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Lightning in Diliman: UP post-Kristel

PHOTO courtesy of Wendell Capili

There’s a strong chance that lightning will strike in UP Diliman on Sunday. One hit UP Manila a week ago when students briefly held a protest during the commencement exercise.

Posted: April 28th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »


The NPA vs a 78-year-old woman

Mayor Ruth de Lara Guingona of Gingoog City INQUIRER PHOTO

Last August, Senator Teofisto TG Guingona III gave a powerful and impassioned speech praising heroes who fought against the Marcos tyranny, including two renowned figures of the underground left.

Posted: April 25th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

For these SF Filipinos, 911 means a call to serve

Corinina “Cori” Cruz Photo courtesy of the City of San Francis

The voice on the phone was distressed. The caller, Tala Rahal, was sobbing and could barely speak as she tried to explain that her mother was in trouble. The girl was 10.

Posted: April 23rd, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »


On Bataan Day, farewell to a guerrilla

Scene from Mga Gerilya sa Powell Street, Tanghalang Pilipino, 2008 PHOTO/ AUDIE DELA CRUZ.

A San Francisco pay phone was a prominent part of the set in the 2008 Tanghalang Pilipino production of ‘Mga Gerilya sa Powell Street.’

Posted: April 9th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »


Of Jesuits and the Pope


News that a Jesuit, Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina, was chosen to be the next Pope quickly reminded me of another Jesuit and another Pope.

Posted: March 17th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »


A different take on Team Tatay


The 2013 election campaign will be remembered for one of the most amusing tit-for-tat exchanges in the history of Philippine politics. Team Patay vs. Team Tatay.

Posted: March 13th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »


Notes from a Loyola Heights Nerdfest

Matthew Cua with the SkyEye team.

Known mainly as a weapon of war, a drone is re-imagined as a disaster-prevention tool.

Posted: March 10th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »


The guerrilla journalists of Naga City


This story is about journalism.

Posted: March 5th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »


To the American who wrote Filipinos a love letter

FIL-AMS SPEAK OUT Over 200 concerned Filipino Americans in the East Coast joined Nicolas Lewis (center) in the simultaneous protests against China’s intrusions in the West Philippine Sea earlier this year.

Thank you for your letter, for insights that remind us why, despite all its problems, the Philippines has many things to offer the world.

Posted: February 19th, 2013 in Americas,Blogs,Columnists,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »


In California, a push to highlight the Filipino story

Photo courtesy of Assemblymember Rob Bonta's office.

It didn’t take long for it to become evident that finally having a Filipino in the California State Assembly would be a big deal for Filipinos in California and beyond.

Posted: February 7th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »



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