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The Artist Abroad

Gossip as history

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Imelda Romualdez Marcos leads a charmed life. So far able to dodge the bullet of criminal liability and seemingly inured to the regular impugning of her past and her character, she’s living proof that lives can have third acts.

Posted: November 26th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

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From UP activist to hooligan

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Budget Secretary Florencio Abad. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

  Thirty years ago, I briefly turned from UP activist to hooligan. This was in September 1984, when UP students led by Loudette Almazan barricaded the Diliman campus to dramatize our opposition to the Marcos dictatorship. We were young, daring, fearless, militant. But remembering one moment during the ‘84 Diliman Barikada still makes me cringe. It […]

Posted: September 23rd, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

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In defense of Parokya ni Edgar’s Chito Miranda

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Chito Miranda. FILE PHOTO

Wala namang basagan ng trip. Bakit naman pag-iinitan si Chito Miranda ng Parokya ni Edgar.

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Photos & Videos | Read More »

The Artist Abroad

Et tu, Ateneo?

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Former first lady Imelda Marcos  FILE PHOTO

There she was, an imeldific Imelda beaming amidst smiling students, an honored guest recently of the Ateneo Scholarship Foundation, an appearance that generated outrage from several quarters, including many alumni. As a consequence, the university president, Jose Ramon Villarin, SJ, apologized, saying that he was sorry “for the pain that this event may have caused” and that the Ateneo would “never forget the Martial Law years of oppression and injustice presided over by Ferdinand Marcos.”

Posted: July 14th, 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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