Category: Sunday Spotlight

Against Martial Law Revisionists

The Philippines held its national election last May 9th and while election coverage has died down a week later, there are a few alarming revelations. Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte won about 39% of the country’s votes for president; hailed as ‘The Punisher’ by the Time magazine, the mayor of Davao (a city in the Southern part of…

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Awe at the undeniable fact that I will forever be the son of a fiercely beautiful woman. Awe at knowing just how exquisitely she prepared me to live and write my way into this world. And yes, her absence hurts, but her presence – and I feel it more and more each day – her presence moves me forward. (Saeed Jones)

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May Day: Poetry for the Workers

May 1st is International Workers’ Day, a symbolic day to commemorate, celebrate and continue the struggles of workers around the world. Currently, it is celebrated in 80 countries including Nigeria, Egypt, India and Chile, and it is also celebrated widely in the Philippines where a labor group has named themselves Kilusang Mayo Uno (May 1st Labor Movement). It…

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