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Science & Technology

PHILIPPINE WEEDS: TAWA-TAWA

Weeds are common plants that can sprout almost anywhere. Because of this, it’s easy to assume that they don’t have any benefits. That they only feed off of the nutrients in the soil meant for the other plants in our garden. Today we’ll talk about the Tawa-tawa! What is Tawa-tawa? The Tawa-tawa, also known as […]

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Science & Technology

SYNESTHESIA: BLENDING OF SENSES

Just like how we might hear different things even while we listen to the same track, or see different colors even when we’re looking at the same dress (yes, the blue and black or white and gold dress debate!), we all experience senses differently. Sometimes, our difference in perception is little, but with some individuals, […]

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Food, Health & Fitness

CAN WE IGNORE PAIN?

Pain is one of the most common shared experiences we have as living beings. In fact, only one in 1 million people have no sensitivities to it, or cannot feel physical pain. Some of us are guilty of tolerating it, or brushing it aside when it’s not “too much”. But what exactly is pain, and […]

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Science & Technology

FILIPINO SCIENTISTS EMBRACING CHALLENGES

Filipinos have always been innovative. Filipinos are known for their hospitality and sheer knack for making things light despite adversities. We find ways to make unfavorable situations work for us. Seek answers. Ask. Never cease to learn new things. Steve Jobs said, “Innovation is saying ‘no’ to 1,000 things.” However, this statement may lack the […]

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Politics

LOOK AT DATA FIRST BEFORE LIFTING ENHANCED COMMUNITY QUARANTINE — ABANTE

When it comes to extending the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Luzon, science has found an ally in one of the spiritual leaders of the House of Representatives. House Minority Leader Bienvenido “Benny” Abante Jr. on Sunday said that he supports the position of House Ways and Means Chair Jose Maria “Joey” Salceda, who recently […]

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Politics

REFORM K-12 CURRICULUM – GATCHALIAN

No better. This is how Senator Win Gatchalian sees the Philippines’ performance in the forthcoming Programme for International Student Assessment 2021 (PISA 2021) if no significant reforms are implemented in the K-12 curriculum. In a policy forum evaluating the implementation of the K-12 program, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Basic Education, Arts and […]