Sonia M. Zaide is the first Filipino M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She took up language and civilization courses at universities in Paris, Madrid, Malaga and Salamanca. She was Vice-President for the Academic Affairs of Cap College, Makati, and Dean of the JIL College in Bulucan. After teaching and research stints in universities in California and London, she now teaches graduate courses at the Philippine Normal University. She pioneered the teaching of local history as part of the curriculum for DECS schools in Region III. A life member of the LSE Society, the University of London Convocation and the Philippine Historical Association, she has written over 50 books, including Living Economics, Political Science, Oil Pollution, and The Tokyo War Crimes Trial (27 volumes). The daughter and co-author of Dr. Gregorio F. Zaide, "the Dean of Filipino Historiographers," she edited his 12- volume Documentary Sources of Philippine History, which won the Manila Critics Circle citation in 1990. The other Zaide books include Philippine History and Government; History of Asian Nations; World History; Jose Rizal; and The Philippines, A Unique Nation.