by: Jacob Laneria

“Nannygate”. Basic details of the controversy could be read in Coyle, J. (2015 Dec 1). Trudeau draws flak after his two nannies being put on public payroll. Toronto Star. Retrieved September 11, 2021, from https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2015/12/01/taxpayers-pay-for-trudeaus-nannies-report.html. An important op-ed that links Canada’s child-care policy to its immigration policy is from Tungohan, E. (2015 Dec 4). Nannygate a controversy only because Canada undervalues caregivers. Edmonton Journal. Retrieved September 11, 2021, from https://edmontonjournal.com/news/politics/opinion-nannygate-a-controversy-only-because-canada-undervalues-caregivers/. The two Filipina caregivers are Marian Puego and Marilou Trayvilla.

About the poet Jacob Laneria is currently a lecturer at the University of the Philippines Visayas, Iloilo. Some of his works have appeared in Revolt Magazine, Loch Raven Review, Ani, and Katitikan. His zine of short fiction, Mga Migranteng Sandali, is distributed by Kasingkasing Press. He lives near Iloilo City.


A PLAYTICLE by Fieni Aprilia and ego heriyanto CL: Is romance even necessary?
MC: Well… Surely it isn’t food? So I won’t die without it. But it does have something to do with maturity
MC: According to them,  ACCORDING TO THEM don’t @ me
CL: EXACTLY. I mean, if they think it’s necessary then whatever but it’s so unfair that they keep shoving their preferences as normalcy down our throat (Read More)


SUBMISSION by Jacob Laneria“A poppy also pinned in her chest, she never looks at the press. This day is not for her. Her widest smile only appears when following around the three beautiful children, much more experienced living under the public eye.“ (Read More)


SUBMISSION by Francesco Levato“ T he digital/visual poems are created through erasure of the novel The Scarlet Plague collaged with glitched imagery from everyday life in lockdown. The titles of poems in the series are then derived from objects contained in each glitched still life.“ (Read More)


SUBMISSION by Jacob Laneria“ She was naive then, drawing seemed more fun than actually getting a new pair of shoes
in the box arriving next December.“ (Read More)