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The problem with modesty
by Bianca Suarez
Opinion // March 26, 2017

As I was going down SJ Walk today, I passed by a poster that had the following quote by Boona Mohammad, a male Canadian poet: Beauty without modesty is like a conversation without honesty. I just had to stop and stare because I didn’t understand the analogy at all. Now, modesty can mean numerous things….


More opportunities for positive social change
by Ian Benedict Mia
Opinion // March 11, 2017

For the past months, I’ve had the pleasure of working part-time as a research assistant in one of DLSU’s research centers, wherein we’re currently conducting studies on social enterprises (SE) in the Philippines. Unlike mainstream businesses, SEs adhere to a triple bottom line approach: social, environmental, and financial. They are emerging innovators in a sense…


Stand on the right, walk on the left
by Wilhelm Tan
Opinion // February 26, 2017

My family went to Tokyo, Japan for the holidays, and one of the most striking things I noticed during my stay there was the way the Japanese daily commute looked like, something I got to observe as we used the subway to get around the city.  Whenever a train would pull into the subway station,…


Stifling cyber-mockery
by The LaSallian
Editorial Opinion // February 20, 2017

A few weeks ago, a post on the DLSU Profs to Pick page on Facebook blew up when a student posted a lengthy rant about his search for a girlfriend. He would then go on to ask if any girl reading the post was willing to be his significant other so that his long search…


To each their own
by Angelika Tirona
Opinion // February 4, 2017

“Maganda nga, retokada naman.” A few months ago, as I was on the train back home from school, I heard what was probably one of the most degrading statements uttered on public transport. Two girls were talking about a Filipina model who had just admitted to getting work done. Apparently, it was a big deal…


Let the indies reach the people
by Allana Aldea
Opinion //

The Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) is envisioned as a festival that develops and encourages the production of quality Filipino films. Despite giving artists an opportunity to showcase artistry and originality, the MMFF, in the past years, has almost always featured movies that were money-making mediocrities. The goal of the MMFF swerved from uplifting the…


Saving the MMFF
by The LaSallian
Editorial Opinion //

Last year’s Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) ran from December 25, 2016 until the first week of January 2017, and was the 42nd edition of the annual tradition to take place. Since 1975, the yearly festival has been putting the spotlight on local films by only allowing Filipino films to be screened in theatres during…


The problematic tax
by Althea Gonzales
Opinion // February 3, 2017

Just recently, House Bill No. 4723 or “An Act Imposing Excise Tax on Cosmetic Products, Amended for the Purpose Section 150 of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997, as Amended” was submitted to Congress. Many netizens took to social media to express their discontent for the proposed 10 to 30 percent tax to be…


Mental health amidst social media
by Ian Benedict Mia
Opinion // January 27, 2017

The year 2016 has caught us by surprise. Among recent events were the victory of Donald Trump in the recent presidential elections of the United States, the monumental 9-5 decision by the Supreme Court, and the sudden burial of the dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB). Meanwhile, social media sites remain…


Authenticity in Anonymity
by Jonathan Dizon
Opinion // January 14, 2017

Who doesn’t love calling out liars red-handed? From a senator guilty of plagiarism, to a pop singer lying about song lyric permissions, the media thrives on exposing tall-telling public figures. MTV even produced a spin-off of an indie series centered on ‘catfish’, revolving around what else—people deceiving other people. Business is good, apparently, with the…