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Boni150 Committee: Call for Artworks

In commemoration of the 150th Birth Anniversary of national hero Andres Bonifacio, the Bonifacio 150 Committee calls for art submissions in any media (minimum size 4″ X 6″). Poems, photos and original music are also accepted. There is a monthly … Continue reading

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Boni150: Lessons on Freedom, Democracy, Election and Revolutionary Love

“Matakot sa kasaysayan pagkat walang lihim na di mabubunyag.” – Ka Oriang May 9 and 10 are red days in history of the people. The next day after the Lakambini’s  birthday, the Supremo himself was abducted and summarily executed by … Continue reading

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Aklan Hala Bira: Viva Teddy Casiño

So, I went to Aklan to take a short break from Manila’s election carnival. Of course, there’s also election play here though on a smaller scale and not as sense-splitting as in the capital. I’m just glad to find Teddy Casiño everywhere … Continue reading

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Aklan Hala Bira: Museum and Sampaguita Gardens in Kalibo

For mere want of breathing-in and breathing-out away from Manila’s election carnival, I grabbed my Deuter for her second trip this year (the first was in Cotabato) since my sister brought it from Japan. My heart is split between Zamboanga, … Continue reading

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Sagada’s Begnas Ritual

Begnas in Kankanaey language means thanksgiving. The ritual is participated by all men in the village: children, youth, fathers and elders. From their own homes, they walk through the papayew (rice terraces) as well as pine forests chanting and eventually … Continue reading

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Passion of Youth in Social Development

What can you do at age 16? The death of Filipino youth Kristel Tejada has created a phenomenon urging education policy makers to listen to a poverty stricken populace albeit at the expense of one’s own dear life.     … Continue reading

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Art, songs, poetry and flowers for Kristel Tejada

While in Koronadal City waiting for my bus to Gensan, there was a hullabaloo in the Yellow Bus Line station. I thought if it was news about some ambush or kidnapping, I had prepared myself for it but no, people were … Continue reading

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Cotabato Chronicle: Gensan by Day

Having explored Cotabato City and Lake Sebu, my next destination was Gensan, shortened name for General Santos City which is also known as Dadiangas in indigenous B’laan who are the original settlers in the area displaced by Luzon settlers. Given … Continue reading

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Cotabato from the Sky

Shots from the aircraft window in my Manila-Cotabato flight. More photos here. You might also want to read: Impressions of Cotabato City Old and New Cultural Exchange with T’boli Indigenous People at Lake Sebu General Santos (Gensan) by Day Siargao … Continue reading

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Princess Jacel Kiram on Understanding the Moro People and the Philippine Claim on Sabah

“Dati, noong ginawa ko ang aking thesis tungkol sa Genealogy of the Sultanate of Sulu, na-discover ko na inofferan ang aking Tatay para i-drop na ang claim sa Sabah. Ang sabi sa kanya: Boss, just sign this. And you could … Continue reading

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