Philippines’ Death Penalty – An Overdue Discourse

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Perhaps it’s all the arguments I hear whe crossing the hallway. Maybe I merely blow up when I’m fed up. But here we are. Excuse me if I go off on tangents.

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REFLECTING: Surgeons Do Not Cry

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Surgeons Do Not Cry is a book that focuses on the author’s experiences as he takes on the journey as a doctor in the Philippines. The book starts with Ting Tiongco’s decision to enter the school that leads him to UP-PGH, and ends with his decision to leave – and everything he’s learned in between.

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#MarcosNOTAHero: Never Again, Never Forget

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I don’t think I even need to bother with a run-down of what has happened the past week. It’s been everywhere: the sudden burial of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at Libingan ng mga Bayani, the arguments, the debates, the rally during Bonifacio Day. Until now I have too many pent-up emotions over everything. 

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The steps to the moral and intellectual high ground aren’t the dead

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Or they might just be. In writing this, I’m adding up to the number of posts musing on the Davao explosion in the Philippines on the Internet. It’s the morning after the explosion at Roxas Avenue left 70 wounded and 14 dead. Fingers are being pointed, from the government to even a TV show, and there are those who used the incident as a means to justify their political stance. Both are already expected to beget ridicule, so here we are, in an exasperating state of affairs in the face of tragedy: provoked, we retaliate, engaging in heated debates; all solidarity forgotten; playing tug-of-war with the bodies.

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