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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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The Power of Collaboration: Sharing Economy in the Philippines
Aug23

The Power of Collaboration: Sharing Economy in the Philippines

By Antonino Benitez     With the continued rise of online businesses, like Uber and Airbnb, which play a major part in the global ‘Sharing Economy’ arena, protests against these collaborative platforms are increasing on an international scale – and the Philippines is part of the picture.   Back home, groups have expressed their negative sentiments against Uber and Grab. Considering the popularity of these companies and...

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Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Antonino Benitez – Trailblazer
Feb14

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Antonino Benitez – Trailblazer

Antonino Benitez Exemplary Overseas Filipino Student   His name is Antonino. His colleagues also lovingly refer to him as “astronaut,” as he is so good at everything at he does, he is not even limited by outer space. You see the track record of success that he has managed to generate, the languages that he can speak (3, and still counting!), and the tasks that he can surmount with almost alarming ease at such a young age, and you...

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How To Say “I Love You” in 10 Different Countries
Feb08

How To Say “I Love You” in 10 Different Countries

  How to say “I Love You” in 10 different Countries By: Antonino Benitez With the infamous ‘V –Day’ slowly approaching we ask ourselves – what does it all mean? Stemming from a rather complicated historical origin between Christianity and the Romans, Valentine’s Day has become branded in society as a time that involves acting upon the values of love and devotion.  Nothing says “I love you” like, well, “I love you” – but the...

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Asian Academic Excellence: Are Asians Born to Excel in School?
Sep28

Asian Academic Excellence: Are Asians Born to Excel in School?

Asian Academic Excellence: Are Asians Born to Excel in School?   By Antonino Benitez   Unfortunately, it’s no secret that we Asians are some of the most frequently stereotyped people in the world – with the majority of these labels half-truths and sloppy generalizations. But, if there’s one thing that we Asians can be proud of, it’s the fact that we do extremely well in school. Being the only Filipino in a school populated mostly...

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