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Lugar lang | Bye, Gadon.

I, THE undersigned petitioner, Jhoanna Lynn Cruz, by myself and for myself, as complainant in this case, most respectfully submit to the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Committee on Bar Discipline

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Lugar lang | Your road ahead, Jenny

EVERY time I go to Ho Chi Minh for my offshore PhD Practice Research Symposium, I feel very proud of the English proficiency of Filipinos. Although I know it’s not politically correct because of the implications on our national sovereignty and

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Lugar lang | Bagani’s (big bird) debacle

I MUST admit that when I moved to Mindanao, I thought it would give me more material as a writer and researcher. Abi nako. Instead it taught me not to touch the material because any friction

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Lugar lang | These godforsaken times

GOT to hand it to Filipinos, we know how to perform our Catholic obligations. In fact we tend to overdo them, especially for show. I use the word ‘perform’ deliberately.

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Lugar lang | Love letters from women to women

I want. That is how love letters always begin. Someone wants something. And waits.

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Lugar lang | Not exactly every woman’s role model

THE CELEBRATION of March as National Women’s Month always brings about welcome media features about notable women, some in the limelight for the work they do, as well as others who quietly

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Lugar lang | Who gave you the right to judge?

LAST week’s events seemed to be a test of loyalty for many of us. At the center of controversy was a distinguished member of the Supreme Court (SC), Associate Justice Marvic Leonen

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Lugar lang | A matter of where I’d rather be

IF I were Jessie in Marsha Norman’s play, ‘night, Mother, I would kill myself, too. The play won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1983, and I have been waiting to see it on stage since I read it in college.

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Lugar lang | Teaching the hope of the nation

I’M WRITING this piece in the afterglow of the 23rd Foundation Anniversary Recognition Program of the University of the Philippines Mindanao, which I attended because I received a service award.

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Lugar lang | Watch out, this V shoots back

I PURPOSELY didn’t post anything about Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque’s statement about feminists being “OA” or overacting to Duterte’s anti-woman jokes because I didn’t want to dignify it.

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