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Non-profit DAKILA Aims To Encourage The Youth Through Music

Making human rights mainstream since 2006! Have you heard of an organization called DAKILA (Nobility)? It was founded by Cooky Chua, Lourd de Veyra, Ronnie Lazaro, and the late Arvin “Tado” Jimenez in 2006. Now it has members and partners from all over the Philippines. They put on concerts, film…

COMELEC launches mobile app to make voter registration easier

Now that it’s literally at your fingertips, you don’t have any excuse not to register to vote anymore! As the election season draws nearer, the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has launched its Mobile Registration Form application as a way to streamline the first step of the voter’s registration process amid ongoing quarantine…

No Classes Under A Marcos Presidency: Why Students Are Staging A Walkout

They’re not just skipping school, they’re fighting for their future. Many mass and sectoral organizations are against the possibility of a Marcos presidency, so they camped out at Liwasang Bonifacio on May 10. Their goal was to protest the alleged fraud in this year’s national elections. The League of Filipino…

Duterte declares his retirement from politics

Senator Bong Go has replaced Pres. Duterte as the ruling party’s vice-presidential candidate. In a startling turn of events, President Rodrigo Duterte has declared his resignation from politics on Saturday, following his withdrawal from his earlier announced plans to pursue the vice-presidency in 2022.  “In obedience to the will of the people,…

Masbate’s Hannah Arnold Takes Home the Crown for Bb. Pilipinas International

We’ve got a new Binibining Pilipinas International 2021! Meet Hannah Arnold of Masbate, who came out on top against 33 other candidates last Sunday night. The 24-year old beauty queen was given the most prestigious crown by Bea Patricia Magtanong at the pageant’s coronation night in Smart Araneta Coliseum. Arnold…

What’s Happening in Myanmar? What You Need to Know

If you want a quick rundown of what’s been happening in Myanmar, have a read.

ICYMI: Watch ‘Kingmaker’ In These Five Filipino Dialects

The critically-acclaimed film about the Marcos family now has a wider reach. More Filipinos can now watch Lauren Greenfield’s critically-acclaimed documentary The Kingmaker. Aside from the Tagalog dub, subtitles in four regional dialects are now available. These dialects are Bicolano, Cebuano, Hiligaynon, and Ilocano. The Kingmaker is about the dictatorship…

Filipinos Can Now Report Misleading Tweets

Have you been reading plenty of fake news and tweets on Twitter lately? Sadly, many people fall victim to false information spread on social media platforms. Inaccurate information can cause a lot of harm, especially during these stressful times.  Read: Toxic Positivity, Fake News and All the Things We *Don’t*…

Noli de Castro withdraws senatorial bid for 2022

Mere four days after filing his certificate of candidacy, veteran broadcaster and former vice president Noli de Castro has opted out of the senatorial race for the 2022 national elections. His daughter, television executive Katherine de Castro, announced the broadcaster’s withdrawal through a statement posted on Facebook on Thursday morning.  “Kasabay ng…

BLACKPINK’s Jisoo to Star in Controversial New K-Drama ‘Snowdrop’

In partnership with FanLife BLINKS can rejoice in the fact that their darling Jisoo is set to star in an upcoming Korean drama called Snowdrop. The K-pop singer will star opposite Something in the Rain lead actor, Jung Hae-in, in what will be her first lead role as an actress….

Nikki Valdez and Rica Peralejo-Bonifacio On Politics and Motherhood

They took an active role in VP Leni Robredo’s presidential campaign. Celebrities becoming involved with politics is common in the Philippines. In the recent elections, Nikki Valdez and Rica Peralejo-Bonifacio supported the same candidate. They threw themselves into campaigning for Vice President Leni Robredo. READ Non-Verbal Ways Moms Say ‘I…

Chile’s Youngest President Gabriel Boric is Also a Swiftie

Chile has elected its youngest president, 35-year-old Gabriel Boric, who also happens to be a big Taylor Swift, K-Pop, and nu-metal fan.