The AUTHOR:
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PAGSANJAN, In History and Legend
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Professor Emeritus of History
Far Eastern University
Author of Philippine History and Government
(1975 edition);
Philippine Political and Cultural History
(2 vols.);
History of Asian nations;
Great Filipinos in History, etc.

GREGORIO F. ZAIDE, Ph.D.

      Internationally known as a historian and traveler, DR. GREGORIO F. ZAIDE, was born in Pagsanjan, Laguna, on May 25, 1907, a scion of a talented clan. Graduated as valedictorian of the Laguna High School (1926), he obtained his Ph.B. (1929) and M.A. (1931) degrees from the University of the Philippines and Ph. D. (1934) from the University of Santo Thomas.

      Dr. Zaide was the first Filipino exchange professor to the University of Hawaii (1937-1938), the first Asian to win the United Nations Study Award (1957), and the first Filipino to become a member of Argentina's Instituto Historico de la Independencia Americana and Mexico's Instituto Panamericano de Geografia e Historia.

      He was the President of the Philippine Historical Association for three terms and is the only Filipino Life member of the American Historical Association (Washington, D.C.).

      For his extensive researches in foreign archives and numerous books on history (including officially adopted history textbooks), he was given the prestigious Republic Cultural Heritage Award in 1968 by the Philippine Republic.

      Dr. Zaide was Municipal Mayor of Pagsanjan (1971-1975), Charter President of Pagsanjan Rotary Club, and President and Publisher of Social Studies Publications, Inc.

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SONIA M. ZAIDE

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.