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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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LUGAR LANG| Kudos to Bloodlust

AM WRITING this piece on the 100th birth anniversary of the dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos, which has been declared by President Rodrigo Duterte

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LUGAR LANG| A Sense of Comeuppance as Justice

I REALLY didn’t have the time, but I managed to watch half of the films featured in the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino held on 16-22 August 2017.

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LUGAR LANG| When writers must take a stand

THIS ISSUE marks one year of my column, which I can’t believe I have managed to maintain every week without fail.

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LUGAR LANG| Teatro sa Calle: In the Spirit of Resistance

THIS YEAR, Davao City’s Kadayawan Festival was held under the dark cloud of Martial Law in Mindanao.

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LUGAR LANG| Women’s Bonds Breaking Through

WHEN Jeanette Laurel-Ampog, Executive Director of Talikala, Inc. invited me to emcee their 30th anniversary celebration on August 7, my main reason for accepting was to be acquainted with the work that the organization does.

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LUGAR LANG| What Is Enough

WHEN writers die, we always say, “Your words will live on,” to comfort the bereaved but also to assuage our own fears of disappearing into oblivion.

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LUGAR LANG| Using Language as a weapon

I DIDN’T watch the state of the nation address this year to save me the aggravation of enduring the digressions, the cussing, and the violent rhetoric characteristic of this president.

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LUGAR LANG| High on Philippine Literature in Senior High (Part 2)

LEFT to their own devices (literally), today’s Grade 11 students have been asked to do individual research on a local writer.

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LUGAR LANG| High on Philippine Literature in Senior High (Part 1)

WHEN I started writing creatively, I had romantic notions about gaining a kind of immortality through my writing. It was a dream abetted by my being a teacher of literature first of all.

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