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Charlize Alcaraz

Charlize Alcaraz
Politics

Philippines Remains America’s Top Admirer: The Case of Historical Amnesia and Forgotten Genocide

In a survey conducted in 2015, 92% of its Filipino respondents voted that they had a favourable view of the United States, demonstrating greater enthusiasm for the Western country compared to other traditional American allies in Asia such as Japan and South Korea.   The 92% figure remains a stark contrast even when collated with international data.   The data presented signals that Filipinos are either uneducated on details of the Philippine-American war, or they

Politics

Trump vs. Philippines’ Duterte: Police Brutality and Underreported Extrajudicial Killings in the Philippines

The month of August has undoubtedly witnessed a profound division of humanity motivated by abuse of power. On a global stance, both Western and Eastern politics have become more comparable regarding Trump’s response to the tragedy in Charlottesville and Duterte’s stance on police brutality after the killing of 17-year-old Kian Delos Santos in the midst of the Philippines’ war on drugs. Trump has voiced his support for Duterte’s extrajudicial killings A phone call between Donald

International

A Must Or A Mask? Philippines Bound To Be Renamed To A “More Ethnic” Name

Alluding to the Philippines’ need for independence, lawmaker Gary Alejano filed a bill in hopes of creating a commission that “would conduct a comprehensive study for an appropriate name that we shall call our nation.” The House Bill 5867, or An Act of Constituting a Geographic Renaming Commission to Rename Our Country, was filed by Alejano on June 7th. The proposed commission would be represented by some members of the National Commission for Culture and

International

There Are 300+ Cases of Missing Aboriginal Women in Canada That No One Talks About

There have been more than 300 cases of missing Aboriginal women in Canada that have yet to be discerned. Among those 300 are 37 unresolved cases that have been thrown out of the long queue of other cases to be done, according to CBC News. However, The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have inquired about 1,200 reported cases of missing Indigenous women between 1980 and 2012, while Indigenous women’s groups claim to document the number

Politics

President Trump and Russian Officials’ Meeting Full of Controversies: What We Know So Far

President Trump met with Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergey V. Lavrov, and Sergey I. Kislyak, the Russian Ambassador to the United States last week and it currently holds the title of being the most controversial meeting of the week. Trump’s meeting with the Russian officials came after Trump scandalously fired FBI director James Comey amid an ongoing FBI counterintelligence investigation on the president regarding an alleged espionage between his campaign and Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin. Allegations

International

France’s Ban on “Extremely Thin Models” Has Come Into Effect

France has officially passed an anti-skinny-model law, stating that all media platforms and fashion and beauty business who advertise ‘unhealthily thin models’ will be subjected to crime. From this day forward, models will now be required to provide a doctor’s certificate, outlining their overall physical health with a special regard to their body mass index (BMI)––a measure of the body weight and height ratio, according to BBC News. A label on all photoshopped images on

Politics

Ontario, Canada Announces Free Prescription Drugs for Minors Starting on 2018 in 2017 Ontario Budget Plan

The province of Ontario in Canada will be launching a funding program called “OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare” in which children under the age of 25 will be given access to the medication they need for free, regardless of family income. They are simply required to show their health card to be able to purchase their medication. Starting on January 1st of 2018, the OHIP+ will be officially implemented throughout the province and will assuage

Politics, Uncategorized

You Can Now Vote on Which Federal Agencies to Defund

The White House government website had released an official survey regarding the reorganization of the funding for the country’s federal agencies–and this includes the white house. You can vote here. Along with abolishing the White House, people can also vote to dump ICE and the Pentagon. Non-US Citizens are (indefinitely) allowed to partake in the survey as well. The website offers all countries as an option when filling out the Contact Information section. The Executive

Race

Between Black and White: What Life Was Like for Other Races During the Racial Segregation

The racial segregation that took place in America from 1896 to the 1950s is an example of one of the many horrendous things that should never be repeated. It reeks of the repugnant discrimination that African-Americans experienced on a daily basis and how inferiorly-treated they were by Caucasian people (slavery, lynching, etc). Public facilities were made and separated only for white people and black people, and it is no doubt that white people were at

Entertainment

Chris Brown’s Documentary: The Tales Of A Highly Praised Serial Abuser

Chris Brown is set to release a self-made documentary entitled “WELCOME TO MY LIFE” where he tells his side of the story regarding his past abusive relationships with famous singer Rihanna and actress Karrueche Tran. The release date of the documentary is still unknown, but it is for sure to be directed by Andrew Sandler who directs and produces music videos for artists such as Mac Miller, G-Eazy, and Chris Brown. The website created for

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