In the Philippines, the 1980s was marked by a slippery slope of political maneuverings that led to several shades of rage — first with silent dissent, which led to a historic move to action.

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Before the first EDSA People Power Revolution, the Philippines was on the verge of chaos. For one, national debt burgeoned with the administration’s constant borrowing to fuel revenue increase. Moreover, widespread corruption in favor of Marcos cronies exacerbated the economic deficit. There were also numerous indiscriminate torture and disappearances of the regime’s critics, which brought people a mixture of fear and rage that was just waiting…

The country is currently facing stagflation, a combination of a stagnant economy and higher inflation. Here’s why.

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If you have been to the market lately, whether it’s your neighborhood palengke or a trusty grocery mart, you may have noticed the rise in prices for common goods like meat and vegetables. In some areas, the price of pork can set you back by around PHP 400 — an about 60 percent increase from its price in mid-2020. Siling labuyo, a staple ingredient in many Filipino households, is priced at around a thousand pesos per kilo. Other meat products and fresh produce…

Women have never been absent in the country’s film scene, but their success and evolving roles are still being challenged.

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In the Philippines, no film succeeds without women. From mainstream box office successes and independent filmmaking’s international recognition to regional initiatives to support aspiring filmmakers, women have always been part of the country’s cinema landscape.

Experts discuss how the disinformation crisis is much more complicated in our region and offer supplementary solutions.

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Social media has never been short of hateful and dangerous messages. Over the last few years, what were once niche movements of groups peddling false news and political propaganda existing only in the internet’s crevices have floated to the very top — amassing public attention and giving birth to dangerous situations.

From FDA approvals to the “cold chain,” how far are we in the last mile to recovery?

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The vaccine race is far from over.

When the world started spiraling out of control due to the novel coronavirus last year, big pharmaceuticals made it an undertaking to come up with a vaccine that would counter the spread across 219 countries around the world. A number of these vaccines have already crossed the hurdle of clinical trials and approvals, and are being readied for mass rollout.

A counterintuitive approach to gratitude in the most toxic times of our lives

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The usual response I would get when expressing any form of negative emotion is that I should be thankful for everything happening in my life.

Perhaps it’s that implied givenness―that expressing gratefulness is the proper response to everything, from social discontent to personal feelings of sadness―that has kept me from embracing the habit of being grateful. A quick search of easy ways to be more grateful daily would yield helpful tips, but, when it comes to negative emotions, would forget to mention how best to respond appreciatively…

Mind&Seek PH’s Thrive series talks about the importance of self and community care, and their place in the “new normal.”

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The idea of “safe spaces’’ isn’t well defined, especially in the Philippines. For some, the term might have entered their lexicon with the passage of the Safe Spaces Act (RA 11313) in 2019, which defines a safe space in the context of preventing gender-based harassment online, in public areas, or in private institutions. As Vox puts it, these are areas where others such as women and the LGBTQIA+ community can “feel welcome and accepted in an often-intolerant world.”

From Duque’s ineptitude, to Duterte’s preferential treatment, as well as the PSG’s secret vaccination, issues already abound surrounding vaccination in the country.

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Like many other facets of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in the country, vaccination was not spared from the irregularities and potentially corrupt practices that came into public knowledge in recent weeks. This includes Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro “Teddy Boy” Locsin Jr.’s …

What should the Philippines strive to change and keep for 2021? We asked movers and shakers from various industries to share their thoughts with us.

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As it did with the rest of the world, 2020 proved to be a defining moment for the Philippines. Punctuated by natural disasters, corruption, activist killings, and a mishandled response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the year highlighted the fallacies of our structures and systems front and center.

“It has paraded all the lapses in governance and excess of misinformation that has always left the public to fend for themselves,” noted Keisha Uy of PAGASA, a…

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These days, I carve out 30 minutes on weekdays and an hour on weekends for a workout, but I was never this physically active before we were essentially locked away for nine months.

Prior to the first community quarantine, I considered the short walk from the corner of the street to my office as exercise. Climbing the stairs on the way to my floor was part of cardio. Years of brisk-walking to class at a university known for its sprawling, verdant campus made me somewhat apprehensive toward the idea of going to the gym. More than getting my heart rate…

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