November 29, 2015     Philippines
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Sunday, September 27th, 2015

Martial Law was just OK?

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL MANILA – When I searched for netizens’ thoughts about the commemoration of martial law last Monday, Sept. 21, I stumbled upon a number of tweets saying good things about it. “Martial law years were better than today because people were more disciplined, there were less crimes, the economy was

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

To be a fool or a tool for change?

By CHRISTINE ANNE T. CABANATAN On the Fringes When I learned that we were to attend an environment forum, I thought, this is just self-explanatory. However, as I listened to the speakers from the Kalikasan People’s...

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

How a banana in water gave me a new view of the urban poor

By BETTINA CATLI When I first heard that we were to attend an urban poor situationer, my first thought was, what is there to talk about? In my head, it was pretty clear what the situation...

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Surviving an earthquake

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Talks of the impending Big One, the strong earthquake that would result from the inevitable movement of the West Valley Fault makes me relive the nightmare of the Baguio earthquake in 1990. Yes,...

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Labor 101| From the eyes of one who is about to enter the labor force

By BETTINA CATLI The main concern of students, especially college students, is to pass subjects and finally be handed a diploma – the fruit of four or five years’ work, borne out of tears and sleepless...

Monday, May 18th, 2015

It’s all about the byline

By LHEALYN VICTORIA Every time people ask me why I chose to major in Journalism, I just smile and not bother to explain, not because I’m being a snob, but because I didn’t know what to...

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

A visit to the house with purple and pink flowers

By KATHRINA MANUEL Gloomy weather welcomed me, as I walked the street of Cambridge – not in the United Kingdom –but in Cubao, Quezon City at around 9 a.m. on May 7. I was searching for...

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Job fair: where the unemployed, underemployed, and the nervous wrecks are

A intern meets her future self at a job fair.

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

What’s left for Filipinos in Boracay Island?

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan – I had the chance to visit Boracay when we were invited to attend a media workshop. I was excited (our thanks to Health Justice and Ms. Inday...

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

Funny but murderous thoughts while stuck in traffic

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO On the Fringes WATERWORLD, Philippines — For the past few days, thunderstorms, occuring usually late in the afternoon, have resulted to heavy flooding and traffic, leaving many “bosses” of this administration,...

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Maddening thoughts while stuck in traffic

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL MANILA – Here is another day in the hard, maddening life of a commuter. Yesterday, I left our office at about 4:30 in the afternoon. Usually, I’ll be home by around...

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