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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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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.

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Neigh or nay?: On ivermectin and treatments against COVID-19

It has been over a year since COVID-19 brought the world to a halt in March 2020.  It is unsurprising, then, that people are desperate for the pandemic to be over. Some go as far as taking drugs not indicated for use against COVID-19, and sometimes in forms not meant for human consumption. An example…

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At the helm of defending human rights with late CHR Chair Chito Gascon

In an interview last August, late CHR Chair Chito Gascon talked about his work during the Duterte administration and his would-have-been plans.

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DLSU Eco Car Team drives green innovation

Over the last few decades, unabated carbon emissions have fueled climate change, with the Philippines contributing 150.6 million tons of carbon dioxide in 2019. By creating technology-advanced and fuel-efficient cars, young individuals from De La Salle University are applying their knowledge of Engineering and Computer Technology to create solutions that reduce carbon emissions. The DLSU…

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Food styling, a marriage of sight and taste

Before any delectable meal is tasted, it is first a treat to our other senses. Everyone knows that taste is nothing without smell—but what is a feast if not a delight to the eyes? This is precisely what the art of food styling aims to portray to the famished onlooker. From the tiny grains of…

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The crux of power: Into the machinations of police brutality

“As an activist, encounters with the state’s armed machinery like the police and the military are unfortunately inevitable,” says Trist’n Buenaflor, deputy national spokesperson of the Student Christian Movement of the Philippines. Last year, Buenaflor was arrested along with 63 other peasant, youth, and worker organizers on their way to a rally for the president’s…

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IE Week 2021: Focusing on flexibility and adaptability through the online setup

The Industrial Management Engineering Society (IMES) proudly presents IE Week 2021, a week-long culminating event celebrating the students and staff involved in the field. From July 26 to 30, the IMES hopes to unite the industrial engineering community and highlight the different facets of being an industrial engineer.  Project heads Mika Arriola and Rein Gonzales…

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Rant and Rave: ‘Trophies’—Triumphs and losses in love

It has been over 11 years since the unassuming grade-schooler Greyson Chance wowed an audience with his cover of Lady Gaga’s Paparazzi. Even now, that video of him stands at a whopping 69 million views, with commenters still expressing amazement at his vocal range and control at such a young age. This viral moment would…

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Looking into the promise of urban planning

Filipinos are no strangers to the sight of congested streets filled with sprawling lines of bumper-to-bumper traffic. The unforgiving sight of long, busy queues at transport terminals, with trains and buses filled to the brim with disgruntled commuters no longer faze the most seasoned commuters—in fact, it would be stranger for cities to be devoid…