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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 »

Rizal in the Catholic Encyclopedia

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The first Catholic Encyclopedia was published about a hundred years ago; preserved inside this monumental work, like fossil in amber, is an unlikely and dated entry on Jose Rizal. Make that “carbon-dated.” The errors and emphases of this 1912 entry allow us a close, specific look at a particular era, when Catholic Americans in the Philippines had all but rationalized the national hero as one of their own.

Posted: June 3rd, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Nurturing a generation of heroes

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THE NATION paused yesterday to remember Andres Bonifacio’s legacy of leadership, selflessness and sacrifice. Or at least we were supposed to, but honestly, who among us really knew the man and what he stood for? Yes, he was the Supremo of the Kataastaasang Kagalanggalangang Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan. Yes, he led a revolution against centuries of Spanish oppressive rule, and yes, he and his brother Procopio were tried and found guilty of treason and sentenced to death by Emilio Aguinaldo’s revolutionary government.

Posted: November 30th, 2012 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Bonifacio and Jacinto: best ‘brods’ forever

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His cousin-in-law Jose Turiano Santiago led Emilio Jacinto to the Kataastaasang, Kagalanggalangang Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan, and thus began his amazing friendship with supremo Andres Bonifacio.

Posted: November 29th, 2011 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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