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  Aug 10, 2022

Philippine Activist Arrested for Cyber-libel

As the United Nations Human Rights Committee stated in its general comment on freedom of expression, “imprisonment is never an appropriate penalty” for defamation.

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  Jul 26, 2022

Greenpeace on SONA: Drop Nuclear, Fossil Gas Plans – Head Straight to RE

"The President should walk the talk on his statements about preserving the environment and human life, and stop creating barriers to Renewable Energy." .

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  Jul 29, 2022

Media's Strange Nose for News

The industry is hurting, with readership flagging, so now products of legacy news outlets are so sensational, it's no longer yellow journalism, it looks like human sludge.

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  Jul 25, 2022

Troubling Deaf Heaven: Or Do We Really Expect Solutions from Government?

We are watching a soap opera and we are invested in the actors playing their parts, so much so that we will march for them, die for them. We ourselves are in the cast, with placards and posts, tweets and comments.

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  Jul 30, 2022

‘All Bodies are Beach Bodies’: Spain’s Equality Ministry Launches Summer Campaign

Inclusive promotion urges women to ‘toast a summer for all, without stereotypes’

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  Jun 23, 2022

Sore Winners: Or Why, After the Elections, It is Still Toxic

Here is a plausible reason why, after a resounding victory, after a landslide, the conversation on social media is still vicious.

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  Jul 30, 2022

Spokening Dollar

In his SONA, President BBM opened a can of worms when he sought a re-examination of the medium of instruction in our schools.

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  May 15, 2022

Despite Huge Victory, Bongbong Underwhelms

A Philippine commentator described Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr’s victory as overwhelming. This is apt based on the current vote count.

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  Apr 20, 2022

Is There Enough Time? Can Leni Do a Binay?

Pundits, campaign experts, and even the camp of Vice President Robredo have pointed to Jojo Binay’s 2010 win as proof that a last-minute surge was possible. The signs are encouraging. But here’s a reality check

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  Feb 21, 2022

The Fall of the Dictatorship

Marcos’ failing health, coupled with the looming threat from the anti-capitalist left, led to widespread concern for a stable succession among the country’s economic elite—the main beneficiaries of Martial Law’s crony capitalism.

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  Aug 09, 2022

Sun to God

Walk­ing chil­dren and their par­ents, these laugh­ing chil­dren and their par­ents, will even­tu­al­ly start to run, and will even­tu­al­ly stop laugh­ing.

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  Aug 07, 2022

Chamber

Argee Guevarra is a lawyer by profession, an activist by preoccupation and a poet by vocation.

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  Aug 05, 2022

War Poems from a Ukrainian Poet

The war in Ukraine, now in its sixth month, has provoked deep emotions around the world, and has inspired a Ukrainian poet to write in English

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  Aug 02, 2022

The Puppy

"The only times I feel tru­ly homi­ci­dal are when I see some­body abus­ing a pet, and I was glad to find this poem so I could get that off my chest." - Ted Kooser, former US poet lau­re­ate

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  Jul 21, 2022

Boy Getting Back at the Dentist

What we remember of childhood are often faint or fading, though sometimes there are events that grow, even inaccurately. Author has a memory of weekly visits to the dentist, and of globules of blood looking like high and healthy egg yolk.

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  Jul 20, 2022

Mountain Moon

Must untangle you from the harsh branches Of balete: grasping arthritic fingers with unkempt Nails. O Mountain Moon, snagged silver kite.

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  Jul 10, 2022

Scarf

Here, the sense of touch is cel­e­brat­ed through a beau­ti­ful image that evokes just how much our need to feel is as essen­tial as breathing.

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  Jul 07, 2022

Poetry Shouldn’t Rhyme, New Waterstones Children’s Laureate Joseph Coelho Tells children

The award-winning children’s author, and poet Waterstones new Children’s Laureate, says he penalised children for writing poetry that rhymed during a school visit

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  Jun 12, 2022

The Jerks Live!: Songs as Chronicles of Protest in Uncertain Times

These are songs as memories, as historical notes. The album is a political treatise on the promise and failings of the EDSA Revolution, compressed to three-minute songs

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  Nov 29, 2021

Edwin Wilwayco and his Journey through Jazz

Interlude is one of Wilwaycoʼs most complex group of paintings in that the ideas expressed cover a range of themes.

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  Oct 31, 2021

The Acrylics of the Accountant

"While many all over the world wept and cowered in corners, Ason worked and was relied on, finished her masteral studies, picked up the brush and pleased others and herself."

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  Aug 22, 2021

We Survived Hand-to-hand Combat with Covid

"My father was driven around (hooked to his oxygen tank) around Metro Manila for half a day. Those of us left at home called hospitals and government channels to see if any of them could help us out. Each time we were rejected or told to wait but we knew we did not have time to spare."

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  Jun 25, 2021

Quality Survives the Quarantine

"What pandemic? We beat our highest pre-Covid sales figures with less branches open."

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  Jun 16, 2022

Living in Times of Unrest: Bart Pasion and the Philippine Revolution

Ambag ang libro ni E.C. Tadem sa pagtutuwid at paghahayag sa salimuot ng kasaysayan ng ating lipunan.

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  Jun 21, 2021

"Binay There, Done That"

"The rich can look after themselves. It is the poor who depend on government, and they expect government to look after their well-being."

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  Oct 27, 2021

She Said What?!

She Said What?!

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  Oct 06, 2021

Remember that Indonesian Guy and his Rice Cooker Wife? They’re Now Divorced

Indonesian Man Marries Rice Cooker, Divorces It 4 Days Later

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  Oct 05, 2021

In a Brawl? Never Give Up

In a Brawl? Never Give Up

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  Sep 30, 2021

You May Now Kiss the Cooker

Photos of an Indonesian man marrying a rice cooker have gone viral, catching the attention of Indonesian media.

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  Aug 08, 2022

How to Help Sad or Depressed Cats

Most indoor or owned cats are always active. They move a lot and socialize a lot with humans. When your cat is suddenly quiet or stays in one place or is not her usual self, your cat may be sad and/or depressed.

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  Aug 03, 2022

Debunking Common Misconceptions About Cats

When I was I child I used to believe that rubbing a cat’s face with its own poop would prevent that cat from pooping anywhere in the house. It was only when I adopted my first rescued cat that I found out that the solution to the poop problem was a cat litter box.

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  Nov 27, 2021

'Island Life'

A Christmas Ritual in this Poor Country

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  Jun 27, 2021

Thus Said the Lourd

Thus Said the Lourd

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  Jun 19, 2021

Ayoko Na Sa 'Yo

Ayoko Na Sa 'Yo

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  Jun 17, 2021

From the Hand and Heart of Robert Alejandro

From the Hand and Heart of Robert Alejandro

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