Notes on the history of Chinese Christians of the Philippines

Editor’s Notes: This is the second of a series of articles written by Guillermo Gomez Rivera, a long-time contributor of emanila.com. Mr Rivera is a Premio Zobel awardee, a member of the Academia Filipina and former National Language Committee Secretary, Philippine Constitutional Convention 1971-73. 7. Union of Church and State During Spanish times in these […]

Locsin and some notes about the history of the Chinese Christians of the Philippines

Editor’s Notes: This is the first of a series of articles written by Guillermo Gomez Rivera, a long-time contributor of emanila.com. Mr Rivera is a Premio Zobel awardee, a member of the Academia Filipina and former National Language Committee Secretary, Philippine Constitutional Convention 1971-73. 1. THE NAME ‘LOCSIN’ An old resident of Manila’s China Town, […]

Why in Spanish, and who are we?

This writer originally wrote in Spanish this illustrated novel about the common Locsin ancestor Sin Loc because this language, Spanish, happens to be the original language of the Locsin family and clan, until its new generations were educated in English with the imposition of U.S. WASP colonialism over these Islands. Were it not for this […]

A national language lesson from Puerto Rico

Speaking of dignity, self-respect, the instinct of national preservation through the defense of one’s own national language and national sovereignty, we need to point out as an example the recent rejection of U.S. Statehood with all its publicized “dollar benefits” on the part of the majority of Puerto Ricans in a recent national plebiscite they […]

Ang Pinanggalingan ng ‘Tatarin’

Ang sumusunod na artikulo ay batay sa orihinal na lathalain na ipinadala ni G. Gomez Rivera. Para sa mga nanonood na hindi gaano naka-intindi, o nakasunod, ng argumento ng pelikulang TATARIN, na batay sa isang obra ni Nick Joaquin (The Summer Solstice), binibigay namin ang mga sumusunod na pagpaliwanag ni Dra. Belen de los Santos […]