About the book:
The new edition includes the formulation of arguments of former President Jose P. Laurel defending his role in the wartime Philippine Republic; the narrations of collaboration detainees who were held in prisons in Sugamo, Iwahig and Bilibid; the angry remarks of Claro M. Recto, accusing MacArthur and the US in general of betrayal; the bitter sentiments of former Executive Commissioner Jorge Vargas against MacArthur and the synopses of the cases of main political collaborators which have become precedents in Philippine jurisprudence. These details give new light and color to one of the hardly known issues in Philippine history and it will make us understand the behaviour of many political leaders today.
Publisher: University of Santo Tomas Press
Publication Date: 2016
Size: 230 x 153mm
About the author:
Augusto de Viana is an Associate Professor at the UST and taught history and social studies at the Eulogio Amang Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology before becoming a researcher at the National Historical Institute (now the National Historical Commission of the Philippines) where he rose to become Chief of the Research and Publications Division. He has written various books on history as well as articles in scholarly journals, the UNITAS, AD VERITATEM, the Social Science journal of the Charles Sturt University of NSW, Australia , the Jurnal Kajian Wilaya of Indonesia and Jurnal Sejarah of Malaysia.