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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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LUGAR LANG| Keep Saying No to Martial Law

ON 28 June 2017, a third women’s peace forum was held in Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU) entitled “Journey to Peace: In Solidarity with Marawi,” organized once again by the

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LUGAR LANG|Why we must continue to resist

BECAUSE I’ve been teaching for more than twenty-five years, I’ve heard quite a number of graduation speeches. It’s hard to get impressed, especially now that iconic celebrity speeches

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LUGAR LANG | Waving the Rainbow Flag

ON Saturday, June 24, Metro Manila successfully held its annual Pride March in Marikina City. Now on its twenty-third year,

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LUGAR LANG| Forgiving Our Fathers

BEING a fan of Japanese cinema, I look forward to the annual “Eiga Sai,” or the Japanese Film Festival in July at the Davao Cinematheque.

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LUGAR LANG| Lesson Number One is Letting Go

INDEPENDENCE Day this year will have a more personal significance for my family because we are sending

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LUGAR LANG| Symbolism and sarcasm for dummies

SCHOOL starts this week for many Filipino children (or even students in colleges that have not shifted their academic calendars), but the (mis)education of the Filipino people actually began last week

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LUGAR LANG| Just another day for you and me in paradise

LAST WEEK, I was looking forward to the eighteenth run of the annual Ateneo de Davao University Writers Workshop, the longest running university-based workshop in the Philippines.

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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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