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Hello, Yellow, Hello, Leah Navarro

by Wilfredo G. Villanueva

I don’t see much of my color nowadays. People power must have folded its EDSA One tent for shame of being called dilawan—choicest cuss word in the realm of the uncouth—but I’m sure anti-Marcos pro-Aquino Filipinos yearn for the time when it was politically correct to sport yellow.

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Spring has arrived. 

I know this because my neighbor’s daughter is back in the area, and honestly, I couldn’t be more happy.  I mean, who doesn’t enjoy waking up to the melodious sounds of a teenager who likes to… 1,156 more words


I Don't Wanna Grow Up

I should be ashamed to admit it, but yes – I’m one of the millions who flocked to Toys R Us in the last 48 hours, hoping to find something – anything – on the shelves that would count as some sort of bargain basement find.  848 more words


Epimanes from Davao

By Chemrock

The Guardian once described the Philippines as an event rich country. Even for them, the events in the past few days must have been a stupendous world record.

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Hello, Hell. Thy name is Philippines.

By Joe America

We passed two historical milestones this past weekend: (1) another year afer the 1986 People Power rebellion with related pushback against a budding Duterte dictatorship, and (2) the first anniversary of the jailing of Senator De Lima.

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A Meditative Interview with God for Ash Wednesday

by Wilfredo G. Villanueva

He wasn’t surprised to see me. He’s all-knowing after all. But I was. Didn’t know he lived a simple life. His place reminded me of the animal shed where the Son was born, in Bethlehem.

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