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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 access […]

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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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Amplifying Humanism Amid the Pandemic

By Javan Poblador / June 8, 2020 / 0 Comments

Amplifying Humanism Amid the Pandemic by Javan Lev Poblador Dumaguete City The COVID-19 pandemic has rendered the world immobile. The poor and less privileged are even pushed further to a corner. Broken health care systems are exposed. And even bodies are piling up. The country and the world are at war for something we cannot […]

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World No Tobacco Day 2020

By Javan Poblador / June 1, 2020 / 0 Comments

World No Tobacco Day 2020 by Glemir Sordilla Bacolod City   Each year, the World Health Organization (WHO) sponsors World No Tobacco. This event is observed and celebrated globally on May 31 since 1987. Its purpose is to highlight the health risk that the tobacco epidemic caused along with drawing global attention to the policies […]

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Kindness spread faster than COVID-19

By Javan Poblador / May 27, 2020 / 0 Comments

Kindness spread faster than COVID-19 By Eldemar R. Sabete Bacolod City The massive spreading of the current pandemic threatens the existence of every human being but never its capacity to bring out our true humanity. It’s been months now since our government has declared community quarantines and lockdowns throughout the country in hopes that it […]

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A Journey into Atheism

By Javan Poblador / May 23, 2020 / 0 Comments

A Journey into Atheism By Eldemar R. Sabete Bacolod City Growing up in a Catholic family setting means, following the traditional way of living. To conserve, save, and protect the faith are expected to do by every member of the family. It’s natural to be conscious for a child who wants a sense of belongingness […]

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Deadly Fake News

By Javan Poblador / May 10, 2020 / 0 Comments

Deadly Fake News Written by Glemir Sordilla May 10, 2020 Bacolod City, Negros Occidental People around the world are all on high alert since the COVID-19 has been publicized. Imposing lockdowns, countless government policies, and helpful actions to aid the citizens. With my days spent reflecting and observing things in my perspective, most of these […]

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Kaninong Dagat?

By Javan Poblador / May 2, 2020 / 0 Comments

Kaninong Dagat? Written by Junelie Anthony Velonta May 1, 2020 Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental If a friendship requires a person to give up what is theirs, then that is not friendship. In the same vein, if friendly relations with other states requires giving up what is rightfully owned by the Filipino people, then those relations […]

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A Meditation (On the Stupidity of Mankind)

By Javan Poblador / March 21, 2020 / 0 Comments

Written by Rado Gatchalian March 21, 2020 Sydney, Australia “There is something frightening about stupidity; more especially, about stupidity in its mass, organised form.”  – Christopher Hitchens It has been told that IGNORANCE IS BLISS. But if ignorance is a feeling of death – where man has to experience an immediate and endless silence: “Rest […]

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