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Online Slang ATM

By: Antonino Benitez @antonino.benitez     If you read the title,  and assumed that ATM referred to an electronic banking outlet, it’s about time you read this.   The internet practically has its own language now, and churns out now and then, a colorful variety of phrases and abbreviations that are bizarrely relatable. Originally coined by netizens themselves, the sweeping popularity of online slang is thanks to the...

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How to Be You, Po? Finding Your True Self in The Age of Social Media
Sep17

How to Be You, Po? Finding Your True Self in The Age of Social Media

Finding Your True Self in The Age of Social Media By Alwee Villarosa     In this age of social media, “influencers”, and trends, what does it take to be unique? Do your social media page and your aesthetic really represent who you are? Are we really what we believe we are? Or do we just take on a persona, because the internet says is cool? Maybe. Maybe not.   Filipinos spend 53 hours online every week. That’s higher...

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Angas Pinas: Beauty Entrepreneur Riza Sripetchvandee
Sep12

Angas Pinas: Beauty Entrepreneur Riza Sripetchvandee

Golden Girl:  Beauty Entrepreneur Riza Sripetchvandee By: Eunice Barbara C. Novio   When Gold Bar was launched at Galleria Mall on Al Wasl Road in Jumeirah, Dubai on March 14, 2016, a stunning woman walked across the room. All eyes were focused on her.  Her fresh looks and gait would remind you of a model. Unfortunately, she is not but she could have been. Standing around 5’4, slim, with clear skin, straight hair and cat-like...

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The Annie B Chronicles: When it Rains It’s Flood!
Sep06

The Annie B Chronicles: When it Rains It’s Flood!

  One thing na miss na miss ko na when I moved here sa Dubai is the rain. Sure it rains not once, but twice, even thrice a year here in the Middle East but it’s nothing like what we experience back home. Growing up in the province, the rain brought good luck to us – it’s a blessing in the sky – sureball na masagana ang ani and business in the farming industry will be fruitful. Winner!   I love the rain. It is so much fond...

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Filipinos and Racial Discrimination: Are we victims or perpetrators?
Aug30

Filipinos and Racial Discrimination: Are we victims or perpetrators?

Filipinos and Racial Discrimination: Are we victims or perpetrators? By Paolo Benitez     With the current global political climate, we’ve seen a lot more incidences of people acting as figures of hate and backward mentality. The presidency of Donald Trump has given the green light for anti – immigrant sentiment and intolerance, which has reverberated around the world. Hate graffiti and racial slurs have become commonplace...

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Power to the Pinoy: Lessons Filipinos need to master to get ahead
Aug29

Power to the Pinoy: Lessons Filipinos need to master to get ahead

By Lalaine Chu-Benitez     Ninety eight percent literacy rate, English proficiency that’s praised the world over, commendable work ethics and a sunny disposition that can’t be beat – do we Pinoys need anything more to succeed in work and life?   As a matter of fact, yes.  Most of the time, we are so hooked on getting diplomas and criticizing our other kababayans’ English grammar, that we miss the value of other softer...

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