Distinguished academic and author Prof. Dr. Reynaldo C. Ileto presented copies of his latest work “Knowledge and Pacification” to Ambassador Antonio A. Morales during his call at the Philippine Embassy in Singapore on Wednesday, 5 July 2017. Pblished by the Ateneo de Manila University Press, the book deals on Philippine resistance during the American conquest of the Philippines and on influences and ideas that helped shape Philippine history since it gained independence from US colonial rule. Ambassador Morales was joined by Minister and Consul General Victorio Mario M. Dimagiba Jr. and First Secretary and Consul Mersole J. Mellejor. Prof. Dr. Ileto has a stellar academic career.
He received his PhD in Southeast Asian History from Cornell University in 1975. His major works include, among others, Magindanao, 1860-1888: The Career of Datu Uto of Buayan (1971, 2007); Pasyon and Revolution: Popular Movements in the Philippines, 1840-1910 (1979, 2011); and Filipinos and their Revolution: Event, Discourse, and Historiography (1998). He was Reader in Asian Studies at the ANU, Associate Professor at the University of the Philippines, and Research Scholar at both Kyoto University and Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.
He was Professor of Southeast Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore until 2012. His works have earned him the Benda Prize in Southeast Asian Studies (1985), Masayoshi Ohira Prize (1986), Philippine National Book Award (1999), Fukuoka Asian Culture Academic Prize (2003), and Grant Goodman Prize in Philippine History (2011). He us an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore..