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Strings and soundboards: Putting together the quintessential Cebuano guitar

The guitar is the building block to many songs in the Philippines—but how have Cebuanos perfected the craft of guitar making?

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Caffeinated catharsis: Shedding light on the drug war with Silingan Coffee’s baristas

Each barista employed at Silingan Coffee has a different and often tragic story to tell.

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Understanding adulthood, nostalgia, and the toys that made us

While toys are mostly reserved for childhood, some adults find it impossible to outgrow these playthings and the sentiment behind each.

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Tales of tarnished text: Grappling with the censorship of progressive literature

Progressive literature has the power to overturn outdated and oppressive structures, giving writers the power to decide the future that’s best for them.

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All call: PETA’s bold performances and raw portrayals mirror reality

More than just a mere theater group, PETA dives deep into the grassroots to tell compelling and socially relevant narratives.

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Rant and Rave: ‘Pokémon BDSP’ faithfully pay tributes to Sinnoh originals

Highlighted by enhanced graphics, a “faithful” storyline, and still challenging trainer battles, revisiting the Sinnoh region through Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl could not have been more exciting.

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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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Power to the people: An in-depth look on voter’s education

The power to vote is not enough; one must also be smart on how they chose their preferred candidates.

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University

Makings of a strongman: Deconstructing President Rodrigo Duterte

The “Real Eagle of Davao” was a natural politician—an expert at connecting with ordinary people and their aspiratons.

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University

Promises of infrastructure: The Build, Build, Build program aftermath

Despite attempts to boost the economy since its launch, the Duterte administration’s Build, Build, Build project fell short of delivering on its objectives.