Quoting Sionil Jose

Santiago Villafania
16 July 2011

 

Re: Capitol offers home for another ‘Urduja’

“This province, aside from one of the richest and the largest in the country, is a focal point of history. It is here were Limahong was based, where Princess Urduja—whether real or not—reign, where Palaris fought the Spaniards. Close by is the beach where the Japanese landed in 1941 and where the Americans and MacArthur returned in 1945. Indeed, Pangasinan province occupies a precious niche in our country’s history.” — from National Aritst for Literature F. Sionil Jose’s Conferment Speech at University of Pangasinan (February 12, 2009)

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