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.

How to be a responsible social media user?

QUEZON City, Philippines (November 11) – A lot of people are into social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Why not? Such sites have proven to be the best way to communicate with  friends and family.  Also, they proved to be the easiest way to keep updated on trending topics. They’re so convenient, one often forgets to use them responsibly. And in this day and age, one should be a responsible social media user. With the touch […]

On creating more jobs

QUEZON City, Philippines (November 8) – Before the Aquino Administration left the Malacañang on June, many people agreed that our economy has grown quite a bit. However, when it comes on employment rate in the country, much is left to be done. According to the Labor Force Survey conducted before Aquino end his Administration, the country’s unemployment rate is very high at 5.8 percent. The research group even added that government data show that “the Philippines still […]

No smoking nationwide!

QUEZON City, Philippines (November 7) – President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration is setting up a nationwide smoking ban.   That means that smoking in all public places will no longer be allowed. Said ban is expected to be effective this year. Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial said that the Department of Health already submitted a draft Executive Order to the President. Many Filipinos are in accord with the government’s plan to stop smoking in public places. And in case […]

So, you want to be a photographer

QUEZON City, Philippines (November 4) – Nowadays, people are embracing the world of photography. Anyone can be a photographer. All that constrains us is our creativity and innovative vision. Of course, passion and love is also important. With such traits, your lack of skills at the beginning of your photographic journey will soon become a thing of the past. Most people also found daunting the expensive equipment used by professional photographers. But with the recent developments in technology, […]

The most expensive food in the world

QUEZON City, Philippines (October 28) – How much do you spend for a single meal? Is it worth a thousand, a hundred or the cheapest available? How about the measure of servings, quality or simply its presentation? Do you consider those? I know that each one of us has our own standard on buying food. Most of the Filipinos would prefer more of where they can get more savings, but for those who spend much just for […]

A closer look at the Chainsmokers

QUEZON City, Philippines (October 27) – Don’t waste your time being upset on things. Don’t let your body feel weak just out of sadness. Sit back, get your smartphones and plugged in your earphones, and listen to the music of the Chainsmokers. Because these songs surely deserve a spot on your playlists. Like any other DJ’s in the house, American duo Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall set the mood and created a balanced indie, pop and electronic […]

Google’s first-ever smartphone

QUEZON City, Philippines (October 25) – Google Pixel Smartphone has made a lot of news lately for being the first-ever smartphone produced by Google. The smartphone has many new technological features to offer. The Google Pixel has two variants just like the latest iPhone7. It comes in Pixel and Pixel XL  – which resembles the iPhone6. But what makes it so special is that the design. The Pixel makes use of a glass design that gives it a […]

Hoax pa more!

QUEZON City, Philippines (October 24) – Many Facebook privacy hoaxes have circulated the internet for the past few years and this “new” hoax ain’t nothing really new. Yet, people still believe these messages. The message was: Many netizens believed this message and reposted it on their wall, thus resulting into more circulation for the hoax and creating a near endless cycle of self-propagation. The same Facebook privacy hoax has been around since November 2012. Facebook already addressed […]

End of the drought

QUEZON City, Philippines (October 24) – It is the end of the drought. The Barangay Ginebra are once again the kings of Philippine basketball after eight long years – defeating Meralco after six games. It wasn’t easy for the Kings, the Bolts  proved to be a worthy opponent against the most popular team in the PBA. Meralco lead the series 2-1 before losing the next three. All of those games were close, neither of the team showed […]

Realizations during a weekend trip in Sagada

  By Mhiles Debulos Contributor One weekend in September, my friends and I embarked on a trip to Sagada to relax and to shake off our stress from work. And what an unforgettable experience it was! Everything was postcard-perfect — from the serene view of rice terraces that served as backdrop in the mountains as we travelled for six long hours (from Baguio, that is), to the cool yet sunny weather that accompanied us all […]

Millenials and technology – a love affair

QUEZON City, Philippines (October 12) – Many actually think that our generation – the Millenials – are the luckiest because of the technology that has been available ever since we were born. On the other hand, we are also perceived as being so dependent on technology that we can barely function without it. The observation was bolstered by the fact that we are always spending our time with our gadgets. The millennials – also called […]

Who is Pepe Diokno?

QUEZON City, Philippines (October 11) – In a world where each and every individual wants to explore his talents and excel with the aid of 21st century technology, there will always be those people that stand out; stand out not just because of their mere talent but also how they use their God-given talents in order to pursue and promote the advocacy that they are into. In the film industry, we have this Filipino motion picture director, […]