Articles By
Westin Perez
Finding love in diversity: A look into interracial relationships
Feature // August 21, 2017

In the never-ending shared posts and videos on Facebook feeds, Jinky “Madam Kilay” Anderson, a Filipina known for her vastly overdrawn eyebrows and aquamarine hair, somehow finds her way to capture everyone’s attention. As one clicks on one of her videos, one would immediately notice, after her striking look, is a Caucasian man conversing with…


Colonization through a historian’s eyes
Feature // July 11, 2017

Driving around Manila, the sight of Philippine flags leaning on lamp posts or draped on the most distinct spots on buildings become all the more frequent as the days go by. The days leading up to June bring about a heightened sense of nationalism. Last June 12th, the Philippines celebrated her 119th year of independence….


More than mere tokens: On being Chinese
Feature // May 29, 2017

In my first term in DLSU, when I was still getting to know the people in my block, assumptions were immediately made of myself and the other two people in the block who are also Chinese. I recall a time when my classmates asked one of them how to say her Chinese name. She replied,…


The mysteries of resurrection: On near-death experiences and revivals
Feature // April 18, 2017

From sentiments of surprise, skepticism, and even wonder, near death experiences are labeled with a wide spectrum of reactions, but easy to dismiss is not one of them. The tales of those who’ve died, been to the other side, and came back are plenty. And it’s often met with an assorted mix of responses. Some…


Cutting across the conventional relationship
Feature // March 6, 2017

The strongest of bonds are forged from the fires of the toughest challenges; be it by proximity, societal perception, or just simply superficial incompatibility. These are barriers faced by the modern day Romeos and Juliets who struggle to gain recognition that their love is not so different at its core. When it comes to love,…


Youth Activism: Letting the torch burn bright
Feature // February 24, 2017

As the corpse of a long dead dictator was put to rest in the Libingan ng mga Bayani last November 18, 2016, the fires of outcry and defiance burned bright all around the country. People from all walks of life, near and far, took their stands and made their voices heard. And while in the…


Hero on duty
Feature // January 10, 2017

The eve of Christmas is often a calm and happy one. Most people blissfully go to sleep, having spent the day with their family and having the most awaited day of the year to look forward to the next day. The holidays represent rest and relaxation, a chance to lay back and to enjoy the…