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We are all Tizons

May 19, 2017 - 9:45 AM

Slavery is wrong, but how do we really treat the Lolas in our lives?

We are all Tizons

#UnsentLetters: I Broke My Own Heart

Jan 16, 2016 - 2:38 PM

'Totoo nga ang sinasabi ng iba, you don’t know what you have until it’s gone'

#UnsentLetters: I Broke My Own Heart

Your life under the next dictator

Jan 07, 2016 - 8:00 AM

You still believe that it's only the 'bad guys' that will be hurt and somehow that is miraculously determined by vigilantes with guns

Your life under the next dictator

#UnsentLetters: Maybe in the hereafter

Jan 02, 2016 - 5:28 PM

What happens when love and faith collide?

#UnsentLetters: Maybe in the hereafter

#MissUniverse2015: We don't know how to be winners

Dec 23, 2015 - 12:03 PM

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?

#MissUniverse2015: We don't know how to be winners

#UnsentLetters: Maybe It Was Meant To Hurt Like This

Dec 19, 2015 - 9:03 PM

'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'

#UnsentLetters: Maybe It Was Meant To Hurt Like This

#UnsentLetters: Tidal Wave of Despair

Dec 13, 2015 - 4:06 AM

'It was never love you needed, if anything, love burdened you more.'

#UnsentLetters: Tidal Wave of Despair

#PHVote: Why is Duterte so appealing?

Dec 10, 2015 - 7:00 PM

'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.'

#PHVote: Why is Duterte so appealing?

#UnsentLetters: The Weeks After I Lost You

Dec 06, 2015 - 11:47 AM

'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.'

#UnsentLetters: The Weeks After I Lost You

#UnsentLetters: Ang Sakit Mong Mahalin

Nov 28, 2015 - 10:36 PM

'Tangina ka. Nababaliw na ako. Ang sakit mong mahalin'

#UnsentLetters: Ang Sakit Mong Mahalin

The empathy divide: Are we desensitized to certain tragedies?

Nov 26, 2015 - 8:11 AM

Where do we get the license to call one country's deaths senseless and another's set of deaths typical?

The empathy divide: Are we desensitized to certain tragedies?

#UnsentLetters: Aftertaste

Nov 22, 2015 - 10:05 AM

'You're just this bad aftertaste I can't wait to get rid of.'

#UnsentLetters: Aftertaste

#UnsentLetters: You Will Always Have My Heart

Nov 15, 2015 - 10:45 PM

'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.'

#UnsentLetters: You Will Always Have My Heart

#UnsentLetters: Walang Preno

Nov 08, 2015 - 10:04 AM

'Ganon din naman ang gusto kong pagmamahal e. Yung sigurado at walang pag-aatubili. Yung walang preno'

#UnsentLetters: Walang Preno

SHORT FILM: #UnsentLetters

Nov 06, 2015 - 9:56 AM

#UnsentLetters, a newsletter curated by Shakira Sison, now has a short film

SHORT FILM: #UnsentLetters

#UnsentLetters: Para Kang Magnet

Nov 01, 2015 - 10:31 AM

'Para kang magnet, masyado ako na-attract sa iyo. Hindi ka naman ganon ka-attractive pero Mahal, nakukuha mo ang atensyon ko'

#UnsentLetters: Para Kang Magnet

They must think we're stupid

Oct 22, 2015 - 9:05 AM

'Our professional politicians think we don't keep track of their mistakes. Or even if we do, it's not our opinions that matter'

They must think we're stupid

#UnsentLetters: Wala Nang Pamamaalam

Oct 17, 2015 - 12:01 AM

Bibitawan natin lahat ng humahadlang sa atin at magpapasya tayong, "Ito na. Ikaw na. Tayo na."

#UnsentLetters: Wala Nang Pamamaalam

What's up with the smart-shaming?

Oct 15, 2015 - 8:14 AM

We ostracize those who think outside the box and say, 'Ikaw na ang magaling!'

What's up with the smart-shaming?

#UnsentLetters: One Thing I Will Not Regret

Oct 10, 2015 - 9:15 PM

'If there is one thing I will never regret, it is falling in love with you'

#UnsentLetters: One Thing I Will Not Regret

#UnsentLetters: I'm So Sorry

Oct 03, 2015 - 5:13 PM

'If you think I don't love you anymore, you are wrong in the most absolute ways.'

#UnsentLetters: I'm So Sorry

#UnsentLetters: The First Letter

Sep 28, 2015 - 3:01 PM

"Maybe, because I know deep in my heart we were never really going to work"

#UnsentLetters: The First Letter

Jadi, kamu memiliki teman-teman gay?

Sep 20, 2015 - 8:19 PM

Kalau kamu menyanyangi temanmu yang gay, kamu tak akan mengejek perjuangan seumur hidup mereka dan menjadi tak peduli terhadap permasalahan mereka

Jadi, kamu memiliki teman-teman gay?

