The Illusion of Prosperity and Progress in the Philippines

The Illusion of Prosperity and Progress in the Philippines

It is not about having big shopping malls, wearing global brands... Modernity, above all, is about placing efficiency, meritocracy and knowledge above connections, patronage, and discredited traditions.

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New Media and the New Normal

New Media and the New Normal

 

The threat of volcanic eruption, recent earthquakes, and localize thunderstorms have been on top of the news these recent weeks. The term “new normal” is widely used now to describe these natural phenomenon that are becoming normal, something that we should expect to happen again in the coming weeks, months, and years. It is

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The Legend of Mr. & Ms. Perfect (Or the Signs You Look For But May Not Find)

The Legend of Mr. & Ms. Perfect (Or the Signs You Look For But May Not Find)

 

Not so long ago, in a land not so far away, there lived a knight in not-so-shining armor. He had always wanted to rescue a princess who was “beautiful,” “sexy” and “smart.” It was his lifelong dream.

The Legend of Mr. & Ms. Perfect

The Legend of Mr. & Ms. Perfect

In another kingdom, there lived a princess who dreamt of

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World Population Day 2014

World Population Day 2014

 

World Population Day is celebrated on July 11 of every year to raise awareness of global population issues. It was inspired by the public interest in Five Billion Day on 11 July 1987, which was estimated to be the date on which the world’s population reached 5 billion people. As of this writing, the

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Where Are We in the Fight for Equality?

Where Are We in the Fight for Equality?

 

On September 20, a brilliant initiative on gender equality was launched with the help of no less than “Harry Potter girl” Emma Watson. Known as the HeForShe campaign, the initiative was conceptualized as a solidarity movement that involves not just women but also men, and the spectrum in between, in the cause for

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8 Stories We Cared About in 2014

8 Stories We Cared About in 2014

 

What do you think was the biggest story of 2014? Was it when Kim Kardashian attempted to #BreakTheInternet, or when nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence were leaked via 4Chan? Or were you part of the statistic that indicated Vhong Navarro as the most searched person on Google in the Philippines?

It’s easy

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#CloseTheGap: How to Improve Youth Access to HIV Programmes in PH

#CloseTheGap: How to Improve Youth Access to HIV Programmes in PH

 

Is AIDS an epidemic in the Philippines? How are our #PinoyYouth affected by this phenomenon? On 1 December 2014, on World AIDS Day, youth leaders joined policymakers, development partners and other stakeholders in a Town Hall meeting to discuss challenges in the HIV response in the Philippines, with special focus on how children and

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100M Filipinos and counting

100M Filipinos and counting

 

A few minutes after midnight of July 27, 2014, our country’s population reached 100 million with the birth of a baby girl named Chonalyn at Fabella Hospital. That event was celebrated and welcomed by health officials, our government, and other sectors in our society. That event proved that the Philippine population has been steadily

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