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The five people you meet in a jeepney


For frequent jeepney riders, encountering a lot of people and their varying personalities is not a novelty. No matter what route you take—Pasig-Quiapo, Divisoria-Cubao, Lawton-Baclaran, Caloocan-Bulacan, etc.—you’re bound to ride with different sets of folks who have similar habits and circumstances, usually based on where they sit.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in 2BU,Headlines | Read More »

Prose, poetry and the Apo Mabini parade project


Prose and poetry are such different disciplines. Poetry likes to linger, to savor, to sit by the wayside spinning metaphors. Prose likes words, too, but never as the essence itself. Prose is more interested in telling the story, in bringing the tale to its conclusion. A dusting of metaphors is good enough, too many will distract.

Posted: December 30th, 2012 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »