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We take inspiration anywhere we can find it. From the things we see, people we meet, places we go, and stories we hear, there is a fragment that we leave to ourselves that keeps us moving. These inspirations make us realize that there is more to be done, and that there are many others like us who also need encouragement to go forward.

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Millennials. If we checked the internet, we’d find tons of meanings as to the definition of a millennial. Basically, they are those born from 1982 to 1994 while other sources stretch the range up to 2004.

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MANILA, Philippines - After the Sine Kabataan Short Film Competition, the National Youth Commission opened applications for INKED, a short video competition that focuses on the importance of voting and its v

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While the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) is an annual film festival held in Metro Manila during the Christmas season, screening of the movies selected for the festival is usually done nationwide.

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To further the training of journalism students of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, The Philippine STAR inked a memorandum of agreement with the school’s College of Communication...

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Tucked away in a corner along one of Quezon City’s major thoroughfares is Britesparks International School.

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The Manila Symphony Junior Orchestra (MSJO) received a standing ovation from the judges of the Summa Cum Laude (SCL) International Youth Music Festival after performing at the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna, where the group placed second last July 8.

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Teach for the Philippines, a non-profit social enterprise, opens its fellowship program application to interested leaders, or so called Teacher Fellows, who will become advocates for education and transform the Philippine education setting in the next two years.

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Last week, The Philippine STAR ran the story of Marilyn Lauren Rapiza, a 12th grader from Rama Island in Catbalogan, Samar who would swim past troubled waters on most days just to make it to school. While her story of grit is one that draws admiration from many, she gets a good turn from one good Samaritan who was just passing through.

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One night as I was on my way home from traffic-infested Ortigas, I honestly felt lost. Not because I didn’t know where I was, but because people around me started making me doubt my ability to understand coherent sentences.

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Out of a total of 185 entries, the National Youth Commission has released the 12 finalists for the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino - Sine Kabataan Short Film Competition.

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For those who value good education as a means to attain a successful career that could lead to a bright future, picking the right school is of great importance.

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Students from far-flung areas, most especially in the provinces, have many struggles to contend with just to achieve their dreams. For families accustomed to poverty and a day-to-day existence, education becomes an accessory – only given attention when there is money to spare. Most of the time, it takes the backseat to other priorities.      

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He is a middle-aged man who just reached home after a long day at work. He greets his wife and kids and settles down in his bedroom, opening his laptop.

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The 20 finalists of the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines are expected to attend the TOSP NCR formation from July 21 to 24, 2017. They will undergo training and be exposed to various communities, organizations and institutions that will deepen their appreciation for leadership.

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The local favorite children’s TV show is now an app and is also available for iOS users.

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The National Youth Commission, in partnership with the Japanese government, calls on Filipino journalism applicants for the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths Program.

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The ASEAN Youth Leaders’ Association (AYLA) is a network of youth from Southeast Asia that empowers their fellow youth to become involved in building the ASEAN community for sustainable development, regional solidarity and creating an ASEAN identity.

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The following is the valedictory address of Carlos Hernandez, Juris Doctor cum laude of the University of the Philippines College of Law Class of 2017, delivered last June 26.

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People mocked her, told her she wouldn’t make it until the end, asked her to just transfer schools or attend the Open University, but she proved she can make it.

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Education, they say, is everybody’s right. In the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, it was clear that all people, regardless of age, sex, religion, ethnicity, or disability, should be granted access to quality and inclusive education.

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Core Philippines will hold an annual conference in Manila on July 8 to mark its second year.

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Sociologist William Spady is seeking to promote outcome-based education (OBE) in the country.

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The Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) Foundation and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) marked their continued partnership to encourage Filipino youth to embrace researches and careers in science and technology with the recent BPI-DOST 2017 Science Awards.

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It doesn’t take rocket science to realize that our current government’s focus is set far, far away from the realm of gender and sexuality. Despite recent advances in the legislative arena, it is obvious that issues concerning gender still take a backseat to ‘harder’ issues such as drug abuse and public order.

