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An evening with Chito Gascon, Voltes V, and human rights

International Human Rights Day in the Philippines was celebrated this year in the Philippines without the presence of human rights icon Chito Gascon. December 10...

The Tooth Shall Set You Free

“The Tooth Shall Set You Free” is a variation of the biblical quote "The truth will set you free" that became the mantra of...

Katutubo sa Senado

Macli-ing Dulag is among the most well-known of the many victims of Martial law under then-president Ferdinand Marcos. Macli-ing was a pangat (leader) of the...

The superpowers of Choc Nut

To be or nut to be, Choc Nut is the answer. Eating Choc Nut usually brings back childhood memories since many Filipinos grew up eating...

Lean Alejandro and UP student activism

“The struggle for freedom is the next best thing to actually being free, " said the late UP student leader Leandro  Alejandro. Popularly known as...

Memoirs as a kidnap victim

If Tokhang was already a sensational word in the 1990s, I could have been considered a tokhang survivor. Tokhang is a term that blends the Visayan words “toktok (knock)” and...

International Memorial Day for Comfort Women

It was thirty years ago, on August 14, 1991, when South Korean Kim Hak-sun became the first to give public testimony about her experience as...