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Mga ginpapanubli nga sugilanon: Women, as told by Filipino folktales

The roles women play inside and outside of Filipino folktales aim to teach the people about life, lessons, and legacies.

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Rant and Rave: A fresh frontier awaits in ‘Pokémon Legends: Arceus’

Pokémon fans have long clamored for a title that would reinvigorate the mainline series games, giving them a more modern feel and stirring heights. Whether it’s a more open-world experience or a more robust, action-packed set of gameplay mechanics, each fan of the Pokémon community has their own vision for the “perfect” game. But if…

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Halal cuisine, the fusion of faith and flavor on a plate

Halal cuisine can become a window toward appreciating Muslim culture.

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Diving into the realms of the Filipino children’s book industry

Often disregarded, children’s books are crucial in developing the future generation.

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Fighting in the trenches, ALS instructors push for support

Instructors of ALS say that the program’s goal is being challenged due to the ongoing pandemic.

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Dr. Karen Trinidad weaves the tangible and the intangible with Sports Psychology

Sports is as much a mental game as it is a physical one. An athlete’s physical prowess may be more evident in competitions, but mental fortitude can also make or break a championship. Sadly, this reflects how psychology is often overlooked in sports and how this can have disastrous consequences. In the Philippines, only a…

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Rant and Rave: Queers invisible no more in ‘DC Pride’ and ‘Marvel’s Voices: Pride’

Superheroes, be it on-screen or on printed media, have been the childhood idols of a great many throughout the decades. They have come to represent our desires, dreams, and values. However, this connection between superheroes and the audience becomes muddy when these figures become alien from one’s lived-in experiences. While LGBTQ+ characters in comic strips…

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Of dots and strokes: The inner workings of Malate Literary Folio

Readers mostly only see the tail-end of a long and laborious process. This emphasis on tangible results may sometimes leave artists entirely overlooked. After all, regardless of the artist, the art will have to stand on its own against the world. But by doing so, an important aspect of art becomes sidelined. The unsung tales…

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Out of the shadows: The fight for intersex inclusion

People often whisper in hushed tones the word “hermaphrodite” as an insult or a means to label something which they cannot fully comprehend. Now considered a pejorative slur, this misnomer has pervaded Philippine society, creating this barrier of ignorance that has stigmatized the intersex community. Replacing the misnomer, “intersex” is a more inclusive and appropriate…

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Free spirit: Elle Aspilla is rewriting all the rules

It was the night before the prom and Elle Aspilla (III, BS-IBS) had just come out of the closet. It would still be quite a while before she would identify as a trans woman, but even back then, just embracing queerness was liberating. And what better time to be unapologetically herself than prom night? “Nagsuot…