Sources of Local History
     Romeo V. CRUZ

Banditry in Cavite during the Post World War II Period
     Carolyn I. SOBRITCHEA

Spanish and American Colonization Processes in Samar
     Reynaldo H. IMPERIAL

Religion and Secularization in the Philippines and other Asian countries
     Rene E. MENDOZA

Buhid Ideology: "Traditional" and Transitional
     Violeta Lopez GONZAGA

Metaphor as Social Reflection: An essay on the poetics of Federico Licsi Espino, Jr. 
     Edgar B. MARANAN

The Pabasa of San Luis, Batangas 
     Linette Rivera MIRANO


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