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Amid a pandemic taking lives, OB-GYNs fulfill duties to bring new ones

For most children, life begins in a delivery room at the hands of an obstetrician-gynecologist (OB-GYN), a medical doctor who specializes in female reproductive health. The delicate hands of these doctors tend to the mother with utmost care, ensuring that both the mother and the baby are safe and healthy. Now, amid a pandemic, it…

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News for the Deaf community: Meet the Filipino Sign Language Access Team for COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a disruption of our day-to-day activities. During this time, we are all encouraged to stay home—if we can—and to remain vigilant. Now more than ever, we are reliant on daily news broadcasts and trusted sources on social media. Access to credible and accurate information regarding the pandemic and the preventive…

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Wedding woes: How wedding coordinators plan the perfect wedding

“Here comes the bride, all dressed in white.” A time for first-glimpses and grand entrances, the bride’s march toward their beloved is often considered one of the highlights of any wedding as the couple promises their futures to each other in front of loved ones. While the future spouses—as well as many members of the…

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Dreams: The guiding forces of one’s unconscious

Everyone dreams.   According to the American Psychological Association, our brain conjures up these fantastical images more apparently during rapid eye movement sleep—a deeper stage of sleep. However, while everyone dreams, not everyone has the capability of recalling their dreams. There are those who do not remember the adventures and misadventures that occurred while they visited…

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BITUIN: DLSU’s road to digital transformation

Changes in BITUIN—a podcast that discussed the progress made in the University’s ongoing digital transformation project, Banner Initiative to Transform, Unify, Integrate, and Navigate (BITUIN)—was conducted at the Research Commons, second floor of the Br. Andrew Gonzalez Hall last December 11. Project Executive and Information Technology Services Director Allan Borra, joined by University Chancellor Br.…

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Finding freedom in change: Hormone Replacement Therapy in the Philippines

Amid the colorful backdrop of the local LGBTQ+ community are members of the transgender community who strive to achieve their true selves, seeking to create consistency between who they are and who they believe themselves to be. Transitioning refers to methods of changing one’s gender presentation or sexual characteristics to match their gender identity. It…

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Mike Enriquez: Voice of the nation

One might imagine the mere presence of Mike Enriquez, surrounded by awards garnered throughout his illustrious career, exuding an aura of intimidation. After all, who doesn’t know the Mike Enriquez? Yet, he radiates understanding and comfort. A household name, the man is more familiar than he is intimidating; the mere mention of his name brings…

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Grit and gears: A glimpse into the local triathlon scene

The sting of cold water, the ache of long rides, the heat of summer asphalt—this is the world of the triathlete. Perhaps one of the most punishing race types, the triathlon is comprised of three disciplines: swimming, biking, and running. While requiring a mastery of three sports is already difficult on its own, the distance…

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Representatives, society groups clash over SOGIE Equality Bill in second hearing

The contents of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Expression (SOGIE) Equality Bill was again discussed in a second hearing on September 4, about two weeks since the first hearing last August 22. Senator Risa Hontiveros, Chair of the Senate Committee on Women, Children, Family Relations, and Gender Equality, facilitated the discussion among representatives of…

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Evolving languages: Diverse codes of a multilingual community

Some languages dominate the face of the earth, as alive as the dozens of nations speaking in that tongue. Some rest six feet under, as silent as the people who used them long ago. Others tread somewhere in between—they teeter on the brink of death as less and less individuals use them, or they clamor…