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Pilipino Idioms of Nineteen Kopong-kopong

Recently a friend of ours has been posting article links in his Facebook about expressions that we grew up with. I find it quite interesting. 925 more words



by Glenda B. Gutierrez


At the age of 15, Rachelle Cruz had to stop her formal education because “I got pregnant and got married.” Rachelle, still a teenager at 19, is very candid about. 338 more words


by Glenda B. Gutierrez

Jay Legarda of Malabon City was forced to stop studying because he had to work and help the financially strapped family. It was a decision that he had to make with a heavy heart. 389 more words

Say hola to the budget friendly diner in Tondo

MANILA— Raise your hands if you love pizza and craft milkshakes…okay, it’s unanimous — or almost, anyway. In Tondo, Manila a new diner has caused quite a buzz in the area after it opened its door to the public with its selection of some of the American comfort foods. 420 more words



by Glenda B. Gutierrez

“They are my inspiration,” declares 23-year-old Jonalyn C. Villaruel, referring to her two lovely children.

She was in her third year in high school when she dropped out of school early, blaming this misfortune on early pregnancy and bad influence of peers. 380 more words


by Rolly Boy Rejano

Translated by Glenda B. Gutierrez

“My name is Rolly Boy R. Rejano. I am 17 years old and I live in Tondo, Manila. 311 more words

Turning his back on his ‘barkada’, drugs

by Glenda B. Gutierrez

Jacinto Jason Rigo, 20, is from the town of Tumauini in the province of Isabela, which is located north of Luzon. He is the youngest of six children. 371 more words