LOOKING ASKANCE
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.
Jailed at the museum
by Joseph T. Gonzales - October 6, 2019 - 12:00am
People close to me know that aside from a legal career, I have been diverting my attentions to the field of art.
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?
Croak for help
by Joseph T. Gonzales - September 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Tell me it's not true. Local officials releasing poisonous toads into our rivers, in the mistaken attempt to address dengue?
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.
Ice it
by Joseph T. Gonzales - July 16, 2019 - 12:00am
So what's the big deal if the United Nations wants to review the country's compliance with its obligation to respect human rights?
Protective chant
by Joseph T. Gonzales - July 7, 2019 - 12:00am
In an unusual story, it is reported that the misbehaving rapper Madame Cardi B has applied to trademark the catchphrase “okurrr”.
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?
Pollster fraudster
by Joseph T. Gonzales - May 26, 2019 - 12:00am
I'm still scratching my head wondering what the heck the outgoing House of Representatives was intending to accomplish when it conducted its online poll on same-sex marriage.
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?
Boycott Brunei
by Joseph T. Gonzales - April 28, 2019 - 12:00am
Last month, Brunei became a brutish society. As in, you know, a society of brutes.
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