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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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Lugar Lang | One year later: creating space for Marawi

Based on online posts, one would think that all everyone cared about on May 19, 2018 was the Royal Wedding. But on that same day, against the tide, the forum “Revisiting Marawi from the Lens of Interfaith Dialogue and Multiculturalism” was held by Konsyensya Dabaw in cooperation with VSO and Ateneo de Davao University.

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Lugar Lang | For Inang Bayan, I dissent

MY MOTHERS Day this year came and went with mixed emotions. Part of me commiserated with my friend, filmmaker Coreen Jimenez who lamented in a Facebook post: “Boycott na ‘ko sa Mother’s Day para makidalamhati sa ating Inang Bayan.” Like her,

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Lugar Lang | For Inang Bayan, I dissent

My Mothers Day this year came and went with mixed emotions. Part of me commiserated with my friend, filmmaker Coreen Jimenez who lamented in a Facebook post: “Boycott na ‘ko sa Mother’s Day para makidalamhati sa ating Inang Bayan.”

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Lugar Lang | In Memoriam: Cirilo F. Bautista (1941-2018)

LAST April 23, I received information through a group chat that National Artist for Literature Cirilo Bautista, our friend, was “slipping away” at the Philippine Heart Center; that his wife Rose Marie had signed the “Do Not Resuscitate” form and

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Lugar Lang | In Memoriam: Cirilo F. Bautista (1941-2018)

Last April 23, I received information through a group chat that National Artist for Literature Cirilo Bautista, our friend, was “slipping away” at the Philippine Heart Center

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Lugar Lang | Rest from labor in El Nido

KNOWING that this piece will come out on May 1, Labor Day, compels me to write about issues like the failure of Pres. Duterte to deliver on his promise to end labor contractualization, which is the highlight of the multi-sectoral

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