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Staying grounded: What stands between Filipino travelers and the world

From the flawed immigration system to our passport’s minuscule power, it is no secret that Filipinos face difficulties in applying for any type of visa.

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Writer’s Recap: Narrating the timeworn tales of the University in ‘DLS2K22’

After three long years, the Harlequin Theatre Guild (HTG) returned onstage with their annual DuLa Salle (DLS) production, Campus Santo: Lasallian Urban Legends. Running from March 9 to 11, the four one-act plays depicted the long-standing urban legends suffusing the University through a varnish of horror and sentimentality.  The outdoor set design, coupled with the…

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Grit and glamor: Reimagining masculinity through male pageantry

Male pageantry redefines traditional masculinity by celebrating all physicalities of the male nature. In doing this, the notion of toxic masculinity is unraveled and destroyed.

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In the storied halls of the Manila Clock Tower Museum

Behind the Manila Clock Tower Museum’s fresh coat of paint lies the scars of Manila’s gloomy and martial past. Yet it is this very characteristic that makes it the perfect venue for the city’s attempt at reviving Manileño heritage and culture. Ronald Flores, chief tourism operations officer of the Department of Tourism, Culture, and the…

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In quiet defiance, independent publishers redefine Filipino literature

With efforts to highlight Philippine literature, independent publishers relay the stories of Filipinos and change what it means to be in the publishing scene.

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The struggling majority: Woes of everyday pedestrians

Our car-centric society is urged, step-by-step, to diverge and move toward more mobile and pedestrian-friendly routes.

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25 Cents’ Worth: Realities behind the fame, fortune, gilded spoons of nepotism babies

As nepotism babies bask in the opportunities provided by their undeniable privilege, they pose seemingly unfair advantages over those born without such connections.

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Writer’s Recap: Celebrating selfless love in ‘Agape—Live in Love’

Last February 15, the Laguna Campus Student Government (LCSG) had its first onsite acquaintance party titled, Agape: Live in Love. The event stood for two interchangeable meanings—first, to “live” life in love, and second, to party “live” on campus—and sought to celebrate the universal theme of selfless love.  Merriment suffused the One Mission Park as…

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To the great and even greater: Oscars 2023 Best Picture Predictions—Part Two

Variety The various themes and plotlines that this year’s Best Picture nominees brought to life were nothing short of amazing. Whether you’re in the mood for a tearjerker, a feel-good tale, or an empowering story, this list has got it all. But at the end of the day, only one film gets to take home…

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To the great and even greater: Oscars 2023 Best Picture Prediction—Part One

Variety After the slap that overshadowed the 2022 Oscars award show, the 95th Academy Awards is certainly expected to stand out and be better than past ceremonies; this pressure is perhaps what contributed to the intriguing list of contenders for the Best Picture category. Countless fierce and hot debates have stirred about which film will…