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F. Sionil Jose
F. Sionil Jose
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Felipe Gozon on the new TV, the challenges
by F. Sionil Jose - November 23, 2020 - 12:00am
Felipe L. Gozon built GMA-7 into the most outstanding network today. The largest broadcasting company in the country, it has 52 TV stations and a total of more than 80 million viewers nationwide.
Memories of old Rosales: The writing of Tree
by F. Sionil Jose - November 16, 2020 - 12:00am
During the liberation in 1945, several American Army units were based in the Rosales area.
Too big to fail
by F. Sionil Jose - November 9, 2020 - 12:00am
In a few days, there will probably a new American president.
Kamlon and Sabah
by F. Sionil Jose - November 2, 2020 - 12:00am
While writing about the Hukbalahap rebellion the other week, I brought to mind another significant uprising in the South.
Telling the truth is dangerous
by F. Sionil Jose - October 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Before leaving for Ceylon in 1962 to work for the Colombo Plan Bureau and to have some experience in the diplomatic service, I was an aide to then vice president and foreign affairs secretary Emmanuel Pelaez for...
Obscenity
by F. Sionil Jose - October 19, 2020 - 12:00am
In this pandemic, all of us are living in anxiety and abject fear, knowing that death is just around the corner.
Remembering Luis Taruc (June 21, 1913 – May 4, 2005)
by F. Sionil Jose - October 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Writing last fortnight about the New People’s Army I brought to mind the Hukbalahap rebellion (1949-1953) and the outstanding leader of the uprising, Luis Taruc.
The Very Important Persons: Our beautiful women
by F. Sionil Jose - October 5, 2020 - 12:00am
With so many town fiestas and beauty pageants, it is perhaps not surprising that we have produced several beauties that have had global appeal.
The Wars Within Struggles of a Former Top CPP-NPA-NDF Cadre by Phil Fortuno MindSpark Publishing 2020/275pp
by F. Sionil Jose - September 28, 2020 - 12:00am
Autobiographical accounts of the disillusion with the Communist Party like Arthur Kessler’s “The Light That Failed” are common enough.
Legacy: The Writing Life
by F. Sionil Jose - September 21, 2020 - 12:00am
One thing about growing old; there is nothing graceful about bones getting rickety, wrinkles and falling hair.
Manila reborn
by F. Sionil Jose - September 14, 2020 - 12:00am
Two cheers for Manila Mayor, Isko M. Domagoso.
World War III / What it was like during the Japanese Occupation
by F. Sionil Jose - September 7, 2020 - 12:00am
We are on the brink of war – not us, but China and the United States.
Tribute to Gilda Cordero Fernando
by F. Sionil Jose - August 31, 2020 - 12:00am
With the passing of Gilda Cordero-Fernando last Thursday, we lost a great writer and cultural activist.
Remembering Ninoy
by F. Sionil Jose - August 24, 2020 - 12:00am
A full three decades ago this month, Senator Benigno S. Aquino, Jr. was killed at the Manila airport. To this day, we don’t know who masterminded the assassination.
For the record
by F. Sionil Jose - August 17, 2020 - 12:00am
I am putting all these in writing for the record, notches in my career, not as achievements.
Revolution and its dimensions
by F. Sionil Jose - August 10, 2020 - 12:00am
There was a bit of talk about revolution this week. I think it all started when about a dozen or so frontline health workers staged a demonstration pleading for assistance.
Viajero: Our overseas workers and Blas Ople
by F. Sionil Jose - August 3, 2020 - 12:00am
My novel, Viajero, published in 1992, is considered by my French translator, the poet Amina Said, and her husband, the editor Ghislain Ripault, as my best single novel.
Mabini in the Rosales Saga
by F. Sionil Jose - July 27, 2020 - 12:00am
This July 23, we celebrated the 156th birth anniversary of Apolinario Mabini, one of the greatest of our heroes.
What now?
by F. Sionil Jose - July 20, 2020 - 12:00am
I stated in this column on May 18 that if the Lopez Empire is dismantled, the revolution shall have begun. Has it? Maybe.
How nations die
by F. Sionil Jose - July 13, 2020 - 12:00am
As I wrote last May 18, 2020, I do not mourn the passing of ABS-CBN, much as I sympathize with its employees who lost their jobs. Institutions like nations also die when a much stronger force, particularly that with...
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