Alejandro R. Roces
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I wrote as I wrote
by Alejandro R. Roces - July 20, 2010 - 12:00am
“They are not long, the days of wine and roses; Out of a misty dream Our path emerges for a while, then closes Within a dream.”
Myths, folklore and nationalism
by Alejandro R. Roces - July 17, 2010 - 12:00am
The debate on supposed Filipino indolence has been ongoing for centuries. Then as now, the Filipinos had their defenders and detractors.
Philippine identity (2nd of 2 parts)
by Alejandro R. Roces - July 15, 2010 - 12:00am
The fiesta is a living tradition.
On fiesta.
by Alejandro R. Roces - July 13, 2010 - 12:00am
Fiesta is our highest form of community expression. In its production, it exemplifies the talents and culture of the Filipino. The fiesta is Philippine culture and history in microcosm.
The entrepreneurs
by Alejandro R. Roces - July 10, 2010 - 12:00am
The Puente Colgante, completed in 1852 and a symbol of modernity in the country, was the first steel suspension bridge in Asia and was owned by Ynchausti y Compania.
On media
by Alejandro R. Roces - July 8, 2010 - 12:00am
A responsible media, cognizant of their duties and diligent in their conduct is one of the pillars of a free society.
On 100 days and beyond
by Alejandro R. Roces - July 6, 2010 - 12:00am
Back in the 1960s we wrote about the then epidemic of appointed and elected government officials abusing their access to sirens.
Filipinos in the US
by Alejandro R. Roces - July 3, 2010 - 12:00am
During the galleon trade era, many Filipinos stayed in Mexico to the extent that in San Lucas, north of Acapulco, the Filipino community grew so large that the authorities had a plan to resettle the entire Filipino...
MDGs and the future
by Alejandro R. Roces - July 1, 2010 - 12:00am
Yesterday, we saw the inauguration of a new administration, led by President Benigno Aquino III and Vice-President Jejomar Binay, with all the attendant hopes and dreams.
Human rights?
by Alejandro R. Roces - June 29, 2010 - 12:00am
The last few weeks have demonstrated the state of human rights in the Philippines.
The art of Rizal
by Alejandro R. Roces - June 26, 2010 - 12:00am
The first essay of Jose Rizal as Propagandist is sometimes forgotten. El Amor Patrio (Love of Country) was penned in the first months he was overseas in 1882.
Expanding education
by Alejandro R. Roces - June 24, 2010 - 12:00am
In this space, we have touted education as a source of nation building and development for a long time.
The cycle of education
by Alejandro R. Roces - June 22, 2010 - 12:00am
Based on statistics published by the United Nations and the Philippine government, our education system is in serious need of reform.
Rizal from birth
by Alejandro R. Roces - June 19, 2010 - 12:00am
Jose Rizal was born 149 years ago in La Laguna, as it was called then.
Rizal in memory
by Alejandro R. Roces - June 17, 2010 - 12:00am
Births are given meaning by how lives are lead. Jose Rizal gave his birth meaning by the exemplary life that he led. As he said, “A life which is not dedicated to a great ideal is useless.
Justice pending
by Alejandro R. Roces - June 15, 2010 - 12:00am
Justice delayed, they say, is justice denied. If that is the case, then our justice system is in dire need of reform. It is not uncommon for the resolution of a case to be pending for years on end.
Declared free
by Alejandro R. Roces - June 12, 2010 - 12:00am
When Emilio Aguinaldo declared our independence on June 12, 1898, he was doing more than asserting the Philippines as sovereign nation and Filipinos as a modern and self-governing people.
New and old
by Alejandro R. Roces - June 10, 2010 - 12:00am
It is oddly appropriate that the proclamation of President-elect Benigno Aquino III and Vice-President-elect Jejomar Binay comes just a few days before our 112th Independence Day.
No show
by Alejandro R. Roces - June 8, 2010 - 12:00am
In the lead up to June 4, one of the most frequently heard sound bites on television was that Congress would be postponing the canvassing of votes to tackle last minute legislative matters.
On flags and anthems
by Alejandro R. Roces - June 5, 2010 - 12:00am
Flag Day used to be celebrated on October 30 because that was when the Americans allowed Philippine flags to be publicly displayed way back in 1919.
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