I Swear I’ll Live

I entered this course not knowing what quite to expect. The upperclassmen often talked about their experience working as interns for NGOs during their NSTP for the second semester but no one really talked much about what happened in the first semester. On the first day of class, we established what the semester would look … Continue reading I Swear I’ll Live

On Social Entrepreneurship

A few weeks ago, it was announced that SM North Edsa would become the largest solar powered mall in the world after the multinational company announced its partnership with Solar Philippines. When I first heard the news, I had a gut feeling I knew who the person behind the partnership was. As I suspected, Solar … Continue reading On Social Entrepreneurship

On Depression and Mental Illnesses

Growing up, the term “mental illness” didn’t even exist in my vocabulary because anything that was considered a mental illness wasn’t a mental illness. My parents taught me that whatever it was people considered mental illnesses were nothing but pathetic excuses of even more pathetic people. Depression wasn’t something real, to my parents; it was … Continue reading On Depression and Mental Illnesses

Somewhere Over the Rainbow: LGBT in the Philippines

The Philippines is often known as one of the most progressive countries when it comes to gender issues. Last 2013, the Philippines was named one of the most gay-friendly countries in the world. It ranked 10th out of 39 countries. However, do the numbers printed on news papers actually reflect the events happening on the … Continue reading Somewhere Over the Rainbow: LGBT in the Philippines