Opinion

YOUNG VOICES SPEAK: Characteristics of an eagle that a leader should possess

(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)   “The eagle has no fear of adversity. We need to be like the eagle and have a fearless spirit of a conqueror!” – Joyce Meyer Leading and giving commands to a group or an organization is not easy. Different leaders, of course,  possess different leadership styles that his members may or may not want. Leaders […]

Young Voices Speak: Gaming vs. me

(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 Precious Joshua Corpuz Young Voices contributor   With the fast-paced development of online gaming technology, many of us can’t help but be hooked. According to a study posted in the website “Geek Wire” by Taylor Soper, more than 1.2 billion people are playing games worldwide. Of these about 700 million play online games.   […]

YOUNG VOICES SPEAK: Depression Needs Attention

(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 Mendy Amarondon Young Voices contributor   Losing someone, getting fired from a job, failing an exam and other challenging situations lead a person to feel sad, alone or frustrated. However, these feelings are felt short-term. When a person feels persistent loneliness or overwhelming frustration for a long period of time, it may be […]

YOUNG VOICES SPEAK: The noblest and proudest profession for me

(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 Daryll Jane Jemino Young Voices contributor   One of my Grade 5 teachers once told me that the proudest profession is the one that she belongs to, which is that of being a teacher. Why? Because no matter where you go and no matter how old you are now, all the […]

OPINION: Crime is common, logic is rare

Disclaimer: The views of the writer do not represent the views of the network as a whole.   By Mendy Amandoron Young Voices Speak contributor   “Crime is common, logic is rare,” a famous line from the legendary fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes. This line metaphorically embodies the society we’re living in today. Crimes, poverty, and extreme devastation –  the world has been facing these for the last decade. The Philippines is no exception. The numerous casualties […]

“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 […]

Should drug tests be part of the enrollment process?

QUEZON City, Philippines (July 12) – We know that one of the reasons why crime is rampant in our country is the equally rampant use of illegal drugs. To save the youth from the “dark side” and therefore arrest the increase in the number of drug-induced crimes in the country, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) announced the possibility of putting in place drug tests in every university and college. Aside from proposing to require […]

How do we grade our teachers?

QUEZON City. Philippines  (July 10) -Teachers. They are touted as our second parents. Teachers have a significant effect on one’s future. That’s the reason why teacher education is one of the most in-demand courses in the Philippines. Unfortunately, most schools that offers this kind of program are not performing well in the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET). A recent study by a non-governmental organization (NGO), Philippine Business for Education (PBEd) revealed that, for the last […]

Academic year in the Philippines: Should we change it or not?

QUEZON City, Philippines (June 30) – The Philippines has been using the June-April academic calendar for as long as history can recall. Rizal, for instance, first entered college in June 16, 1875. For the Filipino student, it has become a habit to enter school in the first week of June and to end it before the dry season starts. This age-old tradition may end soon, as some universities are beginning to change the usual calendar […]

Too much nationalism – is there such a thing?

QUEZON City, Philippines (June 28) – Nationalism can translate to positive feelings, ideas and efforts for your nation. Nationalism is needed to make a nation great so it is  generally a good thing. But like all good things, when taken a bit too far, nationalism can be bad.  There is such a thing as too much nationalism. On the one hand, we must protect our nation and our people. On the other, it should not be […]

Freedom of speech does not mean you can say anything you want

QUEZON City, Philippines (June 27) – Freedom of speech is the right of the people to express their opinions publicly without government interference, subject to the laws against libel, incitement to violence or rebellion, and others. But the question is: Do we really have freedom of speech or is it just an illusion? Freedom of speech is one of the most misunderstood concepts in the world. It is often misunderstood due to people’s many and varied […]