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How Activism Helped Me Excel in My Studies

By Javan Poblador / August 2, 2020 / 0 Comments

How Activism Helped Me Excel in My Studies by Joshua Villalobos Bacolod City   “Mag-aral nalang kayo!” That’s the immediate response of people who are either against the cause you are fighting for or just hate to see people who are strong enough to stand their grounds and fight for what they believe is right. […]

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The Faith of a Thinker

By Javan Poblador / July 26, 2020 / 0 Comments

The Faith of a Thinker By Rado Gatchalian Sydney, Australia   faith (n.) mid-13c., faith, feith, fei, fai “faithfulness to a trust or promise; loyalty to a person; honesty, truthfulness,” from Anglo-French and Old French feid, foi “faith, belief, trust, confidence; pledge” (11c.), from Latin fides “trust, faith, confidence, reliance, credence, belief,” from root of […]

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Pandemic Fuels Domestic Violence

By Javan Poblador / June 29, 2020 / 0 Comments

Pandemic Fuels Domestic Violence by Glemir Sordilla Bacolod City   In a serene night, most people are enjoying their cozy sleep, not in our neighborhood though. Most of the time, all that can be heard are glasses shattering followed by shouts and incoherent wails. It took a lot of convincing from us so the wife […]

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Being a Nontheist in a Catholic School

By Javan Poblador / June 27, 2020 / 0 Comments

Being a Nontheist in a Catholic School by Joshua Villalobos Bacolod City     While state universities and colleges are still on the rise, it is an undeniable fact that when a student wants quality private education, the religious educational institutions are the “go tos”. That’s why many of us nontheists, atheists, agnostics, who want […]

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Stuck In Reverse

By Javan Poblador / June 25, 2020 / 0 Comments

Stuck In Reverse by Rachelle Charlaine Cebu City I had an average Distinction grade in Bachelor of Visual Arts at Monash University, I was invited by the Dean to dinner for top students, but I could not finish the remaining two years because of family issues regarding having a relationship with a Muslim student there. […]

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HAPI-NorthMin: Pa Champorado Kai Kid

By Javan Poblador / June 23, 2020 / 0 Comments

HAPI-NorthMin: Pa Champorado Kai Kid by Johnny L. Denden Cagayan de oro City, Misamis oriental.   Children are one of the most vulnerable sectors in our society when there is a crisis, especially in a developing country. We experience that one of the common problems in times of pandemic is food security.   Families are […]

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Finding an Excuse for Racism #BlackLivesMatter

By Javan Poblador / June 21, 2020 / 0 Comments

Finding an Excuse for Racism #BlackLivesMatter Written by Donna T. Darantinao Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental   As one is born into a specific culture, it is automatically presumed that he or she is to follow its requisites in order to be accepted through and through in every aspect. Of course, in these said cultures, we […]

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Plastic-Free and Sustainable Market? Local City Shows Us How It’s Done

By Javan Poblador / June 18, 2020 / 0 Comments

Plastic-Free and Sustainable Market? San Fernando City La Union Shows Us How It’s Done By Steven A. Angelo and Christa I. De La Cruz San Fernando City, La Union   The usage of plastic bags has caused both convenience and inconvenience in our daily lives. It caused environmental hazards as most plastic bags do. The […]

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Youth: The Core of Humanism

By Javan Poblador / June 16, 2020 / 0 Comments

Youth: The Core of Humanism by Donna Darantinao Dumaguete City   “I did not start too young.”  It must be a popular belief that the youth is the key to the progression of this ever-changing world. From the tips of pens of martyrs and fallen heroes, they have always seen the future generation as the […]

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The Filipino Mentality

By Javan Poblador / June 14, 2020 / 0 Comments

THE FILIPINO MENTALITY By Rado Gatchalian Sydney, Australia   The word mentality derives from the root word mental, from Latin ‘mens’ which means ‘mind’. The mind is a process in our brain such as thinking, remembering, reasoning, reflecting, and all other cognitive activities. Culturally and sociologically, certain groups of people or races have specific “collective […]

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