Today is the so-called Independence Day of the Republic of the Philippines. While the Philippine government is throwing another party extravaganza to celebrate Independence Day, it would be much better to analyze what happened during those times 114 years ago. Despite the heroic efforts of the Filipino patriots in 1898, the independence that they proclaimed… Continue reading Independence Day?
James Soriano, his language and his little world
A certain James Soriano, an Ateneo de Manila University student and columnist of Manila Bulletin, wrote an essay titled "Language, learning, identity, privilege" for his column. Apparently, it caused quite a storm among some Filipinos such that Manila Bulletin removed the piece in its website. His first sentence is: "English is the language of learning."… Continue reading James Soriano, his language and his little world
Domini Torrevillas quoting from my research paper on Filipino Identity
Today, I googled my name and was surprised to see that many people and websites cite me and my works. One of them is an article by veteran journalist Domini Torrevillas in her column FROM THE STANDS in the Philippine Star. It was dated October 11, 2008 She wrote: In my searches, I found a… Continue reading Domini Torrevillas quoting from my research paper on Filipino Identity