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.

Graduation, a fresh start in a real world

Each student’s dream is to march on the stage wearing a black toga while getting a diploma together with their proud parents who cherish them. Graduation is the day we ought to celebrate! A day where students at long last are free from exams, study papers, loads of paper works and other requirements that wore them down and made life toxic for the entire semester. Every student’s dream is to graduate with flying colors without […]

Is the OPM dying?

First of all, let’s define O.P.M. It can mean “Original Philippine Music” or “Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mangaawit.” The former is a description of music and the latter is the goup headed by Mr. Ogie Alcasid. People are making unnecessary statements that the artists they see on television or hear on their radios are not singing Original Philippine Music. They sing covers of foreign artists. That is true. We do see this happen all the time […]

“Give hour for our Earth”

Earth Hour is held annually on the last Saturday of March. It started in 2007, in Sydney and has since spread across the world. It is when millions of people and thousands of business worldwide turn off lights and shut down most electrical appliances to celebrate sustainability and show their support for strategies that will help solve the problem of global warming. The Earth Hour campaign has resulted in creating and raising awareness on climate change issues […]

Why you should start drinking with lemon water?

There are plenty of bogus health trends to avoid, but daily lemon water isn’t one of them. You may have seen this one popping up around the Internet for months now. Lemons are vitamin C rich citrus fruits that enhance your beauty, by rejuvenating skin from within and thus, bringing a glow to your face. One of the major health benefits of drinking lemon water is that it paves the way for losing weight faster, […]

My doctor is a hero

It seems like every youngster’s dream is to become a doctor when they grow up. The reasons often mentioned are the following:  to help sick persons, to earn money, and to help their parents. Being a doctor is a long journey. When we hear the word doctor, the first thing that comes to our mind is a smart professional wearing a neat white laboratory gown who can cure severe diseases like an angel in disguise. […]

Tea: with or without milk?

In today’s generation, tea has turned into a favorite liquid drink all over the world. Drinking tea is not only good for one’s well-being, it tastes heavenly and is animating as well! Today, we can see many stalls offering milk tea. Why is it popular to youngsters?  Many young people today have an exceptional craving for sweet drinks. Milk tea is a refreshment that most high schoolers and yuppies appreciate. Since milk tea is a […]

Graduation Day: A stepping stone for a better future

Graduation season is coming. Cameras will snap, parents will grin and sigh, and beach balls will sail. Speakers will tell students that today is the first day not only of the rest of their lives but of their “real” lives. Being in school is really a roller coaster ride. You’ll experience a lot of different things from the very first time you studied until your last day. Graduation day is indeed the most important day […]

Changing the start of classes from June to August: Advantages and Disadvantages

 Different universities are now changing the start of classes, from June to Augusts. According to sources, the Philippines and Thailand are the only countries that start their classes in June. Under the new academic calendar, the first semester will be from August to December; the second semester, from January to May; and the short term, from June to July. When I was in high school, I had always wished that classes would start in summer […]

The success behind the K-pop songs

OPM or Original Pinoy Music is the country’s music industry and has been serving the Pinoy’s love for music. But for quite some time now, a new range of tune has invaded our shores and stirred the music industry. Going as far as calling it the new genre of music, KPop has taken the world, especially the Philippines. K-pop is a musical genre from South Korea that is characterized by a wide variety of audiovisual […]

Every page is information

In the new age of technology many teenagers today forget to value the importance of reading books. Nowadays, some teens spend sleepless night surfing the web as opposed to reading their books. Some children frequently ask this question, “Why do we need to read books?” when their parents force them to study and read. Obviously we all know that books are essential in our lives since every page contains vital information. This means that if […]

February is Youth Leadership Month

February is hailed as Youth Leadership Month, a month to celebrate young people who take on leadership roles within their communities. Those who have not yet dedicated their time to a leadership role are encouraged to find something, a cause they love and step up to help in this effort. There are many ways children of all ages can take a leadership role Here are several ways you can encourage your children to become leaders. […]

Executive Clemency to Prisoners: Should or not?

Forgiveness and the compassion in action. This is how the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) president sees Presidents’ granting of executive clemency to elderly, long-interned and sick prisoners. They said that they don’t only wish to give these inmates the gift of freedom, but also to give them and their loved ones the opportunity to spend this period of time together as a family. President Noy Noy Aquino has finally grant pardon to […]