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This book is a collection of articles which first appeared in the author’s looklng with the same title published on the defunct Philippine Daily Globe. Dec 27, Cheska Lorraine rated it liked it.

Did you know that Andres Bonifacio sought funding for the revolution from Japan? Not that his more formal writing is harder to digest but his shorter essays are perfect for lighter fare, such as on a commute or before bed.

As with my experience reading his award-winning and bestselling Rizal Without the OvercoatOcampo’s essay manages to make history fun, hip, with a slant towards the amusing and almost always an enlightening discussion of Philippine history Published inLooking Back is the first published work by Ambeth Ocampo, renowned Philippine historian. Some of these stories can be found in the Looking Back series by Ambeth Ocampo.

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I always loved history but this book showed another side of history. With more understanding about Philippine History within that “pause” and the author himself, my doubts about the writings in this books have greatly reduced.

Napakarami kong bagong natutunan A history like you’ve never heard before. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The book also portrays our national heroes in a different angle.

May 22, Bookbed rated it liked it Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. O I’ll definitely read the rest of the editions. Easy read and entertaining backk very educational as well. Had our history books been written like how Mr. If history classes were told the same way it was, I vack would have listened, understood and cared more about philippine history. Mary Mechelle rated it it was amazing Feb 01, Learning history makes us better people as a whole Looking back opens our minds to a broader horizon.


Notify me of new comments via email. Dec 09, Maan rated it it was amazing. I also enjoy the Spanish lessons, very enlightening. Refresh and try again. Julie Ann rated it did not like it Oct 08, The contents of his masterpiece about the Philippines’ history and heroes are those that we sometimes overlook.

Ocampo better known as Ambeth R. Why do we lokking to know and cherish such seemingly intangible and trivial things? Historical events were told more of a chismis than as hard facts, or something like that.

Thank you for endorsing the books, I do appreciate it. This is what ocapo history exciting—that we can always find something new in what is old. It is not history that repeats itself, but we, the people, repeat history, as Ocampo himself preaches.

So, oftentimes my reading was boring and forgettable. Some of these stories can be found in the Looking Back series by Ambeth Ocampo.

In his “Looking Back” series, Ocampo makes Filipino history even more palatable than in his academia. October 28, October 26, Categories: Feb 07, Delie Dell Chua rated it it was amazing. I will definitely collect more of his books! Aug 11, Carlo Estadilla rated it it was amazing.

Be grateful that you still know your family and friends, and they still know you because they have the memory that a,beth in the past, they met you. Magellan was not the one who named our country “Felipinas” that later was changed to its present name Philippines.


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Though it did not made me think about what the Philippines ought to be nor did it challenge the way I viewed my country, it was a good book, in the sense the it was a trivia book! Children can also be proud of their parents, or grandparents. Lora Reyes rated it really liked it Jan 03, Ambeth should make more books. Want to Read Currently Ambetj Read.

Dirt This sort of took me 5 years to finish. Finally, historians will always have their own bias and that was clearly evident here, but to me it only encourages more research and a bigger effort to consult other works. Some of us are so proud that the friend of the brother of the mother of the sister of the nanny of Taylor Swift is half Filipino, but when we hear news about protesting indigenous peoples on our own soil, we rob them of their identities and rights as fellow members of the state!

I enjoyedthough I doubted the credibility of the author. Mar 27, Ron rated it it was amazing.

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It was Ruy Lopez de Villalobos. You are commenting using your WordPress. He was my professor for PI Philippine Institution back in college.

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