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Some battles are easily won, while some take a long time before they come to fruition.

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Fake news is the real news.

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Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, recently held the country finals of the Go Green in the City 2017 at the Ascott Hotel in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, naming Team Green Zone from the De La Salle University-Manila as the winner of this year’s national competition.

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Our independence was not handed to us on a silver platter, it was hard-earned. Our ancestors stood firm to reclaim what was really ours; our heroes did what had to be done – expose truth through pen and paper, defy tyranny by tearing up cedulas, literally offering their lives through armed struggle.

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Ericka Macarayan, 22, is a graduate of Industrial Engineering from the University of Santo Tomas. Upon graduation, she went abroad to work and pursue further studies. She has also been actively involved in various professional, non-government, and student organizations in the Philippines

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After three decades of award-winning economic reportage, BusinessWorld, the country’s leading business newspaper, introduces its newest successor in the age of disruptive innovation: SparkUp.

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The schedule for summer classes has just been released.

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Recent events across the globe have brought fear, enough to make one think that the world is hopeless, or that humanity has already fallen apart.

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The President of the Philippines has declared a total war against drugs. Duterte believes that a drug-free country is a symptom of the removal of our society’s ills, including poverty. His strategy to achieve such an end is through extrajudicial killings.

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To mark the historical milestone of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) turning 50, the ASEAN Foundation is working with strategic partners to establish several new initiatives centered around building a sense of ASEAN identity.

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The Polytechnic University of the Philippines on Tuesday announced that the proposed academic calendar shift, including the controversial transition term, will be suspended.

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Summer is an opportunity for teachers to recharge frayed bodies and minds. Summer, however, is also a chance for teachers to learn and acquire new skills and knowledge in time for the opening of classes in June.

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A mother’s unconditional love serves as a bedrock for her child’s future.

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I will keep inspiring other people, because that’s what you’ve always wanted me to do. More than anything else, I will keep on being inspired by you. 

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Life was never easy for Carmelita and her son. Despite all of that, her persistent determination and motherly love ensured that she would never falter in the face of adversity.

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When we love someone, we tend to give and sacrifice everything to make that person feel they are important and loved. There are times, however, when love would have to leave us feeling broken, and we look for something that will heal the wounds and scars left by an ex-lover. 

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While Facebook is busy augmenting reality, they should pay more attention to what life is trying to reveal to its users. 

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While summer is about enjoying the vacation by trooping to the usual summer destinations, dare to be different and relevant by doing something special: not for yourself, but for others.

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The sad part about our sense of history is that we don’t have it. 

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Following the controversial responses on martial law made by candidates, students of the University of Santo Tomas rejected four out of six posts in their central student elections last April 22.

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The third batch of The Philippine STAR’s premier internship program, the PhilSTAR Boot Camp, officially started last week with a two-day training session designed to hone budding writers to understand the craft deeply.

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We have lost faith in the old ways, which always worked back then, but now, looks like a mere waste of time. With our faith in instant things, we have forgotten what it means to exert effort, even for things that really matter.

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What do we miss when we don’t look up?

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Even if we already have something, we still desire for more. But we're not talking about contentment and basic needs today.

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It may sound pretentious for this sheltered girl to tell you of atrocities and injustices in this world, but it is because I am blessed that I get to realize how unfair things have come to be. 

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Graduation season is about stories of success—of defeating many battles, overcoming all harsh circumstances, achieving the visions despite all the condescending voices that tell us we aren't capable of anything.

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Filipino Catholics who are devoted to keeping their faith in the Almighty have pushed such culture up to now, with the idea that they share the same pain with Christ.

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Today’s generation relies so much on social media for the latest news updates, entertainment and faster communication.

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Holy Week is about the sacrificial acts the Lord has done to save us from sins. It is about the selflessness one can give to help many. It is about surrendering one’s self to serve a bigger purpose.

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