Monday, September 16, 2019
CAGAYAN DE ORO
CAGAYAN DE ORO
Michael R. Valderrama
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WHEN we were in high school, our teachers told us great stories of Filipino inventors like Agapito Flores and Roberto del Rosario, the inventors who purportedly gave us the fluorescent light bulb and the Karaoke machine. However, the truth of the ...
From 1689 days ago
Valderrama: Diego Silang: the turncoat hero
NATIONAL Hero’s Day is fast approaching, and I thought it would be appropriate to write about a Philippine hero that most people know little to nothing about. Everyone knows that Rizal was a great reformist writer, and that Andres Bonifacio ...
From 1851 days ago
Valderrama: The Tasaday: the fake people of the Philippines
WHEN something is “made in China” it’s usually safe to assume that it’s fake. The Chinese produce things like fake toys, fake games, bootleg DVDs, and little things like that. But in the Philippines, we have an entire ethnic group ...
From 1871 days ago
Valderrama: China cares this much
THE People’s Republic of China is the world’s second most powerful economy. The exchange rate is six Yuans to a dollar, and the country has a GDP figure in the trillions of dollars. They are the largest exporter of goods ...
From 2131 days ago
Valderrama: Philippine English
THROUGHOUT the many centuries of colonization by Spain, we have adopted thousands of Spanish words into our language. Over time, we skewered their spellings, screwed up their pronunciations, and even twisted some of their original meanings. For example, in Spain, “derecho” ...
From 2200 days ago
The Boodle Fight
IMAGINE yourself as a tourist coming to the Philippines for the very first time. You can be any nationality you want. You’re taking in all the wonderful sights and sounds that this unique tropical country has to offer. You’re also ...
From 2214 days ago
The way of the Filipino warrior
THE Japanese have aikido, karate, judo, jiu-jitsu and kendo. The Chinese have kung fu and wushu. The Koreans have taekwondo and hapkido. What do the Filipinos have? Well, many of you would be quick to say “arnis,” and you’d be ...
From 2221 days ago
The good old games
SOMETIMES I wonder what’ll happen to the kids who will be born in this age of iPads, smart phones, laptops and the Internet. With all this technology everywhere for their entertainment, will the children of tomorrow ever know the joy ...
From 2241 days ago
The New Century Global Center: The World’s Largest Building
LAST YEAR, I remember writing about the New South China Mall, the world’s biggest mall and quite possibly the world’s biggest waste of space. The New South China Mall was built on sprawling farmland with no access to people who could ...
From 2248 days ago
Philippine Independence Movement in the United States
THIS country was conquered by the Spanish in 1565, by the British in 1762, returned to Spain in¬ 1764, became independent from Spain in 1898, was bought by America in 1899, invaded by Japan in 1941, and granted independence by ...
From 2255 days ago