Here’s to Work and Play
Jul08

Here’s to Work and Play

  It’s mid-year travel time in the emirates, as we downshift to a slower pace with the incoming summer hiatus.  For those who are not in a holiday mood, especially entrepreneurs like me, the quieter season is a welcome respite giving us time to review and plan for the busy months ahead.   So, just like our month of contrast where one foot’s into rest and recreation, and the other one’s on staying put and continuing the...

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Editors Note: When greatness comes to the fore, it brings the rest of us with it.
Feb11

Editors Note: When greatness comes to the fore, it brings the rest of us with it.

  What do a scientist, architect, world issue crusader, hip hop dancers, experimental musicians, fashion designers, public servants, entrepreneurs, including a mother and her autistic child, and a bunch of new media personalities have in common?  Perhaps, nothing at all on the surface, except in this case, their mere ethnicity.   But look a little bit deeper and you will see that all these people, from various walks of life,...

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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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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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