to endure

I honestly don't know if I have any fight left in me. I just read the headlines on the articles that people are sharing on Twitter and Facebook and see how this government blatantly exercising their power like tyrants and despots. I want to rally. I want to protest but there's nothing we can offer…Read more to endure


in aid to opposition

If you are feeling helpless or that you aren't doing enough in providing proper opposition to what's happening in our country, here's an option you might want to consider. Because what we need now, more than ever, is opposition. Because what we have right now is a dictatorship. The three branches of government are all…Read more in aid to opposition

on the day

So exactly a week ago, last Friday, I scheduled my fistula operation. After my first failed fistula operation early this year, I was planning to go overboard with protecting my arm to ensure that this fistula would mature. I was planning on not moving around for two weeks to guarantee that nothing would go wrong.…Read more on the day


In my opinion, not many of us came out clean from this election. Very few of us got out unscathed. It has brought out the best and the worst in us. But never has there been such a clamour for discussion on right and wrong and a real battle for the things that need to…Read more civics

why I haven’t posted anything lately

I got busy and the Internet has been wonky. I'd love to blame it on Mercury being in Retrograde but it wasn't. It's just plain ol' Bacolod Internet and the lack of provincial infrastructure brought upon by a government that has only really taken care of Manila and left everybody else to rot. The country…Read more why I haven’t posted anything lately

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Government Surveillance (HBO/YouTube)

This is one of the most amazing things I've ever seen on a news program. I couldn't believe what I was seeing and I just kept exclaiming aloud "hayop" (which exactly translates to "animal" from Filipino,¬†but is used as an expression that's more akin to "Oh my God") even if I was alone in my…Read more Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Government Surveillance (HBO/YouTube)


As the date of my eventual return to my home city comes ¬†closer, I am starting to get apprehensive. I've kept in touch with family and friends and my city through the Internet and saw what was happening over news and photos shared over social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Often enough, I…Read more apprehensions