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LUGAR LANG| Not A Mother’s Lullaby

TIME was when writers from the regions lamented that we could not hope for our books to see print because the publishers were all based in Manila

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LUGAR LANG| A Safe Space To Be

HOW SURPRISED I was to get an invitation from San Pedro College (SPC) to be part of a panel in a forum on LGBTQ issues last week. Blame it on the fact that I survived a Catholic school

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LUGAR LANG| Solo parents with benefits

I DIDN’T think it was necessary to add to the wrath unleashed by (mostly) women towards the buffoon-senator Tito Sotto who has always been consistent in his misogyny,

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LUGAR LANG| Doon Po Sa Amin: A Medieval Tale of Sorts

LAST weekend we were wracked by a series of shocks culminating in a huge mass national mobilization

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LUGAR LANG| Doon po sa amin: a medieval tale of sorts

LAST WEEKEND we were wracked by a series of shocks culminating in a huge mass nationwide mobilization on May 1, Labor Day in solidarity with the country’s workers,

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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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