Fearing the Dictator Reincarnate

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By Christian Dy A constitution, when justly approved by the people, is a social contract that seeks to limit the powers of the government over the governed. When a constitution prevents strong leaders from say, extending their terms, it is only doing what it ought to. Essential to the preservation of a country’s democratic institutions […]

A Review of Isis

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By Javi Martinez, Jose R. Mendoza and Aaron Salvan The name of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has been well-known these days. For the past year the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sha has been making a name for itself by taking advantage of the conflict in Syria and in Iraq to […]

The Pacific and Beyond: The Philippines and the TPP

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By Dom Ranises The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a free-trade agreement (FTA) currently being negotiated between twelve Asia-Pacific nations. It is a trade deal so massive; it encompasses more than 25% of global trade and 40% of global gross domestic product (GDP), stretching from Vietnam to the United States. Noting the potential geographical shift in […]

Revolutionizing the Music Industry

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By Jonas Cabochan and Gabe Pila Piracy was already a reality in the Philippines as early as the 1950’s. To address this, local recording companies collaborated with each other to form the Record Industry Association of the Philippines (RIAP) where their objective mirrors that of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in combating piracy […]

How Charities Operate

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By Meeko Rustia and Josef Singson Charities are just like businesses; they are legal organizations set up for the purpose of providing goods or services. However, this is done normally in exchange for nothing. They are non-government organizations that are non-profit. If they do ask for money in return, it is usually for fund-raising or […]