RACHEL A.G. REYES, TMT

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Bikol and I go way back. When I was a child my parents would take me to visit my grandfather in Sagñay, Camarines Sur. The place seemed so enchanting then. Lolo’s modest house, made entirely of old darkwood, stood at the bottom of an escarpment at the end of a…

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3,257 is the number of people alleged to have been killed by the military during President Ferdinand Marcos’ dictatorship, specifically over the ten-year period from 1975 to 1985. This widely quoted figure is frequently cited to support the argument that the military under Marcos was guilty of committing gross human…

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On January 8, 1942, while Filipino and American forces battled against the Japanese Imperial Army and President Quezon and General Douglas MacArthur were holed up in Corregidor, a select group of Filipino leaders presented themselves to General Masaharu Homma and formally surrendered to Japanese rule. Within a few hours of…

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We certainly got our money’s worth of name-calling and mudslinging in the second presidential debate. We were treated to Senator Grace Poe’s haranguing of Vice-President Jejomar Binay, whom she just stopped short of calling a thief. On his part, Binay questioned Poe’s loyalty to her country and, referring to Hitler’s…

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Someone on Facebook recently posted a photo of canapés that had been served at a lavish Manila book launch. Unexpectedly, the topping was the larvae of red weaver ants. The photo showed dainty morsels of white toast onto which had been spooned a tiny pile of ant larvae, pale and…

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WE have of late been professing quite a lot of admiration for and envy of some of our Asian neighbors. Some of us have wistfully imagined what might have been had the Philippines but emulated Singapore and the authoritarian strategies of Lee Kwan Yew. Or if we had but gone…

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On February 25, 1986, at 10.45am, Corazon “Cory” Cojuangco Aquino, the widow of slain opposition leader Benigno Aquino, became the first female President of the Philippines. It was the culmination of the phenomenal People Power uprising at EDSA that brought the curtain down on the twenty-year dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos.…

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