July 06, 2015     Philippines
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Monday, June 22nd, 2015

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

By BETTINA CATLI Bulatlat.com 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 was. I was remembering the crooked and dilapidated shanties, dirty-faced children running naked, and the occasional loud voices,

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Surviving an earthquake

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat.com 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 Bulatlat.com 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 Bulatlat.com 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 Bulatlat.com 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 Bulatlat.com 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 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...

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...

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