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Pulse: An Amazing Song in Response to the Orlando Massacre

PULSE  by Eli Lieb & Brandon Skeie So you say this is human Your heartbeat versus mine I’m in chains cause I’m choosing showing love or living life I shouldn’t have to leave where I stand I shouldn’t have to … Continue reading

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A Reflection on the Orlando Massacre

I hear people of the same faith say that the violent acts fellow believers do, do not truly represent their religion in thought and action.  After all, their faith is really a religion of peace and not of conflict and hate. … Continue reading

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How do you solve Metro Manila traffic? You don’t.

Let’s be realistic. There is nothing that anyone can do to solve the traffic woes of Metro Manila, even with the ingenuity and hard work of the MMDA chairman. Here’s why. With its current population of more than 12 million … Continue reading

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“Nagalaw pa ba iyan (Is he still alive)?” The end of Philippine politics

If there is a question that symbolizes the culmination of our so-called Philippine-style democracy, it is this: “Nagalaw pa ba iyan (Is he still alive)?” What struck me first was the question’s rawness and sheer brutality flowing from the lips … Continue reading

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The Waterlord

There is a growing consensus that the next global conflict will be staged in South China Sea between two major powers—China and the United States of America. However, if ever this big boys’ feud for the coveted maritime chokepoint is … Continue reading

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Upgrading Democracy in the Philippines

Does our democratic subculture possess any traction to direct us as we head off to our second century? While we call ourselves democrats, the assurance of the political tone with which it is expressed is not matched by intellectual coherence … Continue reading

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The Philippines and Human Trafficking

Listening to my favorite radio station on my way to work, I heard a hauntingly beautiful voice that tells us of: “White lips, pale face Breathing in snowflakes Burnt lungs, sour taste Light’s gone, day’s end Struggling to pay rent Long nights, … Continue reading

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