F. Sionil Jose
F. Sionil Jose
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Can Manila live again?
by F. Sionil Jose - July 15, 2019 - 12:00am
The last time I visited Calcutta, India’s cultural and intellectual capital, was in the 1960s.
Why plant a tree
by F. Sionil Jose - July 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Ah, those venerable Chinese sages, their standards are so high and they are so demanding.
Why liberty
by F. Sionil Jose - June 24, 2019 - 12:00am
I have been doing an informal survey, particularly with the young, asking them what they want most in life.
Tagalog all the way
by F. Sionil Jose - June 17, 2019 - 12:00am
I was born and I grew up in an Ilokano village in eastern Pangasinan.
We don’t learn from history
by F. Sionil Jose - June 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Let us pause and recall on this, the 121st anniversary of the Philippine Declaration of Independence in Kawit, Cavite, in 1898.
Letting go
by F. Sionil Jose - June 1, 2019 - 12:00am
All of us know how finite life is, that nothing in this world really lasts.
Our national insecurity
by F. Sionil Jose - May 25, 2019 - 12:00am
In November 1987, I attended a seminar on Asian security in Bangkok, courtesy of the Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Foundation. For three days we discussed the problems affecting peace in the region.
It is difficult to love this country, so we leave
by F. Sionil Jose - May 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Ask any of the new college graduates about their plans for their future, and you will find that most of them want to leave this country. They do not see their future here. I had the same feeling way back.
Writing the land
by F. Sionil Jose - May 11, 2019 - 12:00am
In October 1967, I visited Moscow at the invitation of the Russian Writers Union on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Russian Revolution.
Letter to a young Revolutionary
by F. Sionil Jose - May 4, 2019 - 12:00am
My Dear Friend – You are in your early twenties, you have just graduated from college, you are a writer, and you want to teach.
Chel Diokno, Bam Aquino, and Sonny Angara for the Senate
by F. Sionil Jose - April 27, 2019 - 12:00am
Chel Diokno champions the cause of the very poor, the voiceless, and the victims of oppression and injustice as the ever-active head of FLAG (Free Legal Assistance Group) that was set up by his father, the late and...
To be young and Filipino
by F. Sionil Jose - April 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Rebecca Añonuevo, who was my graduate student at De La Salle University, invited me recently to speak before her students at the Navotas Polytechnic College where she is now president. Navotas Mayor John Reynald...
Our flawed heroes, and their shining hour
by F. Sionil Jose - March 30, 2019 - 12:00am
I am sorry I missed Repertory Philippines’ musical, Miong, which is based on the life of Emilio Aguinaldo.
The legacy of Ramon Magsaysay
by F. Sionil Jose - March 23, 2019 - 12:00am
It was during the early 1950s, when I was writing a series of articles on our agrarian problem, that I met then National Defense Secretary Ramon Magsaysay.
Kit Tatad and the old Manila Times
by F. Sionil Jose - March 16, 2019 - 12:00am
I also read Kit Tatad’s last column for The Manila Times, and the rebuttal of the paper’s publisher, Dante Ang.
Nationalism and survival
by F. Sionil Jose - March 9, 2019 - 12:00am
In Berlin, in June 1960, Raul Manglapus and I had lunch with Robert Oppenheimer, one of the scientists who created the atomic bomb. He was soft-spoken, tall, with sandy hair.
Our pitiful movies
by F. Sionil Jose - March 2, 2019 - 12:00am
I have been watching movies since I was a boy in that small town where I grew up.
Carlos Chan, Filipino entrepreneur
by F. Sionil Jose - February 23, 2019 - 12:00am
I first heard of Carlos Chan from Ramon Sy, a self-made man and the Cavite banker who breathed new life into the moribund Coco Bank.
The folk and art
by F. Sionil Jose - February 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Nick Lizaso, president of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, told me that the Cultural Center sent the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra to Iloilo as part of its program to bring music and art to the regions...
The logic of love
by F. Sionil Jose - February 9, 2019 - 12:00am
It is the most profound of human emotions.
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