Bookmark the Vote

by Lindy Gamolo June is quite an important month for the Philippines. We celebrated our Independence Day on June 12 and today marks the 154th birthday of our national hero, Jose Rizal. And you know how Rizal said that the youth is the future of our nation? We believe that, too! The youth will play an…

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5 Lessons in Love from Literature

by Allana Luta “Toughen up, Valentine’s Day wasn’t meant for my kind anyway.”* When it comes to romantic love, I haven’t had much experience. You see, I’m part of the SSB Club: Single Since Birth. No biggie—being single is awesome… except on Valentine’s Day. Or Single Awareness Day for my kind, anyway. And yet, despite the…

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The Art of Rereading

by Cake Evangelista I was rummaging through the shelves of National Book Store Cubao—a book Mecca, and arguably the best branch of the Philippines’ leading bookstore chain—when I chanced upon a book with a pretty cover. It was a sepia-toned photo of a glamorous woman lying on a fainting couch, smiling at a man wearing a…

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