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Mikkah Factor

Mikkah Factor

Plastic Horse

“WHAT DO you want to do when you grow up?” His hands shook ever so slightly, but he kept a firm hold on his son as he helped the boy climb the biggest plastic horse in the carousel. The ride has slowly begun, moving in soft circles that made his …

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Zenaida

“Sine-celebrate mo po talaga ‘yung Pasko every year simula noong bata pa po kayo?” “Simula bata pa ako, ang nanay ko [ang nagsasabing] ‘Maghanda tayo sa Pasko.’ Hindi naman ‘yung Paskong handang-handa. Tama na sa amin ‘yung mag-pansit kami, meron kaming fried chicken, o meron kaming spaghetti at tinapay.” “Ano …

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Carlo

“Ngayong year po, paano niyo ipagdiriwang ‘yung Christmas?” “[H]indi lang ngayong year [pero] every year, nagsisimba kami ng mga anak ko kahit noong nasa probinsya kami. ‘Yung mga kapatid ko, nagsisimba kami tapos salu-salo sa bahay. […] Ganoon lang ‘yung paraan ng selebrasyon na meron kami—’yung magkakasama kaming buong pamilya.” …

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Point: Of Breaking and Of the Pen

THE FINGERS of the five-year-old me circled around the straps of my backpack so tightly that my knuckles had visibly gone white. My mother spoke gently but firmly. She said education is essential. Going to school would make me a better person; there I would learn, and when I asked …

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Paki: Starting Anew Despite Old Age

By KRIZIA MAICA G. MAGBITANG AN UNPLEASANT fact in the Filipino society is how common it is for men to commit adultery and how women turn a blind eye. One particular article even remarked at the increasing infidelity rates of married Filipino males and the justification of their act by …

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Gemma

“Ano po ‘yung pinakakinatatakutan niyong mawala sa inyo at bakit?” “Buhay ko. Kasi ‘pag mawala na ako, wala nang mag-aalaga sa mga anak ko.” “Meron na po bang nawala sa inyo na malaki ang naging epekto sa buhay niyo?” “Meron, asawa ko. Namatay na siya. Kaya ako ngayon ang nag-aalaga …

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AB dethrones Educ in Teomasino

By CRIS EUGENE T. GIANAN THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters (AB) claimed the top spot in this year’s Teomasino: Thomasian Theology Quiz Bee after dominating both the elimination and extemporaneous speech rounds Wednesday at the Medicine Auditorium. AB Team composed of Sociology senior Alexandra Azul, History junior Dennis Amarante, …

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Antebellum

IT IS  the calm before the storm. The cold howl of December has arrived and it bellows the last few days of the semester. For every student, it hails icy anxiety and pressurizes them to complete every task there is until the finish line. To some, it constricts the hearts …

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Angelo

“When do you think something has to go?” “When it becomes toxic to your humanity, when you just realized […] na wala nang nangyayari, na continuous na nagiging ewan ka na lang sa mundo, sa pag-cling on mo sa something na hindi naman pala ka-valuable sa‘yo.” “Do you think losing …

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