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Behind Filipino (2)

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Last Wednesday I began to write about how we came to have Filipino, a national language, drawing on a booklet written by Virgilio Almario, chair of the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino, with additional research.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Behind Filipino

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The date was Aug. 16, 1934. A convention was underway to write a new constitution for the Philippines, then still under the Americans. The constitution was important because it would provide for the transition toward independence.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Fear and fury

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Last Friday I was on my way back to my office when I received a text from my secretary telling me that “the mothers of Empeño and Cadapan” had dropped in with the student regent, asking to meet me.

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Quezon of ‘QC’

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Have you noticed how August has become, in many schools, “Filipiniana month”? I hear parents grumbling about their children having to practice for some Philippine-related activity, usually a cultural show, decked out in expensive Filipino “costumes.”

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

‘Para!’

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The Metro Manila Development Authority’s crackdown on colorum (or unauthorized) buses and other public utility vehicles, with steep fines that run up to P1 million, is the latest sign of an urban traffic system strained to an extreme.

Posted: August 15th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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