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Mikkah Factor

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Midas Touch

photo by KRISTELA DANIELLE S. BOO Once, there was a king named Midas who wished for everything he touched to turn into gold. However, his greed quickly became regret when this wish cost him the person he cared for the most. Nevertheless, his ravenous desire for gold remained his version …

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Juxtaposition

photo by KRISTELA DANIELLE S. BOO THE FILIPINO people observe the valiant effort that their ancestors gave to gain the long-sought liberty from the shackles of oppression and colonization. The flag of the nation oscillates in the air freely, boasting its bright colors for everyone to see. Lately, however, the …

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Asphyxia

photo by KRISTELA DANIELLE S. BOO Life is undoubtedly full of tribulations, and sometimes they act as the levers of contraptions that compress the neck, prohibiting people from breathing. The pressure mounts into a spasm, immobilizing the body for prolonged periods of time when people express the inability to cope …

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Marching Forward

photo by ANA BARBARA S. SAN DIEGO THE GRADUATING seniors of the Faculty of Arts and Letters move in synchronization with the marching forward of time as the moment draws near when they march towards the finish line of their college program. They will come towards the stage with all …

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JournSoc condemns killing of Davao journo

By CRIS EUGENE T. GIANAN THE UST Journalism Society (JournSoc) denounced the killing of Davao journalist Dennis Denora, the sixth journalist killed since Pres. Rodrigo Duterte assumed office. In their statement released Saturday, JournSoc questioned the effectiveness of Duterte’s Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS). STATEMENT OF THE UST …

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AB settles for podium finish in Pautakan

By ANGELIQUE ANNE F. TORRES DOWN FROM the championship, the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) finished first runner-up in the individual category of this year’s Pautakan, and maintained its second runner-up spot in the group category on Monday at the Medicine Auditorium. AB’s individual category representative Augustus Botrous Guco …

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Joselito Delos Reyes: Education with a dose of laughter

By MARK JOSEPH B. FERNANDEZ and JULIA MARI T. ORNEDO HIS NAME had probably popped up on your Facebook feed at least once. Joselito Delos Reyes’ posts are hard to scroll past as they often contain witty jokes, nuggets of wisdom, or heartwarming stories about his family, which had easily …

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Fire Flowers

THE FIREWORKS looked almost like blossoming flowers as they set off in the sky. Blooming, wilting, falling away—repeat—one after the other, three at once, two at once, one at a time. As I stood among my friends, in the middle of the field where we once played alongside, and sometimes …

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AB’s fight for mental health: Is the effort enough?

IN A country with a population of almost 110 million, one in five people suffer from mental health problems as reported by the Philippines Statistic Authority in 2010. Former Department of Health Secretary Dr. Paulyn Ubial admitted that the Philippines has one psychiatrist for every 250,000, far from the ideal …

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