Thrifts, threads, and things: Manila’s best markets and thrift shops
by Isabella Argosino and Audrey Giongco
Feature // August 18, 2017

Some might argue that shopping is a mundane chore meant for the bare necessities like the sheets you haven’t replaced in five years and the occasional lamp for your aunt’s birthday, while others will say that retail therapy is the way to go. For the latter folk, sometimes all it takes is a new bag…

The Lasallian Soundtrack: Law School Playlist
by Alfonso Dimla
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In lieu of the first few weeks of classes of the DLSU College of Law, The LaSallian figured they’d give the fresh meat about to embark on the path to legal excellence a much-needed introduction to the many (oh so many) lows and incredible highs bound in the law school experience. We know you’re still busy…

Resorts World Manila attack: The day the mall stood still
by Celestine Sevilla and Lance Villarosa
Feature // August 9, 2017

The clock turns midnight and with it comes the echoes of gunshots and smokescreens of fire exiting the Resorts World Manila. A horror scene much like in the movies, now so much more visceral and enigmatic, with the suspension of disbelief bordering reality. About a month later and still, that haunting scene resides among the…

The rise and rise of contractual workers
by Celestine Sevilla and Jaime Papa
Feature // July 28, 2017

Not too long ago, rallies protesting the practice were rather common. Unfortunately, nothing significant would come from them. For the unaware, contractualization is a common business practice characterized by keeping employees under short-term contracts and not classifying them as “regular employees.” Corporations, especially larger ones, do this as a means to cut down on the…

The art of cut and paste: Manila’s digital collage scene
by Adrienne Tan and Danielle Arcon
Feature // July 26, 2017

There are viral fads that come and go, and then there are those that linger, even changing the scene entirely. If you’ve been one of the 81 million viewers of the spectacle that is Coldplay’s recent Up&Up music video, then you’ve borne witness to a photomontage in motion. Whereas photomontage has been a surrealist technique…

Sheer dehumanization: Fake nudes and revenge porn
by Denise Nicole Uy and Katherine Moro
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We swipe open our screens, tap through hundreds of apps, and mindlessly slogging through the vast amount of information available at the tips of our fingers. Thumbs up for memes, double tap for that vacation photo, angry react at the barrage of fake news invading our space. Everyday, hundreds and thousands of photos are posted…

In pursuit of independence
by Eternity Ines and Nadine Macalalad
Feature // July 11, 2017

The four walls of our family houses have always been home to us. It is where we eat, sleep, do homework, learn our first words, and form our most valuable bonds. For a lot of people, leaving the confines of these four walls is unthinkable simply because the doors of their home have always been…

25 Cents’ Worth: Generation X
by Anthony John Tang and Nicole Wong
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It takes only one generation for everything to change. A lifetime is enough for a whole new world to emerge from the depths of human civilization. It is this change that separates us from the past and ourselves. It defines us, may it be a generalization or a stereotype. Such is the case for our…

Colonization through a historian’s eyes
by Audrey Giongco and Westin Perez
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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….

The metamorphosis of Manila Metropolitan Theater
by Danielle Arcon
Feature // July 3, 2017

If the restoration of the Manila Metropolitan Theater were a song, it’s the renaissance of a timeless kundiman that endures on the airwaves long after its notes were composed. It begins with a slow pull, its facade greeting you with a lyrical prelude and inviting your steps into the cadence of a pianoforte’s tempo.  From…