A novel on workers’ rights
by Danton Remoto - April 30, 2022 - 12:00am
It took me a year to translate the old Tagalog of Lope K. Santos in his 1906 novel, “Banaag at Sikat,” into 20th-century British English.
An army of lizards
by Danton Remoto - April 23, 2022 - 12:00am
Flora and fauna grow in luxuriance in “The House on Calle Sombra,” the debut novel of Marga Ortigas published by Penguin Random House South East Asia. Subtitled “a parable,” it’s an...
Holy Week of memory
by Danton Remoto - April 9, 2022 - 12:00am
The older I get, the more vivid the past seems to be, as if seen through a glass, clearly.
Words freely flowing
by Danton Remoto - April 2, 2022 - 12:00am
Last week, I wrote about the red-tagging that some people have done on Popular Book Store in Timog, Quezon City and La Solidaridad Bookshop in Ermita, Manila.
Red-tagging our bookstores
by Danton Remoto - March 26, 2022 - 12:00am
I have been a part of the Manila Critics Circle, which chooses the winners of the annual National Book Awards, since 1991.
Teaching online
by Danton Remoto - March 19, 2022 - 12:00am
Like fish to water, I had no choice but to dive deeply into online learning platforms when COVID-19 drove us out of the classrooms.
Finding time
by Danton Remoto - March 12, 2022 - 12:00am
Two weeks ago, I was invited by Dr. Bayani Santos to talk to his graduate students in Education at the Holy Angels University in Angeles City, Pampanga.
‘Birds of Prey’
by Danton Remoto - March 5, 2022 - 12:00am
That is the English translation of National Artist Amado V. Hernandez’s first novel, “Mga Ibong Mandaragit.”
A politician without ambition
by Danton Remoto - February 26, 2022 - 12:00am
That title does not refer to any of our politicians at present. It is Chapter 13 of Ambassador Leon Maria Guerrero’s prize-winning biography on our national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal.
The political game
by Danton Remoto - February 19, 2022 - 12:00am
Campaign season for candidates for national elections has begun./
Philippine past and present in two novels
by Danton Remoto - February 12, 2022 - 12:00am
It is 1899 and the Americans are moving up north, in their colonization of the Philippines.
Life in the city
by Danton Remoto - February 5, 2022 - 12:00am
People have different coping mechanisms for the sense of isolation wrought by the pandemic.
Life in the city
by Danton Remoto - February 5, 2022 - 12:00am
People have different coping mechanisms for the sense of isolation wrought by the pandemic. People still do office and school work online, yes, but they still do other things to calm them down.
Surviving in Cebu
by Danton Remoto - January 29, 2022 - 12:00am
I returned to the Philippines last Sept. 30, 2020, after working for three years as Head of School-English and Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Nottingham Malaysia.
‘Asia’s first proletariat novel’
by Danton Remoto - January 22, 2022 - 12:00am
Penguin Random House South East Asia has just released my English translation of Lope K. Santos’s monumental novel, “Banaag at Sikat.”
A Novelist’s Diagnosis
by Danton Remoto - January 15, 2022 - 12:00am
That is the title of Chapter 9 of “The First Filipino,’ the prize-winning biography of Dr. Jose Rizal, written by the late Ambassador Leon Maria Guerrero. Anvil won a grant from the National Book Development...
The Odyssey of F. Sionil Jose
by Danton Remoto - January 8, 2022 - 12:00am
Maverick National Artist F. Sionil Jose has just passed away at the age of 97.
Christmas and New Year gifts
by Danton Remoto - January 1, 2022 - 12:00am
It was a blue Christmas for many, especially those ravaged by Super Typhoon Odette that cut a wide swath of destruction across northern Mindanao and the Visayas.
Blue Christmas
by Danton Remoto - December 25, 2021 - 12:00am
When I went home last year, I wrote that Christmas 2021 would be the bleakest Christmas for many Filipinos, perhaps since the Second World War. COVID-19 has devastated the country.
The life of the spirit
by Danton Remoto - December 18, 2021 - 12:00am
This morning at six, my cell phone rang and there was my friend, Jay, who has just returned from a monastery in the south. He stayed for a month.
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