May 27, 2015     Philippines
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On the Fringes


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 say then. I initially chose this course, not because I wanted to help enlighten society, but because I

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...

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Top 5 quotes from Palparan’s arraignment

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO 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 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 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 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...

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