About the book:
The book contains fourteen chapters about the war in Cebu, starting with the Japanese invasion and the brutal occupation that followed until the eventful American liberation, the formal Japanese surrender at Barangay Caduawan in Tabogon and the aftermath of the war. A supplement, showing a then-and-now imagery of structures that witnessed and survived the war.
Publisher: University of San Carlos Press
Publication Date: 2015
Size: 230 x 305mm
About the authors:
Resil B. Mojares is Professor Emeritus at the University of San Carlos, where he was founding director (1975-1996) of the university’s Cebuano Studies Center. He has been visiting professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of California-Los Angeles, University of Hawaii, Kyoto University, and National University of Singapore. He has received numerous local, national, and international honors for his books and scholarly contributions.
David Taylor is a retired Colonel, Special Forces, US Army Reserve. He served four years on active duty, including combat in the Vietnam War with the Americal Army Division, where he was wounded twice, and twenty-two years in the Army Reserve in special operations and counter-terrorism. He is Airborne, Ranger and Special Forces qualified. Taylor is an author, historian and publisher, specializing in military history about WWII in the Pacific Theater and the Vietnam War. His book about his infantry battalion in the Vietnam War was published in 2011 and is now in its third printing. His articles about war and remembrance have been published in many USA national magazines. Colonel Taylor is the World War II Historian for the Americal Division Veterans Association
David Colamaria is an Archivist for the United States Navy. His grandfather, Edward Monahan, served as First Sergeant for Company G of the 182nd Infantry Regiment during the liberation of Cebu.
Valeriano Segura Avila, “Bobit” to friends, writes a column for The Philippine Star and The Freeman, which, in between his incisive political views, tackle forgotten episodes of World War II in Cebu. In 2013 his columns bagged him the “Best Opinion Writer for 2013” award in the 47th Journalism Awards of the Rotary Club of Manila. The Rotary Club also presented him with the “Tourism Award for Print Media” that same year. Bobit also hosts Cebu’s longest-airing weekly talk show entitled “Straight From the Sky” on Skycable, which won for him the “Best Talk Show Host” in the 2005 Cebu Archdiocesan Mass Media Awards (CAMMA). The following year, the Province of Cebu gave him its Garbo sa Sugbo Award. Bobit is a proud grandson and namesake of Capt. Valeriano Segura, the father of the war historian and guerrilla leader Manuel S. Segura.
Eleazar R. Bersales heads the University of San Carlos Press. An archaeologist by profession, he dabbles in history from time to time in his weekly column “Past Forward” in Cebu Daily News and “Kabilin,” a Cebuano heritage documentary which aired on the now-defunct SugboTV. Jobers, as he is known to friends, studied both in the Philippines as well as in the United States and Germany, and was a graduate research fellow at the National University of Singapore. He also spent time in Japan in 2011 as a grantee of the Sumitomo Foundation. Two of the coffee table books he has authored or co-authored have won national recognition.