Carmen Guerrero Nakpil
Carmen Guerrero Nakpil
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The humorous, playful side of Dr. Jose Rizal
by Carmen Guerrero Nakpil - December 4, 2011 - 12:00am
Jose Rizal continues to surprise us.
Who are we?: Analyzing our three mentors
by Carmen Guerrero Nakpil - February 8, 2010 - 12:00am
Today’s Filipinos are, you might say, the foster children of three volunteer stepfathers, who forcibly took us in hand during various periods of our long trek to nationhood.
'A government run like heaven by Americans'
by Carmen Guerrero Nakpil - December 7, 2009 - 12:00am
Yes, exactly. In that ironic, irascible Quezonian phrase.
Makati's hero
by Carmen Guerrero Nakpil - November 9, 2009 - 12:00am
No, it isn’t Jojo Binay or Zobel de Ayala, although they’re in the running too.
Three priests and a mutiny
by Carmen Guerrero Nakpil - February 9, 2009 - 12:00am
In the cold, gray dawn of the 17th of February, 1872, people started to gather on the grassy field of Bagumbayan (now Rizal Park) south of Intramuros.
Corruption in ancient Manila
by Carmen Guerrero Nakpil - January 26, 2009 - 12:00am
It appears we’ve been at it for a long time. Bribes. Turning a blind eye. Bending the law. Unexplained wealth. Only we didn’t call it “corruption.”
The untold story of Baler
by Carmen Guerrero Nakpil - January 12, 2009 - 12:00am
This is not a review of Baler the movie. It is not a critique of the Viva film Baler, which was recently declared Best Film of the 2008 Metro Manila Film Festival.
The impossible man
by Carmen Guerrero Nakpil - November 24, 2008 - 12:00am
Nobody else could have done what Bonifacio did to vindicate our race.
A plot to kill a general
by Carmen Guerrero Nakpil - October 27, 2008 - 12:00am
The worst thing that happened to the Filipinos in the Filipino-American War of 1899 was the assassination of Gen. Luna ...
About Ancestral Domains
by Carmen Guerrero Nakpil - September 29, 2008 - 12:00am
Whiny matrons flipping through a news magazine at the hair salon asked themselves, “What’s Ancestral Domain? Not ...
The mark of Sakay: The vilified hero of our war with America
by Carmen Guerrero Nakpil - September 8, 2008 - 12:00am
The mark of Macario Leon Sakay was the long, jet-black luxu-riant hair that, uncut and un-trammeled, cascaded from the top of a head, always held high and audaciously, down to his shoulders.
Gossip from a colonial grapevine
by Carmen Guerrero Nakpil - June 29, 2008 - 12:00am
It’s nice to find out that the reason we are called “Filipinos” was not greed or religion, but something less impressive: one man’s cowardice.  Self-respecting nations in our region have...
The untold story of ‘Araw ng Maynila’
by Carmen Guerrero Nakpil - June 15, 2008 - 12:00am
For the last 50 years, the City of Manila has been glad-handing, brass-banding, speechifying and merry-making on the 24th of June as Araw ng Maynila or its Foundation Day. The reason is that on that same day in 1571,...
The  Rice  Riot of 1983
by Carmen Guerrero Nakpil - April 13, 2008 - 12:00am
It all really started because of a torn, brown paper bag. Ernie, a ten-year-old urchin standing near a truck at the corner of Zaragoza and Asuncion streets in Tondo — the most congested and poorest district...
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