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By Vina A. Lanzona

ISBN-10: 0299230945

ISBN-13: 9780299230944

Categorised “Amazons” through the nationwide press, ladies performed a primary position within the Huk uprising, essentially the most major peasant-based revolutions in glossy Philippine heritage. As spies, organizers, nurses, couriers, infantrymen, or even army commanders, ladies labored heavily with males to withstand first eastern profession and later, after WWII, to problem the hot Philippine republic. yet in the middle of the uncertainty and violence of uprising, those ladies additionally pursued own lives, falling in love, turning into pregnant, and elevating households, frequently with their male comrades-in-arms.     Drawing on interviews with over 100 veterans of the flow, Vina A. Lanzona explores the Huk uprising from the intimate and collective reports of its woman members, demonstrating how their presence, and the advanced questions of gender, kin, and sexuality they provoked, finally formed the character of the progressive struggle.  Winner, Kenneth W. Baldridge Prize for the easiest background e-book written by way of a resident of Hawaii, subsidized by means of Brigham younger University–Hawaii

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58 34 w Women at War Like Filomena, Felisa Cuyugan, who was twenty-five at the time of the Japanese occupation, vividly remembered running and crossing rivers around Central Luzon to escape the oncoming troops. Her husband, Vivencio Cuyugan, a socialist mayor from San Fernando, Pampanga, refused to collaborate with the Japanese even though they offered him the governorship of the province. Instead he gathered arms and ammunition from his municipality and recruited men to resist the Japanese advance.

Elena grew up on the brink of poverty, and her family was sustained only by the vegetables they grew on their small plot of land. That same year, she lost her mother and had to discontinue her education. 8 In the traditional tenancy system landowners relied on their loyal clientele to pioneer the land and were personally involved with the peasantry’s well-being. But as land became a more valuable commodity landlords began employing modern techniques to generate profits, transforming their once paternalistic ties with peasants into business relationships.

29 And yet during the 1940s and 1950s young peasant women from Central Luzon, like the captured “Amazons,” defied convention by participating in the Huk rebellion. Mobilized through complex familial and village networks, the wartime experience and political education of Huk women transformed them from the daughters and sisters of Huk men into comrades in arms and fellow revolutionaries. And a few, such as Liwayway, even assumed leadership or combatant roles within the organization, earning the epithet Amazons.

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