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  1. Hello there!

    • mlq3 on April 5, 2005 at 10:56 pm


    • Dave on April 20, 2005 at 3:46 pm

    Hi Manuel!

    I’ll back in Manila shortly..

    Drop me a mail if you want to catch up.


    (Darwin, Australia)

    • guiller valencia on April 20, 2005 at 10:03 pm

    Is there any other Quezon ready to lead our country? Maybe, you.

    Good luck.


    • abbie on April 20, 2005 at 10:23 pm

    i accidentaly chanced upon your site when i was reading your article
    about the new pope in the philippine daily inquirer website.
    then your name caught my interest. i read your “not the turd” story
    & (this may or may not be hilarious to you…but for a while,
    it was for me)i felt guilty because when i saw the name “manuel III”
    i immediately thought that it would be Mar Roxas. ;p
    you were right, i’ve never heard of a manuel quezon III…or even a jr.
    well, i may be several years younger than you, but i still know who
    Manuel L. Quezon is (i guess). short of sounding like a “kiss ass”, just
    wanted to let you know that i love the wit!! keep it up.

  2. I was saw your father, in soutane, when we use
    to march in Quezon day parades in Quezon City.
    It was the years late 40’s and early 50’s.
    For a while your father Nonong disappeared.
    You write with a great historical sense.

  3. Dear Mr. Quezon,I found your writings humourous and full of content, however, I just am trying to get my head around why you think Benedict XVI will “privatize” institutions that are primarily Catholic?(U.K.)

    • frenzy on April 28, 2005 at 11:25 pm


  4. i just noticed that you have a link to my blog… cool. it’s an honor. i’ll add you to my blogroll, too.

    • jorge morillo on May 3, 2005 at 2:17 am

    Dear Manolo;
    Its your long lost and forgotten jorge again requesting the same favour . . . . .could yo
    please contact alejandro and ask him to call dona Neda back in Bahia . . .it is pretty urgent!
    I see its terribly hot over there, here we have a cold front and have not been able to open any
    of our windows . . . .I better go . . .I hope this does not bother you for you are our best
    way to get in touch with him.
    Take care and come visit us . . . .regards to all JOrge

    • jorge morillo on May 3, 2005 at 11:46 pm

    dear Manolo;
    alex has already gotten in touch, mother is relieved and we thank
    you for such an efficient messenger service! May we have more
    brazil-philippine relations . . . .Jorge

    • Joe Flip on May 4, 2005 at 6:33 pm

    You write very well. But don’t waste such talent sucking up to
    Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Besides, you have a namesake’s
    reputation to uphold.

    • G. Quezon on May 6, 2005 at 2:17 pm

    Hello Manuel!

    It’s been a long time and you didn’t get back to me with my question regarding family relations. There’s must be a way to recover unknown history to connect our end of branches in the Quezon family tree. Any way, answer or no answer, it’s cool with me. Family is important, that’s all.


    • alberto alfaro on May 18, 2005 at 9:06 pm

    dear mr. quezon:
    my name is alberto alfaro. i am the editor of the manila mail, a 14-year-old tabloid-sized filipino american fortnightly in washington d.c. i am interested in reprinting some of your columns for the manila mail. however, because the manila mail is a publication manned by volunteers, we are not in a position to pay for any item that we might select for publication. i hope you will grant us the permission to do so.
    by the way, as the grandson of the president who said he preferred to see ‘a government run like hell by filipinos than a govenment run like heaven by americans,’ we are interested to getting your thoughts on this statement and its relevance today. thank you
    bert alfaro

    • Leonardo Canceran on May 19, 2005 at 2:11 pm

    Mabuhay!sa mga Kalahi dito sa Gitnang Silangan at ibayong dagat

    • jay bautista on May 21, 2005 at 3:36 am

    Hi Manolo!

    Where can I email you privately? Will update you of our book projects. Best regards!

    • Karlo on May 24, 2005 at 12:24 pm

    Hi Manolo!

    What’s up? Was bored at work so I Googled some friends, you included, and that’s how I stumbled upon this blog. Galing.

    And I just remembered that some moons ago you sent me a one-line email, and that I never replied. Sorry!!! 🙂

    • mlq3 on May 26, 2005 at 3:50 am

    Hay naku, Karlo! Linked to yours. Glad you dropped by. Was just in the States but as you can see, a West Coast trip has yet to materialize!

    • Karlo on May 26, 2005 at 9:24 am

    Sayang. You could’ve met my dog. And my beau. 🙂

    • jorge morillo on May 31, 2005 at 12:02 am

    Dear Manolo;
    Happy birthday!
    This is becoming embarassing but I need the old favour again . . . Alejandro needs to get in touch a.s.a.p. with Lula(not the president). The sooner for him the better . . . .if he does not have the numbers have him call us.
    Everything here is fine, mother sends her warmest regards and best wishes from the whole Morillo clan to you and we all miss you very much.
    Um grande abraco do seu irmao perdido no Brasil; JOrge

    • jorge morillo on May 31, 2005 at 7:05 pm

    Thanks again

    • mj de lara on June 5, 2005 at 9:13 am

    helow po! this is mj de lara from THE VARSITARIAN. me and my collab partner,
    mary rose pabelonia, interviewed you last april 28, ‘o5 on your grandmother’s re-internment to the quezon memorial shrine.

    if you don’t mind, may we have your snail mail address so that the varsitarian can send you a
    copy of the article we did?

    you can send me the address on the e-mail add above when you’ve got the time.

    thanks so much!

