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What our wise, benevolent angels taught us

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HIGH school/college class reunion in 1964.

It was 1947, and postwar Manila was full of promise. I was eager to study at Maryknoll College, a progressive school run by American missionary sisters. It used American textbooks, and was known for excellence in teaching the English language.

Posted: June 8th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

World’s most-used word turns 175, OK?

Cartoon, March 23, 2014

Whatever you’re doing this Sunday, wherever you might be, take a moment to reflect on the most popular word in the English language, OK?

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Your problem is you can’t speak England


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We were having a meeting here at home on the Wheelchair Project. Not knowing that Vim Nadera was a therapist, I was surprised to get a pamphlet on suicide from him. (He was nuts enough to volunteer for this project.)

Posted: February 3rd, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

English theater not colonial mentality–Rep

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This question was posed to Repertory Philippines (Rep) officers and performers: How do you feel about continuing criticism from certain quarters that Broadway-West End productions dominate the Philippine stage, and that this is a sign of “colonial mentality”?

Posted: December 7th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

The tremor of our days


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With the kind indulgence of the honorable impeachment court, may its attorneys, witnesses, clerks and TV commentators be alerted to high crimes committed against the English language?

Posted: February 12th, 2012 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

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