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Shares compelling reasons why youth engagement in political and socio-civic affairs is fashionable and trendy. Seeks to present and spark new thought provokiing ideas on the  importance of ideology in today's modern world.

Writers: Love ‘em than hate ‘em

  • Friday, 14 August 2015 03:36

Over the past weeks, writers of different backgrounds, orientations and personalities have been under intense scrutiny following their perceived biased praises and criticisms of Presidential aspirants for 2016. Most of these writers have been accused of being paid hacks and propagandists of campaign teams. Moreover, their backgrounds and past political involvements have been probed in order to determine the motivations that drive them to write these columns.

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Multiple Choice

  • Friday, 07 August 2015 00:00

The search for the next President is on. At least that is what we fathom following recent development in the political landscape.

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A Government of Outcomes, Not Just Outputs

  • Monday, 03 August 2015 02:01

Former presidents delivering previous State of the Nation Addresses always emphasize statistics proving that the country is better off during their term. These figures are oftentimes presented creatively through charts, tables, and graphs.

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LEGACIES AND INCONSTANCIES: Five Years’ Worth of Aquino Administration’s Programs and Policies

  • Monday, 27 July 2015 02:33

On the heels of the President's final SONA is the more prominent issue of his anointed successor. This issue has overtaken the public's attention on the current administration's legacy accomplishments and negligence. In fact, numerous hours have been spent on dinners and meetings in the last few weeks discussing his request for leading personalities to continue the programs he started in this administration as President.

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STOP-GAP-REFORM

  • Monday, 20 July 2015 10:27

Although former President Joseph Estrada is known for his jokes and has been a regular subject of political satires, this saying that he popularized stings true as to why significant institutional reforms have not prospered in the past.

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MRT Commute: An Adventure filled with Inconveniences and Burdens

  • Friday, 03 July 2015 01:57

Everyday is an excruciating journey for most MRT commuters in the Metropolis who work on a regular 8-to-5 job.  Disappointment and anger vented via social media pale in comparison to the kind of life the everyday commuter is subjected to just to arrive at their respective workplaces on time. In fact, to call it excruciating is an understatement since most would battle, like their lives were on the line, for a small space to fit inside the train.

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Taking a Dive: The Plight of Philippine Sports

  • Monday, 22 June 2015 03:42

The 28th edition of the Southeast Asian Games has recently concluded, with Philippine athletes bagging 29 gold medals, 36 silver medals, and 66 bronze medals.

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Public Choice, Public Trust, Public Office

  • Monday, 08 June 2015 05:56

"Public office is a public trust. Public officers and employees must, at all times, be accountable to the people, serve them with utmost responsibility, integrity, loyalty, and efficiency; act with patriotism and justice, and lead modest lives." (1987 Philippine Constitution, art. XI, sec. 1)

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Educating beyond the Four Walls of the Classroom

  • Friday, 29 May 2015 06:32

While many families - parents and children alike – prepare for the resumption of classes this June, our various government agencies also take the necessary steps to ensure that the normalization of everyday transport and activity, from the opening day of classes until its end, will go smoothly.

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