Danton Remoto
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In other words: From Iligan to Calauan
by Danton Remoto - August 24, 2019 - 12:00am
The past fortnight has seen a battle of words in Facebook, on print, broadcast and online on two issues.
The sun of the imagination
by Danton Remoto - August 17, 2019 - 12:00am
In the popular mind, to be a poet means to be somewhat strange. One is a doctor, or a lawyer, an accountant, or a stockholder. But to be a poet?
Writers near and far
by Danton Remoto - August 10, 2019 - 12:00am
The death of Nobel Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison was an occasion for grief for the writing community the world over.
Viva Villa
by Danton Remoto - August 3, 2019 - 12:00am
The birthday of the late National Artist for Literature, Jose Garcia Villa, falls on Aug. 5 and it’s a good a time as any to talk about his legacy.
Unforgettable interviews
by Danton Remoto - July 27, 2019 - 12:00am
I have been writing for the Philippine press since 1980 – first as a contributing writer for Focus Philippines, edited by the formidable Kerima Polotan, then after the EDSA Revolution, I worked briefly as a...
Explaining ourselves
by Danton Remoto - July 20, 2019 - 12:00am
One issue of Time Magazine years ago summed up the Filipino as “appearance-obsessed, tune-mad, witty to the depths of his Christian soul and besotted with the English language.”
Political hardball
by Danton Remoto - July 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Like four billiard balls of ivory on felt paper, some names are now being floated for the seemingly faraway presidential elections of May 2022.
The beautiful girl
by Danton Remoto - July 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Myrna was my mother’s student in Grade 6, a beautiful girl who sat quietly in class, read her books, and passed.
Language of the streets
by Danton Remoto - June 29, 2019 - 12:00am
That is the title of National Artist Nick Joaquin’s book of essays, published in 1980 by National Book Store under his journalistic nom de guerre, Quijano de Manila.
The white heat of words
by Danton Remoto - June 22, 2019 - 12:00am
In June of 1990, I was winding up with my graduate studies for an MPhil in Publishing Studies at the University of Stirling.
London at random
by Danton Remoto - June 15, 2019 - 12:00am
I am here in the UK for an official visit to my home school, the University of Nottingham.
Home again, naturally
by Danton Remoto - October 20, 2018 - 12:00am
People ask me why I always come home to the Philippines when I have breaks from work. Since Kuala Lumpur is a hub for commercial air travel, from there I could easily fly to Sydney, or to Bangkok, or even to Du...
My Quezon City dreams
by Danton Remoto - October 13, 2018 - 12:00am
I first lived in Quezon City in 1975, when I transferred in first-year in high school from Don Bosco Academy in Bacolor, Pampanga.
America, of Thee I Sing
by Danton Remoto - October 6, 2018 - 12:00am
I stayed in the USA for a month and visited seven states in 30 days. It was a whirlwind visit that started when I landed at LAX, the Los Angeles International Airport.
It’s all in the mind
by Danton Remoto - September 29, 2018 - 12:00am
Batty, bratty and simply crazy.
The hills of Vermont
by Danton Remoto - September 22, 2018 - 12:00am
That is the title of Kerima Polotan’s wonderful essay on her stay at the Breadloaf Writers’ Conference, an essay that was later included in her book, Adventures in a Forgotten Country.
Favorite teachers
by Danton Remoto - September 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Metrobank Foundation is reminding us to honor our favorite teachers this September.
London calling
by Danton Remoto - September 1, 2018 - 12:00am
I was only able to visit the National Art Gallery upon landing in London because I had to go to the University of Nottingham for the External Examination Board meetings.
To London and back
by Danton Remoto - August 11, 2018 - 12:00am
I haven’t been to London in 25 years. The last time I was there was in 1993, when I landed at Heathrow on my way to Hawthornden Castle in Lasswade, Scotland, on an international writing fellowship.
The muse of our history
by Danton Remoto - August 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Mute with grief at the death of essayist and historian par excellence Carmen Guerrero Nakpil, I was able to retrieve an essay I wrote about her book, Legends & Adventures.
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