Post by legionnaire on Dec 4, 2009 19:24:13 GMT -5
Viva Pedro Javier, Jojo and fellow reenactors. And thank you Jojo and son for representing the Philippine Scouts with the first photo. You gentlemen all look great! This is what the hobby is all about in connection to our rich historical heritage. I am proud to have met and share the same passion and purpose of this hobby.
Your participation as "Living History" impressions are truly making a strong impact and creating great awareness from the pics posted, possible stealing the show! Simply presenting living history to the organizers, historians and VIP guests, never in the wildest dreams that you guys have achieved the purpose of historical reenacting!
Congradulations gentlemen and more successful events to achieve. This is just the beginning of this growing hobby in the Philippines!
Post by insurrectomad on Dec 6, 2009 0:23:59 GMT -5
At the last crucial stages on the completion of my hse in Angeles City Pam., I had to miss this one. An other major promotion step in the process of gaining recognition in the minds of public and the officials who could most assist us in obtaining our goals! For me that would be a designated reenactment venue and annual event sponsored by the Nat. Tourist Board & Nat.Hist. Trust. Living history site with fortifications and earthworks etc. and the establishment of a half hour TV time slot devoted to Phil. History. or the creation of a series of short Educational DVD"s for the schools, covering the same! I liked the Tirador Cpl. in blue and would like to know what uniform and period was the standard-bearer carrying the Phil. flag representing? All where faultless! If only we could get a mention and 30 seconds or more on the Phil. Nat. News slot at such an event! Next year, 2010, 111yrs after the great battles of 1898, I hope be a great opportunity to breakthrough the 'glass-ceiling' of indifference & ignorance held, regarding our glorious & illustrious heroes. For those of us who can't put a name to faces of all who took part;could you oblige us with names to each photo please. David
The flag bearer was wearing the uniform of the "Guardia Negra". it was a special unit formed by General Antonio Luna to do inflitration and sabotage missions during the Fil-Am War. They wore black uniforms and a black version of the Spanish garrison hat (gorro de cuartel).
David, will your new home look like a traditional Spanish colonial era Philippine "Antillean" house, complete with capiz shell windows?...just asking.
Last Edit: Dec 7, 2009 16:41:10 GMT -5 by RayAdillO
I've inserted names, impressions, and additional info about the photos. My apologies to Teddy and Daks because I don't know their full names. Please contact Jojo Nicolas (jnmodeller) for their full names.
Selwyn Alojipan, Nina Nicolas (daughter of Jojo) dressed in Maria Clara costume, Macky Sumaquel
Parade of the National Colors
Escorting the National Colors to the front stage
Preparing to render the Salute to the National Colors
Dennis Nicolas as US Macabebe Scout infantryman in front of vintage 39-star US Flag
Jojo Dy and Jojo Nicolas enjoying the reception dinner
Dennis Nicolas toasting the success of Philippine Military Historical Reenactment, War & Dissent exhibit opening ceremonies, National Museum, 03-Dec-2009.
According to Jeffrey Weik, Public Programs Manager of The Presidio Trust (co-organizer of the War & Dissent exhibit), they didn't have Living History reenactors in the US venue of their exhibit. I've invited him to join this forum and get in touch with our fellow BNK-USA members for future collaborations. Link: www.presidio.gov. Please pm me for his personal contact address.