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Say no to planking?

September 23, 2011 by


Written by Jesse Pizarro Boga It’s almost hilarious: Quezon City representative Winston Castelo filed a bill called the “Anti-Planking Act of 2011” and caused pandemonium among the youth and the faithful citizens of the Internet. His seemingly “smart” decision came about after a group of protesters recently disrupted traffic in Manila in protest against high […]

Just Can’t Get Enough: Pastilan sa Ponce

September 21, 2011 by


Written by Jesse Pizarro Boga This article was first published in Our Mindanao.  Many fancy restaurants and eye-candy fast food joints have come and gone in this city’s malls and streets in an attempt to please the palate of Davaoeños. They, after all, have discriminating taste when it comes to food. Some attempts of these food places were […]

A letter to my 18-year-old self

September 9, 2011 by


Written by Gail Rae Javier Dear 18-year-old Gail, I hope this message finds you well. I’m writing to you from almost 7 years down the road, from my friends’ apartment somewhere in the central business district. It’s too late to go home now, so I had to stay here until tomorrow morning. Time is about […]

Davao Readers Haven

September 7, 2011 by


Written by Jesse Pizarro Boga Images by Bam Baraguir of Mindanao Times This article was first published in Our Mindanao.  Technology offers us the opportunity to read books via electronic devices like Kindle and iPad, but we readers would still prefer reading something we can touch, smell, and even tear. Futuristic books are not yet quite ready […]

Young forever

August 21, 2011 by


Written by Erwin Oliva When do you say you’re no longer young? When you feel half of the people in a room are half you’re age. When you suddenly realize you could no longer jump as high as when you were playing volleyball in College. When you realize you’re choice of color is becoming monotonous. […]

MFF: Call For Entries

August 20, 2011 by


The most recognized and most anticipated annual filmmaking event in southern Philippines is calling for entries for this year’s film festival. The Mindanao Film Festival, an initiative to promote films made by Mindanao-based filmmakers and films about, related to, or shot in Mindanao, is calling for submissions for feature-length films, short films and documentaries. Festival […]