Monday, December 8, 2008

Old Philippines 1898-1930

In celebration of the pound for pound best boxer of the world, the Philippines own Manny Pacquiao, who crushed De La Hoya last saturday night, scenes of how the cities in the Philippines used to look including Manilla. Of course Manilla being the site of the famous Ali-Frazier "Thrilla in Manilla" fight nack in 1975.

3 comments:

moxthefox said...

These images are from an era at or near the time of the Philippine-American War our first taste of warfare in Asia which had much atrocity on both sides.....amazing how little things change........
(from Wpedia)
In an article, We Charge Genocide: A Brief History of US in the Philippines, appearing in the December, 2005 issue of Political Affairs (an online magazine which bills itself "Marxist Thought Online"), E. San Juan, Jr., director of the Philippines Cultural Studies Center, Connecticut, argued that during the Philippine-American War (1899-1902) and pacification campaign (1902-1913), the operations launched by the U.S. against the Filipinos, an integral part of its pacification program, which claimed the lives of over a million Filipinos, constituted genocide.[69]

In November 1901, the Manila correspondent of the Philadelphia Ledger reported:"The present war is no bloodless, opera bouffe engagement; our men have been relentless, have killed to exterminate men, women, children, prisoners and captives, active insurgents and suspected people from lads of ten up, the idea prevailing that the Filipino as such was little better than a dog...."[70]

moxthefox said...

On a lighter note... and in keeping with the idea of the way things were....check out the film "Naked City" B movie rated story line but visionary in leaving the sound stage and filming in real late 40's NYC........
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Naked_City

BC Planning said...

Wow, thanks for providing the history of the time period, moxthefox.

I'll see if I can check out "The Naked City," it sounds interesting.