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Reviving human rights

In May 2019, the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Expression (SOGIE) bill officially became the longest-running bill under the Senate interpellation period in Philippine history (CNNPh, 2019). This bill seeks to penalize discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. The practices considered to be discriminatory are the denial of accessContinue reading “Reviving human rights”

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Confronting worries at MAAP

Embarking into the Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP) has been a double-edged sword that keeps my self-reflecting mind challenged. As I venture into an unfamiliar, yet interesting path, so do the worries I have to handle to keep myself sailing. There have been moments when I space out and think of theContinue reading “Confronting worries at MAAP”

Forgoing his addicting presence

It was a typical day inside the institution. But for her, it was a new day of going to the comfort room as it was her favorite place to go. If for others, the said part of the institution was where people access the toilet and sink for urination, defecation, and other sanitary purposes. ForContinue reading “Forgoing his addicting presence”

Gaze of a timid guy

He was sitting in the corner of his room, laying his feet on the table, which allowed him to see the room across him. It was not accidental; he wanted it to be that way. For there, he could see her effortlessly radiating her pale and soft skin, pointed nose, and tiny yet endearing frameContinue reading “Gaze of a timid guy”