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Lourdes Reyes Montinola breaks her silence

HINDSIGHT By F. Sionil Jose (The Philippine Star) | Updated March 30, 2014 - 12:00am Lourdes Reyes Montinola is an educator, too. She inherited a formidable and challenging position from her father — the Far Eastern University (FEU): “FEU has to assume a leadership role in addressing questions of national importance as part of the university’s organic growth.” Although I knew her much earlier, my real introduction to Lourdes Reyes Montinola was felicitously made by her war memoir — Breaking the Silence. It is a brief and elegiac rendering of an adolescent life traumatized by the Japanese. She saw her parents and two siblings killed by them in the holocaust that was the Liberation of Manila in 1945. The vivid scenes in the book linger in the mind, and touch the heart. Young Filipinos today have no inkling of this past that matured her and her generation so soon. I am writing this essay about this sterling and indomitable woman so the young will know, so that we will remember. (more…)