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Plato's Allegory: Modern Perspective

Plato’s Allegory: Modern Perspective

By Javan Poblador / October 3, 2020 / 0 Comments

Plato’s Allegory: Modern Perspective by Angelo Greñas Batangas   Three years ago, I have encountered the Allegory of the Cave by Plato. There was this uncanny feeling that among all other subjects, it was during Filipino class that I encountered it. I have always considered myself an average junior high school student and  I am […]

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Exodus as Historical Fiction

By Javan Poblador / September 12, 2020 / 0 Comments

Exodus as Historical Fiction by Junelie Anthony Velonta Dumaguete City   Upon first inspection, it would seem that the Exodus story and the Trojan War have little to no similarities to each other. The Exodus deals with the plagues set upon Egypt by the Hebrew god and the exit of the enslaved Hebrews from Egypt, […]

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Semper Gratus — Always Grateful

By Javan Poblador / August 31, 2020 / 0 Comments

Semper Gratus — Always Grateful by Angelo Greñas Batangas   The other day, I was going through a shit ton of old school papers and literary books that were long forgotten; left dusty, and unopened for years. You see, I have this one personal hobby that keeps me from buying my own smartphone — being […]

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Opinions: Keep Your Lips Half-Sealed

By Javan Poblador / August 26, 2020 / 0 Comments

Keep Your Lips Half-Sealed by Donna T. Darantinao Dumaguete City   Being able to think according to how you perceive things is arguably one of the most rewarding things you could ever imagine in this lifetime, not because you necessarily have a say on anything, but because you are actually working your mind to reach […]

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3 Misconceptions in Raising an Unschooled, Secular Child

By Javan Poblador / August 9, 2020 / 0 Comments

3 Misconceptions in Raising an Unschooled, Secular Child by Jong Poblador Dumaguete City   He turned 12 last June. He makes the best oatmeal cookies, talks to his imaginary friend named Fred, crazy hooked on Internet memes…and oh, he’s got long hair (way up to his waist!). His name is Jad, he is un-schooled and […]

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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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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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