In an impassioned review of Woody Allen’s magnum opus, ‘Hannah and Her Sisters’ (1986), Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert wrote the following passage: “We try to organize our lives according to what we have read and learned and believed in, but our plans are lost in a tumult of emotion.”
IT feeds from our fears. After the release of the movie adaptation of Stephen King’s novel IT, and a remake of the 1990 film, the classic has been a talk of the town since once again. Although horror movies are less preferred than other movie genres, we all could relate to this one.
Lyceum of the Philippines University’s school publication – The LPU Independent Sentinel currently holds no budget, editorial board, and members, making their publication completely dysfunctional.
"Millennials are self-entitled individuals," these are the words stated by Philippine Star Campus Editor-in-Charge Vberni Regalado as he, together with a roster of motivational young speakers, conducted a seminar to talk about the career path, hardships, and traits of a Filipino millennial.
With over 12,000 dead in President Rodrigo Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’, members of the House of Representatives voted in favor of a measly 1,000 peso budget for the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) for 2018. As per House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, the CHR, which is tasked to safeguard the population from rights violations carried out by state forces, had only been serving the interests of the supposed “Yellow” opposition, at the behest of its chair in Chito Gascon.
A different kind of Philippines: this is the promise set by President Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte as he pronounced that "change" is really coming to our country. During the campaign period, he said that blood will splatter on the streets as he leads the campaign against drugs. Indeed, blood is present all over the country as bodies of innocent-turned-alleged individuals scattered on the ground helplessly. And while everyone screams for justice and due process, Duterte still encourages more killings. The effect of his "change" is clearly noticeable. But this is not the "change" that we deserve
Reading the news nowadays, one could reflect that times have really changed. North Korea threatens merciless nuclear strike on the United States, death toll continues to rise in our country's war on drugs, and just when you thought there couldn't be any worse, Malacañang, who spent a lot of months of deliberation and consultation, has, unbelievably, granted full access to bloggers and other social media users to report and cover President Rodrigo Duterte’s activities.
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) epidemic is now a “national emergency” in the Philippines according to Dr. Rossana Ditangco, head of the AID Research Group of the health department's Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) and it seems like it doesn’t bother most of us.
RARELY do we read headlines addressing mental health awareness and programs as opposed to how often we see celebrities suffer from eating disorders or discover news about teenage suicide.
The Philippines is a beautiful country only if you are 10 levels higher than people who are at the rock bottom of the social hierarchy. If I were Gretchen Weiners from Mean Girls, I’d say “(if you’re poor) you can’t sit with us."