Jose Dalisay
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Tabi kayo riyan!
by Jose Dalisay - November 27, 2023 - 12:00am
When the EDSA busway – a special lane just meant for public utility buses – was inaugurated in June 2020, I was among the many millions of Metro Manila motorists and commuters who breathed a sigh of relief...
What we aspire for
by Jose Dalisay - November 20, 2023 - 12:00am
It was a humbling but also uplifting experience to attend the 65th Ramon Magsaysay Awards ceremonies last Nov. 11 at the Metropolitan Theater, in which four new awardees – including Filipino peace negotiator...
Business with culture in Iloilo
by Jose Dalisay - November 13, 2023 - 12:00am
Over the past year, still eagerly emerging from our post-pandemic stupor, my wife Beng and I have been traveling up a storm, limiting ourselves to local destinations such as Bacolod, Virac, Davao, Roxas City and...
Beyond reportage
by Jose Dalisay - November 6, 2023 - 12:00am
It was probably fitting that I finished reading Patricia Evangelista’s highly acclaimed account of “murder in my country,” Some People Need Killing (Random House, 2023), over a holiday devoted to...
Who’s afraid of big bad AI?
by Jose Dalisay - October 30, 2023 - 12:00am
I no longer attend writers’ conferences and festivals that often, believing that younger writers would benefit more from each other’s companionship and encouragement, but I made an exception last week...
The death of a crony
by Jose Dalisay - October 23, 2023 - 12:00am
When a friend asked me, about 15 years ago, if I would meet with another friend of his who wanted me to write his biography, I almost fell off my chair when I learned who my prospective subject was.
The slaughter of innocents
by Jose Dalisay - October 16, 2023 - 12:00am
Two Saturdays ago, my wife Beng and I sat enthralled as we watched a brilliant performance of the play “Anak Datu” at the CCP’s Black Box Theater.
Remembering Ed Hagedorn
by Jose Dalisay - October 9, 2023 - 12:00am
Like many Filipinos, I was surprised to hear last week that former Puerto Princesa mayor and Palawan congressman Edward “Ed” Hagedorn had passed away aged 76. It was a peaceful death, according to reports,...
Funding real intelligence
by Jose Dalisay - October 2, 2023 - 12:00am
You could hear the gnashing of teeth from Aparri to Zamboanga when the Filipino men’s basketball team crashed out of the recent FIBA tournament with three losses, the fans’ dismay relieved only momentarily...
UP’s southern pivot
by Jose Dalisay - September 25, 2023 - 12:00am
At his formal investiture as the University of the Philippines’ 22nd president last Sept. 14 in Davao, Atty. Angelo “Jijil” A. Jimenez made clear what his and UP’s priorities were going to...
by Jose Dalisay - September 18, 2023 - 12:00am
On my way to NAIA to catch a flight early one morning a few weeks ago, I snapped out of my half-sleep when I heard a song on the radio station that my Grab driver was tuned in to.
A long grace note
by Jose Dalisay - September 11, 2023 - 12:00am
At about this time 50 years ago, I was newly released from martial-law prison after seven months of what everyone euphemistically called “detention,” and wondering what to do with the rest of my lif...
An invitation to SERVE
by Jose Dalisay - September 4, 2023 - 12:00am
At 5 p.m. on Saturday, the 9th of September, a new book will be launched at Fully Booked in BGC.
The rule of rules
by Jose Dalisay - August 28, 2023 - 12:00am
Have a problem?
Persona non grata
by Jose Dalisay - August 21, 2023 - 12:00am
The Hon. Victor M. Dooley was in a foul mood, and no one knew that better than his Chief Political Officer and rumored girlfriend, Yvonne Macahiya.
Two valedictories
by Jose Dalisay - August 14, 2023 - 12:00am
Two speeches delivered by graduating students of the University of the Philippines made the rounds of social media last week, garnering generally positive responses for their forthrightness.
Too many laudes?
by Jose Dalisay - August 7, 2023 - 12:00am
Like many alumni and casual onlookers, I couldn’t help but be bothered by the announcement that more than half of this year’s graduating class of the University of the Philippines Diliman were finishing...
Joe Biden’s SOTU
by Jose Dalisay - July 31, 2023 - 12:00am
Because of a glitch that happened when Chinese hackers tried to hijack America’s C-Span network so they could replace congressional programming with X-rated cartoons (on the theory that no one would miss the...
Rebranding the nation
by Jose Dalisay - July 24, 2023 - 12:00am
“Listen up,” said Madame Ventura from behind the cloud of smoke that perpetually wreathed her face, making her look like a cherub in Versace shades. The smartly dressed young men and women of her PR agency’s...
Doro’s times and ours
by Jose Dalisay - July 17, 2023 - 12:00am
The news of Amando “Doro” Doronila’s recent passing in Canberra at age 95 marked the end of an era, as Doro was the last of his generation of journalists who made newspapers and their Op-Ed pages...
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