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Quezon in Japan, 1938

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Grant K. Goodman (1924-2014) was a historian who specialized in Japan and Asia. After his retirement from the University of Kansas, he used to describe himself as an “extinguished” rather than the distinguished professor he truly was. I was drawn to him at conferences because of his engaging presentations and his interest in the Philippines.

Posted: September 24th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Remembering Macario Sakay

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More than a century ago on July 4, 1902, US President Theodore Roosevelt issued a proclamation officially ending what Americans referred to as the “Philippine Insurrection.”

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Doing a Pilate on Rizal

President Benigno Aquino III was photographed early this week in front of Jose Rizal’s monument—an iconic moment framed by bright blue skies. Ironically, the picture was taken, not in front of the real thing at Rizal Park, but in front of a replica in Spain, at the Las Islas Filipinas stop of the Madrid metro. Had it been taken at Rizal Park, careful angling would have been needed to produce a clear shot without a condominium construction blocking the view.

Posted: September 19th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

Outgrowing People Power

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It is time for us to outgrow People Power. “Outgrow,” take note, is completely different from “forget.”

Posted: September 19th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Army-Navy Club now a ghost

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Before Manilans could make the sign of the cross, they were shocked by the news that urban developers had started dismantling one of the few remaining historical landmarks of Manila—the Army-Navy Club on the edge of Quirino Grandstand just across from the equally iconic Manila Hotel.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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