Love, family, and togetherness. This is the classic Filipino family. However, would you still use those three words to describe the scene of a family living on Smokey Mountain? Of course not? Think again. After watching that documentary on the first day of NSTP about a family’s life on Smokey Mountain, I realized something about … Continue reading Where has it Gone Wrong?
Growing up, I was always taught to take initiative and take the lead in everything that I did. Whether it was a group project, running for a class officer position, or becoming captain of an athletics team, my family and friends always urged me to become the leader. And of course, at such a young … Continue reading A Delusion of Leadership
Our trip to the Taal Lake Convention Center, also known as the TLCC, was a very inspiring one. I had no idea such a place existed before we went on this fieldtrip, but I’m glad that we were all introduced to it. It was very encouraging to know that a center for conservation, recreation, and … Continue reading A Place Full of Promise
Since the beginning of civilized society, religion has probably been the most argued about and fought over aspect of human social order. Whether it be in the form of religious debates and arguments, religious discrimination, or religious wars and crusades, religion has been the source of a lot of the division in today’s society. To … Continue reading What Unites, Divides
The Philippines is ravaged by more than 20 typhoons each year, with some leaving more destructive trails than others. An example? Yolanda. Killing upwards of 5,000 people, and causing anarchy in the regions it hit, Typhoon Yolanda was a calamity to be both remembered and forgotten. People often say that typhoons such as Yolanda cause … Continue reading Why Aren’t We Prepared?