Tag Archive: homosexuality

Why the Philippines is Not Gay-Friendly || Spoken Word

  Spoken Word poetry written for pride week in the Philippines.   Related articles Sham tolerance of LGBTs in PH (opinion.inquirer.net) What It’s Like To Be Gay In The Philippines (thoughtcatalog.com) Filipinos join… Continue reading

Lose Yourself

The toxicity is in the car as it drives, drives itself up the falling streets of Manila. The toxicity is the used napkin that levitates one second as it falls after wiping my… Continue reading


4 August 2012. Katipunan. 9pm. My umbrella has a hole in it. My feet are dirty from the grit of the darkened puddles. Home is many minutes away. 12 by cab. 30 by… Continue reading


Malate, what is you? What is you whose center kills us, dragging sore feet through your doors, newly-laundered from a hard night’s release, what is you? What is you, spiked temptation, whose slaves… Continue reading


I stand before you, naked. With but an unspoken line, the entire city is in a hush. Gone are the rumblings of the cabs dropping off the latest batch of hook-ups. Gone are… Continue reading