To be a teacher means dedicating your whole life to your students and believe that that is the most commendable thing about this profession. Shaping and honing students on a daily basis is not an easy job. The level of patience and perseverance that a teacher must have is something that not all people have. But ever since the pandemic has started, each and everyone’s daily lives have never been the same.
It has been a year or so that we have endured every category of quarantine restrictions, from the strictest Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) to Modified General Community Quarantine (MECQ).
Instead of Christmas, the talk of the town is Nuezca, a police officer with a duty “to serve and protect”, who took the life of the Gregorios for firing “boga”.
The 2021 budget claims that it is the greatest reset of the Philippine economy. However, this administration's priorities remain similar to its former years. Where did the reset take place?
Have you ever made the decision of putting your Avatar in Sims 4 in a pool so you can take off the ladder and see if something bad happens? How about rage quitting in DOTA because you think your whole team is a mess? What about getting frightened by jumpscares in Outlast to a point where you almost got a heart attack?
In light of the terrible issues that are happening in our country, from heinous crimes committed in the daily, destruction of natural resources, the prevalence of unjust systems, raging wars between countries, and more, many would think: are our heroes fading?
While most students and teaching staff are privileged enough to establish a WiFi connection at their homes, some do not have the same resources.
I spend over forty-five minutes to one hour a day commuting to and from Colegio de San Juan de Letran - Manila for one year, two months and counting. I do not own a car nor my family does, and I have a deep-seated and irrational fear of riding in an LRT station, as they say, is the fastest way of transportation but due to its flawed system, I would rather build my flying boat.
“How are we going to bring OPM on to the international scale if our own country is not playing their own music? When we’re idolizing other people’s music? I think we should play more OPM music on the radio. Monday to Sunday, 24 hours on the clock. I swear, if radio stations don’t do this by tomorrow, IDK’s gonna be my last single, I quit music.”
The church teaches us that sexual intercourse has a purpose, and that outside marriage it is contrary to its purpose. While I respect this statement, I strongly believe in the importance of sex education.