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Avatar robots at graduation? Japan pioneered them

Published in Wasabi Writings

A public school in Taguig is the first in the Philippines to dress robots in toga to represent its graduates. The first in the world to do that was a university in Tokyo.

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Reporting after the cyber libel verdict

Journalists are not the ones running scared

Independence Day 2020: Gov’t rites, freedom protests in the time of physical distancing

President Duterte is in his home city of Davao, while students and sectoral groups will mount protest rallies and motorcades in key cities across the country on June 12

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Perfectly OK to stay home, says One OK Rock

Published in Wasabi Writings

As we in mega Manila rush out to the streets and malls, the world-famous Japanese rock band urges fans to remain holed up at home the way they know best: through a music video

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Reporting after the cyber libel verdict

Journalists are not the ones running scared

Independence Day 2020: Gov’t rites, freedom protests in the time of physical distancing

President Duterte is in his home city of Davao, while students and sectoral groups will mount protest rallies and motorcades in key cities across the country on June 12

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Shinzo Abe joins ‘Dancing on the Inside’ bandwagon

Published in Wasabi Writings

Musician Gen Hoshino launches a campaign urging Japanese people to stay home during the coronavirus pandemic, drawing big-name volunteers

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Reporting after the cyber libel verdict

Journalists are not the ones running scared

Independence Day 2020: Gov’t rites, freedom protests in the time of physical distancing

President Duterte is in his home city of Davao, while students and sectoral groups will mount protest rallies and motorcades in key cities across the country on June 12

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[OPINION] An open letter to DOH’s communications team

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'Please stay true to your commitment, DOH. Let us help each other inform the citizenry properly, because if we fail to do this, we cannot heal as one.'

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DOH misses daily COVID-19 update due to ‘significant volume of data’

The DOH says it is 'seeing an increase in the number of reported cases, recoveries, and deaths in the country' based on its initial findings on the numbers for Sunday, July 12

CHED says schools ready for 'flexible learning' in August

'We are ready to open [classes] this August. No ifs, no buts. Learning must continue. We learn as one, we are ready,' says CHED Chairman Prospero de Vera III

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A message to campus journalists: Your voice matters more than ever

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We need more storytellers to shine a light on issues that matter, especially now when scared and confused people are more susceptible to misleading posts and false information

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How to fight the pandemic: Women mayors don’t sugarcoat how deadly the virus is

In the face of an unseen enemy, communication down to the grassroots is key, according to the mayors of Odiongan, Romblon; Tabaco, Albay; Barugo, Leyte; Oras, Eastern Samar

DLSU drops part-time teacher after Facebook post about sexual violence

The now-deleted post implied Senator Risa Hontiveros should be sexually harassed by prisoners to change her mindset that men should be taught not to rape

[OPINION] A letter to the men and women behind paid trolls in the Philippines

The very least you can feel about all of this is a huge and crushing regret, and a conviction never to take on the job of chief disinformation architect ever again

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Man in private village assaulted, nearly arrested without warrant by Makati police

(UPDATED) Javier Salvador Parra is told to pay a P1,000 fine because his house staff was not wearing a face mask while watering plants within their property

[OPINION] Notes from a supermarket on the last day of freedom

'There was a part of me that wanted to stand in front of the checkout aisles and shout at all the folks nursing their loaded carts: STOP IT! STOP BEING SO SELFISH! Andaming nagugutom sa mundo!'

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[OPINION] Hugas-kamay: Why DIY solutions to a public problem will not keep us alive

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We must not only rely on individual efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic. The state has to fulfill its obligations first by addressing structural problems as they cut across classes.

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Filipinos online lament impact of ABS-CBN franchise application rejection

‘I won’t be able to get updates on what’s happening around me [especially] during this typhoon season,’ says one Facebook user

How to get some sleep during a pandemic

Here are some tips from an expert on how to fix our messed up body clocks

WATCH: How to shift to a work-from-home life

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Too lazy and can't concentrate at home? Here's a glimpse of what a productive work-from-home day can be

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Creating a bubble: How PH football will resume training

Filipino professional football teams can now resume training as players prepare for a 'bubble' in Carmona

PFL plans to open season in Carmona 'bubble'

The country's top tier league looks to confine this season's games at the Philippine Football Federation training center in Carmona

[OPINION] Checking your privilege during the coronavirus pandemic

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'To ask whether a person is privileged (or not) only elicits unproductive discussions. The question we should ask instead should be: how do we make sense of the privilege that we have?'

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Filipinos online lament impact of ABS-CBN franchise application rejection

‘I won’t be able to get updates on what’s happening around me [especially] during this typhoon season,’ says one Facebook user

How to get some sleep during a pandemic

Here are some tips from an expert on how to fix our messed up body clocks

[OPINION] 'Pasaway' commuters amid lockdown? These people don't have a choice

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'For vulnerable sectors, crisis is a gun to the head: they always have to bear the full severity of the consequences'

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Victim-blaming: Why survivors of sexual violence won’t come forward

‘When you hear that someone has been raped, it challenges our belief in a just, fair world.' People would then resort to blaming the victim to reduce the discomfort from an idea that conflicts with their belief.

C’mon guys, it’s 2020: Debunking LGBTQ+ stereotypes

To this day, LGBTQ+ members still experience prejudice and endure stereotypes that may harm them

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