    • Darius P. Quezon on June 6, 2005 at 3:00 am

    Hi! I am Darius P. Quezon, currently residing here in Concord, New Hampshire. I wrote this letter to you because I am really curious about the Quezon Lineage, my old folks are originally from Guimaras island, they said a lot of Quezon resides there. As old folks told us the origin of the Quezon name, it started during the Spanish era where in 3 Quezon brothers by the name of Pedro, Jose and I can’t remember the other one were being hunted by the Spaniards resulting to hiding to other parts of the Phil, I had met Quezons before from Dipolog and San Carlos City, before my grandfather told us that during the time of MLQ, he sent lawyers to trace the family lineage but the Guimaras folk were very afraid then of lawyers from Malacanang that they did not face the lawyers until the latter left without talking with the Quezon from that island.
    Anyway if you do not feel responding this inquiry , it’s ok and thank you for your time for reading this letter. Thanks

    • mlq3 on June 6, 2005 at 4:39 am

    Hi Darius. Our own family’s research was that Quezon is originally a Chinese name from the Parian. The only curious thing is that in MLQ’s time, people would have been eager to claim a relationship and there were those who changed their name from other names, such as Quison, to claim a connection. It would be interesting to know more about what your parents know of their heritage.

    • Carlo Soldevilla on June 16, 2005 at 6:25 pm

    my email address is [email protected]


    • mlq3 on June 16, 2005 at 6:33 pm

    thank you carlo, and may your tribe increase.

    • Jeff on June 17, 2005 at 8:41 am

    Manny! It’s finalssuck. Your new website is great! Drop me a line sometime!!! I’m afraid I couldn’t find your updated email address from the website; although I might not have been looking hard enough.

  5. Dear Mr. Quezon,

    I work as a programme officer with a Filipino NGO that promotes volunteerism within the Philippines and abroad. VSO Bahaginan likewise recruits and sends Pinoy volunteers to about 30 countries to fight global poverty and disadvantage.

    The month of September is important to us not only because it is identified with you namesake but also is Linggo ng Wika. This invokes our sense of national identity especially in these trying times. It is in this light that I would like to seek your kind assistance in finding out about the late President ML Quezon’s works, pronouncements and official acts that might be related or directly connected to volunteering.

    I hope you would be able to help me and VSO Bahaginan shed some light on this aspect of the late President. Thank you and please keep writing on!

    Yours sincerely,


    • zerline on June 18, 2005 at 8:49 am

    hi mlq3!

    i’m always here at your site.
    i find your views about anything and everything insightful!

    isn’t senator pangilinan just francis, not francisco?

    hope to see more of you in the airwaves…

    be good always,

    • mlq3 on June 18, 2005 at 10:07 am

    hi z.

    I always thought it was francisco, i could be wrong though.

    • asd on June 19, 2005 at 1:18 am

    please visit salamat po

    • Noli Rivel on June 19, 2005 at 10:11 am

    Dear Sir,

    Jump, Run Make Noise But Do Not SIN.

    I hope you still remember this motto and probably link the organization’s website in your blog. I am proud of your achievements but I just hope and pray that you mention
    the name of our school in your biography.

    By the way, you and I were together in Don Bosco Technical College during our elementary days.

    It’s an honor to sign in your guestbook.


    • Manuel on June 27, 2005 at 9:06 am

    Hi mlq3

    magandang araw sa iyo. Binabasa ko ang mga artikulo mo sa Inquirer. Pagbutihan mo at natutuwa ako kapangalan kita pati na ang yumaong presidente Quezon. Narito ako sa Australia, pero ako ay pilipino. Payag ako sa rebolusyon lung magdudulot ito ng liwanag at bunga. Sana sumulat ka tungkol sa political dynasty.Bakit ang mayor pag natapos na asawa’t anak naman ang papatakbuhin, pati pamangkin?.at bayaw? Putulin na sana ang dinastiya.

    Manuel (SYdney Au)

  6. dear mlq3,
    trying to find anything from your site about cultural, political and environmental degradation such as the one startlingly evident in Marinduque. so far there’s nothing. maybe in the future you will find time for that eventually helping the Marinduque people in their struggle to spare the island from further abuse – all man-made!

    • mlq3 on June 27, 2005 at 1:58 pm

    Manuel-paminsan-minsan tinatalakay ko naman yung topic ng dynasties -pero ang mahirap diyan, maka-dynastic ang lipunan natin. mayroong mga dynasties tayo ng doktor, abogado, guro, etc….

    eli: sometimes i write about the environment, but not often. i’ll check out your site.

