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No dying of the light: U.P. Writers Night 2018

Photos courtesy of UP-ICW It was a painstakingly slow day. Prior to the 23rd of November, I was already feeling under the weather: colds, cough,...

Who will benefit from a national franchise for solar power? (Conclusion)

What makes HB 8179 attractive especially to those who have not read it in full or analyzed it in detail is that it appears...

Who will benefit from a national franchise for solar power? (PART 1)

Various players big and small in the country’s electric power industry are now engaged in a heated debate over how to view a proposal...

The life of a child bribe

“Rape is one of the most terrible crimes on earth and it happens every few minutes. The problem with groups who deal with rape...

The language of aesthetics as the language of power

Shakespeare had his Queen Elizabeth. Michelangelo his Lorenzo de’ Medici. Leonardo da Vinci his Ludovico Sforza. Artists and their powerful patrons captured as still-life...

Deconstructing the mythologeme of the contemporary

One of the most contentious points in navigating the terrain of contemporary Philippine politics is how we should approach the seeming polarization of the...

“Make Orwell fiction again”: Deconstructing the Arroyo Charter

It was one of those rare occasions where I took some time off politics to delve into that one thing I’ve nearly forgotten: the...

Altering the anthem and flag is a lousy idea

“Aming ligaya na ‘pag may mang-aapi, Ang mamatay nang dahil sa’yo” These are the last two stanzas of the Philippine National Anthem in the Filipino language....

Should Christians believe Pacquiao?

Just this once, please allow me to write something I rarely tackle in political discourse: the Bible and Christian history. Before I proceed, let me...

Paedophilia is child rape—period

Remember the time when dystopian novels written by George Orwell and Ray Bradbury—1984 and Fahrenheit 451, respectively—were but fantasy books to be read within...

In the Neighborhood of ‘Suspects’: a closer look at what could be the New Inquisition

Imagine an ordinary day. You drag yourself dutifully out of bed towards the nearest light rail station, hoping to get to your destination not...

Lumad Displacement: a continuing social crisis

With little more than skin and bones to call their own, some makeshift schools for their children, and a patch of forest as source...
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