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Storm Chasers (Looking Back #7)

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This is the 7th volume of Ambeth Ocampo's "Looking Back" series of essays on Philippine history.

"History shows that in the end, Filipinos do survive and overcome, but despite the twenty typhoons that ravage parts of the country every year, why are we not better prepared for the next one? Our long history of, and experience with, typhoons should make coping with disaster s
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Paperback, 98 pages
Published 2014 by Anvil Publishing
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Michael Gerald
Apr 18, 2015 Michael Gerald rated it it was amazing
When I went last Thursday to DLSU for my graduate school class, there was a mini book fair. To my delight, I found this book.

Once again, the most famous popular historian in the Philippines has dished out another great and fun read. I found myself thinking about serious stuff like historical typhoons in the Philippines, Andres Bonifacio and the Tejeros Convention, the Marcoses and the Tripoli Agreement; and I could not help but laugh in the library when I read Ocampo talk about farts. The most i
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Nov 26, 2016 Majuchan rated it liked it
Actual rating 2.5

”It is not history repeats itself
rather it is we who repeat it.”


I was a little kinda disappointed. Maybe due to the topics presented here didn’t appealed to me like Rizal’s teeth, Bonifacio’s Bone.

The book is similar to the other looking back series, it is a compliation of Mr. Ocampo’s articles. It starts with the articles on devastating typhoons that hit the Visayas region before Yolanda, dating back to 1897.

Then, he weaved the discussion about weather to ancient houses. Then j
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Eric Elegado
Apr 25, 2016 Eric Elegado rated it really liked it
Another gem for Sir Ambeth. The stories about Bonifacio and elections in the Philippines were my favourite. The last chapter left me with a lot of questions and a challenge. I wish I would become a historian someday.
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Oct 08, 2014 Bomalabs rated it really liked it
I actually found myself chuckling. Nice curated entries on Storms, the Marcoses, Elections and Guillermo Tolentino. I think it's better that there are main topics where essays are focused on instead of one big hodgepodge of things.
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It is a delight to read snippets of history as Mr. Ocampo mixes topics that make the past alive.
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Lamberto R. Ocampo better known as Ambeth R. Ocampo (b. 1961) is Filipino historian, academic, journalist, cultural administrator and author best known for his writings about Philippines' national hero José Rizal, and for his bi-weekly editorial page column in the Philippine Daily Inquirer, "Looking Back." He became the Chairman of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines in 2002 ...more
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