Category: Opinion

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Eurovision 2014

Image Source: http://goo.gl/YOf5nc The Eurovision Song Contest has always been a night full of music, fashion, and the ever-prevalent weird performances. Eurovision 2014, however, took the entire continent by storm. Following a slew of controversies,...

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The Filipina as a Warrior

“While women in precolonial Philippines were often designated to the venerable position of the babaylan, it was not an uncommon occurrence for them to pick up arms and become warriors.” – Perry Gil S....

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It’s Not Only About the Pork

The recent commotion about the issue of the wastage of 10 billion pesos from Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) has reached unprecedented heights. Today, the #MillionPeopleMarch attracted a number of people to hit the...

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Of Factories and Farms

Growing up, we are asked the question “why are you in school?” by grown-ups and the answer was always simple , “to learn”. Usually, that was the end of the discussion, and we would...

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DEBATE: No! to Sin Tax

As fully obvious as it is, the consumption of alcohol and cigarettes is a prevalent problem in the Republic of the Philippines, especially among those in the poor sectors and of course, the youth....

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YES! to Sin Tax

The Philippines has one of the lowest prices for sin products like alcohol and cigarettes. The average price for cigarettes in the country is 27.72 pesos per pack compared to 365.2 pesos in Singapore,...

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The Ills of Democracy: The SSC Experience

Beyond reasonable doubt, our Supreme Student Council has been on the receiving end of brutal criticism; criticisms such as questionable objectives, lapses in information dissemination, poor campus presence and rampant party politics. All of...

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ISMISery: A General Reflection

It’s beginning to feel as if at the end of every semester, the fates flip a coin and decide how the enrollment for the next one goes: heads for bearable and tails for headache, with...