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How Deep-Rooted Filipino Traditions Impact Us as Individuals

Here is a harsh truth: subjecting Filipinos to unnecessary customs can end up hurting them in the long run. While “unlearning” takes time, it is possible for my fellow Pinoys to disregard some of the traditions that their siblings, parents, and other community members have inadvertently demanded of them. Like customs in any other culture, …

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I Hyphenated My Surname as a Married Woman. It Wasn’t Easy. | OPINION

In a world where traditions and societal expectations often dictate our choices, it’s not uncommon for individuals to feel doubt and face scrutiny when deviating from the norm. Recently, I found myself in a similar situation when I decided to process a government document to hyphenate my surname. Personally, I dread the process of changing …

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Your Leader is You.

Your Leader is You. By Donna T. Darantinao HAPI Scholar Often, we are told that choosing the people to govern your country is not on par with the connections you have already established for years now. “Why should your choice of leaders affect your relationships when they do not even directly affect your life?” they …

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