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antonio enriquez

antonio enriquez

novelist, born and raised in Zamboanga City, now lives in Cagayan de Oro City, with wife, son, and grandson. Has written several collections of short stories and six novels, regional and historical.

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See Deep South through folktales and literature, see the clash between Christians and Moros, see its history through tradition and myths, see Zambanga's mestizos as they fought against their Spanish colonizers, see how the Zamboanguenos sieze the strongest Spanish fort in the Visayas and Mindanao, see the new Imperialist U.S.A. trample the Zamboanga revolutionarios by starving the people, see the horror and terror of the dictator Marcos's martial law, & see ethnic cleansing in the evil regime.
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Articles : 58
Since : 23/05/2011
Category : Literature, Comics & Poetry

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Notes on Zamboanga-Part 3 of 3

Note on 'Notes': Would like to share these simple notes I wrote down while engaged in research on Zamboanga for my Zamboanga historical novels, 'Samboangan: the Cult of War," and 'The Siege of Fort Pillar.' Took these notes decades ago when the idea came to my mind to write about my hometown Zamboanga. By the way, the research took longer than the

Jesuits to Mindanao-1595 to Death of Alvarez-1942:part 1 of 2

Historical Dates: Part 1 of 2 Jesuits to Mindanao-1595 to Death of Alvarez-1942 Jesuits to Mindanao 1596 – Cabildo of Manila assigned Jesuits to Mindanao. Source: Roots … Lim Confirmation of Jesuits’ assignment to Mindanao 1597 – Gov. Tello confirms assignment in the King’s name. First missionary to Butuan, Valerio Ledesma. First missiona

Notes on Zamboanga-Part 1 of 3

Hi! I just downloaded 'Notes on Zamboanga: Part 1 of 3; as promised. Will download the next a couple of days from now. Found out I had to reformat them to fit into this blog. Hope this would help writers and poets (celebrate 'Zamboanga Hermosa!' and 'No Te Vayas!'), cutting down time in research, when writing about Mindanao/hometown Zamboanga. Grac

Jesuits to Mindanao-1595 to Death of Alvarez-1942-part 2 of 2

Dates: part 2 of 2 Jesuits to Mindanao-1595 to Death of Alvarez-1942 Organization of Filipino troops 1899, January – Gen. Montero armed two companies, the Deportados, headed by Melanio Calixto, and another group headed by Juan Ramos. Source: Annual Report of the War Department, 1901: Pettit Alvarez reverses role of Zamboanga Voluntarios 1899 - Br

Excerpt: The Betrayal

Excerpt: Antonio Enriquez: The Betrayal, historical novel, 387 pp. NBDB 2012 grant research & title Weeks past of September, 1899, the people poignantly felt the gruesomeness of the blockade. A bad harvest in July because of torrential rains and the lack of workers to work the rice and corn fields made the situation worse. General Alvarez rode into
Fort Pillar

Fort Pillar

Upon arrival from Manila in sitio Cagang-Cagang, Samboangan, Mindanao, in 1635, the Spaniards set fire to all the surrounding sitios and barrios; the native Subanons, Lutaos, and maybe the Negritoes, if then still around (missing for the past decades in the peninsula as they are incorrigible nomads), fled like ants from a burning log. And then, the

Start with Historical Dates

Thought I'd start it with dates, the way we were taught in the elementary grades; just how history was learned then. Pues, am putting off 'notes of Zamboanga,' then put them after 'dates.' Will be done within the week. All in good time, amigos y amigas. Whether the sun shines tomorrow or no, the dates will be in manyana; por fabor.

Notes on Zamboanga-Part 2 of 3

Note on 'Notes': Would like to share these simple notes I wrote down while engaged in research on Zamboanga for my Zamboanga historical novels, 'Samboangan: the Cult of War," and 'The Siege of Fort Pillar.' Took these notes decades ago when the idea came to my mind to write about my hometown Zamboanga. By the way, the research took longer than the

The Labor of Taking Down Notes

I just shared the second part of 'Notes on Zamboanga' --- como ya promete/as promised. In the meanwhile I read a very interesting piece (file) on the origin of Zamboanga's Chabacano, the one in Spanish language. Right away this thought came floating by: how easy it is now to get info/data on anything 'under the sun.' All you have to do is go to you

More than Houses and Places

More than Houses and Places Author Ed Canlas in his book, Camiguin Island in Mindanao and the Houses of My Life, takes us into houses and places and activities that most travelogue writers and journalists could not even come close to, and he tells of them with longing and felt-feeling and sentimentality and wit, and a very sharp eye. But they are n