Funding real intelligence
by Jose Dalisay - October 2, 2023 - 12:00am
You could hear the gnashing of teeth from Aparri to Zamboanga when the Filipino men’s basketball team crashed out of the recent FIBA tournament with three losses, the fans’ dismay relieved only momentarily...
UP’s southern pivot
by Jose Dalisay - September 25, 2023 - 12:00am
At his formal investiture as the University of the Philippines’ 22nd president last Sept. 14 in Davao, Atty. Angelo “Jijil” A. Jimenez made clear what his and UP’s priorities were going to...
by Jose Dalisay - September 18, 2023 - 12:00am
On my way to NAIA to catch a flight early one morning a few weeks ago, I snapped out of my half-sleep when I heard a song on the radio station that my Grab driver was tuned in to.
A long grace note
by Jose Dalisay - September 11, 2023 - 12:00am
At about this time 50 years ago, I was newly released from martial-law prison after seven months of what everyone euphemistically called “detention,” and wondering what to do with the rest of my lif...
An invitation to SERVE
by Jose Dalisay - September 4, 2023 - 12:00am
At 5 p.m. on Saturday, the 9th of September, a new book will be launched at Fully Booked in BGC.
The rule of rules
by Jose Dalisay - August 28, 2023 - 12:00am
Have a problem?
Persona non grata
by Jose Dalisay - August 21, 2023 - 12:00am
The Hon. Victor M. Dooley was in a foul mood, and no one knew that better than his Chief Political Officer and rumored girlfriend, Yvonne Macahiya.
Two valedictories
by Jose Dalisay - August 14, 2023 - 12:00am
Two speeches delivered by graduating students of the University of the Philippines made the rounds of social media last week, garnering generally positive responses for their forthrightness.
Too many laudes?
by Jose Dalisay - August 7, 2023 - 12:00am
Like many alumni and casual onlookers, I couldn’t help but be bothered by the announcement that more than half of this year’s graduating class of the University of the Philippines Diliman were finishing...
Joe Biden’s SOTU
by Jose Dalisay - July 31, 2023 - 12:00am
Because of a glitch that happened when Chinese hackers tried to hijack America’s C-Span network so they could replace congressional programming with X-rated cartoons (on the theory that no one would miss the...
Rebranding the nation
by Jose Dalisay - July 24, 2023 - 12:00am
“Listen up,” said Madame Ventura from behind the cloud of smoke that perpetually wreathed her face, making her look like a cherub in Versace shades. The smartly dressed young men and women of her PR agency’s...
Doro’s times and ours
by Jose Dalisay - July 17, 2023 - 12:00am
The news of Amando “Doro” Doronila’s recent passing in Canberra at age 95 marked the end of an era, as Doro was the last of his generation of journalists who made newspapers and their Op-Ed pages...
The best we can do?
by Jose Dalisay - July 10, 2023 - 12:00am
“Is this the best we can do?
Beauty and horror
by Jose Dalisay - July 3, 2023 - 12:00am
I was surprised, a bit amused, but also deeply bothered by the reactions of Filipino netizens to an event that hogged the headlines two weeks ago – the special exhibit of Juan Luna’s painting “Hymen,...
An open door
by Jose Dalisay - June 26, 2023 - 12:00am
Afew weekends ago, the traffic was tied up in knots around the University of the Philippines campus in Diliman, where we live, and we knew why.
The writer as liberator
by Jose Dalisay - June 19, 2023 - 12:00am
As part of its Independence Day celebration, the J. Amado Araneta Foundation asked me to give a talk on “The Writer as Liberator” last Saturday, and today being Jose Rizal’s birthday, I’m...
Onward to Frankfurt?
by Jose Dalisay - June 12, 2023 - 12:00am
If you were at the Philippine Book Festival that took place at the World Trade Center earlier this month, you would have been surprised to find how many Filipinos were writing, publishing, selling, buying and reading...
Again, America
by Jose Dalisay - June 5, 2023 - 12:00am
I have a good friend whom we’ll call Ted, a Fil-Am who retired a few years ago as a ranking officer in the US Navy.
Perhaps it takes a fire
by Jose Dalisay - May 29, 2023 - 12:00am
The worst fire I ever witnessed was that of the Family Clinic hospital near Quiapo in Manila in 1972.
Life lessons for the college student
by Jose Dalisay - May 22, 2023 - 12:00am
Two years ago, well before I began writing this column, I was asked to share some thoughts with fellow teachers of General Education – that special recipe of college courses in various disciplines meant to...
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