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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Venezuela Russia China Oil

Russia and China May Decide the Fate of Venezuela

While enabling the perpetuation of the tyranny of Nicolas Maduro’s Venezuelan United Socialist Party (PSUV) over the country, Russia and China seem to have become the last lifeline remaining for this red-wing authoritarian regime within a national context of humanitarian devastation and economic downturn. But just how much will Russia and China influence the fate of Venezuela?
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Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil LGBTQ+ Activism India

Prince Manvendra Singh: The Face of LGBTQ+ Activism in India

In order to inspire change, conventions have to be broken. Hurdles have to be consistently overcome to truly change our lives. LGBTQ+ activism is at the heart of breaking these conventions, first and foremost in countries where LGBTQ+ is not nearly as commonly accepted. India is one of these countries where the LGBTQ+ community struggles to gain a footing. It’s here where it’s especially important to break conventions, in this case by the only openly gay prince in the nation, Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil, which plans to rebuild his pink palace into a center for LGTBQ+ people in need of support.
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Rape Culture India

Rape Culture in India: Is Society To Blame?

Recently, news surfaced that broke the hearts of the world. An 8-month old baby girl in New Delhi, India, was brutally raped. She was left alone at home with her 28-year old cousin while her parents were at work, who proceeded to rape her. She is currently on life support and is struggling to live as her organs are failing due the suffered trauma. The man responsible has been arrested but has yet to be charged with a crime.
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Iran Hijab Women Protest

Headscarves on Sticks: Iranian Women Fight for Their Rights

Iranian women have been fighting for their rights for more than one hundred years. A century of protests, movements, and revolutions, and women still need to prove to their oppressive, male-dominated regime that when it comes to their rights, women won’t give up the good fight. True to form, in the first week of February in 2018, the fight continued when 29 women were arrested for removing their compulsory hijab and waving it on sticks in public in protest. 29 women were arrested, simply for freeing themselves from their burdensome wraps and demonstrating their wish to be individuals once more.
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Professional Education Phillipines

The Corruption of Professional Education in the Philippines

How much are you willing to spend to earn your professional title? The normal answer would be: it depends. We know, as professionals, we do not have much choice, do we? But especially in the Philippines, the corruption of professional education is worrying.
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Dengvaxia Dengue Fever Philippines

Dengvaxia: The Philippines Dengue Fever Failure

In June 2017, Dengue Fever cases in the Philippines were at 36, 000. Though this is lower than the almost 57,000 cases at the same time in 2016, it is still an alarming figure. A new immunization vaccine, Dengvaxia, promised relief but turned out to may even be more damaging.
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Arab Spring Revolutions

Analyzing the Arab Spring: Why Revolutions Fail

The Arab spring was a wave of revolutions across the Arab countries in Northern Africa and the Middle East. Young revolutionists vigorously called for a change of a government from the autocratic and theocratic systems to a democratic system of government. But just like many other popular revolutions around the world, it lacked steam and failed. This was before any significant change was realized.
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Medications Philippines Healthcare

Medications and Healthcare in the Philippines: A Price that Kills

Getting sick in the Philippines is a nightmare. Not only because you do not feel well but because you have to pay for it. It would have been bearable if the cost of medications and treatment is affordable and if you are doing it short-term, but what if you are reliant on maintenance drugs which cost at least half of your monthly income? What would happen to you?
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Pakistan Haqqani Network Terrorists

Haqqani Network: Truth About Pakistan’s Anti-Terrorism Record

On New Year’s Day, President Trump published a tweet in which he accused Pakistan of trickery for taking $33 billion from the US in the name of aid while providing shelter to Taliban terrorists that the United States is fighting against in Afghanistan. The White House declared that most security assistance that was given to Pakistan would be suspended. This suspension of hundreds of millions of dollars of aid is basically meant to pressure Pakistan into taking action against these Taliban and militant groups. As with previous statements, Pakistan is accused of harbouring terrorists from the Haqqani Network and of upholding relationships with the Afghani Taliban.
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