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Dengue de Rigueur

Summer comes, and with it mosquitoes and dengue. Even as the holiday cold fritters away, the Department of Health has already noticed an alarming spike...

Press freedom: Yes, it matters

A free and independent press is one of the benchmarks used to measure the strength of a country’s democracy, and the level of its...

A little lesson in journalistic accuracy

In journalism, there are two ways—and these must be achieved simultaneously—to guarantee accuracy. First, go hot on the trail of the facts, thereby securing backdrop,...

Charter Change and the Bangsamoro issue

With the midterm elections just around the corner, the public spotlight has shifted from the Bangsamoro plebiscite to the candidates running for local and...

Bulatlat website hit by cyber-attacks

Bulatlat, the country’s oldest alternative digital news outlet, has been repeatedly hit with distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks over the last two months,...

Jolo on my mind

  The first filtered photographs that did the rounds of social media came to me as a shock. The explosion ripped the old wooden pews like...

Suffer the little children

“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” — Novelist James Baldwin Let’s begin...

Children and incarceration: A question of sanity

Does the Filipino child deserve incarceration? The House committee on justice has recently approved a bill that would lower the age of criminal liability from...

Trigger warning

A long a narrow pavement behind the garage of our old home, on a cold night too distant to recall in detail, I stood...

Our run-off to the Graphic’s centennial

This June, the Philippines Graphic magazine turns 92 as a magazine title. On our 100th anniversary, the year 2027 (God willing I live that long),...

5 Things I need to do in 2019

The New Year heralds hope. Well, at least, that’s what we all want to believe. Kinda like kicking off a new beginning after the previous...

New World Order: to rob the world blind

  One word describes 2018: exhausting. It was exhausting because of its politics. It was exhausting for its excesses. It was exhausting due to its wanton...
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