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A MESSAGE FROM THE OFFICE OF THE

RECTOR PRESIDENT Welcome to the 2020-2021 Academic Year! Given the unprecedented situation we all face, San Beda University is steadfast to its principal mission of attaining Academic Excellence for our Bedan students. Our administrators, faculty, and non-teaching staff have been working non-stop to find the best avenues in producing the finest curriculum, effective teaching-learning methods, researched materials, and digitized activities for the intellectual and holistic development of our students.

A big thanks to our parents, and guardians who became our partners during the synchronous classes. I am confident that each week will get easier and more comfortable as we navigate all possible educational platforms for our students and teachers. Most special thanks to our students, who have defined greatness and Rev. Fr. Aloysius MA. A. Maranan, OSB humility in the fast pace change of learning. Always keep and ignite within you the teachings of St. Benedict and St. Bede in all facets of your lives. Let us work all together to keep ourselves and our campuses healthy and safe. The 2020-2021 institution’s theme is focused on Excellence in Educational Mission. This reminds everyone to continue taking the road of grit and compassion despite the challenges on-site and online. Take advantage of all the virtual training and webinars as gateways to reach your fullest potentials and visions of success. Know that your sense of accomplishment is the heart of our mission to be at service to the church, the Philippine society, and the world. We will start and end this academic year Stronger, Bolder, and with more Undaunted spirits. Remember that San Beda University will continue to bridge the gaps in remote instruction and ensure that our Bedans will continue to thrive even at home. We know it is a difficult premise for everyone to juggle with career, childcare, health, and the various loads the changing world demands. Rest assured that we will be here to support and help you in this difficult time. Stay strong and keep that faith igniting for San Beda, our country, and God! That in all things God may be glorified!

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A MESSAGE FROM THE OFFICE OF THE

VICE - RECTOR

Greetings of peace, joy, and love!

Fr. Paul M. De Vera, OSB

School year 2020-2021 has started in an unusual way. Though COVID-19 prevented us from having face-to-face encounters in San Beda University-Rizal campus, our welcome to all of you, old and new Bedans, is as pleasant and warm. I know that you yearn to attend your daily classes the usual way and personally meet your teachers, classmates, and friends, you wish to frolic

during your free time in the sprawling campus, and that you want to experience watching the swinging branches of tall trees and breathe fresh air once again. However, I ask you to be more patient.

Follow diligently and participate actively in your online classes, which are prepared and imparted by your hardworking teachers. Best of all, pray that, soon, the pandemic disappears altogether. God bless you and your loving parents! That in all things God maybe glorified!

