Patricia Abrihan

Patricia has always been inspired by the witty yet innocent voice of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird that she believes that writing is able to revolutionize ideas of society. She is a former college instructor from the Philippines and is currently a freelance writer and blogger managing her portfolio. She is open to collaboration and also loves reading and watching movies.
Mocha Uson and Rodrigo Duterte

The Fault in Mocha Uson’s Logic: Attacks in the Wrong Places

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte currently caught the ire of most citizens again when he kissed a woman on the lips on live television. This coincides with his previous issues on rape remarks that by now should have been enough to make him remember that anything related to him and women is pretty sensitive. Then came Kris Aquino and Mocha Uson.
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Rodrigo Duterte

The Duterte Effect: When Idolatry Becomes Too Much

The Philippines finally got a good chance at becoming one of the fastest growing countries in Asia. Surveys show that crime rates are lower — though International Courts have questioned the legitimacy — and the economy is seen as booming. And just recently, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was named one the most powerful men in the world.
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Technology Patience

Technology Kills Patience: The Generation that Does Not Wait

How many of us are still willing to sit for at least thirty minutes to be served with whatever we want in a restaurant? How many of us are willing to start from the bottom then work our way to the top or to be patient to get a promotion? Just how many of us are still willing to wait? Almost no one. Technology has truly killed our patience.
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Philippines Divorce Law

Why The Philippines Needs to Consider Divorce Law

Why does the Philippines need to consider divorce law? My mom’s friend was intoxicated with a date rape drug from a soda her “friend” gave her. The next thing she knew, she was sobbing while marching along the aisle, forced to marry the guy who held her captive for three days. She had a long-term boyfriend and she was not marrying him.
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Stephen Hawking Mind Disabilities

Stephen Hawking Postulate: Human Triumph over Disabilities

Stephen Hawking left us at 76 years of age. The one man who was able to explain the cosmos to us and to theorize about the beginning of everything. But if there was one challenge he faced all his life, it was the Lou Gehrig’s disease, a motor neuron illness that paralyzed him over decades. With the help of technology, he was able to continue to share his brilliance and was even able to author books and research. If there is a legacy left here, it is this: the brain can be greater than the body and disabilities. Read more

Women Empowerment

Empowerment: Are Women Today Empowered or Defiant?

What is a brave woman? What is empowerment? That is probably one of the hardest questions to answer. If we go back in time and look at how the feminine is viewed, we can agree that the feminine is considered the weaker gender. She is always the calm one. The distressed. The exclusive.
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Student Protesters Protest Philippines

Student Protesters: You are Only Hurting Yourselves

Students getting involved in politics isn’t news in the Philippines. Student protesters, who call themselves activists, allegedly fighting for the rights of their fellow men and standing for those who do not have a voice – at least that is what they say they do. Add to that their self-given right to roast politicians they invited to symposiums not intended as such. They celebrate their ability to make others believe that they are smart enough to criticise someone older or with more experience to the point of public embarrassment. And then they call themselves “educated.” Are they, really?
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Social Media Facebook Anxiety Addiction

Quitting Social Media: My Facebook Anxiety

I can say I am a social media user. I use it every day and I can say that I had been victimized by the pressure that my online friends’ lives put on me. Like many other people, I thought I needed to show the world that I was somebody, too. That I had to prove that I was happy. You know, just to make my life appear more interesting to others. We can consider “others” as people who give likes and shares not because they totally trust in you, but because they found you amusing – that does not necessarily mean your life really is. Social media can amount to an anxiety, it did for me.
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