OPINIONS

Sensationalism in Mass Media: The Public Enemy

Informing the public is the first and foremost value of journalism. However, currently, the nature of news has been reworked to cater to our interest. The answer to short attention spans has become intriguing headlines that may or may not hang the truth by a thread.  

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Jollifee: What Capitalism and Consumerism Does (or Doesn’t) Pay For Copy

To what extent do we defend offenders? And to what basis do we hold them accountable? These are questions that are often being asked,  but the conversation on accountability is a tricky one. At times, it is clear-cut. Oftentimes, it is not.

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Not so Free Promotions

Browse, add to cart, check out, wait for shipment, expect delivery, and rate product. This has become our common routine amidst the rise of online shopping applications and websites in the country, boosted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Disaster in Calamity Preparedness

“Hindi pagkain ang kailangan ng mga kababayan natin. Ang kailangan nila ay labanan ang tunay na dahilan kung bakit wala silang makain!” ― Ricky Lee, Si Amapola sa 65 na Kabanata

This quote was said inside the fictional world of Ricky Lee’s Amapola, where mananangals are the only heroes to save the country and fight against aswang patrollers. And yet, this quote is as real as it gets.

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School and Superbia

Detergent probably brings a tide of bitterness to the tongue – likely poisonous too if ingested – but it’s meant to make clothes clean again anyway. Meanwhile, cardinal sins are the opposite – untidy, if you will – as committing such are said to sully the soul so much that only an eternal boiler is the fitting treatment.

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More than the work, more than the COVID spread

Service, Sacrifice, and selfless love. Such words best describe what the people in the frontlines have been doing and showing in order to battle the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) from all parts of the globe. But more than putting into words what their actions have been, it’s never not best to be more grateful and be appreciative of today’s unsung heroes’ valor in what we never imagined to be a global health concern.

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SocMed Shorts for Two Cents: A Short Two Cents

Before anything else, I must first say that I am not a film student, producer, or a professional critic. The only experience I have with movies – aside from the high school group activities which provided no value at all – is from movies themselves.

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Chasing Prestige

One of my earliest memories with Mapúa involved filling out forms and ticking up boxes at myMapúa before classes begin. Through one prompt it asked me why I chose to spend the rest of my teen years within its walls, and through a click I ticked my answers – one of them being prestige.

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𝗘𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗮 𝗚𝗮𝘀 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿

March, ironically observed to be the time for fire prevention, signals the start of the hottest periods of the year by virtue of hosting the most amount of fires within its 31-day span.

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𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟗 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐭-𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐦: 𝐁𝐞 𝐭𝐰𝐨 𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐩𝐬 𝐚𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐

After what it seems to be the most lopsided senatorial election since 1953 (when the Nacionalista candidates routed re-electionist Elpidio Quirino’s Senate hopefuls 8-0), Duterte’s allies are headed straight into the once-august halls of the Upper House.

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