Why the Left took the streets against Trump

Posted on December 16, 2017

The opening ceremonies of the 31st ASEAN Summit were greeted with protests from militants, led by Bagong Alyansang Makabayan, campaigning #BanTrumpPH, a call to ban Trump from the country for his aggressive military and immigration policies.

October reads: Adventures on Ink

Posted on November 07, 2017

“It had become one of the defining truths of my life that, no matter how I tried to keep them flattened, two dimensional, jailed in paper and ink, there would always be stories that refused to stay bound in books.” – Jacob Portman, Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, The Library of Souls.

Ravings of guitar-man: A consumer’s guide

Posted on November 07, 2017

It has been a month long since the last review, and we’re back harder and stronger. 2017 had seen the rise and fall of artists and musical styles; their innovation and deterioration. This review will include my picks (the albums you should listen to) and my not picks (the albums you should not listen to) in 2017 releases.   

Surprises abound at the National Museum

Posted on November 07, 2017

If there’s one thing that is unchanging in this world, it’s the immediate feeling of wonder in museums.

Devotion to Mary through La Naval

Posted on November 07, 2017

Over the years, taking part in the La Naval procession has always been a hallmark of Letran. Every month of October, which is called the Rosary month, Letranites manifest their devotion to Mary. But what is the reason why Letranites dwell into the tradition of La Naval that for centuries?

Fact or Fiction: What do we make of Fake News?

Posted on November 07, 2017

Instant access to social media, primarily on sites such as Twitter and Facebook, has caused a surge in the spread of so-called ‘fake news’—a term used to describe articles written and published with the intent to mislead people, in order to damage an entity or person, to gain financially or politically. ‘Fake news’ often employs eye-catching headlines or entirely fabricated news stories to increase readers, online sharing, and internet click revenue.

Marawi City: In Ceasefire

Posted on November 07, 2017

It had been nearly 5 months since a war between government troops and Maute group terrorists triggered in Marawi City when the military attempted to arrest Isnilon Hapilon, the veteran terrorist leader who is regarded as the emir of ISIS in Southeast Asia when he was spotted in a safe house in barangay Basak Malutlut.

Religious Affairs Division condemns killings in drug war

Posted on October 31, 2017

The toll of the controversial War on Drugs has reached 12,000—coming from both police operations and vigilante-style killings. News of extrajudicial killings in the present administration has reached most of the headlines of newspapers and TV networks across the country. In these trying times, institutions such as the Catholic Church and other religious pro-life organizations, find themselves at great odds with the ideals and priorities of this government.

MIBF returns for its 38th year

Posted on October 31, 2017

The Manila International Book Fair has returned for its 38th year. Students, readers, publishers, booksellers, distributors, authors, and illustrators have gathered dutifully to get to celebrate the written word.

Halloween and the Silver Screen: The Films You Need to See

Posted on October 31, 2017

The 2017 remake of Stephen King’s IT has again shocked and awed thrill-seekers around the world. It has, in such terrifying fashion, made apparent the looming excitement that awaits lovers of Halloween.

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