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[Commuter Diaries] In defense of the Colorum (Uber, Grab, UV Express)

[Commuter Diaries] In defense of the Colorum (Uber, Grab, UV Express)

If there’s one thing I can be proud in my time as a working girl, I can confidently state that I’m an expert now in commuting within Metro Manila. Can’t say if it’s something to be proud about, though. Commuting in Metro Manila is increasingly […]

[Travel] How Mt. Tapulao brought me to my knees

[Travel] How Mt. Tapulao brought me to my knees

I’m not one to broadcast my failures online – Facebook, Twitter, this blog….but I promised myself I’ll be more fearless for this year. Posting this may be a good start. It’s quite poetic that my first post for this year is about failure and probably […]

Thoughts on the results of #PiliPinas2016 Elections

Thoughts on the results of #PiliPinas2016 Elections

Finally, after nearly a month of waiting, the official canvassing results of this year’s National Elections are out. The people of the Republic of the Philippines elected Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Congresswoman Leni Robredo as the President and the Vice-President, respectively. As far as […]

To My President Madame Miriam

To My President Madame Miriam

To my president, Madame Miriam. Less than two weeks before the elections, I have made my decision. I will vote for no less than you. My decision has not been an easy one. It took me awhile to think it over. It’s not that I have second […]

Election Musings: Dissecting Duterte’s Popularity

Election Musings: Dissecting Duterte’s Popularity

So if you haven’t been living under a rock these past few days, you already know that Mayor Duterte has apparently surpassed former frontrunner Grace Poe in the latest SWS and Pulse Asia presidential survey. With less than four weeks before the May 09 elections, […]

Election Musings: “Judge me for my candidate” 

Election Musings: “Judge me for my candidate” 

As election time draws near, never have I felt political tension and drama in my Facebook and Twitter feed than  what is happening right now. Yes, it is actually happening. We are judging the intellect, ethics and sanity of one another simply because of one’s […]

BALAng Araw…

Anim na taon. Simula pa lang daw ang Tuwid na Daan. Madami pa tayong kakaining bigas para makamit ang tunay na ginhawa. Sana hindi lang pinagpapapatay (sa gutom o sa dahas) ang ating mga magsasaka.

Cheers to us: the ones left behind

Cheers to us: the ones left behind

  For the most part of my life, I’ve always watched people come and go…and there’s nothing I can say or do about it. I don’t want to sound like I’ve been abandoned many times in my life and being whiny about it, but I […]

A Duterte style of Leadership: Can Filipinos Stomach it?

I understand his reason for not running. He’s too old. All he wants is to enjoy the results of his service in the city. Let him. For those people stamping him as selfish, using Heneral Luna’s ‘Bayan o Sarili’ lines to taunt him, you’re not doing any much good. Please, just please, respect this man’s decision. If you want to make this bayan good, start with your sarili.