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Laban ng tsuper, komyuter at bayan sa huling buwan ng taon

December 12, 2023

Kahit sabihing layunin ng PUV Modernization Program na paunlarin ang sistema ng pampublikong transportasyon sa Pilipinas, tila hindi nagtutugma ang mga ‘solusyon’ ng gobyerno na nakasaad dito, bagkus ay nagdadala ito ng marami pang problema at maaring maging sanhi ng mas matindi pang krisis sa bansa.

Modernisasyon para kanino?

November 22, 2023

Nasa pangatlong araw na ang malawakang welga ng mga drayber at opereytor ng dyip para tutulan ang programa ng pamahalaan na modernisasyon ng transportasyon at jeepney phaseout. Sa kabila ng kawastuhan at saklaw ng welga, ang patuloy na naratibo ng Department of Transportation: Makasarili ang mga nagwewelga sa pagpigil ng modernisasyon samantalang ikauunlad naman ito ng sektor, ng mga kapwa nila drayber at opereytor, at ng mga pasahero.

The spiteful fangs of Putol

November 17, 2023

Little did I know that my run-in with Putol would put me through the stresses of the Philippine health system.

Understanding the Israel-Palestine conflict: rationale for solidarity

October 14, 2023

As information circulates in media and social media on the Israel-Palestine conflict, factual analysis must prevail; and why must we, as freedom and peace-loving Filipinos, support the Palestinian cause.

Buhay Buhay at Gulay Gulay

October 5, 2023

This illustration is inspired by a visit to an urban poor area in Payatas where they have a container gardening and urban farming program. This is part of the community’s sustainable food security solutions and is an alternative source of income that helps them cope with the high prices of basic goods and services.

Artificial Intelligence, para kanino?

September 14, 2023

Maraming pakinabang sa AI, pero katulad ng pinagdaanan ng mundo sa kasaysayan na rebolusyong industriyal at teknolohikal, palaging ang malaking pakinabang ay napupunta lang sa kumokontrol ng kapital at teknolohiya at hindi sa lumilikha.

Quarter-life crisis musings

September 12, 2023

Transitioning to the next life phase is indeed made more difficult by our already difficult social situation. But here I realize that at quarter life is a tremendous chance for growth.

Ladrilyo

September 11, 2023

Napagtanto ko bigla at hindi maiwasang maihalintulad ang mga magsasaka ng Paradise III sa mga nagkalat na ladrilyo sa lugar.

It Takes Lives to Build a Paradise

July 14, 2023

The farmer families in Paradise III, San Jose del Monte, Bulacan are under threat from competing landlord and oligarchic interests. But they face these daunting challenges with their humble but resolute struggle to assert their right to land and livelihoods.