Tagumpay

Sa kabila ng pagod at hagulgol, may mga boses na masikip ang yakap sa isipan ni Juan. Ilang buwan na ang nakaraan noong nawala ang kanyang kalayaang gumala at madalas din niyang sinusubukang maging masaya pero ‘di limit ang kalagayan niyang lagi nadudulas paalis sa...

CeLOLOphone

"Apo…" "Apo, gising ka na ba?" "Apo, paano ba ito?" "Apo, paki-ayos nga ito" "Apo, ano nga ang password ko sa fb?' Hayst! Si lolo talaga lagi na lang akong hinahanap, lagi na lang akong miss na miss. 'Yan lang naman ang bumubungad sa akin sa araw-araw at hindi man...

Speech

Speech is a powerful thing. I always remember my grandparents telling me to watch over the things that I utter. Their daughter, my mother, never learned that from them. I remember multiple times where she would hit me. Her palms on my cheek, leaving a red mark on my...

Online Journey

Diego shifts uncontrollably in the bamboo made seat, as he anxiously watches the cellphone battery blinking red. He is in a middle of a class discussion and he didn’t want Ms. Hazel Villa to get mad at him for interrupting the class. Nevertheless, he thought it was...

The Punch

I felt my eyes blazing, suddenly I remembered the anger when someone stole my lollipop when I was 8. Then came the diamonds my mother spoke about. "Exquisite were they created, but the best diamonds are conjured from the heart.” I was crying while my eyes searched for...

Without A Warning

Born in 2005, one would assume that technology was what she opened her eyes upon. You could even argue that she’d choose her phone when given the chance to keep only one thing in life. But that isn’t always the case. Well, at least in her case, it wasn’t. She needed...

In Silence, Someone Answers

Much as Zoom meetings have bridged the gap brought about by the pandemic, muted microphones, turned-off cameras, and silence have been quite the hindrances. However, see how the story will expose the hidden truth behind the mute and the faceless people we see on...

Just Keep Learning

I’m stuck.Quarantine was less scary than it was stressful, and to most kids, boring. It felt like an endless cycle of days that led to nowhere. The same thing every day; wake up, phone, eat, wash dishes, phone, sleep. Then again… and again. Over time, it seemed that...

We Gain Too

The digital world is a sea of unfamiliar faces. You meet someone. You help that someone. In the end, you both gain something. Yet, you have not realized anything.  Last March 2020, schools throughout NCR were forced to shut down in an attempt to reduce the spread...