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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 »

History in language

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Bibingka is sometimes used as a vulgar slang word to describe a part of the female anatomy, but for many Pinoys it means a rice cake that we associate with Christmas and the dawn Masses that precede it. When I presented a paper on rice in the Philippines at a conference in New York University, the actress and food writer Madhur Jaffrey reacted to my photo of bibingka and said it was from India!

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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