Category: nationalism

When will we have ‘Philippines First’?

Rigoberto D. Tiglao WHILE the new US President Donald Trump is inarguably a demagogic megalomaniac, he demonstrated a streak of genius, or a deep insight into his countrymen’s feelings, that made him win, when he made his campaign battle cries … Continue reading

JOVITO SALONGA (1920-2016)

with deepest thanks to his children ricky, steve, patty, eddie, and rina (victoria :) for sharing their dad with nation. back in 1965 when the brilliant lawyer jovito salonga first ran for the senate, my parents campaigned for him like … Continue reading

ambeth & the supremes, rizal & his ultimo adios

it is ironic that 3 supreme court justices i cheered on for dissenting on the enrile bail case are the same 3 justices i am now jeering at for  buying (so to speak) not just DMCI’s, but even ambeth ocampo’s, … Continue reading

almario, pilipinas, revolution

so, finally national artist and KWF chief virgilio almario is engaging with mainstream and social media re the renaming of country.  he’s been on radio and television, and KWF’s facebook page has a Q & A primer of sorts and … Continue reading

patayin ang ‘pilipinas’ ?!?

believe it or not.  the komisyon sa wikang filipino (KWF), based in malacanang, and headed by national artist virgilio almario aka rio alma, saw fit to pass a resolution last april 12 that would change the nation’s name, from philippines (of … Continue reading

why i am against a department of culture

ishmael bernal died in june 1996, sick and broke and disheartened.  there were many more films he wanted to make.  top of the list were feature films on antonio luna and gregorio del pilar, but producers were never interested, not … Continue reading


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