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Vanguard

‘Walang pangil’: Probing into the national COVID-19 response

All this amounted to an overwhelming need to slow down virus transmission, ultimately leading to the lockdowns that we are familiar with today.

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Menagerie

Rant and Rave: ’On The Job—The Missing 8’ finds truth amid chaos

Erik Matti’s “On The Job: The Missing 8” dissects the looming media struggles found within a corrupt society. With an excellent script and an equally talented ensemble cast, the film is a perfect exegesis of the current state of press freedom under the Duterte Administration.

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General Elections

On new ground: How political parties are refining the online campaign

Back in the good old days, the University elections season was always an interesting time on campus. The familiar political party colors would flood the grounds, excitement in the air as candidates knock on classroom doors to present their platforms and party representatives ask for a moment of your time.  Azhley De Quiroz, Interim Executive…

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Menagerie

Rant and Rave: ‘Pagsibol’ forges new beginnings

With their slick choreography and charm, SB19 has cheerfully danced their way into the hearts of many. Their debut album Get In The Zone showcased a great deal of vocal versatility and stage presence. Since then, SB19 has become one of the Philippines’ premier pop acts, garnering an unprecedented international fanbase and scoring a nod…

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Menagerie Menagerie Feature

Ang Pride ay protesta: The fight for queer liberation

They marched with placards on one hand and a rainbow flag on the other. Yet the police still chose violence. In commemoration of last year’s Stonewall Manila anniversary, the Bahaghari-organized Pride March that doubled as a protest against the Anti-Terror Law was greeted with policemen in riot gear, leading to the arrests of 20 individuals.…

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Menagerie

A menagerie of pride: Reclaiming queer narratives

For so long, queerness has been seen as the Other—shameful, aberrant behavior to be talked about in hushed whispers. For this reason, many queer figures’ sexualities have been erased from history—that is, if history remembers them at all.  Today, we get to remember them. As more and more queer creators step into the spotlight with…

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Menagerie

Rant and Rave—”Trese”: Patungo sa Karit-an

Taking mythological icons of generations past is a fascination among many. In 2005, writer Budjette Tan and illustrator Kajo Baldisimo took this fantasy and applied it to the colorful world of Filipino folklore. Angst-filled comic book panels heavily featuring mythological icons and strong female lead Alexandra Trese quickly filled shelves in book stores nationwide.  As…

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Menagerie

Rant and Rave: “Sour” captures the voice of a generation

Olivia Rodrigo’s meteoric rise to fame shocked the music industry earlier this year. When her viral power ballad hit Drivers License shot atop the charts, most people saw Rodrigo’s strong fanbase from her Disney shows such as Bizaardvark and High School Musical: The Musical The Series to be a strong driving force to her success.…

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Menagerie

What a year it was: Oscars 2021 Best Picture Predictions – Part Two

Despite the tumultuous year, filmmakers have not lost the spark of inspiration—bringing the triumph of love, hope, and humanity onscreen. Still  halfway through The LaSallian’s Oscars 2021 Best Picture countdown is far from over, as we predict our top four nominees—and the one movie we believe will take home the prestigious award.  4. The Father,…

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Menagerie

Taking up space: The rise of Filipina plus-size models

Models have always symbolized the unattainable, embodying perfection on catwalks, billboards, and magazine spreads. The confidence that these fashion muses exude have always been staples in how they are perceived—everything from their hairstyles, to their seemingly flawless skin, to the designer clothes, are carefully engineered to elicit want in everyone who lays eyes on them.…