Earth Hour, Lights Off

Earth Hour, Lights Off

By Regina Peralta. Since 2008, on a Saturday in March, my family and I have sat around with the lights off. I remember sitting in the dark of our old house, looking at my flashlight-lit graduation picture and listening to the whirring of the electric fan. This was in celebration of Earth Hour, the annual event where people are called to switch off their lights for an hour on a Saturday in March in order to help save electricity and raise awareness for environmental issues...

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EDSA People Power 31 Years Later: Of Memories and Democracy

EDSA People Power 31 Years Later: Of Memories and Democracy

EDITORIAL. February 25 marks the 31st anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution. Where are we now as a democratic nation who once fought for the rights and dignity of our fellowmen? Does this generation still uphold the democracy and rule of law fought for by those courageous enough to take to the streets and brave martial law? ARTWORK: "Ang Patuloy Na Pag-usad ng Lipunang May Sayad" by Sangviaje

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When History Becomes A Thing of the Past: The Marcos Burial

When History Becomes A Thing of the Past: The Marcos Burial

September 18, 2016 is a day of reckoning. For most of us, it will be a day of opening up deep seated wounds brought about by the man who is about to be called a hero as the current administration prepares to welcome Ferdinand Marcos’ remains at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. As a nation, what are we really willing to compromise? In this long and winding narrative, who is the real hero?

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An Empowered and Informed Citizenry: A Look into Citizen Journalism as a Platform for Democracy

An Empowered and Informed Citizenry: A Look into Citizen Journalism as a Platform for Democracy

The introduction of the Internet has significantly changed the way news and information are disseminated. Because of the internet, citizens are now able to take on the role of a journalist and these technological innovations help redefine the role of mass media in our society.

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K-12: A Much Needed Education Modernization

K-12: A Much Needed Education Modernization

I am for a better education system. I am for K-12.

First off though, what is K-12? K-12 refers to the new educational curriculum that Congress passed into law in 2013 through the passage of the Enhanced Basic Education Act. It introduces the now mandatory one year of Kindergarten, six years of Primary Education, four years of Junior High School, and two years of Senior High School.

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