Online slurs targeting “Heartstopper” actor Kit Connor of queerbaiting compelled him to come out as bisexual, later on pushing him to leave Twitter. If truth be told, this disquietude has been entrenched not just in our society, but in actuality, within the LGBTQIA+ community and it appears that many are still acting insensitively toward it—forgetting that no one should ever have to explain their sexuality to anyone. It takes time, otherwise it is detrimental, and here’s why.
Women get a lot of unnecessary assignments from men, and society, in general. Women must be this, women must be that. Women should do this, women should do that. But women, now more than ever, have been taking a stand on not turning in that assignment. This must feel like a continuous work for women, but so far, they have been beautiful in what they feel is much liberating for themselves.
If the world’s biggest group says it’s perfectly normal for men to wear a skirt, who would dare challenge them and say they’re wrong?
More than the usual campaign of promises and vows, this election season has shown a different side of unity within Filipinos. We have seen how, from her announcement to the remaining days of the campaign period, Vice President and now-presidential aspirant Leni Robredo triumphed in igniting the spirit of bayanihan at pagkakaisa, unveiling a new face of hope for a better normal.
Counting down the days until we elect the nation’s leaders who will take an oath and see us through in the next six years, the youth is taking matters into their own hands, airing their thoughts and making a case for a future where people and planet come first.
The official national campaign has started and aspiring candidates are quick in their shoes to get into every city and province to persuade the people why they are deserving to be elected. From implementation of policies and programs to personal stand on political and social matters, get to know the presidential aspirants that may be the next to sit in the Malacanan Palace.
With the 2022 national elections coming soon, millions of viewers have since witnessed the first election-related program courtesy of GMA Network’s ‘The Jessica Soho Presidential Interviews’. With more presidential debates and public forums coming our way, here’s everything that we learned from the award-winning journalist’s stake in uncovering strengths and weaknesses of the four presidential aspirants running for public office and the bar it set for those that attempt to tail its success.
The Internet demands brands and advertising agencies to do better when promoting beauty, and to go beyond the age-old message of making people feel bad about their physical appearances. The latest to receive this awakening is Belo Medical Group, which has recently launched a campaign all about the pandemic’s impact on our self-care routines.
Are we even surprised to see our countrymen getting called out for their “colorism”, when there’s so much bias towards lighter skin colors in our own country? Miss Canada bringing attention towards all the harmful comments against her dark skin from Filipinos is incredibly embarrassing, but perhaps well deserved.
On April 14, a cart full of food and necessities went viral online for its initiative to support Filipinos forgotten about during this pandemic. Less than a week later, other inspired community pantries sprout across the Philippines, causing a flooding of heartwarming stories on solidarity, humanity, and the classic spirit of ‘bayanihan’.