3

A MESSAGE FROM THE OFFICE OF THE

CHAPLAIN

To My Spiritual Bedan IBED Administrators, Faculty, Staff and Students: Benedictine Peace! Academic Year 2020-2021 would go down in history as the Year of Pandemic - COVID-19, or the Year of the New Normal. A year when we were all almost forced to pause, a year when it seemed that the world has stopped revolving. It was a time when we returned to the basic and essentials of life. We may have experienced staying in the place that St. Benedict may have referred to as “SACRO SPECO!” Just before the last school year ended, we found ourselves caught in the tremendous cosmic and detrimental worldwide effects of the pandemic. This was something we did not foresee and derailed many of our well-laid plans. Foremost of this was the transformative changes in the landscape of education, particularly the co-shepherding of San Beda University and the domestic Church (the home) in the learning process of your children and our students. We were called to respond quickly, creatively, mustering courage and hope so that we can continue in our desire to have a school for the service of the Lord. Like other educational institutions, the new normal in delivering academic instruction and even formation to students have been implemented in the primary, secondary, Junior, and Senior High School. And in the language of the generation Z, this has come to be known in various Fr. Angelo Ma. S. Legal, OSB terms: Online classes, E-Learning, Classes Outside the Classroom, Red Canvass, Microsoft Teams or for some, simply Zoom. Presently, this is the modern medium for educational, corporate, industrial, religious, and social form of communication, encounter and engagement. Synchronous and asynchronous learning have also become part of the learning vocabulary among teachers and students. We entered a bubble classroom characterized by new medium with “ancient” features… chat rooms, multiple discussion, and student-centered teaching method. Modules like the old Individualized Instruction re-emerged and we see all members of the family participating in the children’s homework. Certain distinctions have become vague as “classwork” are also done at home. Parents have become Teachers or Co-Teachers. Mute-unmute, turn cameras off-on, and turn in the google forms are part of the daily reminders of teachers to students. Recitation can sometimes mean typing in the chat box. Google has become the official library. We are yet awaiting the outcome of this shift both cognitively and affectively. But beautifully, we have come to pray together as a family, community, and the world more often. Yes, while the internet continues to define our days and when we are desperate to establish broadband connectivity, we are all at the same time also moving inwards and deeper in our journey of spiritual connectivity. What I miss most are the sounds in the school campus. The laughter, the shouting, the teasing, the running, playful banter, warm hello and hugs – the spirit of a loving community. I miss the presence of people, seeing their faces whether smiling or smirking; I long to feel the warmth of human hands and not the hard cold laptop computer keyboards. I hope to see people coming closer rather than staying apart. For many months now the compound of San Beda University, Rizal Campus becomes a halcyon place where even a drop of a needle can be heard. This is the physical connectivity that I hope we can experience once more in campus, together in “answering the clarion’s call”. Though a lot has changed in the last 10 months, there is still Somebody and some things that substantially remained unchanged: a faithful God who is constant, learning that is permanent, love that is forever. Despite the times apart and the distance forced on us, we have seen kindness and generosity that are unequaled, family and community shepherding together. Indeed, in the last months of uncertainty and seeming ambiguity, the students may have matured and learned in different ways. I pray that you are with me in hoping for a better, happier, and healthier world and more caring shepherding.

4

PRINCIPAL

A MESSAGE FROM THE OFFICE OF THE

Dear Bedan Students,

Teresita T. Battad

Welcome to another great school year! The Integrated Basic Education Department of San Beda University is steadfast in providing the best quality online education to our students. Our successful efforts as a university have been recognized with prestigious accreditation. We are proud to announce that we have maintained and sustained the Internal Organization for Standardization since 2017. This is a wonderful honor to the university that recognizes our commitment and hard work to hold the best and high-quality Benedictine Education amidst the pandemic and the severe weather (typhoons and flood). Always remember that your wellbeing will always be our top priority.

As a university, we will continue our work inupholding the Hallmarks of Benedictine Education in the curriculum and instruction, albeit academics or extra-curricular activities, and this is to create a positive climate in which appropriate behavior is the norm. I believe that through prayer and work, we can surpass all challenges, despite our encounter with the technological paradigm shift due to the pandemic. I know these are tough times, but we assure you that we are putting into place more effective academic plans and safety protocols to keep everyone safe and sound so that we can continue to learn and grow. San Beda University-Integrated Basic Education Department is committed to the students’ achievement and holistic development. We are determined to be the best that we can be. Please let me know if there is anything, I can do to make this year a more successful and memorable school year for everyone. Head-strong, stay safe, and always keep your faith in God. I miss you, all, and I am looking forward to seeing you the soonest. With warmest regards, TERESITA T. BATTAD IBED Principal

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A MESSAGE FROM THE OFFICE OF THE

