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Looking Back by Ambeth R. Ocampo

Essay, Literary History, and Bibliography. Thanks for telling us about the problem. This book is a collection of articles which first appeared in the author’s column with the same title published on the defunct Philippine Daily Globe.

Less of Rizal, Boni Mr Ocampo writes history with warmth and humor, I wish his books were our text books back in school. His arduous research on details of the past leads to picture our admirable Filipinos with much more abmeth and life.

Jamillahporlaje rated it it was ok Jul 17, Sep 11, Rina Tabale marked it as to-read. He subsequently left the monkhood in Lists with This Book.

Quotes from Looking Back. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Since I don’t want to spoil the book, I’ll just give a couple of teasers. Ocampo has made a great contribution to academic, cultural and social progress in the Philippines, through his university teaching, his writing for newspapers and magazines, and his service in historic and cultural administration. When Ocampo was appointed chair of the National Historical Institute and later elected chair of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, then President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo declared that she was an ardent reader of his newspaper column, commending his writings because he “makes history so approachable.


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Nevertheless, Ocampo is considered as one of the most prominent Philippine historians. Read more Read less. Archived from the original on Do you know what is considered the most haunted Philippine painting?

Apostol, Ocampo’s Daily Globe column moved to the Philippine Daily Inquirer inwhere it appears twice weekly in the opinion editorial page. The contents ocampoo his masterpiece about the Philippines’ history and heroes are those that we sometimes overlook.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. It is the historian’s interpretation of,more often than not, questionable facts. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Do you know what is considered the most haunted Philippine painting Ambeth Ocampo’s Looking Back is a very short read, but every page is worth it. I shall read more of his books and other books on Philippine history!


There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Looking Back 13 First ed. Open Preview See a Problem? Mr Ocampo writes history with warmth and humor, I wish his books were our text books back in school. Jul 26, William Barot added it. Views Read Edit View history.

During his term at the National Library he recovered the unpublished manuscripts of Rizal’s unfinished novel Makamisa in and later worked on the bibliographic catalog of papers, writings and documents related to Rizal held in the vault of the National Library.

As with my experience reading his award-winning and bestselling Rizal Without the OvercoatOcampo’s essay manages to make history fun, hip, with a slant towards the amusing and almost always an enlightening discussion of Philippine history Published inLooking Back is the first published work by Ambeth Ocampo, renowned Philippine historian. History is living, it’s the air we breathe, it’s our identity.