In this new podcast, Masbate natives Claire Alvarez, Zecah Jade Salvador Malvarosa, and Mary Cris D. Rosero discuss talking in Minasbate, their mother tongue, while in Legazpi City, where they’re getting their undergraduate education in Bicol University.
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In this podcast, Camille Castuera and Kyla Jovellana let their parents—Arthur Eric Castuera and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Coordinator Jonas Jovellana—recound their experience during a calamity in Legazpi City and Guinobatan, Albay.
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I sat in front of my computer,
browsing social media and watching random internet videos, a habit I developed
as I aged. Then I got stuck on a picture that was taken way back in my
childhood, high school days to be exact. It gave me a smile as I looked back at
the time where I got the taste of the real world. It filled me with nostalgic
delight, the next hour spent staring at the ceiling while reminiscing. Then it
hit me, I wanted to write you a letter. So I grabbed my phone and started
Continue reading “A Bond As Strong As Blood”
Being a Pokémon and animé fan, I think it will look interesting to put those two together. Here are my drawings of Nidoran, Squirtle, and Nidoqueen.
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Depression and anxiety, two sides of the same deadly coin. People say you can’t get one without the other. These twins were birthed through mental anguish or trauma, a byproduct of childhood fears or social isolation. Both are equally deadly by themselves and together. Being afraid of everything while being afraid of nothing is the scariest feeling you can ever have.
Continue reading “The Monster In My Head”
May mga pagkakataon na kinaiingitan ko ang ulan, lalo na kapag sumasabay sya sa aking kalungkutan. May mga pagkakataon kasi na hindi ko kayang lumuha kahit labis na ang kirot na aking nararamdaman. Yung kahit sobrang punong puno na ako, di ko parin kayang pakawalan ang mga luhang kailangan nang lumaya para ang puso ko naman ay gumaan.
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LEGAZPI CITY—The local government of Albay, through the Legazpi City police, implemented a traffic rerouting dry-run for public utility jeepneys with routes from Daraga to Legazpi City and vice versa last Sep. 4, drawing ire from both commuters and drivers.
Nilo S. Berdin, Legazpi City chief of police, said that the rerouting is for the fair and equal distribution of vehicles in the area and the province’s effort to lessen the traffic going to and from Legazpi City.
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(istorya nina Rey Anthony Ostria buda Nomer Corporal; kurit ni Mark Francis Banay)
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Sa pagpadagos kang madugo buda kontrobersyal na gyera kontra droga ni Presidente Rodrigo Roa Duterte, dae mapupugulan ang pagluwas kang mga protestang pelikula. Lampas duwang taong puon kang magtukaw si Duterte bilang payo kang estado, nagkaigwa kitang “BuyBust” ni Erik Matti, direktor man kang “On the Job” (2013) buda ang horror na “Seklusyon” (2016) na pareho man igwang social commentaries.
[Ang ribyung ini ay igwang minor spoilers kang inot na treinta minutos kang pelikula, pero hanggang mapu-pwede, bawas ang dakulang spoilers. Pwede niyo ining basahon na mae-enjoy niyo pa man guiraray ang twists and turns kang pelikula.]
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(Text by Rey Anthony Ostria; Illustration by Mark Francis Banay)
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