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LUGAR LANG| Finding screenwriting

LAST WEEK, I did something out of character: I joined a screenwriting workshop. Organized by the Mindanao Film and Television Development Foundation, Inc. (MFTDFI) in cooperation

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LUGAR LANG| Finding My Place in Mindanao 3: Writing Lesbian

IN MY first piece for this column, which appeared on August 30, 2016, I wrote that I define home as three things: where I am, whom I come home to, and where I belong.

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LUGAR LANG| Mabuhay is a Class Issue

YOU MUST have seen it a few times in your newsfeed too and wondered, “What’s up with that airport arroz caldo selfie?”

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LUGAR LANG| D is for Disastrous Day for Women

I THOUGHT I was finished with my Women’s Month pieces when I wrote about the V last week, but D had other ideas about how to celebrate the month.

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LUGAR LANG| V is for victory, but not yet

IT IS only fitting to end March, Women’s Month, with thoughts about the V. Not that it’s not always on my mind. The French feminist Luce Irigaray says that

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LUGAR LANG|Ironies lost on Davao

BY NEXT month, I will have lived in Davao for 10 years, but I have never felt more alienated in this city than today. When I decided to move here from Baguio City

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LUGAR LANG| Tilapyaan in politics

The first time I heard the term “tilapyaan,” it captured my imagination immediately. Aside from its onomatopoeic suggestion, the idea of sexual plasticity

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LUGAR LANG| Raising Feminist Families

I WAS not raised a feminist by my mother or anyone else in the family. But I do believe that I was prepared

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LUGAR LANG| Peace is the Raison d’Etre

ON 24 February, a day before the annual commemoration of the EDSA People Power revolution,

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LUGAR LANG| Publish or perish: Mindanawon writing today

IN NOVEMBER 2015, the National Book Development Board (NBDB) held the annual Philippine International Literary Festival in Davao, outside of Manila

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