Review: Citizen Jake

Citizen Jake is an important film in today’s Pilipinas. It is a bleak but necessary look at the cycle of abuse and power in the country. It confronts the audience with blatant truths disguised as fiction and offers no way out nor redemption for the characters. Citizen Jake is political but it does more than…

Statement: Bloggers for Freedom

We, concerned Filipino bloggers, stand for the rights to free expression and to free speech. And our first responsibility is to protect these rights. We thus stand with Rappler, its right to exist, the rights of its working journalists and contributors, and the rights of its community of readers. We stand against moves to silence…

Taking a stand

When I was in college, I joined the League of Filipino Students (LFS), a group known for protesting against state injustices and fighting for the rights of the poor and marginalized Filipinos. It never felt like it was a good fit for me. During discussions about how certain laws were supposed to be unjust, I…

Taking back the internet from the trolls

In the digital age, both information and misinformation are readily available for anyone with a computer or a smartphone. Discerning what is real and what isn’t is not always easy especially for digital novices because there are websites and social media pages that are created with the intent  to deceive.  This kind of deception has…