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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 […]

From Toinette Raquiza

Like perhaps many in the women’s movement, I first knew of Lito through Carol. It was only in the Department of Agrarian Reform that I really got to know Lito. Pancho Lara couldn’t be more right about the bond that the three of us formed during our time in DAR. Lito became one of my […]

From Butch Montes

In my encounters with him, I remember Lito Anonuevo as a warm friend and who was meticulous about making rigorous analysis and being true to basic principles. This comes out well in the story about his wanting to remove your joint thesis from thearchives.