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Velez: Films to learn about Marcoses and post-EDSa
As the pandemic hits, people have tuned in more to online movies to have a fix of entertainment or escape.But for these filmmakers, Daang Dokyu, this also serves as a time for remembering and reckoning.This week, they are extending their ...
Velez: Honoring my teachers, the Martial Law survivors
RECENTLY, Congress has decided to honor Ferdinand Marcos, deposed president and dictator, by declaring his birthday as a holiday in his hometown.You may have read reactions from Martial Law survivors on news and social media about their stories of detention ...
From 15 days ago
Velez: Indigenous month review
AUGUST was the indigenous people's month. But as it was before, there is not much cause for celebration this year.And I'm not talking here about the canceled events of Kadayawan, Kaamulan or other festivals in the cities in Mindanao that ...
From 22 days ago
Velez: What it means to lose ABS-CBN
EVEN in Duterte's Davao City, ABS-CBN is, was, the number one station.If you step into a taxi, the cab's radio is most likely tuned into dxAB, where you hear public service around the clock, and those commentators that rib you ...
From 26 days ago
Velez: RevGov without the people
THAT call for "RevGov" from the Duterte allies reminded me that this week was the anniversaries of the Cry of Pugad Lawin on August 23 and Cry of Balintawak on August 26. Those were dates that sparked the Revolution for ...
From 29 days ago
Velez: Chronicle of deaths unfold
MONDAY, and death was all over the news.First was the rumor that the President was gravely ill in Davao and might have flown out of the country the night before.The rumor persisted and fueled when the usually glib foreign affairs ...
From 36 days ago
Velez: Ostrich and thieves running
THE news last week: An ostrich ran for its freedom in a QC village, a pig ran loose on the highway in Cebu, so did a pig in Iloilo.Meanwhile, crocodiles in a health insurance company are running away with P15 ...
From 43 days ago
Velez: Calling time out
MOST of us Pinoys are basketball fans, so we do know the importance of a time-out.It comes in crucial moments of the game. When your team is behind points, the coach needs to re-strategize or simply get your team to ...
From 50 days ago
Velez: Rambling Sona post-mortem
HOURS before President Rodrigo Duterte was to deliver his fifth State of the Nation Address (Sona), it was learned that one of the officials "invited" to the Sona in the Batasang Pambansa tested positive for coronavirus. The President's aide Senator ...
From 57 days ago
THIS week, I struck a conversation with the vendor who regularly comes around our neighborhood in the morning on his sidecar with fresh fish. I asked him how he was doing with this kind of work.Things have changed, he said. ...
From 64 days ago