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CHEd ignoring significance of Filipino

In general, the Filipino language reflects the culture of our people. For example, as a rice-eating (and -loving) people, we have numerous words that refer to rice, like palay, bigas, sinaing, am, tutong, mumu, sinangag, suman, puto, bibingka and sapinsapin.   Unique among Filipinos is the use of the word “kwan,” which often implies something [...]

Posted: July 4th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

So high school

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For one night I was back in high school. Literally and figuratively.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The most important book of our time

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Last Friday, among several other titles, the Ateneo de Manila University Press launched “The Light of Liberty: Documents and Studies on the Katipunan, 1892-1897,” by the historian Jim Richardson. It is, in my view, the most important book of this generation.

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The supremo

He was a man of paradox: In today’s terms, he would be called an out-of-school youth turned upwardly mobile worker; an orphan with a telenovela background who died a tragic, ultimately triumphant death; a social pro who created a secret society; a hero-worshipping autodidact who himself became a hero, and inspired other heroes.

Posted: November 29th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Resurrecting Bonifacio

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I have two announcements today so I will feature one now, at the beginning, and save the other for the end of the column.

Posted: November 28th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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