Opinion

“Uncharted: The Lost Legacy” means Girl Power

By Jericho Morales Eagle News Service “Uncharted: The Lost Legacy” was supposed to be downloadable content for “Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End,” but Naughty Dog appears to have realized that it could be much more than just that. All throughout the game, you play not as Nathan Drake, but as Chloe Frazer, who first appeared as Drake’s love interest in “Uncharted 2: Among Thieves,” that is, apart from Elena Fisher. Accompanied by artificial intelligence-controlled Nadine […]

Uber the political candidate

By: Mark Christofer Manalo I have wanted to weigh in on Uber’s suspension (and ride-hailing/sharing in general) for a long time, but have always decided against it. The arguments for and against it have always been too emotional, and I am loathe to wade into that. It has become one of the topics one should steer clear of if one wants to avoid arguments, along with politics.   What pushed me to go write about […]

Free higher education, is it possible?

QUEZON City, Philippines – Should every Filipino have a right to higher education?  Should higher education be free? If ever free college education becomes possible, it should be given without regard for the student’s financial background.   Why? Because everyone deserves an opportunity to have a college education. An opportunity to become whatever they dream to be. College education is a necessity in today’s society because without a college degree, it would be very hard to get […]

New media and the increasing violence in our society

QUEZON City, Philippines – It is a sad fact that violence continues to increase in our society. And one of the major factors causing that increase is the development of new technology and with it, new ways of communication. New technology gave birth to new forms of mass media, which in turn radically change how we receive and perceive information. New media is the term used to refer to vehicles that allow us to receive information […]

How martial law in the Philippines affects a Filipino-American in Las Vegas; says she supports the martial law declaration

  (Eagle News) – A Filipino-American interviewed by the Eagle News Bureau in Las Vegas explains how she is in favor of the martial law declaration of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in Mindanao. “Right now, we have to support the President over there,” said Nan Sta. Maria. “That’s the thing we can only do.  And of course, pray for them,” she said. Sta. Maria said she felt sad about the situation in Mindanao, particularly in […]

How to impeach your impeachable official

QUEZON City, Philippines (May 20) – Planning to impeach an impeachable official? Better do it properly so it will not be dismissed due to a technicality. But first, what is the process of impeachment? Impeachment has been defined as the method of national inquest into the conduct of public men. Its purpose is to protect the people from official delinquencies or malfeasance. Impeachment is primarily intended for the protection of the State, not for the punishment […]

To vape or not to vape…

QUEZON City, Philippines (May 21) – To vape or not to vape… that is the question in the minds of those craving for their nicotine fix. This especially after President Rodrigo Duterte signed Executive Order No. 26, banning the smoking of tobacco products in public places, except in designated public areas. But what is vaping? Vaping means smoking an electronic cigarette or an e-cigarette. An electronic cigarette is a hand-held electronic device that creates an […]

“Who doesn’t love baby Groot?”

QUEZON City, Philippines – Grossing $509 million worldwide, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is the fifth highest- grossing film of 2017. And it’s all thanks to baby Groot. Ever since the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie was shown in 2014, Marvel fanatics have been anticipating its follow-up. And the sequel has pretty big shoes to fill because the first movie has that perfect measure of camp, cheesiness and comedy plus lots of amazing […]

Enough is enough – random thoughts about Kadamay

QUEZON City, Philippines – Recently making the rounds in social media sites are funny and hilarious edits about the rally held by the Kadamay group. Netizens exercised their creativity in thinking up witty and comedic slogans for the group. But behind the wit and the humor, we have the feeling that the joke – as it is – is more than half-meant. For those of you who are blissfully unaware, Kadamay stands for “Kalipunan ng […]

13 Reasons Why – I need to write this.

QUEZON  City, Philippines – “This is Hannah. Hannah Baker.” Such a simple line but it has a big impact, especially after learning that it was written by a girl who committed suicide. And that is the story of arguably one of the most controversial TV series today, 13 Reasons Why. If you haven’t watched the series yet, I give this ample warning. The series may trigger negative feelings and if you are easily influenced, you […]

Everything you need to know about honorary doctorates

QUEZON City, Philippines –  The University of the Philippines caused quite a stir among some netizens and some in the UP community only recently. The powerful policy-making Board of Regents offered to confer an honorary degree –  Doctorate of Law, honoris causa, to be exact –  to President Rodrigo Duterte, citing tradition as the main reason. But the offer did not suit well with the protesters, who said the President, who has been criticized for his supposedly inhumane war […]

Humanity, identity, technology – my review of “Ghost in the Shell”

QUEZON City, Philippines (April 10) – What will happen if you take a human brain and transplant it inside an artificial body? That is the profound question asked by the American science fiction/action film “Ghost in the Shell.” Based on the Japanese media franchise of the same name, “Ghost in the Shell” is set in the future. If you are imagining a future that is bright and shiny, you are  wrong. In this movie, the […]