Principales, Ilustrados, Intellectuals and the Original Concept of a Filipino National Community
     Cesar Adib MAJUL

Indian Penetration of Pre-Spanish Philippines 
     Malcolm CHURCHILL

The Datus of the Rio Grande de Cotabato under Colonial Rule
     Jeremy BECKETT

Japan and the Philippines: From Traditional to Modern Societies 
     Josefa M. SANIEL

Recognition Policies toward China: A Comparative Study 
     Herbert S. YEE

A World Inhuman in its Poverty
     N. DE YOUNG

From 'Tribes' to Peasants and Entrepreneurs: A Study of the Buhid Differential Responses to Change
     Violeta B. LOPEZ


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