From within, Duterte’s rising tyrannical rule has resulted to the jeopardy of people’s well-being and dignity by its increasing incidence of human rights violations, extra-judicial killings and wanton disregard of the fundamental laws of the land.

One Year Now in Europe

It was supposed to be a short and temporary exile, as I still feel it to be until now. Circumstances and worsening situations for human rights defenders in the Philippines, however, made it to extend my tourist status until I got a residency visa for a period of another one year until I realized that I am already here for a year today. Happy or sad? Not exactly. The feeling is ambiguous but surely thankful.