By Christiana R. Tan
Beauty standards have been laid down since media and technology’s domination of humankind. Every era has its own. While in the past, voluptuous women were considered the standard image of beauty, present-day society has its own concept of ideal physical features: Skinny models have set the bar.
By John Nery
The current legal regime on privacy is based on a 19th-century understanding of the press.
By Penny Sicangco-Bongato
I have been teaching part-time in the Human Resource Management Program of De La Salle College of St. Benilde for the past six years. Every year, young men and women enroll in my class for a variety of reasons. Some of them are already dead set on pursuing a career in HR; others are still in the process of discovery. All of them hope that when they graduate, they will have what it takes to make it in the real world.
With “Yolanda” in 2013 and, earlier, “Ondoy,” “Sendong,” “Pablo” and other frightening storms, disaster preparedness is now an indispensable part of the Philippine handbook of survival. And with climate change an official reality, with world powers America and China agreeing to cut greenhouse gas emissions, disaster preparedness now ranks among the top priorities of any nation, big or small.
News exchange in Facebook is a classic example of democratization of information. Reports said that Facebook has changed the way users consume news such that searching has become highly personal and has cleared away third-party editorial judgment.