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Emil Amok!

Pacquiao should box on

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After the last few Pacquiao fights I was usually the first one to say, “Please stop, now.”

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Emil Amok!

‘Asian-American Hustle’? CA State Sen. Yee’s shocking arrest

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The Oscar-nominated film “American Hustle” was based on the ABSCAM scandal of the 1970s, where a fake sheikh lures politicians big and small with loads of cash in exchange for influence.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Emil Amok!

What’s in a Filipino name? Plenty

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All you global Filipinos probably were watching the Academy Awards and lamenting why the Oscars don’t have a Best Bomba category, right? Don’t lie. From an Asian perspective, Cambodia had its first film nominated. But it was a documentary on the Killing Fields of Pol Pot and had to compete with the eventual winner, “La [...]

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Emil Amok!

Farewell to Alex

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I just got back from what was supposed to be a one- hour memorial service that turned into what felt like an all-day love-fest memorializing Alex Esclamado.

Posted: November 18th, 2012 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Emil Amok!

My Global Pinoy pal in Israel

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Diaspora is mainly a Jewish term describing Jews who live outside of Israel. Filipinos have their diaspora too. But what if a Filipino married a Jew and returned to Israel? One diaspora would end, but one would continue as it has for my friend Rod McLeod in Israel.   McLeod retired last year from his [...]

Posted: October 9th, 2012 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

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