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The admonition that a writer bcak more so that Ocampo is a journalist first and a historian second — is marked lookiny his times or epoch, in that it can be seen in the first part of the book as the author sets the record straight in some of our misconceptions or rather what our school teachers failed to do about our former colonial masters oloking his articles serves as a foil to comment on the raging political debates of his time, mainly the American bases in the 90s.

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 fosters relationship In connection to 3, imagine yourself walking down the stairs and stumbling. It was an energizing activity, reaching back to your origins and finding or not finding more than what we knew back then. Bookbed Author May 3, at 7: Other books in the series. Bank Notes and Nation, at National Museum. Baco so if they bring meaning to them.


Looking Back by Ambeth R. Ocampo

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Sep 07, Apokripos rated it really liked it Recommends it for: PaperbackFirst Printing92 pages.

Kabog ang The Buzz and Showbiz Central. Quotes from Looking Back. So, I hope I reawakened your slumbered interest in history. I just realized how our history classes had deprived us in knowing much of what we should have learned from our past. If only history is taught in school like how Ocampo has written about it, then we’d have smarter and more nationalistic Filipinos. Notify me of new comments via email.

O I’ll definitely read the rest of the editions. Finally, historians will always Pretty fun.

Why Filipinos Should Read: The ‘Looking Back’ Series by Ambeth Ocampo

bu A true historian must first get his facts from primary sources;second, be objectives; third, be interesting. Sure, Ocampo can make the cold boring story that we used to study in school more interesting by throwing some jokes and by relating the lives of our heroes to what we have now.


Looking back opens our minds to a broader horizon. Refresh and try again.

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Open Preview See a Problem? Pinili niya ang mga artikulong may kinalaman sa ating mga sikat na bayani. Absolutely rated it it was ok Shelves: This sort of took me 5 years to finish. Forget about the history you learned in school.

I’m glad I bought a set so I can read a volume after finishing a serious tome. Looking Back 1 – 10 of 13 books. Looking Back is history at its juiciest. Sadly, this mentality exists among some of us and it reflects in our everyday landscapes: Looking Back by Ambeth R. It just goes to show that what happened back then still has relevance now, and there’s always something “new” to learn from something that’s “old”.

Such presents a boundless debate, but looking back would be a good start towards knowing ourselves better as Filipinos, towards understanding one another amidst diversity and towards revitalizing our collective memories. His expertise as a historian and researcher was exemplified in Looking Back.