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I love this country

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Let me say it: I love this country.

Posted: July 8th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Jose Rizal: the poetry of patriotism

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There was a bookstore in the Spanish city of Sevilla that sold an anthology of poems considered the best in the Spanish language. Among the works contained in its pages was the poem of Jose Rizal written on the eve of his execution on Dec. 30, 1896. For one reason or another, Rizal did not put a title to that poem. His biographers would now let us know it by the name “Mi Ultimo Adios.” The Spanish editors of the book called it “Despedida.”

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

Our land, our seas, our identity

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It is always good to begin at the beginning. This sounds simple enough, but not for a vast majority of Filipinos.

Posted: May 30th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

What really matters?

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It may be that news is important, but seldom so. It is voluminous, for sure, what with tri-media becoming a business more than a service. It used to be that media outlets would seek profits from entertainment and subsidized news programs. Not anymore, though, as news sell nowadays, and sensationalized news the most saleable.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

Journey to Freedom

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Our Independence Day stirred intense patriotic feelings in me, and I am sure in many others as well. Even though I did not participate in memorial celebrations, I tried to catch as many of them on television. And in my own way in cyber space, I tried to share thoughts and images of freedom and our flag.

Posted: June 13th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

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