First Letter to the President.

Sir, your presidency welcomed a shift in the usual trend of Philippine politics, of Philippine policies. I feared the worst. I feared an era of isolation from the rest of the world, I feared that the laws I am studying would drastically change into a different system, I feared that more lives will be lost than be saved. But in the middle of those fears lies a promise you uttered from your presidential campaign- that you would wage a war against drugs and eradicate the same from Philippine society. In the middle of my apprehensions about you, I gave you […]

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On Bravery

To a 6 year old, a television filled with hijab wearing girls, gun slinging boys and prisoners of war constantly brought confusion as to what is going on away from the confines of southern Luzon, specifically in Mindanao, a far region from where I stay in the Philippines. I saw it as a horror story, as a nightmare, as a long cramped ride, a dark room- where all I wished for from the moment I learned about it was for it to end, to fast forward to closing credits, to wake up, to reach my destination, for the lights to […]

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Kay Ganda ng Pilipinas

This is a year over due from my trip up North with a couple of friends. As it was my first out of town trip with sight seeing for the main purpose (not training, competition, team building, conference or what-have-you), I was thrilled to be a full time tourist in my own country. I feel proud to have shown what lies in the North to one of my foreign friends, but I am even prouder that I have finally ticked off several regional landmarks out of my list of places to go to here in the Philippines. Kay Ganda ng […]

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