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With Biden in office, what can the PH expect?

The United States (US) has a far-reaching influence on global affairs, with changes in leadership often signaling a shift in international relations. Last January 20, the world witnessed the inauguration of US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, and immediately after came a series of executive orders that had both domestic and international…

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Opinion Opinion Feature

Our rights are not theirs

We were never really safe in our country, not even within the confines of our homes. An environment that is perpetrating a deluged type of freedom will never be ideal—but rather dangerous. Truly, the current political climate in the Philippines highlights how criticisms coming from the youth are often viewed as the basis to categorize…

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In bad faith: Reconciling SOGIE with religious freedom

The fight for gender equality in the Philippines has been a particularly long one. As early as 2000, an early version of a Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Expression (SOGIE) bill had already been filed in Congress, drafted by then-Akbayan Rep. Etta Rosales and late Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago. Since then, at least 16 different versions…

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Seeking efficiency: DLSU’s new Supply Chain Management Office

As part of the University’s plans to innovate and transform its internal systems, the Procurement and Asset Management Offices were merged to form a new Supply Chain Management Office, according to a Help Desk Announcement released last October 8.  At the helm of this new office is Executive Director Cynthia Ruth Abangan, a current board…

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Working on borrowed time: Student leaders bare plans for holdover term

For the past two terms, the quarantine measures put in place due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have kept the campus closed from students, impacting many scheduled University-wide activities. The annual University Student Government (USG) General Elections (GE), an event normally held every third term of the Academic Year (AY), had been postponed because of…

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Surging problems: Assessing typhoon preparations amid a pandemic

The official onset of the rainy season began last June 12, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). Since May, at least 12 recognized typhoons have already entered the country’s area of responsibility, causing varying degrees of damage.  Already beset by the COVID-19 pandemic, local government units (LGUs) are prompted by the added…

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Against the odds: Voter registration continues amid health crisis

Despite calls for a postponement of voter registration due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has resumed accepting applications after a five-month delay last September 1 in areas not under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) or Modified ECQ.  Comelec, however, has implemented extensive safety procedures to comply with public health measures. Face…

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Menagerie

Mike Navallo: Principles over fear

“Truth is our defense.” With these words, Mike Navallo reaffirmed the importance of accurate reporting and encapsulated the essence of credible journalism—presenting stories backed by evidence. Prior to becoming a reporter for ABS-CBN, Navallo worked as a lawyer and a researcher for Amnesty International. However, he has always had an interest in news reporting, and…

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Menagerie Menagerie Feature

Out of the shadows: Campus journalism in times of silencing and dissent

It was a Saturday when Carmen “Menie” Reyes woke up to a world that had been silenced. The usual chatter of the radio had faded into the night, the television only emitting white noise. It was September 1972, when Martial Law was declared in the Philippines, and she was in her third year of high…

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Democratic backsliding: The ins and outs of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020

The Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 (ATA) took effect last July 18 amid continuing public clamor for its disposal. As of press time, there are 29 petitions filed before the Supreme Court challenging its constitutionality; the court has set oral arguments on the matter no earlier than the third week of September. Debate over the new…