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Xyza Bacani’s HK journey passed through SF

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Xyza Bacani CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Documentary photographer Rick Rocamora does not even know how to pronounce her name. In fact, he and Xyza Bacani have yet to meet face-to-face, even though they’ve become key players in an inspiring story about Filipino photography that’s been drawing attention worldwide.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns | Read More »

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Tale of two welcomes: Imelda, Ateneo and the hero it once insulted

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Edgar Jopson meeting with Pres. Ferdinand Marcos in Malacanang. PHOTO-JOPSON FAMILY COLLECTION

She looked happy in the photographs and those around her, including young scholars and the president of the Ateneo de Manila University, certainly appeared thrilled to be with her.

Posted: July 8th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

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Aquino’s fumbled message on artists and drug abuse

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President Benigno Aquino III  AFP FILE PHOTO

What began as a puzzling decision to snub one of the country’s greatest actresses turned into an unfortunate, fumbled message on drug abuse and rehabilitation.   So now we know: President Aquino doesn’t think much of people who have tried drugs.   “I don’t want to send a message that using illegal drugs is OK [...]

Posted: July 4th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

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Aquino and the heckler

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President Benigno Aquino III  AFP FILE PHOTO

The first time I saw Benigno Aquino III, he was standing on the front steps of Palma Hall at UP Diliman, struggling to be heard with what looked like a beat-up megaphone. It was late 1983, and the 23-year-old Noynoy had just lost his father in a gruesome assassination. He was a featured speaker at one of the many rallies [...]

Posted: June 16th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns | Read More »

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How fatherhood rewires your brain

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Here’s a bit of good news for Filipino men. And women. Being a dad, a papa, a tatay does something to a man’s brain that actually makes them more caring.

Posted: May 31st, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns | Read More »

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