Everything, anything, nothing
by Eternity Ines
Opinion // March 25, 2018

I was in a resort in Bataan last May 2016 when I first truly learned about Martial Law. I had just finished lounging around the deserted resort with my family when I had showered, snuck into the fluffy comforter, and turned on the TV that the room came along with. It was only then that…

Heeding the call to action
by The LaSallian
Editorial // March 21, 2018

Malacañang Palace’s recent barring of Rappler journalist Pia Ranada from Palace premises last February 20 has caused alarm among the online community. Many criticized the President for what they saw as an unfair treatment of a journalist and an act suppressing press freedom. However, many defended the Palace’s action, saying that the President was justified…

Every bird’s got to leave the nest
by Blaise Cruz
Opinion // March 14, 2018

I recall having this one conversation with a high school friend where we talked about plans during and after college. “I’m going to get my master’s degree and leave the country, seek out the masters and the pioneers. Learn from them. You know, master the craft. How about you?” I casually asked him . “I’ll…

The death of retail
by Ray Ausan
Opinion // March 6, 2018

Manila is a shopper’s paradise. With over 150 malls and counting, it is dubbed as “Asia’s Shopping Capital”. From stalls to boutiques, tiangges to supermalls, and plazas to gardens, Metro Manila has it all for you. Malls have shaped the Filipino culture and economy for the past century, but they may ultimately change in the…

Filling in the void
by Elijah Quevedo
Opinion // February 28, 2018

Have you ever watched a great series and follow through the show’s progress only to realize that it has an unhappy, inconclusive ending? The characters you came to love either die or end up being the worse villain they could possibly be, and the characters you pair or “shipped” don’t end up together because of…

by Thea Tagulao
Opinion //

They say that the greatest form of flattery is imitation. But how far does imitation go? Does it stop when we finally become an exact replica of the people we pretend to be, or will a simple acknowledgement of our efforts be enough? Last September, Eduardo Martin, a 32-year old leukemia survivor claimed himself as…

More time and thought
by The LaSallian
Editorial // February 26, 2018

Ever since the Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas rolled out the new five-peso coins late last year, it has been criticized for its uncanny similarity with the current one-peso coin–a design flaw that has caused confusion among the people who use it. The flaw was very relevant that it even arrived to the Senate, with Senator…

The walk, the drama, the prejudice
by Lance Villarosa
Opinion // January 23, 2018

I’ve always had a love for old school cheesy love songs. From Boys II Men to Usher to Babyface to Mariah Carey, you name it, and I’ll most probably tear the lights out. On my best day, I could even memorize the heartfelt monologues meant to tear jerk and tear our heartstrings apart. It’s the…

On net neutrality
by Ray Ausan
Opinion // January 13, 2018

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of the United States recently announced a plan to slash net neutrality rules. Net neutrality is the equal treatment of all data. Shall the FCC’s plan proceed, internet usage of Americans will be restricted and limited. How would this affect us? Unbeknown to us, Filipinos have already lost net neutrality….

Christmas: Then and now
by Celine Rose Dalag
Opinion // December 23, 2017

With all the requirements piling up and deadlines to meet, I didn’t notice that Christmas is only a few weeks away. When I was a kid, we always celebrated Christmas first with our relatives from my mother’s side in San Mateo, Rizal. Then, on the following day or on New Year’s Day, we would go…