Senior moment

Senior moment – is my PDI column for today.

An interesting email from Mary D. Dulatre, who has self-published Oral Histories of the Ilocanos: Life Experiences from World War II to Present by Mary D. Dulatre (Book) in Books > Social Sciences > Ethnic & Gender Studies > Asian Studies: My name is Mary Dulatre and I was a U.S. Fulbright Scholar in the Philippines from September 2002 to September 2003. During the duration of my grant, I completed a project entitled “Oral Histories of the Ilocanos: Life Experiences from World War II to Present.” I collected almost 70 life stories of Filipinos in the Ilocos region of the Philippines ranging from the ages of 60 to 90. I tape-recorded these interviews, transcribed and translated them. These interviews are presented in Tagalog, Ilocano, and English. I addressed topics such World War II, the Marcos presidency, childhood, raising children, marriage, education, roles of men and women, livelihood, and language. I recently published this project and I am now fulfilling my mission of disseminating these stories to those who want to better understand the Filipino people. These are inspiring stories of survival, sacrifice and perseverance. You will find that their histories are connected to all ethnicities and not only those of Filipino or Ilocano descent.

I am asking you to invest in this worthy project by purchasing a copy of my book at It is my intention to donate my profits to WWII veterans and their families in the Philippines. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding my project. Thank you for your support.

Today is my 35th birthday. Clicking on the Paypal link or the Amazon wishlist link will be greatly appreciated.

Manuel L. Quezon III.

13 thoughts on “Senior moment

  1. First of all, happy birthday!

    Next, I’m shocked and flattered that you linked The McVie Show to your blog. This is most unexpected. That a writer of your caliber should deem my blog worthy of a peep is making me suddenly giddy, embarrassed, panicky, light-headed and feeling silly all at the same time. Thank you.

  2. May 31, 2005


    We, WW II veterans owe you an endless gratitude for your sincere concern for us. I made a very exhaustive research on the history of how Pres. Delano Roosevelt and Gen. Douglas MacArthur involved the Filipino youths in its own private war against the barbarous Japanese invasion of the Philippines. I was a 1941 college graduate of De La Salle College and integrated in the USAFFE before Hawaii was disabled. My heroism during the USAFFE and guerilla were articulated in two separate historical books by two famous military historians.

    The Recession Act of 1946 repudiated our sacrifices for America the last 65 years despite that it is very unconstitional because it was only a RIDER in the U.S. Appropriation Act of 1946. I wrote an article published in two series in the Manila Bulletin Weekly Magazine International entitled: “The Longest Human Right Violation in World History” which need publication in presitigious newspapers like Washington Post or New York Times for the benefits of postwar U.S. Presidents, Senators and Congressmen who do not know their WW II history in Southeast Asia which will make your merciful mission for us fast dying WW II veterans much easier and effective.

    Please indicate to me your address in the U.S. where I could mail copies of this incontrovertible historical facts. Should you leave U.S. before it arrives, perhaps you can make a pre-arrangement for their publication in these two influential newspapers before you leave. We and our generations of families will owe you an endless gratitude as well as the whole democratic world will cherish and remember you a a crusader with a deed as illustrious as that of your immemorable grandfather.

    Col. CHARLIE H. BELOSO (Ret.)
    Chairman, Crusade To Reform Veteran Organizations, Inc. (CREVO, Inc.)
    e-mail address: [email protected]
    Telephone No.: 632-538-1817

  3. I wasn’t joking or anything. Filipinos aren’t very fond of reading serious stuff is what I mean. Especially when it comes in book form.

  4. hi sir…this is just an invite. didnt know how else to get in touch with you. On July 2, 3:00 pm, we are unveiling the Historical Mural at Taal Vista Hotel in Tagaytay City. Please try to come. Rsvp..Malca Villanueva 750-1999

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