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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 »

Moved by mom’s tearful plea, owner forgives photo thief

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Mark Joseph Solis, center in Barong Tagalog, receives the prizes for winning the 'Smiles for the World' photo contest.   Screengrab from the video of Raymond C. Ordonez

Not the “words and articulations” from Mark Joseph Solis but his mother’s “simple and short” apologies that made Norwegian Gregory John Smith to have a change of heart and forgive the controversial photo thief.

Posted: September 28th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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Lightning in Diliman: UP post-Kristel

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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 »

Rising beyond the sexes

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Violence Against Women-In line of the gang rape of an Indian girl in a public  bus in india that sparked protests, Gabriella women's party launches One Billion Rising campaign, to address the worsening cases of violence against women and children throughout the world, which will culminate on February 14, 2013.  MARIANNE BERMUDEZ/ INQUIRER

Graduating student James Relativo admitted to not being good at dancing, and his female friend even made fun of him for it. Yet, he knew he had to join her and 50 other members of the University of the Philippines-Diliman community in dancing to the tune of One Billion Rising recently.

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

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On being a barbarian and the hazing death of Andrei Marcos

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Marc-Andrei-Marcos

SAN FRANCISCO—I was a barbarian in college.   That’s how students who were not members of a fraternity were referred to at UP Diliman.   It’s an odd label, one that suggests that those of us who opted against joining a frat were ‘uncivilized.’   For, of course, the death of San Beda law student […]

Posted: August 4th, 2012 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

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