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10 US presidents who visited the PH (and what they said)

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  An American president visiting the Philippines has always been a big deal. So it’s not surprising that President Obama’s upcoming brief stop in Manila has generated excitement and will be closely watched and examined. The questions on the Obama visit will no doubt range from the petty – “Will he wear a barong? Will [...]

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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Remember the rotary phone or the typewriter?

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During a visit to Manila a few years ago, I showed my two sons my father’s manual typewriter.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

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When Cesar Chavez embraced a dictator, a Fil-Am hero said, ‘No se puede’

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Philip Vera Cruz

In 1977, the dictator Ferdinand Marcos scored an incredible propaganda victory.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns | Read More »

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40 years as underground rebels

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Through the years, they were known simply as “ang mag-asawang Tiamzon,” the Tiamzon couple, the leaders who really called the shots in underground movement, reputedly hardcore in their views, inflexible in defending the “correct” line.

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

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PH not (yet) on ‘enemies of the Internet’ list

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Now, for some good news for Filipino netizens. Despite worries about attempts to clamp down on their right to free speech, they don’t have to deal with some really brazen, even shameless, forms of Internet censorship.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

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Sugar Pie DeSanto, Filipino African American blues legend

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Sugar Pie DeSanto. Screengrab from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZIzF2uC9MM

Her parents — her dad was a Filipino immigrant, her mom an African American — named her Umpeylia Balinton. That wouldn’t have worked as a stage name at music clubs and blues festivals where she eventually became famous and adored.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Americas,Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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Rejecting gay bashing

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Last week, the Inquirer quietly tweaked the title of an article on the front page, deleting the word “fag” and replacing it with “gay.” The piece by columnist Ramon Tulfo was about a woman who married a man who turned out to be gay. It clearly was a difficult but private family matter, but what [...]

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

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Sa kabataang di kilala si Marcos at di alam ang ginawa niya

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Hindi ninyo siguro maintindihan kung bakit kailangang ipagdiwang ito taun-taon. Baka nga sawa na kayo siguro sa EDSA, sa taun-taong anibersaryo ng People Power, sa paggunita sa mga nangyari noong 1986, noong pinatalsik ng mga Pilipino ang diktador.

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

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The kid from the mall

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Michael Christian Martinez of the Philippines competes in the men’s short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. AP

For roughly a half hour on Friday, Michael Christian Martinez was the top male figure skater at the Sochi Olympics. He skated early in the finals, earning a score that put him ahead of several other athletes, including another young man from Kazakhstan where it was minus 27 Celsius as the competition was wrapping up. [...]

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

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Before ‘America the Beautiful,’ ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ in Tagalog

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The multilingual version of “America the Beautiful” that aired last week on Super Bowl Sunday drew inane comments from Americans who were offended by the reality of a multi-ethnic America.

Posted: February 10th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

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