VICE PRINCIPAL

PAX! I welcome you all to Academic Year 20202021. The past year had been a challenge for all of us. We were forced to adapt into a new way of life to ensure that we, and the people around us, are safe. I know most, if not all of you, realized that the new normal is really beyond our comfort zone. I have to admit, even I struggled to cope with the demands of the so-called “new normal”. Nevertheless, I would like to extend my warmest (virtual) welcome to you, my dear Junior High School students. The theme for this academic year is Excellence in Educational Mission. With the current state of our society, we are Irwin II E. Edillor challenged to pursue excellence in all ways. But as Bedans who embody the Benedictine way of life, let us remember to always be kind and steadfast in our duty to ourselves, our school, and our community. May we be instruments in the quest for righteousness and in work our way towards a stronger nation. Let us be agents of peace as we become servants for others. I wish you all the courage and strength to face the demands of this new era of learning. I put my faith in all of you, because I know you are more than prepared to surpass all the adversities of life. Use your talents and skills to make a change for the greater good. Most of all, always remember to seek God in whatever you do, and let Him be your guiding light whenever things get tough. We pray that San Beda University will be able to impart the knowledge that you will need to realize your God-given graces. I wish you all a productive, safe, and fruitful academic year. Thank you and may God bless us all. In St. Bede, Irwin II E. Edillor Vice Principal/Prefect of Academic Affairs Junior High School

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A MESSAGE FROM THE OFFICE OF THE

PREFECT OF STUDENT AFFAIRS My warmest welcome to you my dear Junior High school students!

Rolinda Namnama D. Cabrito

The covid-19 outbreak transformed our conventional concept of education and learning. Classrooms were suddenly not confined to physical places. We are entering a new era of normalcy. The traditional notion of school may have changed, but the need for learning remains the same.

Our dear JHS students, amidst of these challenging times, remember to be a role model to everyone. it is our hope that the Benedictine hallmarks will always serve as your guide as you begin this academic year in a virtual class setting. Let your online class experience be interesting and special for you, and let it bring new knowledge and discoveries, including new challenges. Let us be ready, aim and roar for a great academic year! Once again welcome to the Bedan community. ROLINDA NAMNAMA D. CABRITO JHS Prefect of Student Affairs

77

A MESSAGE FROM THE

STUDENT COUNCIL PRESIDENT Dear Bedan students, As we face this school year with doubts and skepticism, I encourage you to have faith during this time of adversity and believe in the possibilities this unique school year might bring. Despite the drastic changes and adjustments in our education, your newly elected student council officers warmly welcome you all to the Academic year 2020-2021. The Office of the Junior High Charlie A. Favis School Student Council has always provided the student body what it deserves. We strive to reach our goals and bring these remarkable projects to life. With all your support, we can overcome the challenges this pandemic has brought and make this school year a prosperous one. As you put your faith in us, we are steadfast and determined to be the best we can be. We chose to be a part of this organization. We are grateful to all of you for trusting us, and we are ready to heed your voice. Let us embrace this school year as we enter this online education together. Again, a friendly welcome to all of you. Let us not waste each step of this journey and be grateful to the Lord for this new opportunity to learn. Charlie A. Favis Student Council President

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A MESSAGE FROM THE

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF With this momentous first online issue, Cub Recorder takes pride as we bring the flame of Bedan journalism online to adapt to modern times.

The need for people of substance and impact has grown more important as we face the challenges posed by the pandemic. As an avenue of relevant events, the journalistic pieces of the Cub Recorder aspire to address this need by empowering each reader to become well-versed and significant members of the Julianne Ashley Z. Villena community. Witness a recap of the key events from 2020 through the works in this issue, ranging from political critiques to entertainment features which have all occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic. These variety of events prove that reality is a double-edged sword; there will always be positive and negative sides to our situation, regardless of how bleak it may seem. Together, may we all strive to become substantial people who remain both realistic and optimistic amidst these times as we deal with our current reality. Cub Recorder has been and will always be your unwavering voices of substance - all in pursuit of truth. Julianne Ashley Z. Villena Editor-in-Chief

