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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 ...
Melissa gets to meet the cast of The Vampire Diaries and visits the set!
ETC recently had a Fly to Atlanta promo for The Vampire Diaries. Viewers had to watch the primetime telecast of the show every Tuesday at 8 pm to be able to answer the question posted on their website. Luckily, Candy met up ...
"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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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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Former Council of Cool 9's Deanne goes to NY to attend Teen Vogue's Fashion University. She shares her experience with you!
Last October, I was given the most amazing opportunity to go to New York City and attend Teen Vogue Fashion University. It was a 3-day fashion seminar that included talks given by world-famous editors and designers and shopping events. Throughout the whole ...
Having a special sister means learning more about life, and learning more about myself.
My sister Monica is unlike any other person I know.  She has multiple disabilities—she’s deaf, mute, AND blind.  She “talks” to us by using sign language, and she types and reads in Braille, while we talk back to her by signing directly ...
Sometimes, your best friend is your polar opposite—like two halves that make a whole. And this pair shows you that it works.
Kim is my best friend. We’ve known each other since our gusgusin days in grade school. Kim and I were total opposites. Everyone thought of us as an odd pair. People would always give confused look whenever they would see me and ...
There's nothing quite as difficult as saying goodbye to the most important man in your life.
It was probably just another morning on the eighth of August 2004 when you were surfing through TV channels and happened to catch the breaking news that Presidential Assistant to House and Resettlement Nestor C. Ponce, Jr. was killed in a vehicular ...
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