Tag Archives: Foggy Bottom

Manila House

In 2013, we visited the site of the Manila House. It was an amazing experience to walk in the same rooms described by Bienvenido Santos in his short story, “Manila House.” Since then we have learned more fascinating stories about this place–once the center of community life among Filipinos and Filipino Americans in DC–and together […]

JAS at GWU

Jose Abad Santos received his MA in Law from the George Washington University in 1909, one of the first generation of pensionados or government scholars. He became Chief Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court in 1941 and served briefly as Acting President in 1942, as President Quezon left for the U.S., until his death at […]