Riding the wave

Posted on April 10, 2018

I sat across a group of panelists in May 2016 before I even started writing my own column on this paper. As I sit there hoping to land a position in The LANCE Editorial Board, I asked myself, “how good am I going to be?” and “how good do I need to be?”

Not from my Diary

Posted on April 10, 2018

It is ten o’clock in the morning, my father’s record of Erik Satie’s Gymnopédie No. 1 plays downstairs, my conscience nags me for drinking coffee after I promised to abstain from it a month ago, and I am wearing my favorite Bart Simpson shirt. My room suffocates me with the fascinating traps of nostalgia that haunts me better than it ever did before.

Waging war

Posted on April 10, 2018

For far too long, the online landscape has been scourged by the presence of (and pardon the hackneyed, overwrought term) FAKE NEWS. To put it very bluntly, the mere mention of the term renders me nauseous, as I’m sure it does you, too, if only for the reason that people make too often the erroneous conflation between ‘fake news’ and satirical commentary, the latter of which I have, too obviously, an affinity for.

What I couldn’t tell

Posted on April 10, 2018

Grief has become something that I no longer try to fix because, with time, I’ve grown to understand that it never goes away. You just learn to live with it.


Posted on April 10, 2018

I’ve been writing here on this side of The LANCE for two years as if I know things – like I got things figured out. The truth is, just like most of you, I’m still on the verge of stitching my pieces together.

Ending Impermanence

Posted on April 10, 2018

From start to finish, God knows how many times I told myself to give up. “Ayoko na” has always been the catchphrase, sometimes, with profanities included. And thank God, even with breakdowns, I made it to the end.

EDITORIAL: Justice on the loose

Posted on April 07, 2018

The fight against political discord in the country goes from the time our forefathers elected their first leaders in the pre-colonial government era, until today where people are continuously disrupted by extensively atrocious movements done by our rulers.

EDITORIAL: We Deserve Better

Posted on February 17, 2018

The main functions of a political party, regardless if it is on the level of state or a country, or on the level of student politics is to aggregate, articulate, and advocate.

Bringing back Pinoy roots

Posted on December 16, 2017

Manny Pacquiao has again forayed into the country’s basketball scene as he introduces the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL).

Coming of Age

Posted on December 16, 2017

An account of a missed transport strike and nearly three hours of Blade Runner 2049

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