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Mikkah Factor

Mikkah Factor

Ultramarine

PEOPLE HAVE spent their early mornings beneath ultramarine skies, waiting for the train to arrive. Everyone waits in line, on dilapidated platforms to hop aboard the train to places scattered underneath this blue royalty. People are catapulted into the day without knowing what is bluer, our lives and transgressions or …

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GAP, SDP bets vie for position of auditor

By MARIA EDEN T. DINO TWO ARTLETS are eyeing the two-time vacant position of auditor of the Arts and Letters Student Council (ABSC). Gherick Barlis of the Grand Alliance for Progress (GAP), the sole candidate for auditor last special elections, is running for the position for the second time after 1,155 void …

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Vulnerability and the art of expression

By ANGELA M. SE HONESTY IS key to art, and as much as it comes at a price of one’s vulnerability, to manifest oneself is to reveal the wounds that need healing or unearth one’s hidden burdens. Just like any therapies, honesty in oneself is a must to uncover issues …

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Crippled country and its justice system

MORE FILIPINOS are becoming uneasy over the current administration’s “war against illegal drugs.” In a survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations from June 23 to 26, 41 percent of the 1,200 respondents said they were “very worried” that they or someone they know would be a victim of summary …

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Blind, deaf, but never mute

IN OUR democracy, the privilege of expressing our concerns has always been on a green light. It is never impeded until now. The current administration, as we see vividly, has expressed its abhorrence over the nationwide abuse of drugs, which has drawn flak from the dichotomy of political entities on …

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Setting the bar higher

DISSATISFACTION WITH a candidate’s platforms is just one of the factors that would make a voter consider other options in a ballot. But what if the other candidates still seem unfit for the position they are running for in the student council? The voters would rather opt to abstain or …

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Neu Roses: Continuing Conversations

IT HAS been a year since the Department of Health officially launched a national hotline that will provide help to people with mental health concerns. The project is called HOPELINE, a 24/7 crisis support hotline for depression and suicide prevention. People behind the phone are trained by professional psychiatrists and …

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On Lack of Discourse on Certain Things

THE TRAIN stops at my station and I move along with the crowd that walked like zombies. But I forgive them; it was a long day after all. The streets around Tayuman station is always busy even at night. Vendors who sell goods are littering the streets, and stores are …

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UST denies indifference on Horacio’s case

By ANGELIQUE ANNE F. TORRES  THE UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas (UST) denied on Friday that it is indifferent toward the death of the Civil law freshman and hazing victim Horacio Castillo III. In a statement posted on its Facebook page, UST stressed that “on the first day that news broke …

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