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The Our Brew Articles You Loved Most this Year


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The Our Brew Articles You Loved Most this Year

Early 2023, we creaked open the heavy doors that locked us in our domiciles, sniffing the air warily for the poison in the air. It's still there, we are told, and people are still filling hospital beds and dying. We are either braver or just weary of virus talk. Now after a volatile year of politics and skyrocketing prices, of worse-than-pre-pandemic traffic, here is a look back at what OurBrew considers worth revisiting, worth rereading.


The Succession Game

Through all the political drama, the opposition - what remains of it - has been relegated to the bleachers, munching on soggy popcorn

By Joey Salgado

The Succession Game
Through all the political drama, the opposition - what remains of it - has been relegated to the bleachers, munching on soggy popcorn

“Nasaan ang Presidente?” The Feudal Relationship Between Filipinos and Their Officials

Our relationships are still incredibly medieval: The people run, not to government, but to people in government. How to fix, short of charter change?

By Vincent R. Pozon

“Nasaan ang Presidente?” The Feudal Relationship Between Filipinos and Their Officials
Our relationships are still incredibly medieval: The people run, not to government, but to people in government. How to fix, short of charter change?

Rody’s Autumn

In the eyes of many, Duterte is a powerful man diminished. But it is a reality he chooses to deny

By Joey Salgado

Rody’s Autumn
In the eyes of many, Duterte is a powerful man diminished. But it is a reality he chooses to deny

“Isang Kahig, Maraming Tuka”: A Vision for the Country

You cannot build, create, try for better, do more for others if the mind and the arms and all your waking hours are commissioned for the job of looking for the next meal

By Vincent R. Pozon

“Isang Kahig, Maraming Tuka”: A Vision for the Country
You cannot build, create, try for better, do more for others if the mind and the arms and all your waking hours are commissioned for the job of looking for the next meal.

Can You Hear the Drums, Rodrigo?

Duterte is a troublesome former president. His opinion of the President may have been tempered by the latter’s election (he once called Marcos Jr. a “spoiled child” and a “weak leader”), but he has not been shy about expressing displeasure at several policy reversals

By Joey Salgado

Can You Hear the Drums, Rodrigo?
Duterte is a troublesome former president. His opinion of the President may have been tempered by the latter’s election (he once called Marcos Jr. a “spoiled child” and a “weak leader”), but he has not been shy about expressing displeasure at several policy reversals.

Stop the Carnage in Gaza Now

Informed sources believe that the U. S., at the very least, is complicit in the war crimes being perpetrated by Benjamin Netanyahu’s government on Palestine, and also in the evolving genocide in Gaza

By Jing Montealegre

Stop the Carnage in Gaza Now
Informed sources believe that the U. S., at the very least, is complicit in the war crimes being perpetrated by Benjamin Netanyahu’s government on Palestine, and also in the evolving genocide in Gaza.

When You're Under Attack On Social Media

Vernon had just stepped off the stairs when the scaffolding on the Film Center crumbled. He looked back and saw destruction and death. I asked him what really happened

By Vincent R. Pozon

When You’re Under Attack On Social Media
Vernon had just stepped off the stairs when the scaffolding on the Film Center crumbled. He looked back and saw destruction and death. I asked him what really happened.

Pendong’s Redemption Songs

The power of singer-songwriters like Pendong Aban Jr. is in their near mystical ability to capture the present and speak to the future, to express complicated sentiments with a simple turn of phrase

By Joey Salgado

Pendong’s Redemption Songs
The power of singer-songwriters like Pendong Aban Jr. is in their near mystical ability to capture the present and speak to the future, to express complicated sentiments with a simple turn of phrase

Don't Just Sell a President, Sell a Presidency

“At the end of the day,” Obama once told his staff, “you’ve got to do your job and let the chips fall where they may.” Wrong, Mr. President. Yes, you've got to do your job, but you have to sell it

Don’t Just Sell a President, Sell a Presidency
“At the end of the day,” Obama once told his staff, “you’ve got to do your job and let the chips fall where they may.” Wrong, Mr. President. Yes, you’ve got to do your job, but you have to sell it.

By Vincent R. Pozon


‘May Plaka Ako Nyan’

Time travel. Nostalgia. Senti lang. Yan daw ang kadalasang excuse ng mga record collector na ka-edad ko. Medyo totoo naman. Pero corny kung yan lang ang dahilan para masimot ang GCash o credit card

By Joey Salgado

‘May Plaka Ako Nyan’
Time travel. Nostalgia. Senti lang. Yan daw ang kadalasang excuse ng mga record collector na ka-edad ko. Medyo totoo naman. Pero corny kung yan lang ang dahilan para masimot ang GCash o credit card

If Advertising is the Engine of Commerce, Jun Urbano Was a Master Engineer

Jun Urbano managed to have two brilliant careers, two legacies – a rarity. If only we could do half as much

By Vincent R. Pozon

If Advertising is the Engine of Commerce, Jun Urbano Was a Master Engineer
Jun Urbano managed to have two brilliant careers, two legacies – a rarity. If only we could do half as much.

The Inadequacy of Hardsell: To Change Minds, Talk to the Heart

For a proposition to become powerful, it must transcend logic, it must be drenched with emotion

By Vincent R. Pozon

The Inadequacy of Hardsell: To Change Minds, Talk to the Heart
For a proposition to become powerful, it must transcend logic, it must be drenched with emotion.

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