Stories In Between

Lian Buan

The indignity of the U.S. travel bans is not about our politicians

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Published 1:05 PM, Dec 24, 2019
Updated 1:09 PM, Dec 24, 2019

It's true, it is within the United States' sovereign power to block entry to anyone it wishes. But my migration framework prevents me from unequivocally saying that.

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DOJ 'leaves it to NBI' to decide legality of own probe on Vico Sotto

'The DOJ will monitor and provide such guidance as may be requested,' says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra

SC, DOJ, DILG urged: Issue joint order not to arrest light offenders

'Otherwise we will have a situation where the more we lock people up, we're creating newer problems that we don't really need actually,' says former SC spokesperson Ted Te

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The Papa I lost and found in Japan

Published in Stories In Between
Published 6:55 PM, Jun 16, 2019
Updated 1:12 AM, Nov 02, 2019

When I was 6 months old, Papa was killed in Japan. That was the beginning and end of the story that made up much of who I am.

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DOJ 'leaves it to NBI' to decide legality of own probe on Vico Sotto

'The DOJ will monitor and provide such guidance as may be requested,' says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra

SC, DOJ, DILG urged: Issue joint order not to arrest light offenders

'Otherwise we will have a situation where the more we lock people up, we're creating newer problems that we don't really need actually,' says former SC spokesperson Ted Te

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[OPINION] Should rule of law be an election issue?

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Published 9:00 AM, May 12, 2019
Updated 12:00 PM, May 13, 2019

When legislators believe in the rule of law, everything they do in the august halls of the Senate would be about justice. They will not lie, they will not cheat, they will not steal.

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DOJ 'leaves it to NBI' to decide legality of own probe on Vico Sotto

'The DOJ will monitor and provide such guidance as may be requested,' says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra

SC, DOJ, DILG urged: Issue joint order not to arrest light offenders

'Otherwise we will have a situation where the more we lock people up, we're creating newer problems that we don't really need actually,' says former SC spokesperson Ted Te

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Notes from the courtroom

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Published 5:00 PM, Dec 02, 2018
Updated 3:24 PM, Dec 02, 2018

They say that the justice beat is one of the most boring beats in reporting. I tend to agree. But where it's boring, it's always so insightful.

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DOJ 'leaves it to NBI' to decide legality of own probe on Vico Sotto

'The DOJ will monitor and provide such guidance as may be requested,' says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra

SC, DOJ, DILG urged: Issue joint order not to arrest light offenders

'Otherwise we will have a situation where the more we lock people up, we're creating newer problems that we don't really need actually,' says former SC spokesperson Ted Te

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My migration story: Why I left London and came home

Published in Stories In Between
Published 7:00 PM, Sep 25, 2018
Updated 1:34 AM, Sep 25, 2018

At first I didn't know my story. Two movies helped me get there: 'Never Not Love You,' starring James Reid and Nadine Lustre, and 'Crazy Rich Asians.'

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DOJ 'leaves it to NBI' to decide legality of own probe on Vico Sotto

'The DOJ will monitor and provide such guidance as may be requested,' says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra

SC, DOJ, DILG urged: Issue joint order not to arrest light offenders

'Otherwise we will have a situation where the more we lock people up, we're creating newer problems that we don't really need actually,' says former SC spokesperson Ted Te

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I was denied a U.S. visa, and it's very personal

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Published 9:21 AM, Apr 14, 2018
Updated 11:41 AM, Apr 14, 2018

The embassy officer told me I could reapply if and when my 'circumstances change.' What circumstance has to change before we beat colonial presumptions and call ourselves worthy to travel this world freely?

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DOJ 'leaves it to NBI' to decide legality of own probe on Vico Sotto

'The DOJ will monitor and provide such guidance as may be requested,' says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra

SC, DOJ, DILG urged: Issue joint order not to arrest light offenders

'Otherwise we will have a situation where the more we lock people up, we're creating newer problems that we don't really need actually,' says former SC spokesperson Ted Te

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Finding Eudocia Pulido in her hometown in Tarlac

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Published 7:54 AM, May 21, 2017
Updated 9:51 PM, May 26, 2017

Eudocia 'Cosiang' Pulido's story tugs at the heartstrings of any Filipino who belongs to a clan of overseas domestic helpers

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DOJ 'leaves it to NBI' to decide legality of own probe on Vico Sotto

'The DOJ will monitor and provide such guidance as may be requested,' says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra

SC, DOJ, DILG urged: Issue joint order not to arrest light offenders

'Otherwise we will have a situation where the more we lock people up, we're creating newer problems that we don't really need actually,' says former SC spokesperson Ted Te

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The Atlantic's 'My Family's Slave' should not end with a feast

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Published 5:44 PM, May 18, 2017
Updated 8:06 AM, May 21, 2017

When the issue is slavery, we shouldn't adjust our standards so low that we let a piece go unchallenged for being a memoir

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DOJ 'leaves it to NBI' to decide legality of own probe on Vico Sotto

'The DOJ will monitor and provide such guidance as may be requested,' says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra

SC, DOJ, DILG urged: Issue joint order not to arrest light offenders

'Otherwise we will have a situation where the more we lock people up, we're creating newer problems that we don't really need actually,' says former SC spokesperson Ted Te

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