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Gift giving season
by Joseph Gonzales - November 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Still on waste. There is a powerful article titled “The Gift of Death” published by the Guardian in 2012 about “pathological consumption” that’s been making rounds in social media.
Poppin’ plastic
by Joseph Gonzales - November 3, 2019 - 12:00am
It was after I visited an art exhibit in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, which featured plastic particles found inside the stomachs of birds and fish, that I started becoming more conscious of plastic consumption.
Lessons from a martyr
by Joseph Gonzales - October 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Accolades, left and right, front and center, rained down when the news came roaring round that activist Carlos Celdran had passed away at the young age of 47.
American ban
by Joseph Gonzales - September 29, 2019 - 12:00am
Time for a lot of Philippine officials to whisk off to America.
Make-up tips
by Joseph Gonzales - September 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Justin Trudeau's dashing good looks and my own fanhood aside, I find this new issue of him wearing blackface (and brownface) ridiculous.
Typhoon Tirade
by Joseph Gonzales - September 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Typhoon Marilyn is upon us. "Marilyn?" You might ask. Since when did 'Marilyn' become a Filipino name?
Toilet training
by Joseph Gonzales - August 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Let's talk about toilets. Or as they are also called "washrooms" or "comfort rooms".
Exit plan
by Joseph Gonzales - August 11, 2019 - 12:00am
I was talking to Kevin, a Hong Konger, about the unrest currently playing out in their streets.
Customized response
by Joseph Gonzales - August 4, 2019 - 12:00am
The Bureau of Customs has revised the pesky Customs Declaration Form all travelers have to accomplish prior to entering Philippine borders.
Uniform views
by Joseph Gonzales - July 28, 2019 - 12:00am
Gender issues have been the hot topic in the capital lately, what with Pride Month coming and going. But the conversation isn't over yet, as other nuances are made the subject of discourse.
Truth telling
by Joseph Gonzales - June 30, 2019 - 12:00am
It's the end of June, and Pride month has come and gone. In the capital, many embassies such as the Austrian, Dutch, and American delegations to this banana republic unfurled rainbow flags and sponsored a plethora...
Extra'd in HK
by Joseph Gonzales - June 23, 2019 - 12:00am
If there's any direct relation between the reviled Hong Kong extradition bill and the Philippines, that came into clear focus when our former secretary of Foreign Affairs, Albert del Rosario, was held for six hours...
Plastic games
by Joseph Gonzales - June 9, 2019 - 12:00am
There is an alarming report about microplastics going around. I mean the report is going around, not the microplastics. The microplastics are apparently everywhere, not just around. In our stomachs, in our lungs,...
Pricking Pride
by Joseph Gonzales - June 2, 2019 - 12:00am
June is Pride month, and so it might be necessary to take stock of just that: how proud are LGBTs?
Trashy move
by Joseph Gonzales - May 19, 2019 - 12:00am
It seems that if there's one thing our fractious politicians are united on, it's white trash.
Accent judger
by Joseph Gonzales - May 5, 2019 - 12:00am
Filipinos have one of the world's sexiest accents?
The candidate is gay
by Joseph Gonzales - April 21, 2019 - 12:00am
A mayor as the next president? Not far-fetched in the Philippine context, as Mayors Estrada and Duterte have proven. What about in the United States?
When does political protest become a criminal act?
by Joseph Gonzales - March 31, 2019 - 12:00am
Did you hear about EggBoy, the young lad from New Zealand who cracked a raw egg against the head of a racist anti-Muslim senator?
Inoculation decision
by Joseph Gonzales - March 17, 2019 - 12:00am
The measles outbreak in the Philippines isn't isolated --it's also happening in other parts of the world.
Gap girl
by Joseph Gonzales - March 10, 2019 - 12:00am
International Women's Day came and went. Not with too much of a bang, as far as my limited tentacles were concerned, but still, without real cause for worry at the apparent absence of major visibility.
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