Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Tuesday, August 3, 2021

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16 Presidents: Thoughts on politics and the presidency

(Elections stand as the chief reforming mechanism in a democracy. How well has the Philippines fared in the parade of Presidents elected from the time of Emilio Aguinaldo to Rodrigo Roa Duterte? At 96, National Artist for Literature F. Sionil Jose ponders on this...

Poetry

Dancing Mutants (HROcampo, 1965)

Brighter than a thousand suns, / am become Death. Yet, as atoms split, re-configure, they sometimes moderate to re-arrange the glories in the bud, the splendours in the bush. Under a cleansing Heaven, life re-bIooms, charged and changed through a quiet, latent in that self- propelling spirit, there since our isIands’ birth.

The old beggar by the church door

Each Sunday I see him seated on the church steps, bedraggled clothes, white hair and beard, as I arrive for the last Mass, head bowed almost to his...

Sa Katawang Nagbubuhat, Bumubuhat

(-kay Hidilyn Diaz) ‘Tong isport kong‘di ‘sinsikat ng básketból Pagsasanay sa pagbuhat ng mabigát Ilang kilo’t ilang timbang, búhat lahát Nakakintal, sa katawan ‘tong paghukóm.   ‘Tong paghukom, sa masel...

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Lifestyle

Fashion and the Declaration of Independence

TOP PHOTO: Traje de Mestiza (https://philippinefolklifemuseum.org/portfolio-items/traje-de-mestiza/) Philippine fashion evolved throughout the years and it is evident that it has been greatly influenced by the country’s former colonizers—Spain, the United States and even Japan. As the country celebrated its 123rd Independence Day last month, it was...

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Essay

COVID-19 and the Filipinos in Vienna, Austria

Vienna, Austria—there was no report of Filipinos getting infected with the coronavirus during the initial outbreak of COVID-19 in this city. Until late summer of 2020, when I received a frantic phone call from my friend Cindy, granddaughter of Filipino hero, Dr. Pio...

Essay

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