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Taking stock

Tweet TO have been born on the day Ferdinand Marcos fled, is to be 18 years old today. Old enough to vote, old enough to have received military training. To be 18 is to be young enough to know the Edsa Revolution only as a story. A magical story of a time when Filipinos were …

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Vin d’Honneur

Tweet Vin d’Honneur by Manuel L. Quezon III   SOMEONE recently asked me about the origins of the Vin d’Honneur held in the Palace’s Rizal Hall last January 9. I tried doing research on the origins of the Vin d’Honneur and only came up with a French tradition of offering a libation (originally to the …

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Perils of reconciliation

Tweet Perils of reconciliation by Manuel L. Quezon III   A FEW weeks ago, on a radio show, I said that there cannot be any reconciliation without victory. President Roxas only put an end to the collaboration issue after winning election in 1946, and holding the collaborators at arm’s length during the campaign. But the …

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Looking for a legacy

Tweet Looking for a legacy by Manuel L. Quezon III   IF things had turned out differently, Joseph Ejercito Estrada would still be in a difficult position today. The abandonment of a president, about to become an ex-president, is as inevitable as it is swift when new opportunities for advancement arise. The coming national election …

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Diego Silang & MLQ Win Opening Salvo

Tweet Arab News Diego Silang & MLQ Win Opening Salvo by Manuel L. Quezon III Jeddah, 27 June 2003 — With flashes of brilliance and courage, Diego Silang and Manuel L. Quezon subdued their opponents overwhelmingly to capture the lead in their respective groups in the Pinoy Cup 2003 Team Tennis Challenge which kicked off …

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Diego Silang & MLQ Win Opening Salvo

Tweet Arab News Diego Silang & MLQ Win Opening Salvo by Manuel L. Quezon III   JEDDAH, 27 June 2003 — With flashes of brilliance and courage, Diego Silang and Manuel L. Quezon subdued their opponents overwhelmingly to capture the lead in their respective groups in the Pinoy Cup 2003 Team Tennis Challenge which kicked …

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The May Day Rebellion

Tweet Philippines Free Press Cover Story May 12, 2001 the May Day Rebellion by Manuel L. Quezon III IF politics, even the politics of a rebellion, is addition, then we must begin with doing the math. At the height of the gathering of the masses at the Edsa Shrine, three million Filipinos gathered in a …

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Between the Barricades

Tweet TODAY Newspaper, Focus Section January 28, 2001 Between the barricades By Manuel L. Quezon III Photos by Jose B. Diego JANUARY 18 was supposed to be the day when a million Filipinos would march on Malacañang Palace and surround it, and hopefully, convince its tenant to resign if not evict him outright. But word …

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Dispatch from Pearl Harbor

Tweet Dispatch from Pearl Harbor By Manuel L. Quezon III   THE startling thing about actually being at Pearl Harbor is that it looks so small. Perhaps I grew up on too concentrated a diet of World War II movies and documentaries, designed to impress on the viewer the enormity of the disaster and the …

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The corridors of power

Tweet The corridors of power by Manuel L. Quezon III   WHEN the American Republic was young, and George Washington was it’s first head of state, presidential functions were held in accordance with the protocol of the Old World. Washington would sit on a raised dais and people were expected to stand around respectfully. His …

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Dispatch from Washington

Tweet Dispatch from Washington by Manuel L. Quezon III   Going along Massachusetts Avenue in downtown Washington D.C., the Filipino traveler will eventually end up on Scott Circle. Branching off this circle are two small streets. One is named Bataan, the other, Corregidor. On the Corregidor side, sandwiched between two large, modern office buildings, is …

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Time to Fight Dirty

Tweet TIME TO FIGHT DIRTY By Manuel L. Quezon III PhilippineS Free Press October 26, 1996 We remember so little that our present is actually a continual rewinding of the film of our past. Constant reruns that continue to benefit that politicians of the present, who make the people gasp in wonder when what they …

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