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A reprint of "If," the Philippines Free Press editorial for August 23, 1986.
If they had sent a limousine to the airport instead of a van, Marcos and Imelda would still be in Malacañang. The Conjugal Dictatorship, as the author of the book with that title called the regime, would still be in dictatorial power—to ...
 
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Florianne Jimenez has lived in the US since 2013, and lived through the watershed 2016 elections that saw Donald Trump take the presidency. What is it like to be brown and foreign in America today?
I lived through the 2016 elections in what is arguably one of the most progressive areas of the United States—a New England college town. It’s the kind of place where there are Black Lives Matter, Free Tibet, and Immigrants Welcome Here signs ...
 
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Like James Gunn, her old Tweets have come back to haunt her. Should she also lose her job over them?
Mocha Uson is an open book. This is partially how she's arrived at where she is today: not just a five-million-strong political force on social media, but also the Assistant Secretary of the Presidential Communications Operations Office. By relying on little else than candor, she has ...
 
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A reflection on what all that ugliness revealed about us as a people
It doesn’t really matter who started it. What matters is that our men allowed an official, world-stage basketball game to escalate into a vicious street-corner brawl. What matters is that our national sportsmen were so shamefully unsportsmanlike to their opponents, visitors to ...
 
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If you truly love our team and our country, you'd expect better from Gilas Pilipinas.
Have you ever kept yourself up late at night, haunted by the memory of one embarrassing, cringe-worthy thing you did in the past? That's exactly how I felt last night, but not because of something I did. It was something that the ...
 
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Artist Dex Fernandez sustained serious injuries from a bar brawl over the weekend, in the latest from a scene that tends to circle the wagons around bad behavior.
At Dulo MNL, where the music takes lead, it’s hard to tell who’s who. Sometimes that’s the point. On good nights, the space is so packed that you can’t tell who you’re dancing next to. Probably someone you’ve met before. Like a ...
 
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A passionate argument against internalized bigotry by a career sportswriter.
AS a boxer who was without equal, Manny Pacquiao united Filipinos from all over the world with the power of his punches and the overflowing national pride stirred by his victories. As a politician, he tears us apart by the carelessness of ...
 
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If we’re prone to electing strongmen, perhaps we could also elect a Mad Titan.
Spoilers herewith. The following article partially discusses the plot and ending of Avengers: Infinity War. Do not proceed if you have not yet seen the movie...........After seeing Avengers: Infinity War, you’re not likely going to walk out of the theatre thinking about ...
 
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These are the people with the biggest stake in the matter.
Lots of people seem to have an opinion on the government's proposal to shut down Boracay. Some believe that a total shutdown is necessary to finally fix the problems that have plagued the country's leading tourist destination, problems that have arisen from years ...
 
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A Boracay business owner and resident speaks up.
Jen is one of the more than 33,109 residents of Boracay call the island their home. She worked for seven years in Japan before putting all her savings into a laundry business. After the rains damaged her machines last December, she had to take ...
 
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We need to talk about that Playgirls episode.
It’s been all over our news feeds; we’ve seen the memes. In the wake of Anthony Taberna’s victim-blaming fiasco comes yet another scandalous media moment gone viral. By now, we’ve all seen and heard about the Playgirls, a girl group who appeared on ABS-CBN's Pilipinas Got Talent that ...
 
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Author Miguel Syjuco finds out that social media isn't always the level playing field we thought it was.
I fucking hate Facebook. I hate Facebook like an addict hates shabu. I often vow to quit that endless feed of dopamine and unhappiness, yet a million reasons somehow keep Facebook in my life: It’s become a vital source for both news ...
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