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[Feature] 404

Published in Sinag, November – December 2011

“And if the party says that it is not four but five – then how many?”

“Four.” The word ended in a gasp of pain.

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[Feature] Ni Haos and Kumustas: Chinese-Filipinos in Contemporary Philippines

Published in Sinag, October 2010

“But they have also begun to move beyond the boundaries and roles by which they had been known. Since the mass naturalization under Marcos’s time […] they have not only moved out of the ethnic enclaves and into Filipino middle-class residential neighborhoods, but have taken up membership at the village golf club.” 541 more words


[Feature] The State, Irony, and One Writer’s Disability

Published in Sinag, September 2010

I cannot write in Filipino. More specifically, I cannot express myself in it as effectively as I can with English, a foreign language that is the de facto lingua franca in today’s rapidly globalizing Philippines. 530 more words


[Feature] The Walking Dean

Published in Sinag, July 2010 (co-written with Katrina Lucas)

“Ano ba nagawa ninyo bilang isang institusyon, bilang isang disiplina, sa lipunan, para sa bayan?” asks Dr. 532 more words


[Feature] The Lonely UP Guide to CSSP

Published by Sinag, June 2010 (co-written with Katrina Lucas)

“On 26 October 1983, the UP Board of Regents issued Administrative Order No.170 creating three new colleges from the former College of Arts and Sciences – the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP), College of Arts and Letters (CAL), and the College of Science (CS).”1… 1,180 more words


[Feature] Triumphs, Tribulations, and a Trial: A Review of the CSSP Student Council of 2009-2010

Published in Sinag January – February 2010

Another year has come and gone, and so has another term for our student and university councils. Before we launch into the February Diliman Election frenzy, let’s take a look back at this year’s council: what has been achieved, what challenges they faced, and what CSSP students have to say about it. 881 more words