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Calling Filipinos resilient is an insult

By Ninotchka Rosca It was difficult to see and hear those words repeated, in media reports, articles, military and even White House briefings: “The Filipino people are resilient.” A characterization which should raise anyone’s hackles, with its image of a … Continue reading

The Day Manila Fell Silent

By Ninotchka Rosca Ironically, the most quiet day in Manila of contemporary times began with noise: a loud pounding on the glass door of a penthouse apartment I was using at the time. The friend who was hollering and shouting … Continue reading


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