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CONTENTS

11

ISO Accreditation

16

#blacklivesmatter

19

Miss Universe PH 2020

Bedan News

International News

Local News

23 SC: Up Close and Personal Feature 38

The Lion's Den

39

Next Gen of Gaming

42

#JunkTerrorBill

47

An Athlete Feature

52

Alitapkutitap

57

The Truth Awaits

Virtual School Tour

Science and Technology

Opinion

Sports

Literary

Editorial Board

BEDAN

NEWS

ISO ACCREDITATION: A GLIMPSE by Neo Almin

,

The recent shift to an online learning modality is yet another evidence to the fact that the world is changing

.

and that the educational sector

is quick to follow its pace



,



To keep up with the demands of today s society

one of the many efforts of schools around the globe is to undergo constant accreditation

a quality assurance process that evaluates educational institutions and programs in terms of their ability to meet and maintain a strict and

.

recognized set of service and operational standards

San

Beda

,

University

(

received its ISO

with

its

compliance

,

on

the

all

the

,

there is a greater focus

,

,

design

development

and

.

educational services

a

better

standards

Quality

and

of

the

ISO

based

on

international

11, 2019.

certification last October

2020.

certification last Novermber

coming

up

with

ways

and

on

how

,

standards

Despite the challenges

implement

Standard

in

to

the

terms

of

.

our management system,” he added

,

their

Systems

various points for improvement and

address

view

Management

staff work hand in hand in identifying

International

get

of

) 9001:2015

-

the university applied for a re

implementation of basic and higher

To

requirements

International Organization for Standardization

brought about by the pandemic

This time

to

importance

the ISO chief of San Beda University

RENEWAL PROCESS

and the Vice Principal and Prefect

of

Academic

High

,

Edillor

Affairs

,

School

explained

of

the

.

Unit

Mr

the

Junior

Irwin

II

process

.

E

the

.

Since

the

ISO

Certification

,

conducted annually

is

the school is set

to renew its application on October

2021.

university had undergone

(c) https://www.isocertificateonline.in/ Afterwards,

PROCESS

OF

ACQUIRING

ISO

When asked how the school prepares

,

CERTIFICATION

.

for such

Mr

importance

The

International

Standard

makes

,

use of the Process Approach

incorporates

(

)

PDCA

a

- -

Plan

cycle

Do

-

risk

.

of

evaluation

-

Act

based

thinking

,

.

enabled

the

that

and

them

to

to

,

Edillor

carefully

accreditation

everything

.

Mr

is

,

managed

plan

,

process

-

well

for

ensure

“As

an

internal

University,

we

auditor

conduct

with

of

the

various

administrators,

the different departments were able

to meet the International Standard,

as well as points for improvement”.

that

“We auditors also undergo intensive

opportunities for improvement are

trainings to be able to carry out the

determined

and

acted

.

on

administrators, faculty, and

our

systems

are

for

aligned

the

ISO

with

the

International Standard.”

“The

San

Beda



University s

goal

of

-

being

ISO

certified

speaks

volumes of its mission to provide quality education by ensuring

a

management

and

providing

initiatives

system

a

that

.

performance

university’s

sound

will

that

basis

help

,

With this

meets

sustainable

improve

.

the

Edillor hopes that

all

the

standards

development



school s

,

Mr

stakeholders,

for

international

students

-

over

all

“as part of the

will

follow

the

guidelines provided by the school, whether it be for enrollment

resourced

and

if

documents

CALL FOR THE BEDAN COMMUNITY

feedback

interviews

according

verify

produce

and

faculty, and staff to assess whether

This

to

would

which

Check

and

Edillor emphasized the

Accreditors

we

detail-oriented

processes

that

the

or

classroom

International

participation.

Standard

is

This

met,

is

to

and

make

in

sure

effect,

that

allow

the

the

university to qualify for a re-certification.”

system requires.

11 11

GRADE 7 BATCH REPRESENTATIVE ELECTED IN FIRST VIRTUAL SC ELECTIONS by Iñigo Senadoza

(

The Commission on Elections

)

COMELEC

of the Junior

High School unit conducted the first virtual Miting de

Avance

and

7 24, 2020.

