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.

Confession of a 21st century Beatlemaniac

QUEZON City, Philippines (February 16) – Passion resonates in every Beatles song as they strive to create a name in the music scene. John, Paul, Ringo and George, lads from a seaport town in England called Liverpool showcased their love for music in creating and performing songs with melodies that rhymes with their real lives. Early 1960’s is very remarkable for the Fab Four for their budding career as musicians exploded and Beatlemania erupted not just […]

Music and film streaming on social media – good or bad?

QUEZON City, Philippines (February 15) – Of all the forms of entertainment, it is safe to say that music and movies are the most consumed by the people. Some even say that music is not just music; it’s a way of life. When it comes to movies, the saying “you are what you eat” may also apply, you are what you watch. As such, it is almost inevitable that one day, there will be music and […]

Third Hand Smoke: New Health Hazard

QUEZON City, Philippines (February 14) – “Cigarette smoking is dangerous to your health”. It might be the most famous advocacy campaign related to cigarette smoking. With the primary purpose of informing the public on how hazardous it is to smoke or to be exposed to smoke being emitted by cigarette or tobacco. It is a fact that cigarette smoking does not just harm the actual smoker but also those that are indirectly inhaling or ingesting the smoke […]

This year’s must-see movies!

Quezon City, Philippines (February 13) – For movie fans, movie buffs, and movie enthusiasts out there, the new year also means a new list of must-see films! And 2017 promises to be a good year for moviegoers as many anticipated films are slated to be shown in the big screen this year! We gather here the nine of the must-see movies of 2017! 1. Alien Covenant by Ridley Scott. The sequel of the 2012 movie […]

La La Land – a movie that sings its way to our hearts

QUEZON City, Philippines (February 6) – La La Land is truly the most successful movie of the year. Even though 2017 has barely started, the movie already bagged major awards and nominations from some of the most prestigious award-giving bodies, including the Golden Globe Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards. The film is also expected to win an Oscar after earning 14 nominations for the upcoming Academy Awards! Even if you haven’t watched the film […]

The most challenging part of any beauty pageant – the Q and A’s!

QUEZON City, Philippines (January 30) – The Question and Answer portion is the most crucial part of any pageant which is why it makes sense that it is also the toughest.  The trend nowadays for beauty pageants is to focus not only on the contestants’ beauty but on their intelligence as well.  As such, winning a beauty pageant is not a walk in the park. Many contestants have met their downfall with the nerve-wracking Q and […]

Miss Universe fever!

QUEZON City, Philippines (January 27) – For the third time in the history, Miss Universe is happening in the Philippines!  Filipinos are well-known for being pageant enthusiasts, that’s why there is no doubt that among all the countries in the world, we  are the ones who are  most excited and happy for the upcoming international event. Last September 2016, when the Department of Tourism finally announced that the Philippines will host the prestigious pageant, many fans […]

The government and your reproductive health

QUEZON City, Philippines (January 27) – The Reproductive Health Law is now being deliberated in the Senate so that it can be fully implemented by November 30 – the administration’s target date. So before the law is fully implemented, let’s get to know what Reproductive Health is, and what are the policies and plans under this somewhat contentious and controversial law. The Reproductive Health Law or the Republic Act No. 10354 is an act of providing for […]

Water park in Coron – good or bad?

QUEZON City, Philippines (January 23) – If you love to travel, then Coron, Palawan should be on your list of dream destinations!  Even if you’ve already been there, it would not be too much of a question if you want to visit again to experience the crystal blue waters of Coron. Blessed with beautiful landscapes and seascapes, Coron is considered as one of the main attractions in the Philippines.  Coron is famous for its forest which grew atop limestone […]

American kids and Pinoy food – they’re back!

QUEZON City, Philippines (January 23) – After the adorable viral video of American kids trying different Pinoy dishes, social media content provider WatchCut released another clip of these cute kids trying more Pinoy food. The previous video generated a lot of disappointment especially on the dishes they made the kids try. Being responsive to the comments, the new video features more common Pinoy dishes. The first dish they served on the table was chicken adobo that is one of […]

Tasty trolls, shape-shifting tricksters and a singing competition – 2016’s last movie offering for the young ones

QUEZON City, Philippines (January 23) – It may have its ups and downs but 2016 ended on a good note for the kids with three awesome movies which debuted on its last quarter. The last quarter of the year gave us tasty trolls, shape-shifting tricksters and a singing competition! You know the drill, beware of spoilers! First off in the list is “Trolls”! Starring Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake, the movie was released by Dreamworks […]

What is the price of vanity?

QUEZON City, Philippines (January 19) – The proposed vanity tax made a huge splash after news organizations reported it. The proposed measure aims to levy an excise tax on all the beauty products and beauty services in our country. And once its existence was revealed, criticisms and objections from various women’s groups and organizations greeted the proposed vanity tax. And they make one compelling argument – it is unfair to women. Here’s a little backgrounder on how […]