View the collection on transcripts about everyday lives in the Colonial and Postcolonial Philippines.
These transcripts were interviewed by Kisho Tsuchiya
Jemina Sacro discusses the various struggles she overcame to provide for her family in the Philippines.
Moises Tan Querol discusses his experiences during World War II, his term as a Prisoner of War, the suppression of the Hukbalahap, his service in the armed forces in Luzon and in the Korean War, and his career in the Philippine Packing Corporation after leaving the military.
Rosa Gumayao discusses her childhood and early exit from school, her difficult arranged marriage, religious conversion, and her career.
Ramon Ramirez discusses his views of the Cold War as an intellectual current in his early life in the Philippines from the 1950s.
Dr Elmer Ordonez recounts his experiences during the Japanese Occupation of the Philippines.
Leo Abroguiena discusses his difficult childhood, life during the Japanese Occupation, and his career and marriages in the postwar Philippines.
Perseveranda Torres Torralba discusses her experiences growing up, how it helped her to become the person she is today, and how she wants to teach this experience to future generations.
Rosallinda Marquilla discusses the various hardships she endured from childhood to adulthood.
Vincente Lava III discusses his family’s experiences during the Cold War in light of their history of involvement with the Communist Party of the Philippines.
Monlit Uichanco describes his experiences as a distant observer of the Cold War.
Leonila discusses her early life, how her education was disrupted by her mother’s enforcement of traditional gender norms, and how she later built her own career and family, making different choices for her children.
Remedios Natad discusses growing up amidst hardship in the mid-20th century Philippines, especially her struggles in finding stable employment under the Japanese Occupation, which continued even postwar due to her lack of education.
Roy Caruz discusses his homosexuality, drug abuse, and relationships from the 1950s to present day in the Philippines
Serenidad Lingayo Lat discusses her experiences during WWII and the Japanese Occupation of the Philippines