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Napsan, at iba pa

Today marks Brgy. Napsan's 89th founding anniversary. Immersed in the activities lined up for the celebration, I delved into the wonders that make up...

Slow down, dilettante

I am learning to forgive myself. The past few weeks have been busy. A few days after the new year, I told my therapist that...

Cuito

It has been a month since Cuito was razed to the ground. By now, things could already be seen clearly. That is to say,...

Remembering the 1945 Rape of Manila

“The non-combatant victims of that tragic battle will remain forever in the hearts and minds of the Filipino people.” This is part of the inscription...

Government people inaccessible online

It is a sad reality that many government employees from all branches are not accessible online, despite the billions that have been spent on...

Ukeleles, bamboo instruments and kudyapi reverberate in CCP Pasinaya 2024

The scorching heat did not stop Barangay Ukelele from performing the song “Raining in Manila” by Lola Amour during the 2024 Pasinaya Open House...

Towards a bigger feed in tariff fund

Maintaining a Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) program is a good idea, even if the system has some weak points as of now. The main idea behind...

Walking barefoot during Traslacion

Walking barefooted during the Traslacion  is a symbolic gesture that emulates Christ’s suffering as he was carrying his cross to Golgotha. I was able to...

Show me going

At dawn on September 24, 2023, I wanted Taal Volcano to explode and wreak havoc throughout Metro Manila. It had been spewing a record-high...

Pregnant Christmas

In so many words, Christmas is about pregnancy. And it was rather that sort of irregular one. One was of Elizabeth, and the other...

Fishers as victims of human trafficking

While fishing is a lucrative industry , fishers are vulnerable to forced labour and human trafficking due to lack of education or training, and...

True Receiving (An Open Letter)

(This is sort of a second part of the previous column where I tackled "giving." This time, we will discuss or engage with those...