Location/Culture Reports

Culture Report Philippines

Books about the Philippines include Alan Berlow, Dead Season: A Story of Murder and Revenge; Alex Garland, The Tesseract; Jessica Hagedom, Dogeaters; James Hamilton-Paterson, Ghosts of Manila, Playing With Water: Passion and Solitude on a Philippine Island, and America's Boy: The Rise and Fall of Ferdinand Marcos and Other Misadventures of US Colonialism in the Philippines; Nick Joaquin, Manila, My Manila; Jose Rizal, Noli Me Tangere - Touch Me Not; A Short History of the Philippines by Teodoro Agoncillo; and Hiroo Onoda's No Surrender: My Thirty-Year War (translated by Charles Terry).

If you ever saw a movie about Vietnam, it was probably filmed in the Philippines. Some movies filmed in the Philippines include Apocalypse Now, Back to Bataan, Born on the Fourth of July, Brokedown Palace, Cast Away, Hamburger Hill, Man on the Moon, An Officer and a Gentleman, Platoon, and Thirteen Days.