June 15, 1985
The Editor
Mr. & Ms. Special Edition
Dear Editor:

In discussing our countryís language problem, Mr. Hilarion Henares, Jr. reveals how Spanish civil registrars assigned family names: an illiterate became a "de la Cruz;" a priestís bastard, a "de los Santos," and a soldierís illegitimate son, a "de los Reyes" (Special Edition, June 7-13).

Through your magazine, may I urge Mr. Henares to write a full-length article on the origins of Filipino surnames? I am especially interested in learning what kind of son-of-a-bitch received the surname, "Henares."