Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold

Columbine High School Massacre

18 years ago, on 20 April 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold stormed Columbine High School with pipe bombs and gunshots. They killed 12 students, a teacher, injured 21 people, and committed suicide after. The day coincided with Hitler’s birthday and the release of KMFDM’s album, “Adios“. No one saw it coming. The massacre became Read more about Columbine High School Massacre[…]

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Desaparecidos

Desaparecidos, in Spanish, means disappeared or missing. It is a term used for the victims of forced or involuntary disappearances. Forced or involuntary disappearance is the secret abduction or imprisonment of a person. Most of the victims are political or union leaders, or outspoken activists. Usually, perpetrators abduct, detain, torture, kill, and dispose of their Read more about Desaparecidos[…]

Photo taken during the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution

A Successful Coup d’Etat Known As The 1986 EDSA Revolution

I was in 4th year high school then when a successful coup d’etat known as the 1986 EDSA Revolution happened. It was a weekend of late February, I was watching Discorama hosted by the APO Hiking Society past 6:00 pm, when Jim Paredes announced that there will be a flash report coming in that would change Read more about A Successful Coup d’Etat Known As The 1986 EDSA Revolution[…]

Jeanett Reyes

One Act, Two Crimes

Four women were on their way to Bangkok, Thailand Sunday evening, 2 January 2017, for a vacation together with their “employer” named Jeanett Reyes. But they were intercepted by the Bureau of Immigration after they were interviewed at the airport. Why and what happened? BACKGROUND Last December 2016, another typhoon hit the Philippines damaging houses and Read more about One Act, Two Crimes[…]

Lim Seng: Death by Musketry

The Public Execution of Lim Seng

44 years ago, on the early morning of 15 January 1973, an 8-man firing squad shot the convicted Chinese drug lord Lim Seng at Fort Bonifacio. The event marked a historical first in the country’s penal history as being the first and only public execution during Martial Law. Around 5,000 people witnessed the execution, including journalists Read more about The Public Execution of Lim Seng[…]

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Robbery: My First Brush With Crime (As a Victim)

This was the first time in my life to experience robbery inside our home. 12 January 2017, probably around 1:30 am, I was asleep. Hours earlier, at around 10:20 pm, I informed my employer on Skype that I’ll be absent so I could rest to make up for the lack of sleep during the past few Read more about Robbery: My First Brush With Crime (As a Victim)[…]