Being in a relationship is becoming a trend. It has now become a symbol for some–a symbol of belonging. It allows people to showoff that somebody actually liked or loved him/her. It also lessens people’s list of insecurities as they start to realize that someone can actually appreciate him/her despite being flawed. This is evident […]
Maybe it’s true that people criminalize one has won a war, saved thousands of lives, contributed a revolutionary literature in scientific inquiry, and caused a city to exist ’til today, and honor those who stole millions from people, preys on the state and its resources and do injustice to the poor. This is evident in […]
How many congested prison cells Dead men on the street to startle our blank minds on a good day walk Urban poor protesters facing waves of terror from the police Squatters sprayed with tear gas when fighting against illegal demolition Sidewalk vendors losing their goods after being sprayed with kerosene by the MMDA Farmers and […]
via Daily Prompt: Sated I want to go to Manila and work with artists, but I can’t yet. I’m fortunately studying in Cebu through a scholarship. This means that I have no choice yet, but to stay here, wait until I graduate, get a job and get a masters degree maybe in Diliman. I have […]
I thought I’ve figured you out. In my last year in high school, I already have a life timeline. I thought of going to college, pursuing acting, being part of a theater company, breathing, living life to the full. But things didn’t go as I want it to. You are full of surprises. You have […]
Savoring the silence, and the firm unnoticed twisting of my tongue. I believe it’s best this way, speaking only when needed, when my thoughts can’t help but go berserk. I’m convinced it’s best to keep things to yourself since nobody cares anyway. And even if they’d do, they can’t lessen your grievances, pain, frustration and […]
Some question why we should fight for the human rights of the drug addicts–since those who are killed are alleged drug addicts–when they tend to rape, snatch, or kill when they’re high. Some even say na if only we were once a victim of the crimes these drug addicts have done, we won’t join rallies […]
A friend said, “you write, ’cause you’re in pain.” I have second thoughts in agreeing with this statement. Yes, most of the time, I write when my thoughts and feelings overwhelm me. However, I don’t only write about the heartache and circumstances I’m going through. I also write about social issues, and I write journalistic […]
There’s a time to weep and a time to sleep.
But now isn’t the right time.
“When I saw them, I promised that when I start working, I’ll give 10% of my salary to the poor,” Rosemarie Dizon, the Deputy Director of the non-government organization, Action for Nurturing Children and Environment (ANCE) ensured as she prepares for her opening remarks. Scholars of ANCE who live in Carreta, Lorega, and Chinese cemetery […]