'Totoo nga ang sinasabi ng iba, you don’t know what you have until it’s gone'
You still believe that it's only the 'bad guys' that will be hurt and somehow that is miraculously determined by vigilantes with guns
We already got the crown, the sash, and the proverbial scepter; the modeling contract, the international exposure, and the bragging rights. So why are we so mad?
'Even though I get eye rolls and sighs of dismissal when I mention your name, I’ve come to terms with the fact that maybe it was meant to hurt like this'
'It was never love you needed, if anything, love burdened you more.'
'To his followers, he's the only one with a backbone, the only who will stand up for his principles and what he wants for the nation regardless of who he angers and disappoints. Or kills.'
'I erased every last bit of you out of my life. I scrubbed so hard that parts of me disappeared too. This is how I move forward. This is how I convince myself I'm okay without you. This is how I fake it 'til I make it.'
Where do we get the license to call one country's deaths senseless and another's set of deaths typical?
'I'm setting you free, finally setting you free. I want your life to be just the way you wanted and needed it to be, even if I won't be part of it.'
'Ganon din naman ang gusto kong pagmamahal e. Yung sigurado at walang pag-aatubili. Yung walang preno'
#UnsentLetters, a newsletter curated by Shakira Sison, now has a short film
'Para kang magnet, masyado ako na-attract sa iyo. Hindi ka naman ganon ka-attractive pero Mahal, nakukuha mo ang atensyon ko'
'Our professional politicians think we don't keep track of their mistakes. Or even if we do, it's not our opinions that matter'
Bibitawan natin lahat ng humahadlang sa atin at magpapasya tayong, "Ito na. Ikaw na. Tayo na."
We ostracize those who think outside the box and say, 'Ikaw na ang magaling!'
'If there is one thing I will never regret, it is falling in love with you'
'If you think I don't love you anymore, you are wrong in the most absolute ways.'
"Maybe, because I know deep in my heart we were never really going to work"
Kalau kamu menyanyangi temanmu yang gay, kamu tak akan mengejek perjuangan seumur hidup mereka dan menjadi tak peduli terhadap permasalahan mereka
'Minsan, may mga taong katabi mo na pero pakiramdam mo nasa ibang mundo. May mga tao naman na talagang malayo sa 'yo pero pakiramdam mo parang nasa tabi mo lagi'
Shakira Sison receives the Lasallian Scholarum Award. Contributor Hazel Delgado Planco is also nominated.
Bagaimana jika kita mengajarkan kepada anak laki-laki kita bahwa komitmen, kontrol terhadap hasratnya, dan menghormati sumpah orang lain adalah apa yang akan menjadikannya laki-laki sejati?
'I have always believed there are only two types of girls in this world: You, and girls who are not you. So in my head I call them by your name and fervently pray that when I open my eyes, the name will match the face and magically I am with you again'
All of a sudden we complain that a religion is pushing its way into our laws and into our government. Haven't we noticed Catholic influence in our government and legislation before?
"I've heard your fears. I've seen your ghosts. I've felt them shake you - how they're pushing yet pulling, keeping you standing where you are. They're the same things that are keeping me still"
An OFW mom sniffs the clothes and embraces them as she puts them in the box - as if she is sending off her hugs and kisses to her babies who sadly won't receive her touch
Tanpa ponsel dalam jangkauan tanganmu dan dengan pasanganmu ada tepat di sampingmu, kamu akan menyadari bahwa hal terpenting dalam hidupmu adalah orang yang bernafas di sampingmu.
Isa na yata sa pinakamahirap na pakiramdam ang mapunta sa purgatoryo sa pagitan ng “kaya pa.” at “suko na”
Minsan nga andaming kong what if. What if ganito ginawa ko, o what if ganito sinabi ko, baka hindi mo ako iniwan
Why are there so many rules meant to protect the honor of girls by controlling them, but no rules for the boys who dishonor them?
Sometimes, letting go feels like having to bleed out the memory of a lost love
After the fanfare, after the loud music is over and the celebrities go home, none of these politicians will stand by us and say, 'I believe you should have what I have'
How do you deal with the loss of your beloved father? One writes an unsent letter
Regardless of your moral judgment, and no matter what she is wearing, no woman deserves to feel vulnerable and defensive while minding her own business on the street
A letter-sender and his best friend have a secret. What is it all about?
And what to make of the speed by which things break and are replaced? There is a certain convenience in buying an inexpensive plastic chair whenever a year-old one breaks, but there must also be a mentality that accompanies it
How do you deal with a ghost from the past that continues to linger?
Would you gamble your heart again? This #UnsentLetter writer went through the high-stakes game of falling in love
LGBT pride means claiming that our lives, relationships, and families are valid. It's showing the world that we are not afraid, that we will no longer hide and feel embarrassed for who we are and who we love.
'I'm sorry I even crossed that line with you, now that I know it means I may never hear your easy laugh again. I have lost you in the saddest and most absolute ways.'
Don't claim to be a friend without taking the responsibility of friendship. This includes protecting your friends' happiness and supporting their lives
Tapos na tayo. At kahit balikan mo pa ang pahina kung saan nakasulat ang kuwento natin, hindi mo na mababago iyon.
'If my son were gay, I wouldn't force my preferences on him. I would know that it's none of my business who he loves and wants to have sex with'