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Remembering EDSA on its Silver Anniversary

It has been twenty-five years since that fateful three days and four nights of February when so many of us thought that finally, we would see the dawning of a truly free, progressive and prosperous Philippines. Twenty-five years ago, the Filipino people (mostly those in Metro Manila) with the help of a military faction, installed… Continue reading Remembering EDSA on its Silver Anniversary

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What's in a name?

My name is Jamal Ashley. These are my given names. When I was in grade school and high school, I knew or heard of no one who had the name Jamal except for Sultan Jamal ul-Kiram of Sulu. But the Sultan's name was usually pronounced as Jamalul not Jamal ul-Kiram. Jamal is pronounced with the… Continue reading What's in a name?