About the book:
This book is about genealogy, local history, the study of various ethno-linguistic groups inhabiting the country, town-formation and prostitution. Serious study made by the author on archival documents reveal many substantial new information that can transform existing views or texts about our roots, our history as a people and nation. The new historical interpretations presented in this book invite the reader, notably history buffs, to dig deeper into available documents; to research further on the aspects not covered by existing history books before time erases the fragile evidences of our unique and glorious past.
Publisher: New Day Publishers
Publication Date: 2006 (Reprint)
About the author:
Luis Dery, or simply Louie, as his colleagues and dearest friends affectionately call him, was born on the 8th of March, 1946, in Sorsogon. He moved to the Metro in his collegiate days to study in UP Diliman, where he graduated in 1964. He took his masters several years later in the same university and finished by 1971. Directly after accomplishing his MA, he immediately went into teaching as a member of the UP Faculty. It was also during this time that he went and got his PhD in History, graduating in 1987. He held onto his professorship before he started encountering problems with regards to the university salary.
After the complications, he resigned from his position in 1994 and moved to DLSU in June that same year. In his tenure as a Lasallian professor, he has had 11 books published—all single authorship. He has also garnered three Outstanding Book awards, one from the UP President’s Office and two from the National Academy of Science and Technology. The rest of his books, he says, received nominations for the National Book Award.