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Heads “or” tails

Corruption is not an inherent element in a society. It is planted and cultivated. It is a product of choices—our choices. All those money-hungry politicians did not put themselves into those positions. They are incapable of doing that alone. They need a voting mass—a clump of followers who are as self-interested as they are. …

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Sorry scapegoats

The lumad situation is intimate and complex. The evilest thing a civilian could do as a response is to reduce their struggle to an NPA issue. Across Mindanao, lumad communities are fleeing their lands as continued militarization and senseless bloodshed violate the lumad’s sense of safety in their own homes. …

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What Heneral Luna tells us

How Heneral Luna was extended to be shown in cinemas made us wonder what this was all about aside from another movie about a hero textbooks present objectively. We thought Filipinos in general already slipped to dreaming about predictable and misleading trend of local mainstream romantic movies these days. This …

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Indifference, Aylan, and Ateneans

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Human indifference. The latter word is defined by Merriam-Webster as a ‘lack of interest in or concern about something: an indifferent attitude or feeling’. When the body of the three-year old Syrian boy Aylan Kurdi was found ashore on a Turkish beach last week, Europe’s migrant crisis drew international outrage. …

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Entertainment brainwashing

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3rd place On-the-spot Editorial Writing (English) 75th National Student Press Convention (NSPC) Benguet State University, La Trinidad, Benguet Forevermore is a week to its finale, and La Presa became an ideal setting where true love flourishes ala Agnes-Xander tandem. Unknown to many television viewers, La Presa is a fictional place …

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What’s best for her

Teenagers want to be significant in society. We choose our career path and opt to be excellent in it. We become aware of what is happening around us. We take our stand in certain issues in the society and become responsible for what we stand for. We make it a …

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Unfair trade

The Philippines has once again achieved a leading statistic in Asia, this time for having the highest number of environmentalists killed, based on a report by London-based group Global Witness. The report, which highlights the appalling consequence of people trying to combat environmental destruction, describes an unfair power struggle as …

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Ayoko Magmahal: the value of education

A month ago, college students from the University of Santo Tomas (UST) created this slogan sounding like bitter, broken in-love tagline in the social media. This caught the attention of many students thinking it was a trending love hashtag, but it turned out to be a protest: Ayokong Magmahal.. ang …

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Growing up and seeing the world

Imagine looking at planet Earth from afar. It appears like a serene blue ball floating beautifully on an abyss of darkness adorn with stars. The world looks peaceful and delicate; albeit its innocence, planet Earth harbors chaos and destruction within. If you’re standing on the dusty dunes of the moon, …

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New age name-calling

“Kaulaw niya uy. Very un-Atenean.” Recent ADDU culture, at least on how I see it, has far detached itself from the philosophy of its priests. Some students throw around words such as “magis” or “social justice” like buzzwords, eliciting a cheap chuckle or a free ticket out of an NSTP …

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