Grade

last November

Batch

Representative

UNANG VIRTUAL COMPLETION CEREMONY, IDINAOS NG SAN BEDA UNIVERSITY-RIZAL ni Gwyneth Zacarias

Election

Matagumpay

completion

The three candidates were Lei Ashby De Castro of

12,

Diego

Rey

7-15,

of

synchronously

held

officials

them

they

asked

answered

fellow

to

and

Aiden

Miting

batchmates

7-13.

Avance

on

their

should

of

,

de

questions

present

Vila

In

select

isinagawa

ceremony

para

ng

sa

San

Baitang

. . 2019-2020 -

Beda

10

University

ng

A Y

Ginawa ang recording nito sa IBED Auditorium at ini

.

-

Rizal

kauna

noong

unahang

virtual

11, 2020.

Agosto

stream sa pamamagitan ng San Beda

University Official Website

COMELEC

,

leadership

cases

7-

the

na

on

which

why

their

as

their

them

.

Ang paghihigpit sa mga quarantine protocol ay nagtulak sa mga paaralan na magsagawa

.

ng kanilang pagtatapos sa online na paraan

Ginawang prayoridad ng mga paaralan na

.

maging mas malikhain sa pagdiriwang ng pagtatapos habang nasa online setting

representative in the Student Council

Within

the

,

day

the

7

Grade

students

voted

via

MS

Forms and elected Lei Ashby De Castro as their Batch

.

Representative for the school year

“The

administration

devised

the

feel

very

surprised

and

unit

able to win since my competitors

very

good

and

has

were

faculty

plan

to

possible.

ceremony

numerous

make

committee

meetings and collaboration within the

happy

because I thought that I will not be

are

and

contingency

completion

There

“I

a

and

other

offices

in

achieving

each task.

more

experience. But, at the same time,

[I

felt]

happy

.

expressed Ms

because

they

voted

me

for

Rep,”

Batch

The flow of the program transitioned

.

De Castro when asked about her win

to

a

fully

awards

“I will make sure they will not regret that. I will always keep a positive mind set and do my best, never giving up until I find a

online

that

presentation

required

a

time,”

asked

on

how

she

would

be

an

effective

,

leader

tips

and

tricks

from

my

batch

mates

and

,

she

ates

pahayag

Tekchandani

explained that she can be that kind of leader by "learning and

asking

of

preparation, thought, and, of course,

.

solution.”

When

lot

of

ni

Mrs

Patricia

ang Assistant Prefect of

“The

.

unwavering

support

of

the

Bedan

Student Activities

community can be felt just to make this event a

and

kuyas on how to do my responsibilities better, and also by

success, amidst the disruption of the pandemic

"It

always giving thought to the comments that I receive from

was

hard

because

some

areas and

my ates, kuyas and batchmates.”

where

teachers

and

sudden

online.

shift

We

also

stroked

a

administrators balance between the traditional setup and the

lived

CANDIDATE

TALLY

Lei Ashby A. De Castro

59

Leonardo Diego III T. Rey

58

Aiden Josef G. Vila

57

in

58

votes in favor for Rey

Janina

Mae

The Grade

Avance

7

,

Jose

,

Zeph Tagalicud

de

59 ,

the

COMELEC

57

,

Vice

the

first

.

.

the

transportation

campus

and

going

home.

at

So,

.

Tekchandani

to

a

lot

to

make

we

things him

for

the

community

wisdom

even

Nagtalumpati

,

Chairwoman

, .

and

.

sa

pamamagitan

ng

isang si

-

video na nagbigay

diin sa mga alaala

ng

klase

tradisyonal

kung

saan

na

naroroon

sa

and

the

sense

of

ang

,

-

student

hosted

.

Fr

Aloysius

sa

in

virtual

. .

Ma

.

