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A Day at the Garden City

A Day at the Garden City

It’s not easy to go cheap in a city like Singapore where the price of a normal commodity is enough to freak the daylights out of our Filipino frugality, but it is entirely possible to experience the city without spending too much. If you’re a […]

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.

ASEAN: Building a sense of community

ASEAN: Building a sense of community

How do we fit the concept of ASEAN identity in our warped sense of nationalism? We Pinoys have the strangest sense of nationalism there is. It’s quite a study, really. We display pride over our history, heroes, resources, food, culture and even talented individuals with even […]

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 […]

Some Year-End Musings

Some Year-End Musings

Kindly allow me to join the bandwagon of netizens self-analyzing and self-assessing themselves at the last day of 2015. I mean, it’s better than writing on a crummy list of New Year’s Resolutions that never found themselves beyond the paper. I don’t consider 2015 as […]