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LUGAR LANG| Why Schadenfreude is not about gaba

WHEN the mayor’s infamous Facebook post about “Schadenfreude” came out, I was actually impressed.

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LUGAR LANG| ASEAN 50 and writers

THIS week, the Philippines is hosting the ASEAN Summit, an event that is not as historic as it is being drummed up to be.

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LUGAR LANG| #MeToo, but wait, there’s more

WHEN the #MeToo campaign started spreading online in October, I shared it too. My voice had to be counted. But I stopped short of sharing my individual stories of sexual harassment and abuse.

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LUGAR LANG| A gift from the woman with 18 novels

FLEW back to Davao on Halloween from Bali, Indonesia after participating as a guest speaker in the 14th Ubud Writers and Readers Festival (UWRF) held last week.

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LUGAR LANG| An OFW briefing at the airport

EVERY time I travel abroad, I need to take the last flight out of Davao, arrive in Manila at midnight, and sit around at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport

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LUGAR LANG| PAB, you are beautiful

I HAD MEANT to write about poetry for this column because I was giving a lecture for the staff of the Ateneo de Davao school paper this week.

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LUGAR LANG| A respite from home

HAVING spent the weekend in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam to present progress in my practice-based PhD in RMIT University gave me a legitimate excuse to somehow disconnec

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LUGAR LANG| A literary detour to General Santos City

LAST WEEK, I traveled to General Santos City to give a lecture-workshop on “Writing About Place in Nonfiction” organized by the National Book Development Board (NBDB) as part of their “Booklatan sa Bayan”

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LUGAR LANG| A nation’s protest as a sign of hope

I’M WRITING this piece on the momentum generated by September 21, the purported “National Day of Protest” suddenly declared by President Rodrigo Duterte to defuse

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LUGAR LANG| Faith matters

ONE doesn’t need to be clairvoyant to see that the world is in a state of dis-ease. Not just disease, or illness, which is a physical

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