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Genius with a heart, intelligence with a conscience

Published in Taking The Plunge
Published 8:30 PM, Mar 28, 2015
Updated 12:28 AM, Mar 30, 2015

Never let others set the agenda for you, and that is true in journalism as it is in life

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Eid’l Adha: Use Allah’s name only for good

While condemning all violence done in the name of Allah, mortuary officer Safrullah Macaindig makes sure that Cayamora Maute – alleged funder of the Maute terror group – is given proper burial rites

That Filipino-style 'Y' kick in Mixed Martial Arts

Yaw-Yan, a traditional mixed martial arts, gets its roots from the words 'dance' and 'death'

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Their truth is theirs to believe in

Published in Taking The Plunge
Published 7:30 AM, Feb 08, 2015
Updated 10:13 AM, Feb 08, 2015

This, of course, does not mean we let go of our responsibility to question

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Eid’l Adha: Use Allah’s name only for good

While condemning all violence done in the name of Allah, mortuary officer Safrullah Macaindig makes sure that Cayamora Maute – alleged funder of the Maute terror group – is given proper burial rites

That Filipino-style 'Y' kick in Mixed Martial Arts

Yaw-Yan, a traditional mixed martial arts, gets its roots from the words 'dance' and 'death'

More stories

'Exciting times' for the Bureau of Immigration

Published in Taking The Plunge
Published 11:25 PM, Dec 21, 2013
Updated 4:27 PM, Jun 04, 2015

Newly-appointed Immigration Chief Siegfred Mison admits the need for 'a change in culture'

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Eid’l Adha: Use Allah’s name only for good

While condemning all violence done in the name of Allah, mortuary officer Safrullah Macaindig makes sure that Cayamora Maute – alleged funder of the Maute terror group – is given proper burial rites

That Filipino-style 'Y' kick in Mixed Martial Arts

Yaw-Yan, a traditional mixed martial arts, gets its roots from the words 'dance' and 'death'

More stories

#Syria: Commitment, double standard and refugees

Published in Taking The Plunge
Published 2:18 AM, Sep 15, 2013
Updated 4:46 PM, Jun 04, 2015

Megalomaniac rulers have a history of not keeping their word, and the US, a history of employing double standards

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Eid’l Adha: Use Allah’s name only for good

While condemning all violence done in the name of Allah, mortuary officer Safrullah Macaindig makes sure that Cayamora Maute – alleged funder of the Maute terror group – is given proper burial rites

That Filipino-style 'Y' kick in Mixed Martial Arts

Yaw-Yan, a traditional mixed martial arts, gets its roots from the words 'dance' and 'death'

More stories

Syria and the just war theory

Published in Taking The Plunge
Published 11:21 PM, Sep 07, 2013
Updated 4:50 PM, Jun 04, 2015

Is armed intervention in Syria justified on humanitarian grounds?

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Eid’l Adha: Use Allah’s name only for good

While condemning all violence done in the name of Allah, mortuary officer Safrullah Macaindig makes sure that Cayamora Maute – alleged funder of the Maute terror group – is given proper burial rites

That Filipino-style 'Y' kick in Mixed Martial Arts

Yaw-Yan, a traditional mixed martial arts, gets its roots from the words 'dance' and 'death'

More stories

Is the Philippines really gay-friendly?

Published in Taking The Plunge
Published 3:00 PM, Jun 14, 2013
Updated 4:58 PM, May 17, 2015

'The moment that we (LGBTs) step out and demand rights that heterosexuals enjoy, we become a threat because we no longer fit the stereotype'

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Eid’l Adha: Use Allah’s name only for good

While condemning all violence done in the name of Allah, mortuary officer Safrullah Macaindig makes sure that Cayamora Maute – alleged funder of the Maute terror group – is given proper burial rites

That Filipino-style 'Y' kick in Mixed Martial Arts

Yaw-Yan, a traditional mixed martial arts, gets its roots from the words 'dance' and 'death'

More stories

Why we must protect our seas

Published in Taking The Plunge
Published 11:55 PM, Jun 08, 2013
Updated 3:49 PM, Apr 13, 2015

Philippine fish stocks are depleting as a result of overfishing and habitat destruction

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Eid’l Adha: Use Allah’s name only for good

While condemning all violence done in the name of Allah, mortuary officer Safrullah Macaindig makes sure that Cayamora Maute – alleged funder of the Maute terror group – is given proper burial rites

That Filipino-style 'Y' kick in Mixed Martial Arts

Yaw-Yan, a traditional mixed martial arts, gets its roots from the words 'dance' and 'death'

More stories

Online civic engagement: Is it for real?

Published in Taking The Plunge
Published 1:18 AM, Oct 13, 2012
Updated 10:41 PM, Mar 20, 2015

We are now able to enter what used to be the exclusive domain of the media. More importantly, we are able to set the agenda according to what matters to us, and frame the agenda in a way that it reflects our collective voice.

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Eid’l Adha: Use Allah’s name only for good

While condemning all violence done in the name of Allah, mortuary officer Safrullah Macaindig makes sure that Cayamora Maute – alleged funder of the Maute terror group – is given proper burial rites

That Filipino-style 'Y' kick in Mixed Martial Arts

Yaw-Yan, a traditional mixed martial arts, gets its roots from the words 'dance' and 'death'

More stories

An ode to my journalism education

Published in Taking The Plunge
Published 10:43 PM, Jun 28, 2012
Updated 7:07 PM, Jun 04, 2015

I take pride in my journalism education more than ever before. We are taught how things are supposed to be. That we are reform-oriented, constantly challenging the status quo and promoting developmental goals.

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Eid’l Adha: Use Allah’s name only for good

While condemning all violence done in the name of Allah, mortuary officer Safrullah Macaindig makes sure that Cayamora Maute – alleged funder of the Maute terror group – is given proper burial rites

That Filipino-style 'Y' kick in Mixed Martial Arts

Yaw-Yan, a traditional mixed martial arts, gets its roots from the words 'dance' and 'death'

More stories

[Father's Day] Two lessons from my politician-dad

Published in Taking The Plunge
Published 7:45 PM, Jun 07, 2012
Updated 4:46 PM, Jun 22, 2015

What's it like to have a dad who's also "dad" to the rest of the world?

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Eid’l Adha: Use Allah’s name only for good

While condemning all violence done in the name of Allah, mortuary officer Safrullah Macaindig makes sure that Cayamora Maute – alleged funder of the Maute terror group – is given proper burial rites

That Filipino-style 'Y' kick in Mixed Martial Arts

Yaw-Yan, a traditional mixed martial arts, gets its roots from the words 'dance' and 'death'

More stories
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