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Why we hate Mocha Uson

By Julius D. Mariveles First of all. What has Mocha Uson really done to upset you? What has Mocha Uson done that makes her the modern-day equivalent of a witch that must be burned at the stake? Presuming that all those rumors are true. Rumor 1, for example, that she blogs naked. Rumor 2: that … Continue reading

The little station that can. And did

TAKE A BOW, Aksyon Radyo-Iloilo. In most ‘shabulized’ Iloilo, one community radio station can stand tall. Now that everyone is jumping on the anti-drug bandwagon, including Mayor Jed Mabilog, who was included in the list of alleged drug protectors by President Duterte, how the alleged druglord, Melvin Odicta alias Dragon, was exposed seems to have … Continue reading

@THE PANAAD SA NEGROS: PHOTOWALK WITH RAYA | LITRATO: IMAGES FROM SUGARLANDIA

Text by Julius D. Mariveles and Photos by Raya Y. Rojo and Julius D. Mariveles The Panaad sa Negros Festival, called as the ‘mother of all festivals,’ was held once again in Bacolod City. First held 20 years ago under the term of then Governor Rafael Coscolluela, Panaad sa Negros showcases the festivals of the … Continue reading

NEWS FROM SUGARLANDIA: Churchworker decries police Gestapo tactics

“They did not present any document and suddenly grabbed me and hauled me down a flight of stairs into a waiting vehicle,” Aniceta Yaun Rojo told Interaksyon.com in Cadiz City where she and several others have been charged for the death of an Army lieutenant early this year. Continue reading

IMPEACHING STUPIDITY | GIKAN SA SINAMAKAN by Julius D. Mariveles

DISCLOSURE: The writer was secretary general of the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan)-Negros from 1997 to 2001. At 24, he was one of the youngest to have served in such a position in the multi-sectoral alliance. It has always been said that truth is the first casualty in war. It has always been said, too, that … Continue reading

UNCANNY MANNY | GUEST POST by Ariel Guides | Edited by Hannah A. Papasin

It doesn’t need a Mayweather-Pacquiao showdown either.He didn’t say it all. He just did it. Not one Filipino will doubt how Manny gives out his heart when he fights.Not one. Continue reading

SPECIAL CHOPSUEY | LATOK KALAN-AN by Yasmin Pascual-Dormido

Yasmin is back. She’s furious in the kitchen cooking for her family and taking care to write down the recipe and taking photos of the finished product before she serves it. Continue reading

REMEMBERING: THEY WHO FELL IN THE NIGHT

We remember not only our dearly departed but those who fell raging against the dying of the light, those who were stricken down struggling in the night. Continue reading

RECOMMENDED VIEWING FOR THE LOOONG WEEKEND | MOVIE REVIEW by Hannah A. Papasin

There are great movies, and then there are those that are made for pure mindless entertainment. The latter are those that can be enjoyed without regard for the historical, socio-economic context of the Military Industrial Complex in Southeast Asia, or the impact of the Feminist Movement in Europe. In other words, they can be enjoyed after you have parked your brains at the door. Continue reading

REMEMBERING ON THE 23RD MONTH AFTER THE CARNAGE ON THE 23RD OF NOVEMBER

Days before the massacre, a digging equipment that has now become a symbol of the killing was seen making its way through the trail that had once served as solitary road for carabaos and other four-legged creatures. Continue reading