Manila Noir

The stories of this anthology are all well-written and diverse in terms of style. Composed of ingenius¬†writers such as Jessica Hagedorn (Dog Eaters) , Budjette Tan (Trese) , Lourd De Veyra ( Super Panalo Sounds!) and others, with their respective writing styles and storytelling, you can’t go wrong on buying this book. Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: MANILA NOIR BY JESSICA HAGEDORN”

The drought-stricken strugglers of Kidapawan


As of this writing, I just read a news that the Philippine National Police (PNP) is bound to a Methodist Church where our poor, miserable farmers took shelter after they have been chased, sprayed with water cannons and worse, fired with rifles to search for firearms. This is because the PNP claims that the protesting farmers are the ones who started the turmoil. Just yesterday, while having breakfast with my family in Doha, Qatar, I was browsing the web when I suddenly got shaken by a newslink stating ” At least 1 dead, many wounded as Police fire on Cotabato human barricade.” with a heartbreaking photo of a bloodied farmer. Continue reading “The drought-stricken strugglers of Kidapawan”