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...
Very Important Persons
by F. Sionil Jose - July 6, 2020 - 12:00am
Leila De Lima, former Secretary of Justice has been in prison for so long.
To the young writer
by F. Sionil Jose - June 29, 2020 - 12:00am
The late Mary Ruff Tagle, editor of the Saturday Mirror Magazine, asked me to write this
Press freedom
by F. Sionil Jose - June 22, 2020 - 12:00am
Maria Ressa, with her contacts in international media, has taken the role of press freedom defender.
America in flames; slavery and history
by F. Sionil Jose - June 8, 2020 - 12:00am
It’s more than a week now, that the riots in America continue.
We are Igorots; The case for identity
by F. Sionil Jose - June 1, 2020 - 12:00am
We are all Igorots a definition of identity. L. A. Piluden is a young talented writer and teacher who graduated from U.P. Baguio.
Everyone is relative
by F. Sionil Jose - May 25, 2020 - 12:00am
This Saturday, I’ll miss a very important social event; I should be in the old hometown to attend a reunion of the Meimban clan.
The oligarchy and ABS-CBN: Don’t give them your ‘balls’
by F. Sionil Jose - May 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Let me continue my observations on the ABS-CBN issue that provoked a passionate response.
The roles we play
by F. Sionil Jose - May 11, 2020 - 12:00am
The week that General Angelo Reyes, former Chief of Staff of our Armed Forces, shot himself in the chest, I had a long talk with him.
Literature as meditation
by F. Sionil Jose - May 4, 2020 - 12:00am
Again, let me draw you away from the cruel anxieties wrought by this pandemic and think big and deep about life, morality and evil – yes, evil – for it is in us, and we deal with it all our lives.
The Writing Life Fiction beginnings
by F. Sionil Jose - April 27, 2020 - 12:00am
Today, let me entertain you and draw you away though briefly from the horrible anxieties wrought by this pandemic.
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