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.

Let’s fight depression!

QUEZON City, Philippines (March 27) – Experiencing ups and the downs  is  normal in life. It’s the experiences – both the good and the bad – that shape how we perceive the members of our society and  culture. Yet for some individuals, there is the constant feeling of always being “down.”This is what is commonly known as depression. Depression is a mental ailment that causes a person to be constantly sad. It is usually fought […]

How to be more attractive according to science!

QUEZON City, Philippines (March 22) – We usually think that a person can be called attractive if he or she has  good looks. Fortunately, experience shows us that good looks are not a prerequisite for one to be perceived as attractive. Try the following. Surely you’ll see the compliments coming.   Be funny! A good sense of humor is more often than not in the list of anyone looking for a future partner. Consider this […]

Water not just a basic necessity

QUEZON City, Philippines (March 21) – Water is a basic necessity of life.  The fact that the human body is 60 to 80 percent water means that we need to drink a certain amount of liquids to sustain and replace the bodily fluids that our body loses when we sweat or urinate. Going beyond the obvious, there are numerous studies supporting that water is more than just a thirst-quencher. Aside from what we learned from our teachers that water […]

Sa Wakas – a Pinoy rock musical

QUEZON City, Philippines (March 20) – “Sa dinami-dami pa naman ng gustong malimutan, ikaw pa ang naiwan sa puso’t isipan…” Those are the words that my officemates had to endure hearing for an hour after watching Sa Wakas, A Pinoy Rock Musical, as I sing the lines at the top of my lungs with my not-so-good singing voice. Years after its successful first run at the PETA Theater in 2013, Sa Wakas, A Pinoy Rock […]

Escolta – a blast from the past! (part 2)

QUEZON City, Philippines (March 7) – “Commemorate and revive the beauty of old Manila”-  that was the very purpose of the recently conducted Escolta Block Party. Spearheaded by the folks of the First United Building, this collaboration is actually the second Escolta Block Party after the success of the first one last November of 2016. February 18 of this year marked the second and equally successful block party on the oft-forgotten street of Escolta. Local business […]

Escolta – a blast from the past! (part 1)

QUEZON City, Philippines (March 6) – Growing up with a family where both of your parents are post-World War II babies, there are these days when they will just burst out with stories on how great Manila is during their generation, how the city exudes pure elegance even after the Battle of Manila in 1945, and how the structures built in downtown Manila became a representation of how rich our culture and history is. In one […]

Batch 2017 - are you ready to turn your tassels?

Batch 2017 – are you ready to turn your tassels?

QUEZON City, Philippines (February 27) – Batch 2017, are ready to turn your tassels? College graduation – it is one of the most memorable and most emotional situations that one can experience.  After four years toiling to get your degree, this is it! It does not matter if you graduate with flying colors or not, what is more important is that you are now graduating. From this point, you have the freedom to do what’s next – whether […]

Food park - the newest food trend

Food park – the newest food trend

QUEZON City, Philippines (February 23) – Aside from taking selfies and posting on social media – Filipinos really, really love food. Admit it, we enjoy eating and in response to our insatiable collective appetite, the food park made its appearance. Come to think of it, the food park is a great concept, a welcome addition to the Filipino foodie culture. After all, we like to try a variety of dishes and food parks allow us […]

Music as therapy

Music as therapy

QUEZON City, Philippines – Way back on high school, that was the time when I started appreciating music. Music gives me peace and relaxation. I don’t just love listening to it – music is my therapy. The truth is everybody needs music. In the history of music therapy, hospitals begun hiring musicians for patients that were traumatized during the World War II. Classical music was used for healing sick and wounded patients. Nowadays,  the most common […]

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 […]

Filipinos and “hugot” – a funny-sad love story

QUEZON City, Philippines (February 20) – “Hugot” –  literally it means to pull out, but to many Filipinos these days, “hugot” would mean expressing your deepest emotions. Happy, sad or bitter, people have created so many ways to show how they feel. “Hugot” has been the buzz in the country for quite a while now. With the power given by the social media sites, netizens have been actively posting their “hugot’’ lines in any social […]

Transport strikes - a history

Transport strikes – a history

QUEZON City, Philippines (February 20) – Jeepneys or Jeeps were originally used by American soldiers during the World War II as a military vehicle. As the war ended, Americans left it in the country and enterprising Filipinos modified it – allowing the lowly jeep to become the king of the road. The crowded seating was soon overshadowed by how it was artistically adorned – soon the jeep became an iconic representation of Filipino pop culture. Not […]