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Filipino leftists, HK students

The determination with which young prodemocracy activists in Hong Kong have shown to fight the imperialism of mainland China is intriguing (The World, 10/15/14).

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

HK protests make me proud to be Filipino

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The photos of Hong Kong protests streaming into my Facebook feed move me because I see our history in these. They cannot but make me proud to be Filipino.

Posted: October 9th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Occupy Central

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Hong Kong’s Occupy Central is an intriguing study in civil disobedience. At this writing now into its third day (the fourth, by the time you read this), the protest action has seen the occupation of the central business district of Hong Kong by several thousand people, mostly young students who are boycotting classes.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

A time of flux in China

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Even as I write this, the “umbrella revolution” in Hong Kong is continuing, with crowds still filling up the streets, the footage in CNN an eerie reminder of the scenes on Edsa, although most Chinese refer to another event: the student gathering at Tiananmen Square that ended in bloodshed.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Still crazy after all these years

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Juana Change’s detractors, who are as legion as her admirers, will not like this, but it’s well past due that I spoke up for her.

Posted: August 28th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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