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Ending the Cycle

You’ll definitely see it coming. Their catchphrases dominating radio airtime, until you find yourself unconsciously singing their jingles as you shower. Their sound bites and faces slipping in the middle of your favorite television shows, until remembering said faces, and the promises attached to them, become second nature. Occasional sprinkles …

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Youth’s “I Don’t Care”

“I don’t care.” “Oh, there’s nothing I can do about that.” “I’m too busy to get myself involved out there.” “What will I get from this?” “I simply just do not care.” These are familiar lines we undeniably spit out on a daily basis, silently or out loud and consciously …

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To a Better Year

2014 had been an avalanche of both surprising and dreary events for the country—consecutive calamities, heated discussions on corruption issues, international agreements, and sports victories, to name a few. Globally, we also dealt with the outbreak of the Ebola virus, consecutive aircraft crashes, national threats, insurgent threats, and terrorist attacks, …

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What matters

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College life is the beginning of real life. We acknowledge that our achievements in high school seemingly don’t matter anymore. We understand that diligence is more significant than intelligence. We realize that above all else, we need to be strong. The littlest details will matter. We meet students claiming why …

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SAMAHAN Constitution: Yes or No

Facebook and Twitter now seem to be flooded with posts regarding the proposed SAMAHAN constitution. The proposed SAMAHAN constitution garnered a significant number of criticisms as well as support in social media. You could read posts saying that it would turn SAMAHAN into a bureaucratic and complicated government where everything …

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Why the 2014 SAMAHAN Constitution Plebiscite Failed

The failure of the 2014 SAMAHAN Constitution Plebiscite has nothing to do with its content, nor the apathy of the studentry; not even those who are strongly against it. It is not about the method of elections, its location, or the lack of preparation for the said ratification. In fact, …

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Reaffirming the need for a new SAMAHAN Constitution

History of the Constitution For a brief background, SAMAHAN does have an existing Constitution that they currently follow since 1982. It even predates that of the 1987 Philippine Constitution, thus making it rather outdated in terms of its constitutionality to the latest laws of the land. Not much is known …

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Her body is a commodity

I once laughed at a quote from a woman saying “Bago ko sila mapakain, kakainin muna nila ako.” I didn’t really understand that at first. I thought she was just saying something about how hard it is to work in order to feed a child. But as I went out …

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Why do we need a SAMAHAN Constitution?

by Paolo C. Cansino* While the course of public discussion is gearing already towards examining the specifics of the drafted SAMAHAN Constitution, it is vital for every Atenean to have a deep understanding and appreciation on why a Constitution to govern our student government is being problematized. To be able …

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A slap on the face of democracy

“No law shall be passed abridging the freedom of speech, of expression, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and petition the government for redress of grievances”. This is the line, provided under Article 3 of the Bill of Rights Section 4, that protects …

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