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Poet To Fellow Artists: Don’t Allow Politicians To Use Us

Filipino artists are being used and weaponized. “We are being infiltrated,” he said. In a Facebook post that has been shared more than 1,500 times, Severo asked his colleagues to be more circumspect in choosing the candidates with whom they will share their talent and skill. “May we all be careful in choosing whom we lend our voices to and whose voices we amplify with our platforms,” he quipped. Severo’s post was obviously triggered by the influx of mainstream media publicity that some...

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Writer Says She’s Convinced That The Administration Is Evil

They are now going after the children. Katrina Lagman, a writer, says in a Facebook post that she does not use the word “evil” in a light manner. “I almost never use that word at all, because to call someone evil is to say that they are absolutely abhorrent, incorrigibly immoral, and so remorseless that they are beyond redemption,” Lagman wrote. That is why when she declared that she is convinced that the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is evil, it means that there is something...

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Hilbay: We Need An Environment Where Children Can Be Reformed

How can we protect our children? Former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay denounced the bill in the House of Representatives that seek to lower the age when minors will become criminally liable. Presently at fifteen, the lower house wants to pass a law that can make children as young as nine years to be within the ambit of penal laws. Hilbay, bar topnotcher and a constitutional law professor at the University of the Philippines, took his oath today as member of Aksyon Demokratiko, the party...

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Imee Marcos Gives The Most Weird And Evasive Answers

Not her best foot forward. The campaign period for the coming midterm election is about to start and the candidates are maximizing every opportunity to expose themselves to the public. They are utilizing to their advantage all mediums that are free of charge like social media, speaking engagements, radio and TV interviews, public debates and forums. Paid advertisements, after all, are so expensive. Thus, it is expected that a candidate who is aspiring for an elective position will give his or...

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“Why The Silence? Please Speak Up”

Your silence is deafening. This was the parting shot of a netizen who expressed in social media her obvious frustration over the continued silence and apathy of some people amidst the outrageous things that is happening in the country. Kirsten Mureen Cavada used Facebook to plead on the people to speak up every time a crime or wrongdoing is being committed. She propounded questions that are hypothetical, figurative and relevant. “If your house is being robbed, are you not going to scream for...