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Undying Passion: Sarah Elago champions the youth, the marginalized, and the Filipino

Sarah Elago’s compassionate advocacies translate to how she continuously fights for the youth’s voices to be heard.

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How t’nalak looms the threads of T’boli traditions

T’nalak represents both the T’boli community’s personal dream and their tribe’s rich culture.

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Caged in: The truth behind the child sexual abuse conundrum

Many of the child sexual abuse victims and their families fight for justice and accountability from perpetrators.

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A whiff of fresh air: Savoring life through the artist’s olfaction

The Philippine olfaction industry is on a slow rise, spreading its fragrance one scent at a time.

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An unsung carol: Silent nights of a domestic worker

For many domestic workers, the holiday season may not always be filled with joy.

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Unraveling the supernatural: Examining elements of modern Filipino witchcraft

Magic, sorcery, and the supernatural are only the tip of the iceberg in witchcraft.

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Dead man’s land: On the ground with environmental activists

The Philippines is renowned for its rich biodiversity, boasting around 240 protected areas of land and water. But all this is under threat as wide-scale infrastructure, modernization, and resource extraction displace indigenous peoples (IPs) and propel the encroaching climate emergency. Moved by this purpose, environmental activists are on the frontlines, advocating for concrete policies and…

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Stripped bare: Exposing the male gaze

Sensual jazz music plays in the background. Then, the camera slowly pans upward over a pair of long legs, a narrow waist, a bulging chest, and luscious lips—cut to men salivating over the voluptuous Jessica Rabbit in Who Framed Roger Rabbit? From that moment on, she is merely a fantasy—nothing more and nothing less. Films…

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How art conservation defies time

To stand before a work of art is to take in its splendor—bright hues masterfully laid out across the canvas, striking faces with eyes that seem to pierce your soul, and stunning landscapes captured in up to 20 feet tall paintings. As your eyes rove across every detail, you begin to comprehend the weight of…

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Hala, bira: Keeping the fiesta alive

Loud thumping beats underscore the palpable excitement of eager spectators on the streets. Flashes of vivid colors dance before you like a parade of people clad in the most intricate costumes pass by. You make your way under the fluttering banderitas with a paper plate in hand, gladly helping yourself to some of the best…