Magnetic Hill: The Bus Tragedy of Tanay, Rizal

For millennials, a selfie is not special anymore. Every waking moment usually has a corresponding picture. Most uploaded images in Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook even disappear after 24 hours. But here is a particular selfie that will not be forgotten anytime soon. For some of them, it was their last. Aftermath of the Accident The students…

When the Teacher Is a Millennial

It all started as a rant back in college. I was a Broadcast Communication student and my classmates and I were sharing our frustrations over the quality of education we were getting from some of our professors. We were very passionate about our dreams but some of our teachers were delinquents and non-practitioners of their subjects. Instead of doing lectures, they…

Ispokening Dollar: ‘Weird Affectation’ sa Wikang Ingles

Bobo raw ang mga Pilipinong mahina sa wikang Ingles. Ipinagbubunyi naman natin ang mga kababayang bulol sa sariling wika pero may twang kung magsalita; yaong palagiang magkasundo ang subject-verb agreement; at iyong nakapagsusulat nang walang bahid at perpektong Ingles. Sila ang mga pinupuri, hinahanggaan at pinapalakpakan. Sa bansang tila paliparan lamang kung ituring ng marami,…

Kristel’s Battles

Dear Kristel, I have no right to write about you. Most of us never had a chance to know you. We have no idea what you went through; there is no way we can ever understand why you decided to take your own life. But I remember that day. It was a Friday, March 15th, 2013;…