Minsan may Isang Puta

Tingin ng mga bobong kapitbahay ko, puta daw ako. Nagpapagamit, binabayaran. Sabi nila, ako daw ang pinakamaganda at pinakasikat sa aming lugar noon. Di ko nga alam kung sumpa ito, dahil dito naletse ang kinabukasan ko. Tara, makinig ka muna sa kwento ko, yosi muna tayo. Alam mo, maraming lumapit sa akin. Nagkagusto at naakit. […]

How a PISO defined a child…

The breezy morning at the inner gnarled streets of Baclaran yielded not only bags of fresh Caimito and Singkamas but the opportunity to commute with this boy. He is Allen Nuñez, a Grade 5 student of Baclaran Central Elementary School. He was seated on the lap of a teenage-looking boy in civilian clothes, when I […]

Vhong Navarro and Tent Cities as Top Stories? I guess not.

Surely,  the Philippines hasn’t rebounded from the ravage of  the Zamboanga stand off and the calamities that came, one after  the other, but why is  it, that the Vhong Navarro argumentum ad misericordiam hogging all forms of media while minimal attention is given to those in the South of the Philippines who are still living in […]

God does not work FOR us

Joining our Muslim “kababayans” reflecting at the eve of Eid ul-Adha was most relevant for me. If it was a test of faith for Ibrahim/Abraham to surrender a beloved son, whose birth came to him when he was more than 80 years old; For Filipinos, it’s been the most trying months for our country devasted […]

Mark Joseph Solis

“Froth and Bubble”, “Toil and Trouble”

Plagiarism is personal to me, having been a victim myself , unfortunately many think plagiarism is a none issue. Well sorry to say that, plagiarism has one big repercussion that should make each Filipino conscious and cautious about and it is losing our credibility and the respect of the international market. Fact is, we are already […]

The tragedy…

This cover of the BizNews Asia magazine  has been making the rounds in social media. I shared many skeptics into thinking that this could be another well rendered fake magazine cover remiscent of the Time magazine parody that trolled Inquirer. So to quell doubts, off I went to the nearest bookstore. I was supposed to […]

Si Richard…

Hindi ko dapat i-po-post ito pero mabigat nang dalhin. Eto po si Richard, nakilala ko siya  sa Million People March sa Luneta. Tubong Cebu pero napadpad sa Maynila para maghanap ng trabaho.  Dahil wala siyang mapasukang trabaho, siya ay nagtitinda ng kahit anong pwedeng itinda para maitawid ang kanyang mga araw araw na pangangailangan. Sa araw […]

Of bombs and riddles…

Riddle me this, why is there a need to televise the Senate inquiry on the progress of the investigation on the Cotabato bombing? Isn’t this about national security? If it is, then it should be basic measure that the less that the perpetrators know, the better. “The public needs to see that we are doing […]