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Lugar Lang: How to deal with flooding

Only after 10 years of living in Davao did I learn the Binisaya saying, “Kapugngan pa ang baha, dili ang biga” through famous last words by a woman angry enough to make this judgment.

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Lugar lang | Speaking from and for the heart

I forgive you. And you. And you. Yes, you, too. In the spirit of President Rodrigo Duterte promising he will speak from the heart in his third State of the Nation Address (SONA), let me speak from mine. Never mind

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Lugar Lang | What would you have done?

I ADMIT it. I have failed you. I had the opportunity to change the course of events but I didn’t.

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Lugar Lang | Selfies with God

As usual, I didn’t want to make patol because it’s so cheap, but here I am, engaging that Duterte issue of God’s existence and stupidity. I think it’s my Catholic schoolgirl that feels she has to stand up for God,

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Lugar Lang | Yes to Ligaw-Tingin

Still reeling from Pride Month activities and energy, and as a kind of post-script, I delved into a world a barely understand—komix—through the new anthology, Ligaw-Tingin published by the independent and progressive Gantala Press.

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Lugar Lang | Placards I wish I saw at the Davao Pride March 2018

When I found out that a citywide Pride March was going to be held in Davao on June 24, 2018, I was ecstatic, but…

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Lugar Lang | Pepsi Paloma on the right to be forgotten

Receiving thousands of notifications out here in the afterlife lately, thanks to Tito Sotto and his quest to erase certain articles online about his role in the crimes committed against me.

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Lugar Lang | Should I Stay or Should I Go?

The impression that Filipinos are “low commitment” stems from the expression “ningas kugon,” literally burning cogon grass. It suggests that attitude of having very high energy at the beginning, which is then quickly spent, like burning cogon grass. A trait usually demonstrated in government projects, which are enthusiastically pursued at onset but later quickly abandoned for some mysterious reason.

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Lugar Lang | When we can’t say no to a kiss

LAST week, when I wrote about an alternative universe in which an Alt-Duterte has a change of heart (brain) about women’s rights, I truly believed it exists.

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Lugar Lang | Alt-Duterte speaks up on women’s rights

BREAKING NEWS: In an alternate universe, Alt-President Rodrigo Duterte held a press conference, speaking for himself in response to the campaign #BabaeAko #LalabanAko.

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