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  Sep 27, 2022

Greenpeace Philippines Calls on President Marcos Jr for Concrete Actions on Climate and Rights

"Huwag puro salita". The President’s calls for solidarity and sustainability need to go beyond platitudes and must be reflected in the actual policies of his administration.

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  Sep 24, 2022

SWS: Duterte Leaves Office with ‘Excellent’ 81% Rating

The national Social Weather Survey of June 26-29, 2022, the last under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, found 88% of adult Filipinos satisfied, 5% undecided, and 7% dissatisfied with the performance of Rodrigo R. Duterte as President.

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  Sep 19, 2022

Power to the People

We cannot hope to see a golden age for the Philippine economy if we do not even have enough power to turn on a light bulb

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  Sep 14, 2022

Barely Passing: The Best Grade in School

A grade of 75, and whatever that is in the letter grades, is the best grade. The minimum passing grade gets you exactly what you want — passage to the next level, while a higher grade does not do more for you.

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  Aug 22, 2022

With ‘Bravery’ as its New Brand, Ukraine is Turning Advertising Into a Weapon of War

The target market of the campaign includes its citizens, asking them to stay with Ukraine.

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  Aug 14, 2022

Preventing Accidents without Being Offensive

An ad agency can only be as creative, as daring as the client will allow it to be. When a government entity allows good work, you know the people involved are braver than the usual passionless bureaucrats.

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  Aug 14, 2022

Badoy, Banned Books, and the Marcos Challenge

Every day, I spend a good hour on a Tiktok algorithm that I’ve nurtured since last year, when the election campaign began and I realized that the Marcos campaign was releasing videos and photographs from the old man Marcos years...

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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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  Sep 28, 2022

My Martial Law Story

All this, of course, has a lot to do with memory, the favorite topic of fictionists and poets, and maybe not so much activists. But I guess we were activists in one form or another during these martial law years.

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  Sep 19, 2022

Helping the Country, a Mountain at a Time

THEY ARE MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS who stumbled upon communities literally beyond the reach of government. So they decided they would bring what they could up the mountains. Like school supplies, raincoats, slippers. And like all good ideas, that seedling grew into a forest...

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  Sep 26, 2022

Silence of the Poets – Has an Ancient Tradition of Commemorative Verse Died with the Queen?

Public poetry isn’t dead. But our poets’ responses to the death of the queen – the silent, the awkward, the confrontational – tell us much, as ever, about the societies we live in.

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  Sep 23, 2022

Children of the Snarl

What I consider my second "mature" or well-realized poem to come out in a publication of note (UP's 𝘋𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘙𝘦𝘷𝘪𝘦𝘸). 'Children of the Snarl' is also the title of my first book of poems published by Aklat Peskador, 1988.

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  Sep 21, 2022

Heart

I saw an x‑ray of my skull. See­ing one’s x-ray, or receiv­ing any kind of med­ical report can be unset­tling.

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  Sep 18, 2022

What I Want to Do Most of the Time

How many children feel this way about their parents?

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  Sep 01, 2022

In His Lover’s House, A Father Rises

A poem about a daughter who finds her father's clothes, clothes she remembers washing and ironing, in his lover's home.

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  Sep 01, 2022

The Happening While Dog-walking along Escriva Drive

Roberto “Argee” Guevarra is a lawyer by profession, an activist by preoccupation and a poet by vocation. He is kept sane by Zippo, a French bulldog, which is the subject of the poem.

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  Sep 01, 2022

The Real Meaning of Chaos

Acclaimed poet Marne Kilates with a freshly-minted piece.

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  Aug 31, 2022

Power

Krip Yuson allows Our Brew to share one of his latest poems, which will be included in "Kafka in the Tropics", an anthology scheduled for release before the end of the year.

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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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  Aug 16, 2022

The Mountain that Grew

The Latest from Krip Yuson: An illustrated allegory for young adults and above.

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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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  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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  Sep 16, 2022

Punishment, Puppies, and Science: Bringing Dog Training to Heel

Must dog training be cruel to achieve obedience?

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  Sep 04, 2022

Natural Home Remedies for Ear Problems of Dogs

Ear infections are very common in dogs. In fact, our own canine companion has had an ear infection twice already. That’s because we did not properly educate ourselves enough about it before.

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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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