HINDSIGHT
Minorities and their languages
by F. Sionil Jose - October 14, 2019 - 12:00am
“Speaking in Tongues: Literary Freedom and Indigenous Languages” was the theme of the 85th International Congress held in Manila the other week.
In praise of a career diplomat Delia Domingo Albert
by F. Sionil Jose - October 7, 2019 - 12:00am
I take my beret off to Ambassador Delia Domingo Albert, former foreign affairs secretary, and perhaps our finest diplomat ever.
Why PEN
by F. Sionil Jose - September 30, 2019 - 12:00am
International PEN is a global organization of Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists, Novelists.
The joy of teaching
by F. Sionil Jose - September 23, 2019 - 12:00am
I have always considered teaching as the second noblest vocation, motherhood being the first. It can also be the most satisfying and the most trying. I know – I was once a teacher too.
The plebeian mind
by F. Sionil Jose - September 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Sometime in the late 1950s, the American scholar, John Provinse, made me an unusual offer.
The new imperialism and slavery
by F. Sionil Jose - September 9, 2019 - 12:00am
I mentioned in one of my columns recently what the Singaporean historian Wong Linken said, that Southeast Asia was better ruled by colonialists because their governments were far more efficient.
Remembering Ramon Magsaysay
by F. Sionil Jose - September 2, 2019 - 12:00am
I was asked to speak at a gathering of Ramon Magsaysay Awardees, “Spirit Lives On,” to celebrate President Magsaysay’s birth anniversary. This is my recollection of the man and his times.
Chinese connection
by F. Sionil Jose - August 26, 2019 - 12:00am
Perhaps it was the reminiscing about Hong Kong in my last column that made me remember some of my deepest friendships in the region.
Memories of Hong Kong
by F. Sionil Jose - August 19, 2019 - 12:00am
I have been keenly following reports on the massive demonstrations in Hong Kong and wondering if Beijing will crack down on the protesters as brutally as they did at Tiananmen Square 30 years ago.
An adventure in art where is the Filipino in it?
by F. Sionil Jose - August 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Most of us have had an adventure in art.
The Filipino sound
by F. Sionil Jose - August 5, 2019 - 12:00am
Ryan Cayabyab, National Artist for music and 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee, asked in a recent essay the question, where is the Filipino in Filipino songs?
Book notes
by F. Sionil Jose - July 29, 2019 - 12:00am
I devote this week’s column to a listing of notable books.
Learning from Japan
by F. Sionil Jose - July 22, 2019 - 12:00am
I am 94.
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.
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