The UP Shopping Center Fire

While not the most glamorous of UP Diliman icons, the UP Shopping Center has an unquestionable place in the hearts of the community. It was always there to lessen the burden of students when it comes to photocopying readings or binding their thesis outputs. It was a one-stop shop for any imaginable need. Today, many…

Why I Sued GMA: Refusing Unfair Labor Practices in the Media

In June 2014, I sued my employer, GMA Network, Inc. Signing those documents sealed my future, or the end of it. Scratch that. The company does not actually recognize me as its employee, and that’s precisely why I, along with other members of the Talents Association of GMA (TAG), filed a case against the network….

That Thing Called Hinagpis by Antoinette Jadaone

Hinagpis ng isang Babaeng Iniwan na Nga, Ipinagpalit pa sa Pangit  “Ang kapal ng mukha nya! Taga-UP ako ha. At hindi lang taga-UP, cum laude pa ako! Tapos ipagpapalit lang nya ako dun sa pangit na yun na ewan ko kung saan galing? Ang pangit nya ha, as in grabeng pangit! Tignan mo yung Facebook…

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;…

Tibak: Confessions of a College Activist

My mom reminded me not to be an activist when I passed the UPCAT. I was finally going to be an Iska (Iskolar ng Bayan). Of course I said yes like an obedient daughter. What did I know? But well, I immediately got involved in activities that brought me to the path of a true blue “tibak.” Or shall…