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Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

What’s left for Filipinos in Boracay Island?

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com 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 Espina-Varona) because it was my first time to set foot on what is known as “vacation paradise.” Sunset,

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

Funny but murderous thoughts while stuck in traffic

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com 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 Bulatlat.com 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...

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Top 5 quotes from Palparan’s arraignment

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com At around 9:30 a.m., silence swept over the court room. A group of men, most of them burly, came in. Behind them was a seemingly frail-looking man, a shadow of the...

Friday, August 1st, 2014

“Ser, towel ba, towel?” and other People’s SONA sidelights

By DEE AYROSO Bulatlat.com After the coverage of the People’s SONA on July 28, other Bulatlat staff writers and I were crossing a catwalk over Commonwealth avenue when, on the Philcoa-bound side, we saw at least a...

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Why was Nora Aunor left out in the proclamation of National Artists?

Nora Aunor and her most memorable films represented the opposite of what the Aquino administration stands for.

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Public school teachers, making do with limited resources

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA — It was not until I transferred my children to a public school did I see first hand the struggle of public school teachers to provide quality education to their...

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Do you really want an increased presence of US troops, armaments?

By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA — National democratic activists, the bloc usually lumped by mainstream press as ‘the Left,’ have declared the entire week that US President Barack Obama is in Asia as “National Sovereignty and Patrimony...

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Appreciating true blue Filipino music

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – I was having lunch in a carinderia after covering an event when I saw this contest in a noontime show where contestants 45 years old and above were being...

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Rising from the devastation

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com It has been more than three months ago when I first set foot in Tacloban City. It was unfortunate that the first time I visited the city – referred to as...

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Reality bites the Okra

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com I received a very heartwarming gift last week: a bag of okra (lady’s fingers). It came from farmers of Hacienda Luisita with a note that read: “Maraming salamat.” (Thank you very much.)...

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