Historia

Aguinaldo to Me

Last week I attended Dr. Serafin Quiason’s lecture on the life and time of Emilio Aguinaldo at the Yuchengco Museum in Makati. Most of the attendees were colleagues of the astute professor and descendants of President Aguinaldo; I met Wharton alum and one time finance minister, Cesar Virata, a grandnephew and another man who was […]

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The Binays of San Antonio Village

How I remember the Binays and why maybe it’s time to forget them. I grew up near the Binay home in Makati. I would see the mayor every morning with family, friends and security jogging around San Antonio village. My way going to the school is where he starts his daily exercise. He’s an amiable […]

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Opinion

EDSA for now…

Filipino politicians are always trying to rewrite history by replacing traditional street names with whatever fits their moods and interest. EDSA highway is now being threatened by yet another attempt to have it named after Cory. Its as idiotic as renaming a street after someone who grew up in it (plenty of examples of this […]

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Personal

Malipayon nga kaadlawan Nay…

Kalabaw lang tumatanda… That’s what my Nanay always say when I tease her about her age. We share the same birthday which works for both of us. Tipid sa handaan. Last Thursday, she turned 61 and her favorite son, 22! (a fly just buzz’d pass me). — As far as I can remember, birthdays are […]

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Poblacion of Makati

I wanted to visit the Museo ng Makati but since it was closed I found myself wandering the streets of what was before the center of San Pedro Macati in the middle of the day. I made surprising discoveries – because until that moment of my visit I had no idea that the local government […]

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