federico, nice to see you post on this website. i've been looking for those books you've mentioned for a while. i haven't had much luck at all, but since i'll be in manila next week (yahoo!), i'll definitely hit National Bookstore. btw, the referrences you have in your website is printed out, hoping to get as much of those books when i get there. as for hurley, i realized it's biased; but it's closer to the truth as to what is percieved by a lot of philippine arts practitioners here and europe. at this point, i'm just beginning to understand what really happened back then and i have to give credit to moro sword collecting. the collecting part is actually a missing puzzle to all of these.