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Youth urged to work together to change society

Youth urged to work together to change society

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TO CONTRIBUTE to nation-building and end apathy, the youth must unite and create changes in the society by spreading awareness and taking stand on various issues. This was the challenge of speakers from different universities to Artlets during DANAS: The 4th UST Literary Society Social Issues Seminar on ‘Nation’-Building and Liberation held April 19 at the Thomas Aquinas Research Complex. "You have to work together with other people. It’s about amplifying your impact. Please join other people in their causes, take comfort, knowing that you are not alone in this battle because it’s not an easy one," said Nathania Chua, a professor from the Ateneo de Manila University. Tackling the current administration’s “war on drugs” that has seen the deaths of thousands of people, Chua reco...
Educator slams media’s portrayal of women

Educator slams media’s portrayal of women

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  MEDIA'S REPRESENTATION of women is limited only to the roles of mothers and wives, leaving out the real problem they face in the society, a professor from the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman told Artlets in a forum held Tuesday. Bernadette Villanueva Neri, deputy director of UP Center for Women's and Gender Studies Training, Outreach, and Extension Program, said women are being “misinterpreted” in the media. “Nais ipakilala ang kababaihan sa media, sa patalastas, at sa pelikula, bilang mga ina, bilang asawa […] at [ang mga] babaeng martir ay biktima, mahina,” Neri said. Citing soap advertisements in Philippine television, Neri said even commercials do not portray the real situation of the majority of women in the country, who experience physical abuse. ...
Educators defend humanities, slam neoliberalism

Educators defend humanities, slam neoliberalism

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UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS told Artlets that the growing influence of neoliberalism in the educational system puts in peril the humanities subjects that teach Filipino culture and national awareness to tertiary students. Filipino language advocate Crizel Sicat-De Laza said humanities subjects like Philippine Government and Constitution, Philippine History, and literature are being removed in the new curriculum because they are "anti-neoliberal." “Ito sana ‘yung mga subject na kung saan pwede nating bigyan ng espasyo ‘yung pagkatuto hinggil sa kamalayan sa lipunan,” De Laza said in a seminar titled Danas held at the Thomas Aquinas Research Complex Auditorium. “Bakit tayo magtataka kung bakit ang daming batang nagtatanong kung bakit nakaupo si Apolinario Mabini sa Heneral Luna? Tatan...