About the book:
This volume delves new light on the atrocities committed by the Kempeitai, the dreaded Japanese Military Police, as it operated in Cebu during World War II. In 16 chapters, the author essays the lives of 16 individuals, including that of her own father, who were arrested by the Kempeitai at the Cebu Normal School. There they were interrogated, tortured and incarcerated in the most dreadful of conditions. Some never saw the light of day. With Dr. Savellon’s painstaking research that has fruitioned into this tome, some 202 victims of the Kempeitai are also listed.
Publisher: University of San Carlos Press
Publication Date: 2017
Size: 178 x 254mm
About the author:
Romola Ouano Savellon, Ed.D. is the founding curator of the Cebu Normal University Museum. She currently teaches part-time at St. Theresa’s College, Cebu City. She got the idea for the stories in this book after the museum launched an exhibit of the photographs of Kempeitai prisoners in Cebu, one of whom was her own father, Eduardo Ouano. This is her second book with USC Press. The first one, Mga Karaang Sugilanon sa Banilad (Folk Tales of Banilad), was published in 2012. Incidentally, Dr. Savellon is a proud graduate of USC.