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Somber tunes played from trumpets as six men in black-and-white fatigue carried a flag-covered casket to a tent inside Libingan ng mga Bayani. They were not carrying a personal comrade, but the man nevertheless shared the same scout ranger uniform, wore the same black beret, and vowed to fight for […]

“Scout Rangers of fortune are we”



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or why the hell you should watch this movie (spoiler-free) No Filipino-authored Rurouni Kenshin assessment has ever come close to nailing the significance of the Japanese film so far (expect perhaps this one penned by my good friend Mikael Francisco, who is nice to those who are unfamiliar with Himura […]

Why Rurouni Kenshin matters



(This is an old photo set I did on UP’s 100th commencement exercises which saw PNoy receive and honorary degree and a record-breaking summa cum laude) The University of the Philippines’ 100th commencement exercises was one for the books: aside from a student finally beating a long-standing academic record set […]

Scenes from UP’s 100th commencement exercises


The 
Philippines 
has 
only
 one 
national
 university
 and
 not
 several.
 Our
 government 
first
 and foremost, 
must demonstrate
 concretely
 that
 it
 truly 
recognizes
 the
 strategic
 value
 of
 UP to
the
 future of the
 country
 and the Filipino nation.
 Neighboring countries
 have
 realized
 many
decades 
ago
 that 
their
 own
 national
 universities
 are 
a
 national […]

Mas kabado pa si tatay pagsakay nila ng jeep. Paulit-ulit na nilalapirot ang perang papel sa kamay habang hindi magkamayaw sa pagmasid sa paligid ang kanyang mga mata. Nanginginig.

Tatay





Deviating from the usually crowded beach getaway and planning a waterfalls escape might seem far-fetched. Pinoy netizens, for one, have decried the apparent demise of Antipolo’s Hinulugang Taktak, arguably the most famous of its kind since its folk song immortalization. Although water still flows from the famous falls, visitors can no longer […]

Falling for the falls: Marilag’s tourism bid