    Noli: I’m proud to be a Bosconian.

  7. Hi,

    great blog!

    would love to see though if you could add more motivational or uplifting stuff.


    • steve on June 28, 2005 at 10:20 pm

    nice site, i love the design.

    [email protected]

    • Joe Flip on June 30, 2005 at 2:43 am

    After reading your column in the Inquirer today, I take back what I said last May 4th in this guest book about you sucking up to Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. I am sure that it took a lot of guts and courage to ask her to resign now. What you wrote struck deep in my heart and I hope in all Filipinos’ hearts since I can sense it came from your heart. Congratulations for a well written essay. You are worthy of the name you carry. God bless you always!

    • wilson on June 30, 2005 at 4:14 am

    your piece in denouncing GMA is very good and makes you very worthy of your name. i hope our youth would take the lead now to remove all TRAPOS from Congress and emulate the late Enrique Voltaire Garcia III instead of celebrities without brains. Susan is probably thinking about young Turks from military to set up a junta, we should wake her up. i’d rather have Noli than them.

    • mlq3 on June 30, 2005 at 2:04 pm

    Joe, thank you, that’s very gentlemanly of you to write that, I appreciate it very much.

    Wilson: thank you, too. Yes, I’d rather have Noli than a junta, I hope a junta doesn’t become an option!

    • bugsey on July 2, 2005 at 6:24 pm

    Aside from Teddy Boy Locsin your blog is HOT too!
    I like it. I think you’re gorgeous ….

  8. Hello Manolo. Kudos to your blog. After reading your “Redemption column,” I felt that the legacy that your grandfather has left in the country touched you deeply. It is something that should not be blatantly abused by people in power.

    • mlq3 on July 5, 2005 at 8:33 pm

    Janette, thank you very much!

    • darknight on July 9, 2005 at 1:44 am

    wow..di nga, one of your amusements talaga yung ‘schism’? for a 35 yr-old I think that’s great, still connected with us younger generation=).

    this is one of the blogs i frequent, along with pcij,jove’s,tinapa,and ultraelectromagnetic. eloquent & funny at times, i can’t help but learn=).pls keep it up.

    • mlq3 on July 9, 2005 at 2:10 am

    hehe yeah, but omg, you make me feel so old! tnx tho.

  9. Join kayo sa discussion dito tungkol sa bagong Constitution:

    New Philippine Constitution

    This site contains the proposed new Philippine Constitution creating a Federal Philippine Republic with a Parliamentary system of Government. Some of the highlights of this constitution include:

    1. Creation of Federal States which includes the Bangsa Moro, Kalahatang Maynila, and other region-states, city-states, island-states, and economic-zone states.

    2. A titular presidency, known as the Lakan, who is nationally elected and with limited constitutional powers.

    3. The Philippine Government is headed by the Governor-General, elected by members of the Parliament.

    4. The Parliament is a unicameral body, but composed of multirepresented political and sectoral bodies: the Kinatawang Pambansa (senators of the realm) which are elected nationally by voting on political parties, Kinatawang Pangkalahatan (state representatives) which are elected by their states, Kinatawang Pangkat (sectoral representatives) which includes representatives for overseas Filipinos which may be appointed by the President when no election has been made, and Kinatawang Pandangal (honorary representatives) which are honorary in character and has limited powers and given to past undisgraced Presidents and Filipinos awarded merit equivalent to a Grand Collar.

    5. Creation of an Electoral University which oversees national elections and matters of political parties. Powers to arbitrate electoral matters have been solely delegated to the Judiciary.

    6. Creation of The Filipino Commission with various constitutional duties among which includes approving candidacies for national election from stringent criteria set by the Constitution.

    7. Strengthens and empowers the anti-graft and corruption bodies such as the Ombudsman, the National Commission on Audit, and the Presidential Institute on Good Governance.

    8. Includes provisions on streamlining the beaurocracy, on preventing political dynasties, on prohibiting the creation of pork barrel funds, on women empowerment in politics, and other political reforms.

    What other provisions do you want the new Constitution to have? Agree ka ba sa proposed Constitution? Give your say! Join na!

    • Felix on July 10, 2005 at 9:43 pm


    pinapanood kita ngayon sa ANC and men you really rock. LAki ng paghanga ko sa yo. Hehehe More power

  10. I was able to watch you last night on ANC. And I have to say you are a very sensible person. And I agree with your view that the current events can be seen as an exercise in citizen-formation. However, there is the danger that all of it will be in vain, as, apparently, the Filipino people have learned little from our history.

    • yoh arquero on July 11, 2005 at 6:58 pm

    always watched you during debates on TV. galing! taong laging mahinahon :0

    • mlq3 on July 11, 2005 at 11:14 pm

    RMM: problem is, FVR already made up his mind about what provisions should be included.

    Felix: wow, salamat naman.

    Maria: yes, it’s a great danger indeed.

    Yoh: maraming salamat!

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