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Please be advised of the following Library schedules:
July 22 (Saturday) - Free Admission as part of #InspireEveryDay at Ayala Museum. Please expect increased traffic and activity at the library (instead of the usual quiet atmosphere).
August 3 (Thursday) & August 4 (Friday) - CLOSED at 12NN onwards for a staff workshop
Please be guided accordingly.
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Jesus Villamor: Soldier, Spy

Captain Jesus Villamor was among the Filipino officers who followed Gen. Douglas MacArthur to Australia following the outbreak of World War II. Awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for downing two Japanese enemy planes in 1941, Villamor was appointed director and instructor at the Officers’ Training Unit in Williamstown.


The Lili Marlene

On July 4, 1946, the Philippines officially regained its independence from the United States. Aside from the Declaration of Independence, the Philippines signed the “Treaty of Manila” with the US. The agreement detailed how the US would withdraw and surrender “all right of possession, supervision, jurisdiction, control, or sovereignty existing and exercised by the United States of America in and over the territory and the people of the Philippine Islands,” although the country’s economy continued to rely on US markets and the latter maintained control of its military bases here.

The Philippine Air Force

The Philippine Air Force (PAF) was established while the country was under US occupation. Aid and support from the US greatly influenced the PAF’s transformation through the years.

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