New Era University’s China Studies Center marks first anniversary with commitment to bilateral relations

Today marks the first anniversary of the China Studies Center of the School of International Relations at New Era University (NEU). Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian was the guest of honor on this occasion. The Chinese envoy hopes for more success for the school in the coming years. Ambassador Huang also mentioned that it is inevitable for neighboring countries like China and the Philippines to have misunderstandings and disputes. But what’s important, he […]

Lola and December memories

By Monika Todoc Always packaged safely in our nearly oversized luggage was the family’s yearly sense of fleeting closure alongside two weeks’ worth of clothes and toiletries. Every December, we were to haul the gifts all the way to Bicol in the Philippines, where my lolo and lola lived. There, we would often share the celebration of welcoming the New Year. December meant the immediacy of our reunion, and of our parting. “Punta kayo ulit […]

Glimpses: The Bonifacio Shrine in Manila in the eyes of today’s youth

The Bonifacio and the Katipunan Revolution Monument located at the Bonifacio Shrine in Ermita, Manila, near the Manila City Hall, is one of the major monuments that give tribute to the country’s Philippine revolutionary hero, Andres Bonifacio. This masterpiece sculpture of noted Filipino sculptor Eduardo Castrillo was unveiled in 1998. The Bonifacio Shrine had a makeover and was rehabilitated upon orders of Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso in July 2019. Upon inspection in […]

“Face Your Peers” education guide launched to empower Filipino youth against commercial and online sexual exploitation

by Emily Manuel Contributor, Eagle News (Eagle News) – To address the rising problem of commercial and online sexual exploitation of children in the country, a youth peer education guide called “Face Your Peers” was recently launched by an international non-government agency. Plan International Philippines launched the peer education guide, on March 7, in time with the celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8. “Face Your Peers” is intended for Filipino boys and girls, […]

U.S. central girls, boys teams shine at inaugural Junior NBA World Championships

By Melissa Potes EBC Florida Bureau ORLANDO, FL (Eagle News Service) — The National Basketball Association (NBA) took a great leap of faith in the basketball skills of the youth of our generation by launching the first-ever Junior NBA World Championships…and they succeeded. Gathered at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando from August 7-12  the eight top boys and eight top girls international teams, as well as U.S. teams, clashed to become the world’s […]

Pimentel: SK must urge 1.5 million qualified youth to register for 2019 polls

(Eagle News) — Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Tuesday, July 3, urged the newly elected officials of Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) to encourage more than a million qualified youth to register for the 2019 national and local elections. “Approximately 1.5 million Filipinos were born between June 2000 and April 2001 — these are young men and women who are qualified to register for the 2019 midterm polls but were too young to register for the May […]

In photos: Young INC members in Japan help clean up public places, join worldwide clean-up drive

  Armed with their brooms, trash bags, and other cleaning materials, young Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) members in Hamamatsu, Kawasaki, Okinawa, Shinagawa and Yokota, along with all the other young members of the INC in Japan, worked in groups as they picked up litter and cleaned up the streets, parks and other public areas all over Japan. The youth members, belonging to the BINHI organization (for INC members aged 12 to 17)  in […]

In photo: One of the sites in Australia of a successful worldwide youth church summit

  Youth members of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) from Australia participated in the recently held worldwide event called Binhi Summit that saw young members of the Church, aged 12 to 17 years old, from all over the world actively engaging in activities for their development. This worldwide event was organized and approved by the Church Administration of the INC with the leadership of the Executive Minister Brother Eduardo V. Manalo and the […]

STEM center opens in Sacramento, gives opportunities in sciences to students

SACRAMENTO, CA (Eagle News) — With the collaborative efforts of La Familia Counseling Center and the Metro Chamber’s Leadership of Sacramento Class of 2017, La Familia opens its doors to the surrounding community with the grand opening of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Center. Before the opening of the STEM center, extensive amounts of research and explorations about other STEM programs were made. Through a grant given to the La Familia STEM Center, […]

My Westlife story

By Aimee V. Mendoza How would you feel if you see someone you really admire from afar? You might cry out his name aloud in order for him to notice you. If you have the guts, you might run after him just to greet him and ask for a selfie. But because I was lucky,  I didn’t  need to do any of those things.   Yes, I won a Meet and Greet pass to see  […]

Real fiction

(Young Voices Speak is’s blank space for the youth to share their opinions, views, and perspective on any topic, issue, or matter) QUEZON City, Philippines – The most important task a writer has is to create the perfect character that will bring color and life to an otherwise black and white story.  Writers painstakingly ponder what their characters would be like – their personalities, how they will act or react to things and situations, what they look like, […]