I Saw and Met All of the Philippine Presidents
About the Book
My first encounter occurred in 1938 in my own province. I was then seven years old. Readings of Philippine history books and published articles also become integral parts in some chapters.
After I left my country of origin in 1994, I felt short of personally knowing presidents Fidel V. Ramos (1992-1998), Joseph Estrada (1998-2001) and incumbent Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (2001 to date).
On the latter, however, my son Evan Oliver A. Eleazar was able to request and obtain her bio-sketch upon her assumption to office in 2001. Likewise, he gathered the presidential photos, some courtesy of the Malacañan Palace Library.
About the Author
EULOGIO V. ELEAZAR is a Filipino-American like his wife Norma A. Eleazar. They both live in the United States of America while their three children and five grandchildren live in the Philippines.
He is the same author of NOTES ON SURIGAO CULTURE AND PERSONALITIES, ISBN 971-10-0405-4, New Day Publishers, Quezon City, Philippines. He recently published his short stories collection from the Philippines and America FOOTLOOSE MIND, ISBN 1-4208-0328-2 (sc), AuthorHouse, Bloomington, Indiana, United States of America.
His other books, scheduled for printing by TRAFFORD Publishing, Victoria, BC, Canada are: FINDING CARAGA REGION AS KOLAMBU'S KINGDOM (Reportage in Philippine History and Culture), ISBN 1-4120-6953-X; COASTAL AND BOONDOCK TALES (with co-author Norma A. Eleazar), ISBN 1-4120-7246-8; POTBOILERS AND SNIPPETS OF PHILIPPINE HISTORY, ISBN 1-4120-7247-6.
At 75 years of age in July 2006, he said: "I keep on writing because I've no covenant with God that He'll extend my borrowed time".