Introspections & Retrospections

Pray For Marawi

It’s been barely a day since the rebel group, now considered as terrorists, have brought horror on Marawi City in Mindanao, Philippines. Yet, instead of empathizing, we Filipinos find ourselves back into our old selves: in-fighting, back-biting, pointless and shameless criticisms and blames hurled towards one another.

Every now and then, a dissenting voice calling for prayers squeaks on social media. Every now and then, a misdirected angry voice stirs trouble again, reviving the old ugly cycle.

There’s so much we can accomplish if we stop antagonizing each other and focus on working together. Our bickering won’t help our fellow Filipinos in Marawi.  Continue reading

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Introspections & Retrospections

Suffrage, Not Suffering

The 2016 Philippine Presidential elections is less than a month away, and I can’t help but feel excited and dismayed at the same time. I’ve participated twice as a voter, but I’ve always been a curious observer ever since we helped our uncle campaign for a municipal post when I was a kid.

And I wonder, has things really changed since then? Continue reading

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