They call it the “Quarterlife Crisis.” It is when you stop going along with the crowd and start realizing that there are a lot of things about yourself that you didn’t know and may not like.
You start feeling insecure and wonder where you will be in a year or two, but then get scared because you barely know where you are now.
April 29, 2004
Nick Joaquin: A Great Journalist, A Great Filipino
The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines mourns the death of Nick Joaquin, National Artist for Literature and one of the country’s preeminent journalists.
A magazine that Nick Joaquin (1917-2004) used to edit asked me to write a short statement on his death. Below is the full text of that statement. Thank you. – Danilo Araña Arao, Professor, UP College of Mass Communication
The death of a person is always an occasion for remembering how he or she lived. As the nation mourns the death of Nicomedes “Nick” Joaquin (aka Quijano de Manila) on April 29, 2004 at the age of 86, we remember his vast contribution not just to fiction writing but also to Philippine journalism.
Pumanaw habang natutulog ang Pambansang Alagad ng Sining na si Nick Joaquin, na kilala rin bilang Quijano de Manila.
Nakumpirma ko ang malungkot na balita sa kapwa niya manunulat at peryodistang si Prof. Luis Teodoro.
Narito rin ang ulat ng INQ7.
Elections: Citizens’ Media Monitor
TV reports sensationalized Dolphy, Noli, “rape” stories
The television news programs almost uniformly sensationalized stories on comedian Rodolfo “Dolphy” Quizon’s reference to President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo as “tonto,” the claim by vice presidential candidate Noli de Castro’s first wife that he had not been supporting their daughter, and the complaint for rape against administration candidate for Senator John Osmeña.
The newspapers monitored, however, chose to treat all three stories with restraint. They treated them as minor stories, and in at least one case mentioned them only in passing.
Natanggap ko ang sumusunod na e-mail galing kay Toti Raynes. May konti dagdag-bawas lang ako:
ONLY IN THE PHILS
…only in the Phils. na ang Comelec gumastos ng Peso 1 billion sa computerization na ‘di pinagisipan at ‘di dumaan sa tamang bidding/awarding procedure
…only in the Phils. na OK lang kung kumita Peso 1.4 billion ang isang NGO na pinapatakbo ng kapatid ng Finance Secretary
… only in the Phils. na ang 5.1 kilometer na kalsada ay inoverprice ng Peso 700million – using GOV’T PENSION FUND AT THAT (the contractor deposited the overprice to a certain Union Bank Branch in Perea St. Makati)
Daan naman kayo sa LUISTEODORO.com, ang koleksyon ng mga writing ni Prof. Luis Teodoro ng Unibersidad ng Pilipinas.
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