IN high school, I remember our economics teacher telling us, “While growing up, some of you will come to a point where you will think that your fathers are some ignoramus — and that you would think that you are smarter than them. But then as you grow older, like me, you would then find out that your fathers, indeed, are truly very smart. Sasabihin ninyo, ‘tama nga palaang sinasabi ng tatay ko.’”

The float of Philippine Airlines during the Philippine Independence parade in New York City on June 7.  (Filipino Reporter photos)

HALF a lifetime ago, in our college freshman class English 101, there came our new teacher for the first semester, a tall, hulking, bespectacled crew-cut haired middle-aged man.

NAPULOT ko itong mga halu-halong Pilipino jokes sa Internet.

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