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Journalists’ lives matter

  It’s as if by staggering, weak and helpless, and with a bullet in the chest, a journalist is given that one chance at reporting...

How to create a generation of criminals

It skipped our notice again: senators passing a bill they hardly understood, let alone grasped its full implications. Senate Bill No. 1477, known as an...

Communism is not a crime

    First a disclaimer: while I may have loved my wife Che for the last 12 years and addressed her as Commandante (because of her...

Deconstructing the myth of free education

Red October: an altogether fictitious story put out in public by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP),...

We are a society of laws, not ‘karma’ 

I’m neither a fan of Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV nor Sen. Leila de Lima. In my estimation, these two should not have been elected...

Isolated cases or cases of isolation?

“Fake” news. Stupid commentaries. Irresponsible repartees to intelligent criticism. Reckless speeches. Senseless policies. Silly and laughable propaganda. Ill-advised decisions. Lies, lies and more lies. After...

Poets never die

And if you see me, behind your leaves Let me rest under your shade And let me sleep. ~ Maya Daniel     Novelist and poet Michael Ondaatje once wrote...

Roadshow rage

The week of Aug. 12 saw two things: the President expressing his wish to resign yet again for the nth time and an alleged...

Duterte’s inferno

Rodrigo Duterte and Dante Alighieri share one thing in common: they’ve been to Hell and back. The only difference is while author Dante Alighieri had...

A writer’s letter to Mang Tomas

Dear Mang Tomas, To be twice orphaned in one day: it’s something I wouldn’t wish on anyone—not even you. My decision, however, is final: I...

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