Beyond Jutsu: Naruto and the Politics of War


Approximately two decades ago, the tale of Naruto Uzumaki was born and became an actualization of Masashi Kishimoto’s wild imagination. The series — both in manga and anime — have irrefutably set a standard for the production of shōnen masterpieces not only because of its near-perfect action scenes, but also because of its well-thought character … Continue reading Beyond Jutsu: Naruto and the Politics of War

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Basic Masses Integration & Medical Mission in an Aeta Community


I remember these children of sandy environment of Mabalacat, Pampanga and their facial beams whenever they sing Yeng Constantino's "Ikaw" and their idol Lyca Gaironod's own rendition of songs. I remember their loud laughter whenever we commit errors in pronouncing the words inherent to their dialect and whenever I give explanations for asking me why … Continue reading Basic Masses Integration & Medical Mission in an Aeta Community

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This article was published three years ago under the features page of our high school campus publication, News Gear, where I served as a sports editor and photojournalist.     77 seconds Tick tock tick 77 seconds And my heart beats again ...   "Fly." she said. I did not understand. And then she repeated, "Fly." It was … Continue reading 77 seconds remaining

The 13th UP – Finnish Global Health Course: Day Two


The fact that I would be away again from my family bolted into my head the moment I woke up. I wondered if there was a littlest reason for me to leave, but then I threw all the remaining pretexts I had towards the trash bin. My first morning in Morong, Rizal was surprisingly chilly, … Continue reading The 13th UP – Finnish Global Health Course: Day Two

The 13th UP – Finnish Global Health Course: Day One


Last January 5-11, 2015, I attended the 13th University of the Philippines Global Health Course at Bahay Silungan, Morong, Rizal, Philippines. It was sponsored by the University of the Philippines College of Medicine’s (UPCM) Community-Oriented Medical Education (COME) Unit and Social Medicine Unit (SMU) and by the Peoples’ Health Movement - Philippines and was also … Continue reading The 13th UP – Finnish Global Health Course: Day One

My Fair Lady: A Movie Review


My Fair Lady (1964) Cast: Audrey Hepburn; Rex Harrison; Stanley Holloway; Wilfrid Hyde-White; Gladys Cooper; Jeremy Brett Director: George Cukor Synopsis: Rex Harrison, while playing the same character in this film's Broadway counterpart, is introduced as an arrogant professor in phonetics, Henry Higgins, to Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower seller, who is being played by … Continue reading My Fair Lady: A Movie Review

Masked in Hell


Visit our country. Open your hotel room's television to check out for the latest local news. And when you finally have done it, do not anymore be surprised with what you might see. The Philippines, while being described figuratively as the Pearl in Orient Seas, prides itself for its long tradition of corruption. And as … Continue reading Masked in Hell

Comrade


We sharpshoot and zoom. We capture light through either the standard or the long lens and process it to be a beautiful, visually appealing creation. We urge danger to chase us as we proudly wear a weapon of great value anywhere or around the campus, facing trails, looking for adventures.Honey May is one of my … Continue reading Comrade

The French Revolution and its impacts in the modern Philippine society


The French Revolution of 1789 is a period of socio-political upheavals in France and this is when the ideas of philosophers like those of Edmund Burke, John Locke and Jean Jacques Rousseau contributed to the mainstream exchange of political ideas that mattered even to the poorest French men. The Revolution officially began in 1789; and … Continue reading The French Revolution and its impacts in the modern Philippine society

Luisita’s motherhood


Luisita is a rich mother. She is a woman bestowed by Nature a power, a power to nurture tiny seeds until they all grow roots to courageously stand up, taking pride of their fresh, green leaves against the sun of Central Luzon. She provides her children an advantage to harvest tons of sugar canes, rice, … Continue reading Luisita’s motherhood