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Coffee Sessions: Going beyond the cup

Coffee Session, an online panel discussion on the Philippine coffee industry, was held last May 18, featuring a diverse cast with a common passion for coffee. Reflecting the collaborative nature of the coffee industry, several coffee experts were in attendance—Tere Domine, country director for local coffee brand Kalsada Coffee; Nathaniel Ongchuan, an award-winning barista; Mich…

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Writer’s Recap: Pandemic Tales—Untold Stories of Women During the Lockdown

Pandemic Tales: Untold Stories of Women During the Lockdown was an online forum held last May 20, hosted by the Center for Women’s Resources; the General Assembly Binding Women for Reforms, Integrity, Equality, Leadership, and Action (GABRIELA); and the Voices of Women for Justice and Peace.  The webinar aimed to tell the stories of Filipino…

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Indak: Expressing Art with purpose

To some, the prospect of staying alone indoors for an indefinite amount of time may be a daunting one—the sudden switch from an active, normal routine to a more solitary and sedentary lifestyle could have disadvantageous effects on an individual. These situations often encourage the settling in of invasive and negative mindsets. To prevent intrusive…

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Writer’s Recap: Corponomy

Snow White asked me to write this. Mind you, this was no ordinary Disney Princess. This was a high heel boot kicking, K-pop dancing, macho posing Disney Princess—an embodied mishmash of personalities. Save for her sing-song pitch and red bow around her hair, she resembled a fitness instructor much more.  The dissonance between her persona…

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Writer’s Recap: Soul Impact

The crux of being human lies in the inherent truth that our existence is finite. Limited by time, resources, and sheer happenstance, we can sometimes be consumed by the desire to overcome the finality of our frail humanity—and seek the eternal.  Aptly titled Soul Impact, De La Salle Innersoul’s 23rd anniversary concert delved into this…

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A vision of creativity: Graphika 20/20

Graphika 20/20, a conference comprised of renowned creatives and industry professionals, took place in the SMX Conference Center last February 15 to 16.  Now on its 15th year, previous years. This year’s theme zoned in on the creative vision—decorating the stage with monochromatic crystals to reflect the different perspectives and angles an artist can take.…

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Titser Ko Si La Salle: Tales of local guidance and perseverance

[Iba’t iba] naman ang tawag natin sa kanila—tila nagpapakita pa rin sila ng faith, service, at communion in mission,” Project Head Kim Elizabeth De Jesus emphasizes as she addresses the audience of Titser Ko Si La Salle!, a DLSU Harlequin Theatre Guild’s (HTG) production that  ran from January 29 to February 1 at the Teresa…

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Writer’s Recap: Rampant with the Rat

A cool breeze blew across Ongpin on the morning of the first day in the year of the metal rat. Red lanterns littered the sky above our heads, suspended between buildings and on the edges of window sills. Street vendors laid out their products in sidewalk stalls adorned by red and yellow hues. All was…

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Tatak Lasalyano: Melodies of University and national pride

Elegant, lively, and captivating—these were three succinct words to describe the De La Salle Innersoul performance on display during Tatak Lasalyano: A Fundraising Concert, held last November 29 at the Natividad Fajardo-Rosario Gonzalez Auditorium, located at the Br. Andrew Gonzalez Hall. The show featured melodies composed by Lasallian alumni, such as Ogie Alcasid, Gary Valenciano,…

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Writer’s Recap: ASPIRE—Lasallian Youth Congress

ASPIRE: Lasallian Youth Congress, a youth forum that encouraged members of the Lasallian community to initiate social impact, kicked off last November 21. The multi-day event was attended by participants from De La Salle University-Manila, De La Salle Lipa, and La Salle University Ozamiz, who pitched solutions on local community issues such as sustainability, unemployment,…