Young Voices Speak

What matters to the young Filipinos today?
What are their take on the issues that affect not only our country but the whole world as well?
We invite the students, the young urban professionals, the next generation to share with us their thoughts, feelings and opinions.

My Westlife story

By Aimee V. Mendoza How would you feel if you see someone you really admire from afar? You might cry out his name aloud in order for him to notice you. If you have the guts, you might run after him just to greet him and ask for a selfie. But because I was lucky,  I didn’t  need to do any of those things.   Yes, I won a Meet and Greet pass to see  […]

Real fiction

(Young Voices Speak is eaglenews.ph’s blank space for the youth to share their opinions, views, and perspective on any topic, issue, or matter) QUEZON City, Philippines – The most important task a writer has is to create the perfect character that will bring color and life to an otherwise black and white story.  Writers painstakingly ponder what their characters would be like – their personalities, how they will act or react to things and situations, what they look like, […]

When the social media victim becomes the social media bully

(Young Voices Speak is eaglenews.ph’s blank space for the youth to share their opinions, views, and perspective on any topic, issue, or matter) QUEZON City, Philippines – There’s a new trend on social media! Revenge is a lot sweeter now that you can easily do it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, name your favorite social media here! So, how do you do it? Well, ask no more, ’cause I present you with the easy steps on how you can […]

The best kind of beauty

(Young Voices Speak is eaglenews.ph’s blank space for the youth to share their opinions, views, and perspective on any topic, issue, or matter)   QUEZON City, Philippines – A few weeks ago while I was riding the bus home, I looked out the window to watch the traffic caused by the heavy rain. After doing so, the woman sitting next to me suddenly started mumbling. She was apparently ‘slapped’ by my ponytail when I turned my head to the window. […]

Standard-setter

(Young Voices Speak is eaglenews.ph’s blank space for the youth to share their opinions, views, and perspective on any topic, issue, or matter) QUEZON City, Philippines – It is now part of reality that social media takes up a large portion of our lives. Everyone is now into Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media sites. With just one click, everyone can see the latest updates about you and everyone can react to them. Social media is the standard-setter […]

Kate’s random book recommendations

(Young Voices Speak is eaglenews.ph’s blank space for the youth to share their opinions, views, and perspectives on any topic, issue, or matter) QUEZON City, Philippines – “Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.” ― Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel   Books are just books, but an avid reader knows they are so much more than a bound set of papers. Books offer a friend, an escape from the dull reality, and valuable life lessons from […]

Korean fever

(Young Voices Speak is eaglenews.ph’s blank space for the youth to share their opinions, views, and perspective on any topic, issue, or matter) QUEZON City, Philippines – “Annyeonghaseyo! (Hello!)” “Saranghe! (I love you)” “Waeee! (Why?)” These are just a few of the common Korean words that have entered Filipinos’ everyday vocabulary. Restaurants serving Korean cuisine can now be seen everywhere. K-pop songs can be heard on every playlist. Even in fashion, Korean clothes are  very trendy. That’s right! Our country has […]

You are a book lover if…

(Young Voices Speak is eaglenews.ph’s blank space for the youth to share their opinions, views, and perspective on any topic, issue, or matter)   QUEZON City, Philippines – All of us have little secrets. Have you ever said no to a friend when they asked if they could borrow your book? Or maybe you finished a book but you weren’t sure if you liked it or not, so you just rated it 5 stars because everybody else seemed to […]

Ketogenic Diet

(Young Voices Speak is eaglenews.ph’s blank space for the youth to share their opinions, views, and perspective on any topic, issue, or matter)   QUEZON City, Philippines – Planning a healthy living? Try this ketogenic diet. The diet is a low-carb and high-fat diet that allows for the reduction of carbohydrates and their replacement with fats that will put the body into a metabolic state called ketosis. Rice–a staple food for Filipinos—is a type of carbohydrate that needs to […]

Bullying – why we should not tolerate it

(Young Voices Speak is eaglenews.ph’s blank space for the youth to share their opinions, views, and perspective on any topic, issue, or matter) QUEZON City, Philippines – Bullying. The problem has been existing for a long time now.  Disturbingly, instances of bullying have become more frequent nowadays because of the creation of new media like the internet and text messaging. Bullying is not limited to the use of actions. One can also use words to bully others. Words can […]

Young Voices Speak: On first impressions and giving someone the benefit of the doubt

(Young Voices Speak is eaglenews.ph’s blank space for the youth to share their opinions, views, and perspective on any topic, issue, or matter)   By Kate Tuazon Young Voices Speak contributor “Oh, she’s too full of herself!” “I thought you were too proud when we first met, I was totally wrong.” How many times did this situation happen to us? How often do we misunderstand someone or misjudge a person on the first meeting? I admit that I also […]

YOUNG VOICES SPEAK: Graduate or else

(Young Voices Speak is eaglenews.ph’s blank space for the youth to share their opinions, views, and perspective on any topic, issue, or matter) A lot of college undergraduates were confused when they heard about the new General Education Curriculum (GEC). Rumor has it, if you were not a college graduate on or before 2017-2018, you needed to go through senior high school before you could continue with your college degree. The scary part is that the rumor is actually […]