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F. Sionil Jose
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An Army of the people
by F. Sionil Jose - January 25, 2021 - 12:00am
Our Armed Forces does not make it to the front pages of our newspapers unless it is confronted by violence.
Pfft Pax Americana?
by F. Sionil Jose - January 18, 2021 - 12:00am
Sometime back, I posited that the three major faults of the United States are Racism, Wastefulness and Smugness.
The joy of bookselling
by F. Sionil Jose - January 11, 2021 - 12:00am
In 1965, on my return from a posting in Sri Lanka, my wife decided to transform the old Jovellanos house in Padre Faura into a bookshop.
A bleak New Year
by F. Sionil Jose - January 4, 2021 - 12:00am
The year 2020 is perhaps, for all of us, the saddest year in our life because of the pandemic that wrought misery all over the world.
The National Artist Award: A presidential award
by F. Sionil Jose - December 28, 2020 - 12:00am
The Cultural Center of the Philippines and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts are now accepting nominations for the National Artist Award.
Be brave
by F. Sionil Jose - December 21, 2020 - 12:00am
This last column on the Graphic Webinar Conference on literature and the Iligan Writers Workshop will be my answers to the questions asked in both events.
Diversity, politics, criticism
by F. Sionil Jose - December 14, 2020 - 12:00am
I’ll start this column to answer the questions that were raised after my talk before the Iligan Writers Workshop last Dec. 1.
Keynote speech delivered at the Iligan
by F. Sionil Jose - December 7, 2020 - 12:00am
I am very pleased to address this workshop knowing that it has also become a cultural venue for Mindanao.
Writing lessons
by F. Sionil Jose - November 30, 2020 - 12:00am
In a couple of days, I will be 96 – that makes me ancient! But thank God – although I’m no longer physically fit, this mind is still keenly creative and, most of all, it still remembers.
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.
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