Tag: philippines

[Travel] Calaguas: Paradise at the Edge of the World

[Travel] Calaguas: Paradise at the Edge of the World

Em and I stared down at the aquamarine velvet below us, resplendent under the sun that one can’t bear to look at its brilliance. Its clarity and purity hit us like calm waves, like the lulling of the sea foam hitting the body of our […]

What’s it like to travel with an Introvert

What’s it like to travel with an Introvert

This letter serves as an open letter for those people I’ve traveled with and for my future travel buddies. “Kahit ano” (Whatever is fine) Please excuse me if I’m not always involved in organizing or planning an excursion. Chances are, I tend to go with […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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?