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Preparing for Goodbye

Like most flights bound for Manila, the plane was filled with the chatter of Filipinas with their children and the banter of Filipino seamen. Their excitement to be with their families in a matter of hours was palpable throughout the 14-hour ride. I, on the other hand was preparing myself for another sad homecoming, another […]

Lito Añonuevo bids us goodbye at 51

Lito and I were not part of the same units or organizations that straddled the years following 1986 when the Marcos regime fell, or more particularly the years following January 2001, when the Estrada government collapsed. Neither were we buddies, though we would bump into each other several times in the intervening years, and those […]

Carlito T. Añonuevo

{mosimage}Cristina Morales-Alikpala, our young colleague at AER and a gifted upcoming professional economist, sums up Tolits’s inspiring qualities: “After I heard the tributes and all, I realized that Lito’s life is exactly the life that I’ve been striving to achieve these past few years. He was a teacher who loved teaching, an activist who dedicated […]

From Pio Verzola Pisay 72

ang labo mo tol, di ka man lang nagpainom muna sa orig na kabarkada bago ka bumyahe. pero oks lang tol, wala naman makapagsasabi talaga, di ba? ganyan talaga buhay, parang kandila, di inaasahan minsan, bigla na lang hihipan ng hangin at mauupos na wala sa oras. di bale, napakarami mo na ring nagawa at […]

Carlito Anonuevo, Kabatch – Pisay 72

The true activist, the non-conformist, the critical thinker, the humblest of heart, a realfriend. I shall remember him fondly with his pang-masa smile, salt and pepper hair, tied up like Segal, puffing cigarettes and downing a SMB bottle, wearing a simple, tuck out shirt, maong pants and leather sandals, discussing Keynes, Mao, Volcker, Geenspan, Pinoy […]

From Prof. Maria S. Floro

I too am shocked and saddened to hear of Lito's passing away. He is my kumpare (being a godmother to Kay) and close friend since UPLB days. We kept in touch through all the years of personal trials and political changes… but for me, he remains a man of principles and integrity who is deeply […]