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What is disturbing in this year’s PPP?

Filipinos have always been movie aficionados. Over the years, the branding of Filipino cinema has been infiltrated mostly with cheesy romantic-comedy starring the country’s most famous loveteams; comedies that utilize superficial and condescending jokes; horror films where half the time viewers can already predict where the ghosts will show up; …

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Beyond the Vernacular: The Promise of a Truly Filipino Architecture

Perhaps the finest approach to understanding a country and its people, is by studying, and by understanding its culture: from their history and lore, to their traditions, rituals—their crafts. Though, despite encompassing a broad spectrum of aspects that make up a civilization, “culture,” in this context, may arguably be most …

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Ate Beng

Inside the crammed Atenews office hangs a large portrait of a young lady. It has been with the student publication for more than a decade, displayed on one of its walls as if to give her a perfect view of the clattered papers, the busy computer screens, and the student …

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Why political parties are becoming more senseless

Unlike the conventional common stereotype of politicians in the country, student leaders are seen less cynical in the political arena. Even in the political parties, politicians are highly demeaned as criticisms like trapo, biased, and gasgas go overboard, while the masses continue the outcry for more mechanisms to change these frustrating acts …

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A look back at Die Beautiful: Empowerment of transwomen beyond mainstream means

  Last year’s selection for the Metro Manila Film Festival 2016 (MMFF) features a lineup of never before seen wave of films in the previous years. But what seems to intrigue people most is Jun Lana Robles’s Die Beautiful, a film revolving a trans-woman’s struggles in the modern Filipino society. …

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A tuition-girl’s gamble

  “Mga gwapa na sila. Di gyud nimo mailhan nga ga ingun-ana diay sila (They’re all so beautiful that it’s hard to tell that they actually do that).” This is just one of the many lines that imply that the business behind closed doors and twisted sheets is thriving. In …

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Electronics in agriculture: Better solutions

“Help the farmer itself. They plant to feed you.” The seminar entitled “Agriculture Applications in Electronics” given by Engr. Apollo Ian David last Aug. 3, 2016 in Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU) ended with this quote from President Rodrigo Duterte. The said event was attended by the members of the …

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Overshadowing advocacies: Downside of the Intrams pageant

Things have changed in the celebration of the yearly-awaited Ateneo Fiesta. Aside from the integration of the school’s Intramurals or mostly known as Palarong Atenista, events such as the Search for the Ateneo Intramurals Ambassadors were included to make the celebration more diverse, inclusive and representative of the different divisions. …

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