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Exclusive: Piolo Pascual breaks his silence on break-up with KC

For the first time since actress KC Concepcion’s interview with Boy Abunda, Piolo speaks about the high-profile break-up to address the controversies raised against him. Here’s the transcript of my exclusive interview […]

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history / journalism / philippines

My interview with National Artist for Literature F. Sionil Jose

National Artist for literature Francisco Sionil Jose was born exactly 87 years ago to this day in Rosales, Pangasinan. I interviewed him two years ago, at the height of the controversy created by President […]

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philippines / politics

My exclusive interview with Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

Disclaimer: Just for laughs! Mark Madrona: Madam President, marami pong salamat sa pagpapaunlak ninyo sa isang panayam ngayong araw dito sa St. Luke’s Medical Center. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo: It’s my pleasure to speak […]

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journalism / philippines

Sunshine Plata: A Trailblazer in Coffee Painting

I did the interview with Filipina coffee painter Sunshine Plata two years ago. It is one of the most memorable interviews I did to date. In this feature article, Ms Sunshine talks […]

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commentary / journalism / philippines / politics

Is COMELEC lawyer Ferdinand Rafanan being sidelined for speaking his mind?

Recently, there seems to be a concerted effort to sideline Atty. Ferdinand Rafanan within the Commission on Elections (COMELEC). He is the erstwhile head of the poll body’s legal department, which made […]

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journalism / lgbt rights

Rev. Ceejay Agbayani’s thoughts on the Bible, LGBT rights, and same-sex marriages

This is a two-part post. Here’s the first one: “MCC-PH’s Pastor Ceejay recalls his days as a seminarian”: http://rightonthemark.wordpress.com/2011/07/17/metropolitan-community-church%E2%80%99s-rev-ceejay-agbayani-recalls-his-days-as-a-seminarian/   Rev. Ceejay Agbayani has been all over the media lately. He has […]

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journalism / lgbt rights

Metropolitan Community Church’s Rev. Ceejay Agbayani recalls his days as a seminarian

Rev. Ceejay Agbayani has been all over the media lately. He has been interviewed by the likes of Karen Davila, Vicky Morales, and Kara David as the administrative pastor of Metropolitan Community […]

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journalism

Recalling my 2009 interview with Filipina coffee painter Sunshine Plata

Almost two years ago, I got the chance to interview Sunshine Plata, a Filipina in her late 20s who’s known for using coffee as a painting medium. How known is she? She […]

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The debate over wearing face shields and our evolving understanding of COVID-19

Starting today, November 16, the use of face shields will no longer be required in areas placed under alert levels 3, 2, and 1 in relation to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. President […]

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#WalangPasok – December 8 2021 declared a special non-working holiday nationwide

Roman Catholics around the world will be celebrating the annual Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary this coming December 8, Wednesday. The said day is a special non-working holiday […]

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Is Rodrigo Duterte about to screw over Bongbong Marcos just like in 2016? – #BotongPinoy2022

With just weeks left before the 2016 national elections, then-Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. was already able to establish a small-but-significant lead over then-Congresswoman Maria Leonora “Leni” Robredo of Camarines Sur in […]

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#WalangPasok – November 12 2021 declared holiday in Valenzuela City

Valenzuela City will be celebrating its 398th foundation anniversary this November 12. The day has been declared a special non-working holiday in the city through President Rodrigo Duterte’s Proclamation 1240. The holiday […]

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