marcos family enjoyed post-Martial Law. How did the rehabilitation of the Marcos family happen so quickly? What does this say about Filipinos?

By mlq3 Posted in Interview on November 4, 2021 0 Comments 1 min read Continue reading
A Marcos Mystery Story

Tweet An epic story on Ferdinand Marcos, medals, and an American historian’s claim he engaged in what today we’d call identity theft to create a wartime hero persona.   Marcos, medals, letters, and links It begins with this Jan. 1, 1983 entry in FM’s diary: Mrcos diary entry, p.1 Marcos diary entry, p. 2 Marcos […]

By mlq3 Posted in Daily Dose on November 1, 2021 0 Comments 13 min read Continue reading
Commentary: A soft-boiled start to 2022

Tweet By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:20 AM October 10, 2021 MANILA, Philippines — It was not supposed to be like this, because it has never been like this. In our short Fifth Republic we have gotten accustomed to presidents, long past their peak popularity, anointing candidates no one really expects to win. […]

By mlq3 Posted in Articles, Commentary on October 10, 2021 0 Comments 5 min read Continue reading
Marcos the Scientist

Tweet Presentation by Benjamin Vallerjo; reaction by Manuel L. Quezon III. This discussion is on the science and development policy of the Marcos administration. Also the role of science as ideology in authoritarian and totalitarian regimes is discussed and why even after a country’s democratic transition many of these policies continue.

By mlq3 Posted in Presentation on September 21, 2021 0 Comments 1 min read Continue reading
ANC After the Fact: 21 September 2021

Tweet After the Fact on ANC: Guesting with Neri Colmenares.

By mlq3 Posted in Interview on September 21, 2021 0 Comments 1 min read Continue reading
Akademya Filipina and Manila House: Perspectives on the Presidency: Leadership Lessons for No. 17  

Tweet The qualifications for an individual aspiring to become the President of the Philippines are outlined in Article VII, Section 2 of the 1987 Constitution. According to the constitution, an individual may become President provided he or she meets the following criteria: (1) a natural born Filipino; (2) a registered voter; (3) must be able […]

By mlq3 Posted in Presentation on August 30, 2021 0 Comments 1 min read Continue reading
CNN Philippines: Tributes continue to pour in days after Aquino's burial | News Night

Tweet Like the flowers on Times Street, tributes in the form of words continue to pour in on social media. Among those who penned heartfelt messages for PNoy are his former speechwriters. What was it like to write for Mister Aquino? We now go above and beyond the headlines with Manolo Quezon. He headed then […]

By mlq3 Posted in Interview on June 28, 2021 0 Comments 1 min read Continue reading
Spot.ph Commentary: The Impossible Dreamer

Benigno S. Aquino III dared to believe the Filipino could be different.

Tweet Benigno S. Aquino III dared to believe the Filipino could be different THE writers among my former team obeyed former President Benigno S. Aquino III’s injunction to us, as his term was winding down, to write our memoirs only after he was dead. I suspect he’d read a piece I wrote in March 2015 […]

By mlq3 Posted in Articles, Commentary on June 26, 2021 0 Comments 27 min read Continue reading
Spot.ph Commentary: WW III in the West Philippine Sea

A novel dares ask how it might start and end.

Tweet A novel dares ask how it might start and end. by Manuel L. Quezon III May 22, 2021 ILLUSTRATION WAR ESPEJO (SPOT.ph) Britain’s brand-new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, is undertaking its maiden deployment by, among other things, participating in a joint exercise with the navies of Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Singapore. For its part, China has shrugged […]

By mlq3 Posted in Articles, Commentary on May 22, 2021 0 Comments 14 min read Continue reading
Commentary: 500th anniversary of Magellan: Half a millennium of staying the same

Tweet If you read Pigafetta in April 1521 alone, you will find things we still encounter today March 19, 2021 By Manuel L. Quezon III One of the entries to the national art contest commemorating the 500th anniversary of Magellan’s coming to what would be the Philippines. Map showing Magellan’s expedition Some weeks ago I found […]

By mlq3 Posted in Articles, Commentary on March 19, 2021 0 Comments 13 min read Continue reading
WWII and the Fall of Japan, in the Eyes of Three Filipinos

Tweet From The Philippine Diary Project. by Manuel L. Quezon III Aug 15, 2020 ILLUSTRATION WAR ESPEJO This year marks the 75th anniversary of the surrender of Japan and the end of World War II in the Pacific. The Philippine Diary Project contains three unique perspectives on the final month of the conflict, from the time of the Potsdam Declaration from Berlin in […]

By mlq3 Posted in Articles, Commentary on August 15, 2020 0 Comments 52 min read Continue reading

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