Perspectives

Perspectives
The Politics of Being ‘Apolitical’ and Why, In Itself, This is a Political Statement
Pauline Nacar | April 3, 2021

We can’t deny that there’s a huge temptation these days to tune out the world and focus on positive thoughts instead, given the negative impact recent news can bring to our mental health. Despite this, though, here’s why we must resist and stay vocal if we have any hope of rebuilding our country—even if that means constantly wallowing in the despair of politics.

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Caution Fatigue or Did We Stop Caring? One Year Since Lockdown and We’re Back Right Where We Started
Pauline Nacar | March 17, 2021

Did someone accidentally press the “replay” button on New Year’s Eve, so now we’re reliving the worst of our nightmares from exactly a year ago?

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A Tale of Police Brutality, Military Takeover, and a People United To Take Back Democracy
Pauline Nacar | February 11, 2021

What’s currently happening in Myanmar is the culmination of years of oppression from the previously-established military rule. With the same forces snatching away their few years of enjoyed freedom, the people are fighting back to say “no more”. This is the most recent addition to world history’s pro-democracy battles, and it most definitely won’t be the last.

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Purpose, Promise, and Patriotism: What Filipinos can Learn from 22-Year Old Amanda Gorman’s Inaugural Poem
Pauline Nacar | January 21, 2021

On January 20, poet and activist Amanda Gorman became the youngest to deliver the presidential inaugural poem for new US President, Joe Biden. Her beautiful and moving words certainly ignited a fire of hope among Americans towards a brighter future in democracy, but unbeknownst to her, her message rang true and clear well beyond their borders as well. Here, in the Philippines, we have just as much to take away from her powerful composition—perhaps even more in this time of great national divide.

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Pop Quiz: What is the Difference between a “Reactive” and “Proactive” Leadership?
Pauline Nacar | November 23, 2020

According to our dear friend the dictionary, “reactive” depicts the natural reaction of people and organizations to respond to a stimulus after a deed has been done, while “proactive” refers to making decisions that would either solve or prevent damages before it even happens.

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A Community Reacts: How ‘Gameboys’ Gave the Pandemic, our Culture, and the World a Major, Necessary Rewrite
@surethingpating @rappercairo and @kolokoyforever | September 20, 2020

As “Gameboys” evolved into becoming a modern classic, the show’s massive community of fans congregated to discuss, help understand, and comfort each during the most poignant moments of the show. This collaborative article, comes on the heels of the show’s finale, as a testament to the impact of the show on ‘strangers online’, who found each other through their shared love and admiration for the show, its creators, and, of course, its actors.

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A Case of Stolen Creativity: How an Online Search Winner Slumped from Promising Artist to ‘Alleged’ Plagiarist
Cholo Katipunan | August 6, 2020

Long before the cheers and calls for celebration quieted down for his one million peso-win in an online search, 21-year-old newcomer CJ Villavicencio is in hot water. Even louder than his recent victory is the controversy that followed soon after an intricate look at his winning piece revealed hints–if not glaring evidences–of plagiarism.

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The Internet of Conspiracies: Why Our Society of Gossipmongers is Creepier than Clint Bondad’s Cryptic Messages
Rank Magazine | July 18, 2020

It goes without saying, that it is clear that while Clint Bondad, in his barrage of cryptic social media messages, has shown red flags and signs that he is in dire need of help, our gossip-mongering society has a bigger problem.

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In BL We Trust: An Adage and Call for Proper LGBTQIA+ Representation at the Height of the Phenomenon
Cholo Katipunan | July 13, 2020

At the height of BL phenomenon, one statement lingers: “Give LGBTQIA+ roles to LGBTQIA+ artists.”

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PERSPECTIVES: Racing Through the Pandemic
Rank Magazine | May 22, 2020

Arbie Jacinto, advertising agency top executive, car collector, racing champion. and president-elect of The Rotary Club Mandaluyong Premier District 3800 weighs in on how the pandemic has not only changed businesses but how we we perceive the world we live in.

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