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It may feel like the end of the world—but it isn't.
Nina clearly remembers the day it happened."It was a Friday. We were about to take our seats for the periodical exams when, in front of the whole class, the teacher told me I couldn't take the exam and that I had to ...
 
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These young voters find out there's more to it than what they know.
How old were you when Martial Law was declared in the Philippines? How old were your parents? What kind of life did you know of when the country was under Martial Law? A Facebook group called Campaign Against the Return of the Marcoses ...
 
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And what can we do to stop it?
As you can imagine, being physically and sexually violated is one of the most terrible things that could happen to a person. There is an unspeakable kind of pain and trauma that comes after being raped—and considering the millions of victims around ...
 
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Sometimes a bad day is more than just a bad day.
It's been almost a month since the news of Robin Williams' suicide broke and a lot of us are still reeling. He was a constant presence in our collective childhoods, so funny and such a joy to watch in his movies that ...
 
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Not all guys react violently to being rejected by a girl, but #YesAllWomen have been, at some point in their lives, been harassed by a guy.
A few weeks ago, Elliot Rodgers went on a killing spree in UC Sta. Barbara. He killed six people and injured 13 others before finally turning the gun onto himself. Upon investigation, the police discovered a 140-page manifesto and several YouTube videos ...
 
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Maxene Magalona recounts the pain of losing her father, Master Rapper Francis M, and remembers the inspiring way he lived his life.
I have leukemia.I was at home, sitting in front of the computer one afternoon last August 2008, when Papa called to break the news. I thought he was joking. Papa was a natural comedian and he loved cracking jokes, no matter what ...
 
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"It's complicated" takes on a whole new meaning as three girls speak up about being in love with guys who are off-limits.
"He was a seminarian."Ed* started courting Eve*, 20, when she was a high school junior. He was her older brother's best friend; both guys were studying in a minor seminary (the equivalent of high school) in their province. Eve wasn't ready for ...
 
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No matter how brave you are, sneaking out is usually a bad idea, as these girls' stories reveal.
"It's all part of growing up," says Bev*, 21, about sneaking out. Indeed, teens love to go out without parental consent, expecting the plan to go off without a hitch. Sure, they feel anxious about getting caught, but they seldom realize that ...
 
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Although the media makes it look cool, teenage pregnancy is never an easy journey.
It seems to be the hippest accessory in Hollywood: the Baby Bump. It doesn’t matter if you're not married or if you're very  young. Didn't everyone just adore Juno MacGuff? And while the world was shocked at first, isn't everyone curious about ...
 
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What happens when teens help themselves to what's not theirs?
Crook in the ClassroomNancy*, 20, received her first cell phone when she was 12. It was the newest model at the time, a Nokia 3210. Naturally, she was excited to own something cool, so she told her classmates about it. Her seatmate, ...
 
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Three teens reveal their shocking experiences as victims of human trafficking.
Cara* was only 15 when she decided to leave Davao to work in Manila. She was recruited by a neighbor’s relative who promised to help her get a job as a domestic helper. She was given a fake birth certificate and was ...
 
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Angela ran away from home so she could live life on her own. It was just a small, incidental thing for her. But for her mom, Bernadette Jose*, it meant an empty house and a missed chance to take care of her daughter.
When my daughter Angela was four, she gave me a card she made herself for Valentine’s Day. On the outside, she drew three red hearts; on the inside, it said, “I love you, Mom!” Angela did everything herself, copying the words from ...
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