Taks Barbin
Discontent A Collection of Essays [en]


This zine is a collection of essays I have submitted to Transit Dialog, a Facebook platform where people who write in English can have their pieces published. I would like to thank them for inspiring me to write freely (although there’s a length limit). I also thank the unnamed graphic artists who added life to my words by creating visuals.


Dec 4, 2023 Read the whole text... 34 pp.

Manifesto of PAGLAYA A manifesto for a libertarian youth organization in the Polytechnic University of the Philippines and its communities [en]


PAGLAYA is a university-based anarchist community organization that explores, imbibes, and prefigures libertarian practices.


Mar 12, 2023 Read the whole text... 4 pp.

Isko Margal
Atin Ang Kampus, Atin Ang Oras: Militar Layas! [en]

“What you see, what you feel, what you hear; when you leave, leave it here.”

For many people who have participated in Reserve Officer Training Corps, this phrase is familiar, almost intimate. It is an oath to secrecy, as much as an oath can be rendered under duress. This golden rule, as it is called, is used to justify or at least defend abuse of power by those in power themselves. It is one thing to be security-minded, to protect the interests and safety of the group from those who seek to malign it. It is quite another to set aside their lived experiences and senses of morality, only to replace them with memories that are left behind in the designated office of the corps, or in the minds of those who have to deal with the consequences for time to come.


Dec 16, 2022 Read the whole text... 5 pp.

Bandilang Itim Collective
To Pay is to Die The Threat of Student Debt and Homelessness [en]

We at Bandilang Itim stand in support with the student organizations from the De La Salle University,[1] and the University of the Philippines.[2] In these trying times, university institutions must adapt to the so-called “new normal” in a way that accommodates their students. This means accounting for the students’ varying conditions. Some students may be under financial or emotional stress due to the Extended Community Quarantine (ECQ). Others lack access to reliable internet connectivity to continue with online classes and securing one may become yet another financial burden.


Apr 21, 2020 Read the whole text... 6 pp.