Beating the Odds: The Year in Philippine Sports

BY TESSA BARRE This year has been an eventful one for Philippine sports. Setting new records and proving that underdogs can beat the odds, various national teams and athletes have once again wowed the world with their superb skills and resilience. Despite the numerous financial and physical disadvantages, Filipino athletes carried on competing, thus winning… Read More Beating the Odds: The Year in Philippine Sports

State of Emergency: Dissecting the Ebola Virus Outbreak

BY DENISE VALDEZ AND SARAH MAE GALVEZ It all started with the death of a two-year-old boy in a village in Guinea, West Africa on Dec. 6, 2013. Emile Ouamouno of Meliandou village passed away after experiencing the symptoms of Ebola, which was not yet identified back then. The symptoms—fever, headache and diarrhea, among others—were… Read More State of Emergency: Dissecting the Ebola Virus Outbreak

War of Terror: The rise of ISIS on the world stage

BY MARIA NIÑA PAMELA CASTRO AND ROSE ANN SOLO Early this year, the Middle East was tormented by mass executions, suicide bombings, security attacks — nightmares that plagued not only this region but also the entire world. These core-shaking violations and assaults trace their roots back in 2006, when the Al-Qaeda group in Iraq headed… Read More War of Terror: The rise of ISIS on the world stage