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by JAIME C. LAYA About 3,000 Japanese people once lived just outside Intramuros in barrios Dilao, San Miguel, and Santiago. That was in 1605, when…


Budgeting Under Stress Aguinaldo, 1899

By Jaime C. Laya The Filipino-American War began 120 years ago, in February 1899, ending the uneasy eight-month peace since June 12, 1898 when Philippine…


Travel Tales (3)

By Jaime C. Laya I spent a year doing graduate study at Georgia Tech in Atlanta.  That was in 1959-60 and whites and blacks had…


Travel Tales

By DR. JAIME C. LAYA My first trip abroad (and first plane ride) was in 1959 for graduate study in the US.  It was on…


A Bibliomaniac’s Guilt

By JAIME C. LAYA The Japanese have a word for it—tsundoku, a combination of words meaning “to pile up for later” and “reading books.” That’s me and…

Remembering Boy Ramon N. Villegas (center) at the November 2016 Ayala Museum Exhibit on Luis Ma. Araneta (‘In My Father’s Room’) flanked by Paulino Que (right) and Jaime C. Laya (left).

Philippine Art and Culture Connoisseur

By Dr. Jaime C. Laya The essay “Filipino Jewelry during the Colonial Era” was the final work of Ramon N. Villegas.  Written for the Bangko…