Articles By
Lance Villarosa
Resorts World Manila attack: The day the mall stood still
Feature // August 9, 2017

The clock turns midnight and with it comes the echoes of gunshots and smokescreens of fire exiting the Resorts World Manila. A horror scene much like in the movies, now so much more visceral and enigmatic, with the suspension of disbelief bordering reality. About a month later and still, that haunting scene resides among the…


When evil meets conventional: The smear campaign
General Elections // July 15, 2017

Beyond the jitters of first timers and the pressures of those trained by the wheel, a candidate’s greatest challenge comes not from the superficial expectations of the electorate, but by the confrontational weight from within. Amid toss up allegations and false hearsays, a candidate’s campaign reveals the inevitable: a hodgepodge of lies packaged as truths….


Head to head
General Elections // July 13, 2017

The candidates running for the Executive Board (EB) which consists five of the highest positions in the University Student Government (USG) have been training rigorously for the past months as they prepare themselves for the campaign period. The students will be the ones deciding on the best type of candidate appropriate for the position, where…


The Book Stop Project: A step in the right direction
Feature // April 18, 2017

Let no more than the usual suspects be a testament to how much the world has technologically changed and otherwise confused the common bookworm of the inexistence of quality, tenable, and time-honored books. With the advent of E-books and personal libraries, a part of society is left out on the timbre that is good readings…


Cutting across the conventional relationship
Feature // March 6, 2017

The strongest of bonds are forged from the fires of the toughest challenges; be it by proximity, societal perception, or just simply superficial incompatibility. These are barriers faced by the modern day Romeos and Juliets who struggle to gain recognition that their love is not so different at its core. When it comes to love,…


Writer’s Recap: Art Fair Philippines 2017
Feature Writer's recap // February 23, 2017

Now on its fifth year, Art Fair Philippines sets its sights on some of the country’s busiest locations, opting for countless extensive multi-media installations, exhibits, and talks around multiple spots in the metro rather than the much more insular and distilled hubs that housed a few paintings and sculptures in its previous iterations. Homes to…


Living with a disability: A blessing or a curse?
Feature // February 16, 2017

Sometimes a normal man’s motivation is another’s limitation. Whether it has done wonders to the former or angst to the latter does little to shed light on how Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) are and should be perceived. It is of no secret that PWDs are cut from a different cloth. Some are able to still…


Strutting in heels: A burlesque drag’s journey
January 7, 2017

The drag scene in Manila is far from dragging. Identity theft is a crime common around the world, but not when it’s done in bars. Behind the comforts of great company and comedic ambiance, impersonation has become a staple among the midnight stages of the metro. Places like Obar and Wicked have become breeding grounds…