SubSelfie.com @ 6 Years Old!

2020 is a difficult year. The COVID-19 virus may have locked down the entire world, but it has never locked down the words and stories of SubSelfie.com. While the global quarantine has been very challenging, there have been stories of perseverance and stories of hope. You may have forfeited your summer for an extended home…

Babaeng BiyaHero: A Free FB Live Webinar from UN Women and ILO

We have a free Facebook Live webinar for you! It features Glaiza de Castro, Kaladkaren Davila and Suzi Abrera. The topic is relevant for today. During this difficult COVID-19 pandemic, how can we make sure that Filipino overseas Filipino workers are safe? This free Facebook Live session will premiere on May 28, 2020 on Facebook…

The Streisand Effect: Sarah G, Matteo and Divine Intervention

This is the home of singer Barbara Streisand. In 2003, a photographer took this aerial image to document coastal erosion in California. Streisand wanted to hide this photograph and to remove it online. But her attempt to hide and censor the image had the unintended consequence of publicizing the image more. More people began downloading…

Fast Five: It’s the Fifth Anniversary of SubSelfie.com!

This June, SubSelfie.com is five years old! Thank you for gracing our pages and supporting our passion project since 2014. To everyone who has contributed their stories and perspectives to us, we are most grateful. If you wish to find a platform for your article, insights or photo essays, send us a comment down below…

Peeking into ‘The Dressing Room’

Staging re-runs is equally challenging than staging original theatre productions. One works with the same material but newer elements have to be added to make it more powerful and visually stunning. Hence, a re-run isn’t just a re-play but a whole reimagination of the same story. Dulaang UP’s The Dressing Room might be a re-run, but…

Year of the Rooster

Hudyat ang bagong taon ng simula ng panibagong siklo ng pag-ikot ng mundo sa Araw. Natuldukan na ang mapanghamon at madalas malupit na mga araw ng 2016, subalit entrada lang ang mga iyon sa mga paparating pa ngayong bagong taon. Bukod sa kapalaran ng bawat isa, o ang kahihinatnan ng tambalang KathNiel, JaDine at iba pa…

News Hugot 2: Irreconcilable Differences

Throwback to 2016, Vice President Leni Robredo had a short-lived stint as a member of the cabinet. That didn’t last long. The term “irreconcilable differences” was the keyword from Malacanang why it didn’t work out. So for News Hugot 2, here are terms from that time in 2016 that can also be applied in daily…

The Butterfly Effect of the Surprise Marcos Burial

Co-written with Lian Buan Ten days after the Supreme Court voted to allow the interment of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr. at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, the hero’s burial proceeded a little after twelve noon Friday with full rites assisted by the police and the military, catching the entire nation by surprise. Malacañang…

Traydor

Umalingawngaw ang dalawampu’t isang putok ng baril pasado alas-dose ng tanghali kanina, hudyat ng parangal sa isang ililibing na bayani: bayaning diktador at huwad na beterano ng digmaan. Ang gun salute ng mga sundalo, animo’y paalala ng mga putok ng baril noong panahon ng Batas Militar na ngayo’y pilit at sadyang binubura sa isipan ng…

News Hugot 1: Extra Judicial Feelings

After our series Oral Origins wherein we researched the roots of the popular curse words in the Philippines, we welcome you to News Hugot, a new segment that will provide a creative outlet for people to forget the news for a while and to focus on their feelings. Our opening salvo is the series of…

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte: Welcome to the Next Six Years

The 71-year-old Rodrigo Duterte from Davao garnered nearly 16 million votes, a six-million margin above the second placer Mar Roxas of the formidable Liberal Party. Roxas stood in front of his supporters and the country and wished Duterte well, the man he called a dictator and whom he attempted to gang up on two days…

The Policies of the Presidentiables

Here is a summary of the major policy points mentioned by the candidates during the second and third legs of the Presidential Debates held in Cebu and Pangasinan respectively. The candidates are listed below according to the alphabetical order of their surnames. Because Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago was absent during the Cebu Debate, we included her positions…

More on Carrot Man

Note: This is the first time that SubSelfie.com is publishing a collective stance. Virality and its effects on news decisions are topics close to home. We hope to be able to publish more collective commentaries in the future. What does it take to be viral on social media? Simple. You have to be a good-looking man…