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HAVE A BREAK. DRINK LEMONADE.

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. We often hear this proverbial phrase, but we may not be giving enough credit to its positive meaning. We already know, by now, that living is relatively easy. What’s hard for me may be easy for others, and vice versa. We would regularly face challenges of varying difficulties. […]

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PRIDE CELEBRATIONS YOU CAN GO TO THIS WEEKEND

Two big celebrations of Pride marches will simultaneously happen within Metro Manila this coming Saturday. Metro Manila Pride, a non-partisan and not-for-profit organization, will hold this year’s March & Festival on CCP Open Grounds in Pasay City this coming Saturday, June 25. Another group, Pride PH, will be mounting a Pride celebration in partnership with […]

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PRESS PLAY: THREE CONTROVERSIAL SONGS

Music influences people and culture. Even in places that technology could no longer reach, music still thrives. No matter how far you go, music always seems to catch up with you, whether in prayers, rituals, or daily accounts of living. Music has been influencing our lives. Sometimes in ways, we don’t expect. When we listen […]

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PART 2: (NOT SO) BASIC SOGIE 101

Before proceeding with this article, please read Part 1: (NOT SO) BASIC SOGIE 101. In this article, we will continue to discuss the remaining two subjects of the ever-controversial and timely SOGIE. As discussed in our previous article, SOGIE stands for Sexual Orientation Gender Identity & Expression. In some countries, like the Philippines, we also […]

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NU VERSUS LA SALLE: TALE OF TWO COMEBACKS

A very fitting matchup. Two teams are arriving this Saturday, June 18, 2022, to open the finals of the Season 84 UAAP Women’s Volleyball Tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena. In a best-of-three series, the number one-seeded National University, and the number two-seeded De La Salle University are befittingly set to come back to […]

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PART 1: (NOT SO) BASIC SOGIE 101

In the Philippines, June is Pride month. People from marginalized sectors, color, diverse sexual orientations, and gender identities, or SOGIE march on the streets to celebrate their existence and raise their voices for issues that affect our society. It has been the same call for almost three decades now since the birth of the movement […]

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SOMETHING HAS TO BE SAID ABOUT ‘TOP GUN: MAVERICK’

Sequels usually pale in comparison to its predecessor. In the case of Top Gun: Maverick, it is anything but close to that notion. First off, good thing my dreams of becoming a naval aviator did not come into reality. I would have ended up feeling frustrated with the film. That said, it’s a big-screen drama—whether […]

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UAAP SEASON 84 WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL SEMIS BEGINS JUNE 14

The UAAP Season 84 Women’s Volleyball semifinals will begin June 14 with a stepladder format. With the National University’s season sweep that earned them an outright finals berth, this signals their comeback as queens of volleyball since their last championship 65 years ago, in 1957.  The final four teams will battle it out to win […]

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WHAT WOULD DENNY DO?

Insert the key to the keyhole. Twist the knob. Push the door open. Denny switches the light on before staring blankly at the empty table adjacent to the entrance. He dropped his keys to the foyer while reaching his right foot to remove his shoe untied. He just came from another interview. His eighth this […]

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FILIPINO FOOD RANKED 19th AMONG TOP CUISINES WORLDWIDE

Panlasang Pinoy gets another limelight on the international food table. This, after food & lifestyle website, Taste Atlas, ranked Filipino food in 19th place, with a score of 4.38. The score was based on users’ ratings of the country’s food and beverage offerings. The list was dominated by European countries, with Italy taking the top […]