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 […]

The book or the film – which is better?

QUEZON City, Philippines (February 21) – It’s about time that we answer that age-old question? Which is better? The book or the movie? I remember when the first Harry Potter movie came out and how my sisters persuaded my mom to watch it. I was just nine years old back then and all I care about is to play all day long as long as I am allowed to do so. My sisters vowed to do […]

“New York Weather” | Not A Weather Report

Southern New York has been experiencing a whole lot of sunshine and blue skies lately. I’m glad that the snow from winter storm Niko is nearly gone. Isn’t it crazy to think that it’s already been a week since the snow? This weekend we even reached temperatures over 60°F. Even if patches of snow still remain on the ground, I still forget that snow even came. I think we’re getting to that time of season […]

Museums around the Metro

QUEZON City, Philippines (February 17) – A great artist by the name of Pablo Picasso also once said that “Every child is an artist; the problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” The same can be said about every other vocation. A child is so full of potential that they can be anything they want when they grow up. To give them that helpful nudge, a visit to the museum may […]

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 […]

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 […]

The importance of physical attractiveness

  QUEZON CITY, Philippines (Eagle News) — I think that you will agree when I say that every one of us has our own set of qualifications and standards when it comes to finding the perfect partner. And I think the top most characteristic all men and women consider when finding the right one is physical attractiveness. Nowadays, physical appearance has become an almost worldwide standard when it comes to work, love and the rest of […]

Beauty is in the camera of the beholder– how to take the perfect selfie!

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (Eagle News) — It is already 6:00 in the morning, the gentle wind swept the room curtains causing the sunlight to brush your face. You reached for your phone– a row of clicks, trying to achieve that perfect angle for that perfect #JustWokeUp selfie. “Put a filter on it,” “Hide my blemishes,” “Oh no I’m fat! Delete it.” Whatever your favorite line is, are you one of the millennials who is always on the […]

Color Metro Manila Green Again!

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (Eagle News) — Below are two landscape photos that exudes different kinds of beauty. The first one (A) indulges you with its lush green vibe and fresh feel: The second photo (B) gives you an urban sensation. Dazzling lights, towering skyscrapers under the night sky, a perfect scenery for an evening date in the city: Now, I want you to choose which of the two pictures gave you a sudden motivation, excitement and […]