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Subversive Lives: A Family Memoir of the Marcos Years

Susan F. Quimpo and Nathan Gilbert Quimpo

2016

Subversive Lives: A Family Memoir of the Marcos Years

Susan F. Quimpo and Nathan Gilbert Quimpo

Written as a family history, ‘Subversive Lives’ furnishes us with powerful testimonies on the era of Ferdinand Marcos and Jose Maria Sison, along with narratives on the vicissitudes of the revolutionary movement. Each Quimpo sibling bears witness to the events they and others did so much to shape. From aborted attempts to smuggle weapons for the NPA to heady times organizing ‘spontaneous uprisings’ and general strikes in Mindanao, from the cruel discovery of the cause of one brother’s death at the hands of a ‘kasama’ (comrade) to the near hallucinatory tales of imprisonment and torture at the hands of the military, these stories remind us of the personal costs and the daily heroism of those who joined the movement. But they also bring forth its messy and unresolved legacies of sons alienated from their father; daughters abused and victimized by the military and deluded by a religious cult; brothers lost to the war; friends betrayed, comrades purged, and revolutionary affection soured and then destroyed by intractable ideological differences. Such stories are much less about an unfinished revolution as they are about an inconclusive one. To read these accounts, each so rich and distinctive in its tone, is to hear the rhythm of the revolution. (Vicente Rafael)

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Quimpo, Susan F, Nathan Gilbert Quimpo, and Vicente L Rafael. Subversive Lives: A Family Memoir of the Marcos Years. 1st ed. Vol. 130. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2016.

Silent War

Victor N. Corpus

1989

Silent War

Victor N. Corpus

Colonel Victor Corpus’ Silent War provides a first-hand and honest look into the challenge of communist insurgency in the Philippines and submits his views on how it can be defeated. It is the first book ever written on insurgency by a member of the Armed Forces of the Philippines based on his own inside view of the enemy, by a man who actually lived and fought on the side of the insurgents and who, in fact, became a member of the Central Committee, the highest policy-making organ of the Communist Party of the Philippines, which was a major threat during the reign of Ferdinand Marcos.

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Corpus, Victor N. Silent War. Quezon City, Philippines: VNC Enterprises, 1989.

Ascending the Fourth Mountain: A Personal Account of the Marcos Years

Maria Virginia Y. Morales

2021

Ascending the Fourth Mountain: A Personal Account of the Marcos Years

Maria Virginia Y. Morales

A deeply moving and personal book by Virginia Morales who dedicated her life to the struggle against the Marcos dictatorship and to political and social change in the Philippines. Morales’s memoir chronicles her childhood and genealogy through her early life in Mindanao, to her move to Manila for college and the ups and downs of her political marriage. This book deftly links the personal and the political as the author herself writes, “I have learned that unless we see our lives against the backdrop of history, our own remains puny, dull, and insignificant. It is only against the backdrop of history that we understand the context of our lives and the period in which we lived.”

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Morales, Maria Virginia Y., Ascending the Fourth Mountain: A Personal Account of the Marcos Years, Manila: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2021.