banned books week

Banned Books Week

 This week, starting 24 September, the world celebrates Banned Books Week. It is an annual event every last week of September that celebrates the freedom to read. It brings the whole book community, librarians, booksellers, publishers, teachers, writers, and readers together in shared support of this freedom. There are books that are unorthodox, controversial, or Read more about Banned Books Week[…]

Nancy Drew Mysteries books

Carolyn Keene and the Syndicate

This website has reached another milestone. This is my 150th blog. This time, I’m featuring another Master Mind in crime fiction. I’ve mentioned this before and I’m saying it again. I started reading mysteries during my grade school days. The first mystery “author” I encountered was Carolyn Keene.   CAROLYN KEENE The name Carolyn Keene Read more about Carolyn Keene and the Syndicate[…]

Ferdinand Marcos and the Julio Nalundasan case

The Julio Nalundasan Case

After 82 years, it’s not certain until today who really pulled the trigger that shot Assemblyman-elect Julio Nalundasan on 20 September 1935. Remember Viola Davis’ entrance on the first episode of How To Get Away With Murder? It seems that we had a bar topnotcher who really got away with it. BACKGROUND After the creation Read more about The Julio Nalundasan Case[…]

Ninoy Aquino

Sunday, Bloody Sunday: The Ninoy Aquino Assassination

Sunday, Bloody Sunday. That was one of the hit songs of U2 in 1983. It was also in 21 August 1983 a single news about the assassination of Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr. shook the country. I was second year high school then, reviewing for our first quarterly exams in school. I heard the news over the Read more about Sunday, Bloody Sunday: The Ninoy Aquino Assassination[…]

Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold

Columbine High School Massacre

18 years ago, on 20 April 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold stormed Columbine High School with pipe bombs and gunshots. They killed 12 students, a teacher, injured 21 people, and committed suicide after. The day coincided with Hitler’s birthday and the release of KMFDM’s album, “Adios“. No one saw it coming. The massacre became Read more about Columbine High School Massacre[…]

Photo taken during the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution

A Successful Coup d’Etat Known As The 1986 EDSA Revolution

I was in 4th year high school then when a successful coup d’etat known as the 1986 EDSA Revolution happened. It was a weekend of late February, I was watching Discorama hosted by the APO Hiking Society past 6:00 pm, when Jim Paredes announced that there will be a flash report coming in that would change Read more about A Successful Coup d’Etat Known As The 1986 EDSA Revolution[…]

Bonnie and Clyde poster

Bonnie And Clyde

I subscribed to Netflix and while looking for a crime movie, I decided to watch again the classic film Bonnie and Clyde. It is a 1967 American film that depicts the criminal life of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow portrayed by Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty respectively. The film also stars Gene Hackman, Estelle Parsons, Read more about Bonnie And Clyde[…]

Lim Seng: Death by Musketry

The Public Execution of Lim Seng

44 years ago, on the early morning of 15 January 1973, an 8-man firing squad shot the convicted Chinese drug lord Lim Seng at Fort Bonifacio. The event marked a historical first in the country’s penal history as being the first and only public execution during Martial Law. Around 5,000 people witnessed the execution, including journalists Read more about The Public Execution of Lim Seng[…]