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China. Philippines. Lin Biao. Enrile.

China. Philippines. Lin Biao. Enrile.

In 1980, I was a freshman in UP Diliman. The Philippines was still under Martial Law. During the second semester, I took Political Science 11 (before it was 101) under a young female teacher who was more famous for her ...»
Juan Ponce Enrile “Memoirs” on the news

Juan Ponce Enrile “Memoirs” on the news

The former Secretary of Defense of Ferdinand Marcos is all over the news after the launch of his "Memoirs" (yes, the quotation marks are intentional). Some of these articles (mostly, columns) mention how Enrile was able to right his wrongs ...»
How to get rid of writer’s block

How to get rid of writer’s block

A couple of years ago, back when I was still writing newspaper and magazine columns, I had a very public discussion with a fellow columnist about writer's block via Twitter. We were initially discussing how columnists were paid, whether per ...»
R.A. 10175: Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012

R.A. 10175: Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012

Much has been written about the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012. Most of what has been written are downright stupid. No, the new law does not define a new crime, a.k.a. internet libel. It merely says that libel, as already ...»

9/11 in Philippine history

As America remembers the tragedy of September 11, 2001, the Philippines looks back at its own 9/11 horror story. Former Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos was born on September 11th 95 years ago. Interaksyon will run a series of stories about ...»