How I spent my summer vacation
by Danton Remoto - March 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Her arrival was signaled by the heat that seemed to quiver in the air. After my two aunties had left the house, it was my cousin Naomi who stayed with us. For the first time I had a companion I could talk to, aside...
by Danton Remoto - March 10, 2018 - 12:00am
I was four years old, sleeping soundly on my parents’ big bed.
7 reasons why we will change the world
by Danton Remoto - March 3, 2018 - 12:00am
That is the title of the inspiring book by Irish man Mike Grogan and this is part two of my column on this book.
The girl who loved the Beatles
by Danton Remoto - February 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Myrna was my mother’s student in Grade 6, a girl who sat quietly in class, read her books, and passed.
Love again, naturally
by Danton Remoto - February 17, 2018 - 12:00am
This old song by Jose Feliciano is like carbon dating: it will tell you how old I am, or the generation I belong to. But love – then and now – is the oldest subject one can write about.
Why Filipinos will change the world
by Danton Remoto - February 10, 2018 - 12:00am
Irish man Mike Grogan gives us seven reasons why Filipinos will change the world in this handy pocketbook that I found at a bookstore in the international airport.
Poetry of the soul
by Danton Remoto - February 3, 2018 - 12:00am
During the last quarter of 2017, I was lucky enough to be invited to give a talk on the ambahan, the traditional poetry of the Hanunuo Mangyans of Mindoro.
Suddenly, some fiction
by Danton Remoto - January 27, 2018 - 12:00am
More than 10 years ago, I lived in Singapore to do research on Southeast Asian Literature at its National University (NUS) which is number one in Asia. I received a research fellowship from the Asian Scholarship...
The ways of the rich
by Danton Remoto - January 20, 2018 - 12:00am
I was in high school when the great Armida Siguion Reyna portrayed the role of a lifetime – the wealthy woman who was the tormentor of the atsay (housemaid) played by, who else, but by the iconic Nora Aun...
The sound of the sea
by Danton Remoto - January 13, 2018 - 12:00am
“This is the last time you’ll see the sea in our country,” his father told Cody as they walked on the sand in Bacacay. Cody noticed the sand grains beginning to cling to his toes.
The kindness of strangers
by Danton Remoto - January 6, 2018 - 12:00am
Thanks to our readers – many of whom are overseas Filipino workers – for the joyful letters they sent me about my column last week called “OFW Tales.”
OFW tales
by Danton Remoto - December 30, 2017 - 12:00am
I knew many overseas Filipino workers because many of my relatives were OFWs themselves.
How to survive as a nouveau poor
by Danton Remoto - December 22, 2017 - 4:00pm
I would like to thank the teachers who required their students to buy and read my first novel, Riverrun.
Nick Joaquin lives
by Danton Remoto - December 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
I first met National Artist Nick Joaquin when I was 12 years old.
Discovering Philippine writing
by Danton Remoto - December 8, 2017 - 4:00pm
New Philippine writing from 2001 onwards is often characterized as sensitive to gender, alludes to technology, shows culture as plural rather than singular, and questions conventions and supposedly absolute nor...
by Danton Remoto - December 1, 2017 - 4:00pm
The Philippines is the texting capital of the world, with at least 70 million text messages sent everyday.
How to do well in law school
by Danton Remoto - November 24, 2017 - 4:00pm
The assiduous student who wants to do well in law school should do well to start preparing now. Atty. Jim Lopez has written a most helpful book for those entering the equivalent of Dante Alighieri’s Divina...
Bienvenido N. Santos: Master writer
by Danton Remoto - November 10, 2017 - 4:00pm
The novelist, short story writer, poet, and teacher Bienvenido N. Santos died last Jan. 7, 1996, in his “sad, old house” in Sagpon, Daraga, Albay.
The longest Christmas
by Danton Remoto - November 3, 2017 - 4:00pm
I just came back from the Philippines and reveled at the sounds of Christmas songs already being played in the radio stations, the sight of Christmas trees of all sizes being sold in the malls – and those giant,...
by Danton Remoto - October 27, 2017 - 4:00pm
In the last few months, there seems to be an epidemic of love (or lack of it, alas) among people I know.
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