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Nora of Iriga
by Danton Remoto - May 23, 2020 - 12:00am
In honor of film and TV actress Nora Aunor’s birthday last May 21, I would like to print here an essay from my book, Ranga: Works from Bikol, published by the Ateneo de Naga University Press last year.
Mothers
by Danton Remoto - May 16, 2020 - 12:00am
It has been said that a mother’s hands shape the world. From cradle to college and even long afterward, a mother nags, laughs, cries, and goads you to be not just what you are but what you can be.
Home
by Danton Remoto - May 9, 2020 - 12:00am
Summer was just beginning and I returned to Manila on the dot, as soon as my British Council Scholarship was finished.
Spring Gardens, London
by Danton Remoto - May 2, 2020 - 12:00am
I was terribly hungry when we reached Victoria Station. Ursula and I bade goodbye to each other after the turnstile.
Victoria Station, London
by Danton Remoto - April 25, 2020 - 12:00am
My cheeks were suddenly numb from the cold the moment I walked out of Gatwick Airport.
How to survive this lockdown
by Danton Remoto - April 18, 2020 - 12:00am
It’s been weeks since the lockdown began, and how are you faring?
The reign of silence
by Danton Remoto - April 4, 2020 - 12:00am
SSSSS. Ahhh, that sound, how can I forget that sound?
Pass the COVID-19 crown
by Danton Remoto - March 28, 2020 - 12:00am
The coronavirus looks like a nest that has morphed into a crown, with pink spikes and red globes jutting out from all sides. T
Stories of a bitter country
by Danton Remoto - March 21, 2020 - 12:00am
That is the title of Ninotchka Rosca’s collection of short stories recently published by Anvil.
Learning English in the age of COVID-19
by Danton Remoto - March 14, 2020 - 12:00am
Whether the learning is face-to-face, blended, or online, the basic principles of learning English remain.
Wellspringsof gay lingo
by Danton Remoto - March 7, 2020 - 12:00am
Science and geography are also wellsprings of Philippine gay lingo.
On Philippine gay lingo
by Danton Remoto - February 29, 2020 - 12:00am
The Filipino gay empire has struck back at the center, using a language full of slippages and cracks – a language at once sophisticated and vulgar, serious and light, timely and timeless.
Wilde at heart
by Danton Remoto - February 22, 2020 - 12:00am
Filipino-American writer R. Zamora Linmark first burst into the literary scene more than 20 years ago with his novel, Rolling the Rrrsss (Kaya Press).
How to sell books
by Danton Remoto - February 15, 2020 - 12:00am
I enrolled for a Business Management course at Ateneo de Manila University, because my father said it would make me rich. I slaved in Accounting and Business Statistics, but excelled in Marketing.
How does one fall in love?
by Danton Remoto - February 8, 2020 - 12:00am
Luis was my seatmate in Grade 1. He sat on my left side while Vivian sat on the right.
‘The Kingmaker’ comes to town
by Danton Remoto - February 1, 2020 - 12:00am
An overripe tomato about to burst is the image one conjures when one sees the red-clad former First Lady, Imelda Marcos, on the screen of the UP Film Center on this humid afternoon.
Rizal in manga form
by Danton Remoto - January 25, 2020 - 12:00am
I have met Malaysians who are named Rizal, and I have talked to Latin Americans who could recite “Mi Ultimo Adios,” our national hero Jose Rizal’s farewell poem, from memory. My friend, the Ateneo...
On libel
by Danton Remoto - January 18, 2020 - 12:00am
How many libel suits have you had?”
A brush with royalty
by Danton Remoto - January 11, 2020 - 12:00am
It was spring and the birds were singing.
Touchstones for writers
by Danton Remoto - January 4, 2020 - 12:00am
The Book That Changed My Life, subtitled “71 Remarkable Writers Celebrate the Books That Matter Most to Them” is the kind of work you can dip into during the holiday season and feel you have learned something....
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