My country

How to build a training ground for rebels: #StopLumadKillings

How can you build a training ground for rebels so that the strife in Mindanao will continue and the rest of the Filipinos will be convinced that military presence is necessary in the area? Simple. Just follow this simple solution devised by the Philippine military. Occupy their […]

Traveliries: Being humbled by Mt. Pulag

My philosophy in life is to reward myself in every milestone I gained, big or small. Having your 23rd birthday is a major achievement (since you’re still here and all) and what could be a better way of celebrating one’s 23 years of existence than […]

5 reasons why every Filipino should watch Jerrold Tarog’s Heneral Luna

5 reasons why every Filipino should watch Jerrold Tarog’s Heneral Luna

All my friends know that I rarely write a review about books and movies but after watching Jerrold Tarrog’s Heneral Luna, I seemed to have been possessed by an overwhelming urge to spread the word on how brilliant and powerful this film is. Much like the […]

Pag-ibig at Pagboto: Bakit lagi tayong nasasaktan in the end

Pag-ibig at Pagboto: Bakit lagi tayong nasasaktan in the end

Ang pag-asenso ba ng ‘Pinas ay parang future ninyo lang dalawa? Malabo?

“Anong nagawa mo sa bansa mo? Buti pa ang Presidente meron.” Why I’m tired of hearing these arguments

“Anong nagawa mo sa bansa mo? Buti pa ang Presidente meron.” Why I’m tired of hearing these arguments

Until now, I still can’t believe how time flies so fast. I mean, (nearly) six years have passed! I can remember it was only yesterday when most people in my circle were aghast to find that the people elected a president whose victory was partly owned […]

Why we need more engineers, architects, urban planners in the government

Why we need more engineers, architects, urban planners in the government

Seriously, just look at this picture. For the past decades or so, the Philippines (or dare we say, Metro Manila) has suffered a great deal of mismanagement in urban planning. Ironically, I’m writing this in a small apartment caught in the urban gridlock where people […]

What to expect on your first climb?

I was never athletic. Never has and never will be. I like the great outdoors and I enjoy nature more than I enjoy most people. Sometimes though, I do wish that my body would keep up with my soul’s wanton desire to be one with […]

To Our Fallen 44

To Our Fallen 44

To our dear policemen who died for their service for the country and the people Who died to subdue a dangerous man whose explosives may have, one day, burn villages and kill hundreds Who died fighting an enemy that shouldn’t be. You have come from […]

ByaHestory: The Bataan Excursion

ByaHestory: The Bataan Excursion

A hotel promo and a sudden whim to go out of the Metro for the weekend brought us to the province up the north – a historic little province called Bataan. My bestfriend seemed to understand my fetish for old houses and structures, historic churches […]

The Modern Propagandist: Federalism and the Philippines.

The Modern Propagandist: Federalism and the Philippines.

I’ll start this off with a confession. Philippine history never really interested me as a kid. I dreaded the moment our Sibika at Kultura teacher would arrive in the room and make us memorize the name of the governor-general who governed the country, or the […]