Filipinos in Laos : The True Story of a Remarkable Asian People Partnership
During the 1960s and 1970s, a civil war and an external aggression consumed the meager resources of an Asian kingdom, leaving little for its basic needs. About a thousand Filipinos lived and worked there during this period as technicians in healthcare, training, education, village development projects. They were young, adventurous and eager to apply their skills. This book describes in fascinating detail the lives they lived and how they fell under the spell of a beguiling country and its people. It tells stories of survival, service and dedication and how enduring friendships are shaped during uncommon times. Their experience is a case study unique in development assistance at that time -- of Asians partnering with Asians. It provides lessons still relevant and useful for today's practitioners of international development aid, foreign service personnel, expatriates and students pursuing a career overseas.
- Paperback | 188 pages
- 139.7 x 215.9 x 13.72mm | 367.41g
- 28 Mar 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Miguel A Bernad
Miguel A. Bernad, S.J., was a professor at the Jesuit universities Xavier and Ateneo de Manila, both in the Philippines. He was editor of Kinaadman, a Journal of the Southern Philippines. He is the author of, among others "Adventure in Vietnam: The Story of Operation Brotherhood 1054 - 1957" (1974); "History Against the Landscape" (1968); "The February Revolution and Other Reflections" (1986); "The Inverted Pyramid & Other Political Reflections" (1992). Jose "Pete" Fuentecilla is a journalist and editor based in New York City. He is the author of "Fighting From A Distance: How Filipino Exiles Helped Topple a Dictator" published in 2003 by the University of Illinois Press (Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, USA). He was an editor of a New York city-based publishing company specializing in multi-lingual international business magazines circulated overseas.