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Reclaim(ing) Metro Manila

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Sino nga naman bang makakatanggi na “gates of hell” ang Manila/Metro Manila kung, sa araw-araw nga naman, ay impyerno ang kailangang bagtasin ng mga komyuter para lamang makarating sa kanilang trabaho o klase? Hindi biro ang pagpila sa LRT o MRT na talo pa ang haba ng pila sa mga concert o shows ng mga [...]

Poetic Vandalism

Mark

“Ang mga unang paborito kong manunulat na Pilipino ay sina Amado Hernandez, Nick Joaquin, at Gelacio Guillermo.” – Jose Maria Sison (blurb, Mga Tula ni Gelacio “Chong Gelas” Guillermo) *      *      * Tatlong librong nasa mesa ko ngayon: Mga Tula ni Chong Gelas, Agaw-Liwanag ni Bomen Guillermo, at dalawang kopya ng Sa Pamumulaklak [...]

LETTER | Luisita landgrabbers cited ‘labor-law compliant’ by DOLE

Labor Sec. Rosalinda Baldoz helps inaugurate Luisita Industrial Park. Photo courtesy: DOLE Region III

What kind of message is the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz sending to the public in conferring unprecedented distinction to the Luisita Industrial Park – a hub widely-known to be part of the still dispute-ridden and controversial Hacienda Luisita estate? While it is up to the workers themselves in the Luisita [...]

What’s up, Hong Kong?

Aaron Ceradoy

When the request for a column about what is now happening in Hong Kong came in, I was honestly stumped about what to write. Should I write about the issue, or issues, the protesters are carrying? For indeed, while many may think that life is bliss in Hong Kong, the people here have legitimate issues [...]

To the 58 victims on their 58th month

marc lino abila

It has been 58 months now since you were mercilessly murdered at Ampatuan town in Maguindanao on November 23, 2009. Thirty two of you were journalists and media workers. I was a journalism freshman then and it made me think if I should still pursue journalism. After that bloody incident, I was seriously considering shifting [...]

Kulang ang Kalayaang Pang-akademiko

Teo

Ngayon ko lang talaga nabasa ang kontrobersyal na pahayag ng School of Economics ng Unibersidad ng Pilipinas-Diliman tungkol sa protesta ng mga estudyante noong pumunta si Budget and Management Sec. Butch Abad sa naturang unibersidad noong Setyembre 17. Ito ang ubod ng kanilang pagkondena sa protesta: “Bilang inimbitahang bisita, saklaw si Secretary Abad ng balabal [...]

Sad Few Notes on Creative Writing

Rogelio

One striking fact about Philippine Literature (English or Filipino) is that our creative writers have been, and still are, suffering a very unpopular verdict from the reading public. This kind of notoriety is quite appalling, considering the professed literacy of our society. The situation strikes us sharply. For between a choice, say, of Emile Loring’s [...]

Flame of Recca

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Isa siyang magaan, masaya at maliwanag na presensya sa mga taong nakapaligid sa kanya. Sa kanyang mga magulang, na dumulog at namanata kay Sto. Niño para sa kalusugan niya. Sa kanyang ate, na lubos ang suporta sa kanya mula pagiging aktibista hanggang pamumundok. Sa kanyang mga batchmates sa Manila Science High School, na noong pabiro [...]

PMC STATEMENT | House Bill 4807: An Intrusion on Press Freedom

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We join photojournalists, photographers, videographers, filmmakers, and ordinary citizens who are appalled at the House of Representatives’ passage on second reading of House Bill 4807 or the Protection Against Personal Intrusion Act, also called as the “Anti-Selfie Act.” Ludicrous as the moniker, or popular name, of the said bill may sound, it is actually an [...]

Lumuluha Tayo’t Nananaghoy

Rogelio

lumuluha tayo’t nananaghoy / hindi dahil ipinagdaramdam natin / ang sarili nating mga kasawian / o dinudurog ang sarili nating mga puso / ng mga dagok ng karalitaan

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