Essays Of Carmen Guerrero Nakpil
For, if in no other way, the Filipino loves his country with his stomach.” Nakpil was a tireless advocate of culture and history.She served as chair of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, as member of the Commission on the Role of Women and the Philippine Board of Review for Motion Pictures, and managing director as well as director general of the Technology Resources Center.She suffered much during the Occupation, losing her young husband, Lt. In 2014, Cruz-Araneta wrote about Nakpil’s way of rearing her children.Ismael Cruz, who was descended from the line of national hero José Rizal. She is survived by her children: the writer and culture advocate, 1964 Miss International Gemma Cruz-Araneta; Ismael Guerrero Cruz; the writer Lisa Guerrero Nakpil, Luis Guerrero Nakpil and Nina Nakpil Campos. “She is disciplined, and punctuality is one of her obsessions.She wrote professionally from the 1940s to recent times, starting as staffer in the Evening News in 1946.
In 1983-1986 she worked as a representative elected by the UNESCO General Assembly in Paris.
Years after her husband’s death, she married architect Angel E. Starting as proofreader, she rose to become magazine editor and columnist.
She wrote a daily column for the , and other newspapers.
It took me a long time to realize that all those displays of tough, patriotic love were meant to inoculate me against the rigors that face all other Filipinos…
“I find it hard to write about WWII because, 64 years after the first bombing of Manila in January 1942, I have not got over it…