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Hiroo Onoda: Hero or villain?

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WAY TO THE CAVES Onoda Trail guide Gerry Villaflores shows the way to the caves inhabited by Lt. Hiroo Onoda, the Japanese straggler who hid in the jungles of Lubang Island for 30 years after World War II. LYN RILLON

In the book “No Surrender” that Hiroo Onoda wrote after surrendering in 1974 to then Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, the Japanese officer detailed how he succeeded in convincing himself and his fellow soldiers Kinshichi Kozuka, Shoichi Shimada and Yuichi Akatsu that World War II wasn’t over, and that attempts to make them surface were enemy ploys to make them surrender.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

The Artist Abroad

A sad tale of conquest and betrayal

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Isabel Rosario Cooper. Studio portrait by the Jose Reyes Studio, Hollywood, CA 1940 Courtesy of Miljohn Ruperto and Koenig & Clinton Gallery

Armies of occupation seek their pleasures from the populations under their control, their gaze at once intrusive, inquisitive and possessive.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

The whistle-blower in the Harry Stonehill case

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Now that a lot of whistle-blowers are hogging the headlines, a good question is: Whatever happened to the first big whistle-blower in the Philippines?

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Magellan to reconnect PH and Portugal after almost 500 years

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Philippine Ambassador to Portugal Philippe Lhuillier is looking forward to the signing of a formal sister city agreement between the birthplace of Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magallanes and the place where he was killed in Cebu, Philippines. MATIKAS SANTOS/INQUIRER.net

After almost 500 years since Ferdinand Magellan landed in the Philippines, the place where he was born Sabrosa municipality, Portugal and the place where he died Cebu, Philippines, are set to be reconnected as sister cities.

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Europe,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

China to ‘defend every inch’ of territory—foreign minister

This May 2012 file photo provided by China's Xinhua News Agency shows the Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning cruising for a test on the sea.  AP FILE PHOTO

China’s foreign minister on Saturday said his country will vigorously defend its sovereignty, declaring there was “no room for compromise” with Japan over territory or history.

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Artist to watch: Aimee Suzara launches first book, Souvenir

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CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/NAMU WILLIAMS

Writer and poet Aimee Suzara’s first book, Souvenir (WordTech Editions 2014) was launched at a book party on March 8, in time for International Women’s Day.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US urges ‘restraint’ between Japan, S.Korea

New assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs Daniel Russel. AFP FILE PHOTO

The United States on Tuesday urged its allies Japan and South Korea to show restraint in their tense relations as an American senator faulted Tokyo on historical disputes.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Americas,Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Japan mulls revision of comfort women apology

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Japan is to consider revising its landmark apology for its wartime system of sex slavery, a top official said Monday, in a move likely to draw fury in South Korea and beyond.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

February 1945: The Rape of Manila

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DEAD bodies could not be buried as relatives fled the carnage. Photo courtesy of Albert Montilla

To this day, much is heard of the Rape of Nanking when the rampaging Japanese Imperial Army killed 300,000 from 1937 to 1938, and raped 20,000 women in that Chinese capital.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

China slams comparison with Nazi

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China blasted President Benigno Aquino for drawing parallels between the current maritime dispute in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) and Nazi Germany’s occupation of Czechoslovakia before World War II, expressing shock over the remarks while calling for Manila to “correct its mistakes” so the territorial dispute could be resolved.

Posted: February 8th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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