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Family or foe? The two sides of utang na loob

Remember the old adage, “Ang hindi marunong lumingon sa pinanggalingan ay ‘di makakarating sa paroroonan,” passed down to us from god-knows how many generations?  We’re always told to be grateful for everything that’s given to...
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The disillusionment of being in your 20s

Living in your 20s means that you are no longer a teenager but not necessarily an adult. It can be confusing as you are expected to act and think far into the future while...
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Dear teachers, the fight against “Infodemic” isn’t over

I was one of the 600,000 plus public school teachers who served in the May 9, 2022 elections. It was apparent that both voters and the electoral board staff were beaming with hope last...
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For the youth who are afraid, heartbroken, and disappointed

If you're reading this, you probably have tears in your eyes. You're angry, frustrated, and even in denial that the Philippines will elect another Marcos into the presidency. Friends and family have called me with...
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Dear parents: you should talk with your kids about dildos

…and fleshlights and condoms and pregnancy pills. About sex positions and fetishes and kinks. About pleasure, masturbation, and consent. In short, you should talk with them about sex and sexuality. Do so directly. Start the...
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Relationship does not equate to consent

Being in a relationship can cause a person to feel various feelings, including nervousness and excitement. Since it requires being physically, sexually, or emotionally intimate with the other, these emotions can occasionally confuse understanding...