Press Freedom will remain without Rappler

June 15, 1991, Mt. Pinatubo eruption one of the terrifying memories of the people of my hometown. Ashfall, darkness, and grief this was some of the vivid memories I had when Mt. Pinatubo erupted food was being rationed, it was dark for days, my grandmother and her sisters kept praying out of fear they keep…

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Remember 3.11 Japan

Yesterday was the 8th anniversary of the tragic calamity which struck the land of the rising sun; 15896 dead, 6157 injured, and 2537 still missing as of this date a calamity believed to be the toughest and most difficult crisis of the country as Ex-Prime Minister Kan would describe. I can still recall my father’s…

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Effective leaders are way better than honest ones

“I’m dishonest, and a dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest! Honestly, It’s the honest ones you want to watch out for because you can never predict when they’re going to do something stupid!” – Captain Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Carribean VP Leni Robredo, of all the politicians in the Philippine Republic I…

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Leni Robredo is evolving LP into a Hitler-like Nazi Party

The desperation of the country’s Liberal Party and its supporters to demolish the Duterte administration once again left me in awe. From rallying western human rights advocates who are completely ignorant in our country’s internal affairs and situation to intervene during the alleged EJKs to “boosting” their sorry excuse influencers, biased journalists, etc. and now…

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EDSA: People Power or Aquino Power?

33 years ago a nation celebrated their victory in toppling a dictator, vivified by the mainstream media the Filipino people danced, jumped, and sang but forgot to think about what’s gonna happen after. Sometimes I ask myself did the nation really win? Did “The People” really gain power? I know for a fact that one…

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Otso Diretso : The opposition’s Suicide Squad

So the campaign has finally begun! Once again Filipinos are given the chance to elect people who would define the country’s future, I think the result of this election will show not just the Filipinos but the whole world on how genuine the Duterte Effect is, this is also an opportunity for anybody inside or…

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The historical significance of President Duterte

It doesn’t matter whether you like Duterte or hate him, he will go on as one of the most significant presidents of our time. And it will not be because of his policies nor because of his apparent mishaps, those will be forgotten as generations come and go. I have yet to meet the average…

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Japayuki: Filipinos as commodities

The common stereotypes about Filipinos in foreign countries that I personally know of are: In U.S. and UK if you are a Filipino you must be a Nurse, In China and Middle – East you are a Domestic Helper, but in Japan, if you are a Filipino, you must be a Japayuki. What is a…

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Japanese Christ and the Filipino Holy Trinity

Famous for its youthful fashion and culture,  Harajuku became a shocking sight of a terror-attack yesterday at the beginning of the year. 12:10 am Tokyo time during New Year’s day a car deliberately plowed into crowds of revelers injuring 9 people leaving 1 in critical condition. The suspect 21-year-old Kazuhiro Kusakabe allegedly did this heinous crime…

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What went wrong in the Philippine Penitentiary

      It was before Duterte’s Presidency when I saw History Channel’s Lou Ferrante Documentary about Gang Life in Prison, it featured the infamous NBP(New Bilibid Prison), the country’s street gangs, etc., but what caught my attention was the lavish lifestyle of a notorious inmate known as JayBee Sebastian. The documentary showed how much…

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