#UnsentLetters: Distansya

Sep 19, 2015 - 12:01 AM

'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'

#UnsentLetters: Distansya

Rappler columnist receives award for best online feature on youth

Sep 15, 2015 - 5:08 PM

Shakira Sison receives the Lasallian Scholarum Award. Contributor Hazel Delgado Planco is also nominated.

Rappler columnist receives award for best online feature on youth

Cara membesarkan anak laki-laki menjadi pria bermartabat

Sep 13, 2015 - 5:56 PM

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?

Cara membesarkan anak laki-laki menjadi pria bermartabat

#UnsentLetters: Parang Sugat

Sep 11, 2015 - 11:54 PM

'Parang sugat na pagaling na, tapos kinamot mo ulit. Dudugo, sasakit.'

#UnsentLetters: Parang Sugat

#UnsentLetters: The thin line between past and present

Sep 05, 2015 - 12:01 AM

'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'

#UnsentLetters: The thin line between past and present

Lessons on religion from the INC protest

Sep 03, 2015 - 8:33 AM

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?

Lessons on religion from the INC protest

#UnsentLetters: Lovers' Leap

Aug 29, 2015 - 12:01 AM

"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"

#UnsentLetters: Lovers' Leap

The real contents of a balikbayan box

Aug 27, 2015 - 8:00 AM

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

The real contents of a balikbayan box

Bisakah kamar tidur menjadi zona tanpa ponsel?

Aug 22, 2015 - 2:21 PM

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.

Bisakah kamar tidur menjadi zona tanpa ponsel?

#UnsentLetters: Purgatoryo

Aug 22, 2015 - 12:01 AM

Isa na yata sa pinakamahirap na pakiramdam ang mapunta sa purgatoryo sa pagitan ng “kaya pa.” at “suko na”

#UnsentLetters: Purgatoryo

#UnsentLetters: It's not you, it's me

Aug 15, 2015 - 12:00 AM

Minsan nga andaming kong what if. What if ganito ginawa ko, o what if ganito sinabi ko, baka hindi mo ako iniwan

#UnsentLetters: It's not you, it's me

From girlhood to rulehood

Aug 13, 2015 - 8:13 AM

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?

From girlhood to rulehood

#UnsentLetters: The Need To Bleed You

Aug 08, 2015 - 12:01 AM

Sometimes, letting go feels like having to bleed out the memory of a lost love

#UnsentLetters: The Need To Bleed You

#KeriBeks: Where gays are the latest political pawns

Aug 06, 2015 - 7:55 AM

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'

#KeriBeks: Where gays are the latest political pawns

#UnsentLetters: Wala Ka Na

Aug 01, 2015 - 12:00 AM

How do you deal with the loss of your beloved father? One writes an unsent letter

#UnsentLetters: Wala Ka Na

#UnsentLetters: Masakit Daw Mangarap

Jul 25, 2015 - 12:01 AM

"Walang imposible kapag nangangarap ka pa lang"

#UnsentLetters: Masakit Daw Mangarap

'Hi, sexy!' is not a compliment

Jul 23, 2015 - 7:00 AM

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

'Hi, sexy!' is not a compliment

#UnsentLetters: Ang sa atin na hindi nila maaagaw

Jul 18, 2015 - 12:01 AM

A letter-sender and his best friend have a secret. What is it all about?

#UnsentLetters: Ang sa atin na hindi nila maaagaw

The years before plastic

Jul 16, 2015 - 8:15 AM

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

The years before plastic

#UnsentLetters: Loving you is a vice

Jul 12, 2015 - 11:25 AM

'Even after we part, I still feel you in my veins.'

#UnsentLetters: Loving you is a vice

#UnsentLetters: Never completely mine

Jul 04, 2015 - 12:01 AM

How do you deal with a ghost from the past that continues to linger?

#UnsentLetters: Never completely mine

#UnsentLetters: Puso ko ang isinugal ko

Jun 27, 2015 - 11:30 PM

Would you gamble your heart again? This #UnsentLetter writer went through the high-stakes game of falling in love

#UnsentLetters: Puso ko ang isinugal ko

For the LGBT community, pride is the opposite of shame

Jun 25, 2015 - 8:15 AM

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.

For the LGBT community, pride is the opposite of shame

#UnsentLetters: The greatest loss

Jun 21, 2015 - 4:04 AM

'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.'

#UnsentLetters: The greatest loss

How to be a true friend to LGBT folks

Jun 18, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Don't claim to be a friend without taking the responsibility of friendship. This includes protecting your friends' happiness and supporting their lives

How to be a true friend to LGBT folks

#UnsentLetters: Ang kabullshitan ng closure

Jun 13, 2015 - 12:01 AM

Tapos na tayo. At kahit balikan mo pa ang pahina kung saan nakasulat ang kuwento natin, hindi mo na mababago iyon.

#UnsentLetters: Ang kabullshitan ng closure

If I had a gay son

Jun 11, 2015 - 8:00 AM

'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'

If I had a gay son