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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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LUGAR LANG|Please release me  

Did you know that the Philippines is the only country in the world that doesn’t have a Divorce Law? And it’s not because Filipino married couples

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LUGAR LANG|My hijab challenge

MANY of us do not know that Feb. 1 has been celebrated as World Hijab Day since 2013, when New York native Nazma Khan founded it

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LUGAR LANG| Every Woman’s Journey

I’M NOT a Miss Universe hater. But I AM a feminist, and I witness everything with this particular lens.

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LUGAR LANG| Clearing space for the new

PREPARING for the lunar new year is strenuous for those of us who believe in Feng Shui, or the Chinese system of creating harmonious surroundings.

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LUGAR LANG | Taxing Beauty

AS OF this writing, Ako Bicol party-list Representative Rodel Batocabe has retracted his proposed 10-30 per cent excise tax on cosmetic products and beauty services

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