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Opinion

The war of art

When Walt Disney Studios released a teaser last year for a live-action adaptation of Mulan, the film gained widespread attention for casting mostly Asian-descended personalities, with Chinese star Liu Yifei playing the titular character. A little over a month later, calls to boycott the film flooded social media after Liu expressed support for police brutality…

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Menagerie

Pen and scalpel: Doctor-writers contemplate humanities, hope, and healing

The Medical Humanities is an emerging field that focuses on the interdisciplinary—navigating the lines that intersect healing as a science and an art, and the healers who combat disease and decipher the meaning of life and death. “The body is a living story…[A] witness of our mortality, the physician can read with scientific precision and…

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Opinion

A system of care

The COVID-19 crisis has in many ways exposed the incompetence of several of our country’s public officials, not just in terms of pandemic response, but also in the apparent absence of development and support for several important sectors and societal institutions over the past years. Among these key areas is the healthcare system, shoved into…

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Vanguard

Seen, heard, empowered: Pushing frontiers at the Women Tech Global Conference 2020

Aiming to unite 100,000 women in Technology-aligned careers, the Women Tech Global Conference 2020 was held online last June 10 to 12 through the interactive platform, Hopin, manifesting as a convergence of society and technological innovation. The event featured a main “stage” for keynote talks, while simultaneous breakout segments were presented on the designated “sessions”…

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Vanguard

Knowledge without barriers: Dissecting science illiteracy among Filipinos

Despite their immense capacity to generate knowledge, the Sciences tend to be devalued or misunderstood; the vast array of complex concepts and unfamiliar terminologies have made these subject matters appear inaccessible to those outside the scientific community. With the overwhelming amount of information available, it is easy to be misled by hearsays, exaggerations, and even…

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University

Lasallians condemn DLSU part-timer over ‘offensive’ post on sexual harassment

A Facebook post written last night, June 14, by a faculty member from the Ramon V. del Rosario College of Business (RVRCOB) made rounds online earlier today after it insinuated that Sen. Risa Hontiveros should be sexually harassed by prisoners.  “I recommend she (Hontiveros) teach the prisoners in [New] Bilibid Prison not to rape,” the…

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Vanguard

Genomics sequencing traces spread of COVID-19, pinpoints cruise ship origins

The Philippine Society for Cell Biology, Inc. (PSCB) and the Philippine Genome Center (PGC) hosted a webinar titled Community-acquired COVID-19 infections in the Philippines: Knowledge gleaned from SARS-CoV-2 Whole Genome Sequencing last June 6 via Zoom. In the online event, PGC Executive Director Dr. Cynthia Saloma tackled the collaborative work of local scientists using different…

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Opinion Opinion Feature

Beyond the curve

In the past month and a half that enhanced community quarantine measures have been in place, calls for increased testing have remained ever present, if not grown steadily stronger. Although the increase in COVID-19 cases seems to have stabilized in recent days, as well as newly reported recoveries outnumbering new fatalities, this cannot beget complacency.…

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Headlines Sports

Grow Her Game: Tackling challenges, opportunities for PH women’s football

“We’re representing something bigger than ourselves—it’s about the country and the sport,” emphasized Inna Palacios, captain of the Philippine Women’s National Team (PWNT), during the inaugural session of #GrowHerGame, an online forum series on the local women’s football scene.  The former goalie for the Green-and-White was joined by fellow PWNT stars—Patrice Impelido, Camille Rodriguez, and…

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Vanguard

Insights from the frontline: Medical teleconference on COVID-19 in Asia

The global coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has shown as of yet little signs of slowing down—infecting over 200,000 recorded cases and claiming almost 9,000 lives worldwide as of press time. As scientists and governments alike race against the clock to understand the disease and devise effective solutions, some nations have been faring better than others…