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The Church won’t bless same-sex union. So what? | OPINION

By Shane / March 17, 2021

On March 15, 2021, Pope Francis of the Catholic Church announced that the Church cannot and will not bless same-sex unions since they cannot “bless sin”. This statement of the “progressive” Pope made it to various leading news outlets garnering different reactions and responses. So what if the Church won’t bless gay unions? No big […]

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What We Can Learn from Jesus

By Javan Poblador / December 24, 2020

What We Can Learn from Jesus by Junelie Anthony Velonta   Many who live the secular lifestyle shun religious texts and teachings. While it is understandable as some texts and beliefs are reminiscent of divisive bronze age traditions, and as such have no place in the modern world where equality is key, those that do […]

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What Does an Atheist Feel Listening to Christmas Songs?

By Javan Poblador / December 9, 2020

What Does an Atheist Feel Listening to Christmas Songs? by Glemir Sordilla Bacolod City   You know you are a Filipino when the “-ber” months come in and you wake up to “whenever I see girls and boys selling lanterns on the streets,” iconic lyrics from Jose Mari Chan’s song. No, I am not kidding. […]

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[OPINION] Anti-SOGIE Advocates Should Stop Fear-Mongering

By Javan Poblador / December 1, 2020

Anti-SOGIE Advocates Should Stop Fear-Mongering by Joshua Villalobos Bacolod City   This is one of the first articles I would write in response to absurd arguments and lies against the SOGIE Equality Law. Fortunately, we don’t have a class in PE so I had the time to construct a response to lies. We cannot allow […]

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From Fear To Fascination

By Javan Poblador / November 13, 2020

From Fear To Fascination by Glemir P. Sordilla Bacolod City   The concept of fear has since plagued the human mind of its existence. How come something has the ability to make you tremble and make you feel dread? To explain fear is complicated it is the uneasiness or the feeling that something bad is […]

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The Passionate Life

By Javan Poblador / October 27, 2020

The Passionate Life by Rado Gatchalian   Your temporal existence necessitates your obligation to enjoy the life given to you. By Nature. Now. To waste it on a meaningless existence is a failure on your part to be grateful for this gift of life. But what is a meaningless existence? To find the answer to […]

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Exodus as Historical Fiction

By Javan Poblador / September 12, 2020

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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The Struggle of Online Education

By Javan Poblador / September 9, 2020

The Struggle of Online Education by Joshua Villalobos Bacolod City   The COVID-19 pandemic has shoved to our throats a modality new to us – the online learning. It should be noted that there are existing effective online education programs prior to the pandemic. Among its implementer is no less than the University of the […]

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Opinions: Keep Your Lips Half-Sealed

By Javan Poblador / August 26, 2020

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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Contagious Superstitions

By Javan Poblador / August 24, 2020

Contagious Superstitions by Glemir Sordilla Bacolod City   As a pungent smell from a tiny insect engulfed our small living room, we already know what we will hear. A groan from my grandmother can be heard following with her statement, that we have heard countless times, “Ara na ang baho ka changaw. May aswang gid […]

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