[Blueboard] “Diary of the War” in Davao

maricor baytion alunsina2005 at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 7 15:56:40 PHT 2006

You are warmly invited to the launching of 
  Diary of the War: 
  WWII Memoirs of Lt. Col. Anastacio Campo
  Maria Virginia Yap Morales
  Friday, December 8, 2006
  3.30 to 5.30 pm
  UP Mindanao
  Cor. Anda and Rizal Streets
  Davao City
  Organized by the Office of the Chancellor for UP Mindanao, Veterans Foundation of the Philippines, Davao Chapter, the Davao Historical Society, and the Davao Writers Guild.
  "It was in the morning of December 8, 1941, when Davao was awakened by thunderous sounds of bombings in Catitipan Landing Field, the Asiatic Oil Tanks in Sasa, the U.S. Aircraft Carrier Langley, and one destroyer that were anchored in Malalag. The sounds of those unexpected bombs naturally echoed in all the nooks and crannies of the province so that by the time darkness fell, every living Filipino, American, and Japanese in Davao had taken cognizance of the coming storm."  
  From entries such as this, Maria Virginia Yap Morales has sought to tell the story of her grandfather, Lt. Col. Anastacio Campo, who left behind an account of life in Davao during the Second World War. Like many war veterans, he had looked forward to equity, pension and other benefits from the US government. Like many of his compatriots, he never got them. 
  Lt. Col. Campo's memoirs are enriched by Morales's own commentaries and annotations based on interviews with family members and research into historical records. According to historian Dr. Ricardo Jose, "this book is a step toward making the Filipino war experience better understood as a truly nationwide experience."
  Diary of the War: WWII Memoirs of Lt. Col. Anastacio Campo is a title under the Mindanao Studies Series of the Ateneo de Manila University Press, a series edited by Antonio de Castro. 
  To view the book's cover and contents, please visit http://www.ateneopress.org/detail_socsci.asp?ID=109
  [This book is part of the ongoing Christmas booksale until December 15, at the press bookshop in Bellarmine Hall, ADMU campus. All books are sold at 10 to 50 percent discount. Sale hours are 8 am to 12 noon, 1 to 6 pm, M-F (closed for national/university holidays: December 1 and 8).

  Thank you!


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