other writings (fiction, feature articles, essays)

Here is a list of my other writings published in different venues.

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MANILA TIMES

Feature articles that appeared at the lifestyle section (Life and Times) of this nationally circulated newspaper in the Philippines.

February 19, 2009 – “‘Living la vida loca,’ Woody Allen style: A film review of Vicky Cristina Barcelona

December 05, 2008 – “Revisiting Ricky Lee’s rerouted roots”

June 27, 2008 – “Drama queens: The women playwrights of Writers Bloc woo words and win wisdom”

May 23, 2008 – “Pride in the name of fashion: Markati Palazzo’s edgewear”

PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER

Feature article that appeared at the lifestyle section of this nationally circulated newspaper in the Philippines.

Sunday Lifestyle (May 07, 2008) – “Living and loving with lesbian pride”

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WOMEN IN ACTION

WiA is a magazine published quarterly by the international feminist media NGO Isis International Manila and circulated in the Asia-Pacific region.

WIA 2006-1 Queering Social Movements and Feminist Theories: “Forcible homonormativity and the (truly free) lesbian existence”

WIA 2003-3 Women in Prisons: “Grief in Gaol: Indigenous women’s incarceration problems in Australia”

WIA 2003-2 Young Women: “My personal, your political, our lesbianism”

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Essays/creative nonfiction pieces:

Neo-verse in my universe” is an essay about my/our batch’s Dumaguete workshop experience in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Silliman Writers Workshop in May 2011

Likhaan Online’s Pulitika Writing in Protest issue (April 2001) –  “Diary of a People Power 2 Survivor: Still a Work-in-Progress” is a creative nonfiction piece on how I witnessed the events leading to the ouster of then President Joseph Estrada while working in a nationally circulated political tabloid

Likhaan Online’s Tribute to NVM Gonzalez issue (November 1999) –“Fat as a literary issue: A semi-gospel according to NVM Gonzalez” is a creative nonfiction piece on my personal interaction with the late National Artist for Literature

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Fiction short stories:

Likhaan Online’s Writing in the New Century issue (January 2000) – “Dissolve” is a rape story set in the film industry (eventually published in print/book form in the Silliman anthology Sands and Coral special issue entitled Futureshock)

Likhaan Online’s Gay lesbian and bisexual writing in focus issue (October 1999) – “Curve Song” is a flash fiction piece on lesbian heartbreak incorporating song lyrics in the narrative

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Er, buy the book so you can read a story/poem contribution of mine? 🙂 Sorry no online versions available.

“Aperture” featured in Anvil Publishing’s FAST FOOD FICTION: SHORT SHORT STORIES TO GO (2003) edited by Noelle Q. De Jesus — a flash fiction piece about a gay man retrieving blackmail photos from his ex-lover

“Tea and empathy” featured in Anvil Publishing’s GROWING UP FILIPINO: STORIES FOR YOUNG ADULTS (2003) edited by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard — about a Filipino child’s interaction with their house help, a fixture in Filipino households

“Piano Soliloquy” featured in Milflores Publishing’s SAWI: FUNNY ESSAYS, STORIES AND POEMS ON ALL KINDS OF HEARTBREAK (2007) edited by Ada Loredo, BJ Patino and Rica Bolipata-Santos — a flash fiction piece about a lesbian’s first time to deal with heartbreak from a failed relationship with her very first girlfriend

“Color their world” featured in Milflores Publishing’s VERY SHORT STORIES FOR HARRIED READERS edited by Vicente Groyon — a flash fiction piece about an accident in a Fil-Am home that happened with an effeminate boy and his younger sister who has an American stepdad and a Filipina mother

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I also served as a resource person for the following local and international book publications:

Women and Media: A Critical Introduction by Carolyn M. Byerly and Karen Ross (2006, Blackwell Publishing)

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