Mario Miclat: The light that dimmed and China
by F. Sionil Jose - April 12, 2021 - 12:00am
Mario Miclat, distinguished Diliman writer and political science and history professor, passed away last week.
History: Forgeries, fictions
by F. Sionil Jose - April 5, 2021 - 12:00am
I recently posted on Facebook that it was a Cebuano, Enrique, who was the first to go around the world. I am very glad that the post evoked so many replies, informing me that we are indeed interested in our own...
Quit Manny Quit
by F. Sionil Jose - March 29, 2021 - 12:00am
I wrote about you in this column a few months back predicting that if elections were held at that time, you would have easily won because of your vast popularity.
The Manila that was
by F. Sionil Jose - March 22, 2021 - 12:00am
For the first time in a year, I went around Manila last week, and I tried the new skyway which connects the North Luzon expressway to the South Luzon expressway.
Why collaboration… and now China
by F. Sionil Jose - March 15, 2021 - 12:00am
Collaboration with the imperialist, the victor in war, is a common fact in history.
by F. Sionil Jose - March 8, 2021 - 12:00am
Many of us spend a large chunk of our life in this elusive quest.
The oligarchy as modernizing elite
by F. Sionil Jose - March 1, 2021 - 12:00am
Elites are an ordinary fact of life.
Notable books
by F. Sionil Jose - February 22, 2021 - 12:00am
F. Sionil Jose's recommendations for reading.
Magsaysay and the Huks
by F. Sionil Jose - February 15, 2021 - 12:00am
Kasen Aboitiz is finishing his thesis in political science at Brown University in Rhode Island, USA.
by F. Sionil Jose - February 8, 2021 - 12:00am
This being a month for celebrating the arts, please bear with me for indulging the ego.
Missed opportunities
by F. Sionil Jose - February 1, 2021 - 12:00am
Andoni Aboitiz dropped by the other afternoon.
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.
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