I Refuse To Be A Victim

Just recently I posted a long rant in facebook about an incident that happened to me at a local mall in Butuan City and I was pissed – pissed beyond compare. I still am. I have grown tired of women being made victims by hooligans (even by juvenile ones) just because we were always known as easy … [Read more...]

Kagay-an

My father’s family (daresay, ancestors) have always been from this part of Northern Mindanao and although I was born in Davao City (where my mother’s side of the family is from), I have also spent several years in Cagayan de Oro City. Sadly, I never really quite explored it because I have always … [Read more...]

Tatang Constancio: The Survivor

About 4 months ago, I submitted an article to Oxfam Blogs about  Tatang Constancio, a 79-year old farmer who was one of the recipients of the Cash for Asset Recovery project in Dulag, Leyte. In the course of the Haiyan tragedy, Tatang Constancio helplessly watched the super typhoon devastate the … [Read more...]

I Swear I’m Up To A Lot Of Good

As my stint in Tacloban City for the Haiyan Response and Recovery draws near to an end, I can’t help but feel the usual pang of excitement. Not because I can’t wait to drop everything and move on, but because I have always been obsessed with what I considered as the bigger questions like What’s … [Read more...]

Davao Burger Challenge

It all started a year ago when my personal facebook account was still alive and I can still exchange banters with my closest friends over the most elementary of stuff. On one particular day, I was doing the usual salivation over my favorite food – burger. No, I’m not talking about the “walking” … [Read more...]