A

the

setup.”

online

completion

,

Maranan

ceremony

,

OSB

-

Rector

President

paaralan

'

iba t

ibang

"What

hosted the event

synchronous

events of the online school year

and

feasible.”

Batch Representative Election and Miting

are

down

“We become more prayerful to God to thank

votes in favor for Vila

COMELEC member

in

sacrificed

votes in favor of De Castro

and

locked

new.” pagtatapos ni Mrs difficulty

Ipinakita

The final vote tally was

were

lies

ahead

is

a

golden

opportunity

to

mga kaganapan na naranasan ng mga

-

mag

aaral

become even better to surpass what you have sa

ikasampung

baitang

.

bago magsimula ang pandemya

accomplished

in

the

past.

The

.

come for you," mensahe ni Fr

best

is

yet

to

.

Aloy

12 12

NEW NORMAL IN EDUCATION: AN OVERVIEW

LINGGO NG ARALING PANLIPUNAN, IPINAGDIWANG NOONG OKTUBRE

by Zeph Tagalicud

The Department of Education

last July

2020

(

)

DepEd

announced their plan to help schools and students

.

through blended learning

,

Blended learning is a mix of online teaching

,

classes

.

combined with delivering self

such as online activities and synchronous

learning methods

(

)

SLM

ni Zyrone Garcia Matagumpay na ipinagdiwang ng San

to barangays and places

Beda

that do not have access to the internet

-

University

Araling

-

Parents can sign their children up for the delivery of the self

.

messages or online messaging

modules

nor

attend

online

,

classes

,

alternatives in delivering lessons

DepEd

plans

,

learning materials

to

use

and

noong



-

radios

Panlipunan

ang

Linggo

ng

Oktubre

”.

Shaping Peace Together

learning

televisions

as

.

Simple ang mga programa at ang mga

,

and instructions for students

aktibidad na ginawa para sa taong ito

gaya

DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones assured the public that nothing new is being done when it

.

comes to blended learning as it has been in use for a few years now

,

However

.

ng

paggamit

ng

virtual

background para sa Linggo ng Araling

DepEd will

use a combination of blended learning and distance learning to help teach students

Panlipunan

These

Bedista

.

at

pagsagot

sa

tanong

"

na

Paano

HOMEROOM OFFICER POSITIONS MODIFIED TO SUIT ONLINE SETUP

ng pandemyang ating nararanasan

while

the

new

roles

.

Araling Panlipunan na si G

,

Technical Coordinator

the

Online

Class

,

with new

,

Social

Media

, -

Manager

.

E

-

pag

aaral

mga

,

.

she is the one who manages the class when teachers are not around

.

,

ating

/

ay

rin

binigyan

ang

makapagdiwang

. help

their

classmates

with

any

questions

they

have

about

.

coordinator s purpose is to watch over their classmates whilst classes are happening



.

The online class clown s role is to keep spirits up amid the pandemic

.

aking

sa

an

academic

.

topic

The

ng

medyo

dahil

pa

kahit

rin

kagawaran

.

to

iba t

ang

kaya

Masaya

nagdaan,” pahayag ni G

is



ng

pamamaraan

pagdiriwang

pagkakataon

may be facing

attendance

emosyon

pangkaraniwang

and

and or teachers have and to alert the teacher about the technical problems a student

’ .

kultura

at

nararamdaman sapagkat hindi ito ang

malungkot.



duty

ang

panlipunan

ang

“Magkahalong

The technical coordinator s role is to fix whatever technical problem his her classmates



Sa

The social media

.

librarian s

.

lipunan

matututuhan

isyung

papaano

-

ating

.

to report to the adviser if any issues arise

E

kahalagahan

He or

manager s role is to keep track and watch over the different social media platforms

The

,

ito

ang

ibang bansa

The class president is the right hand of the adviser and the role model of the class

/

ng

matutuklasan

Librarian

and Video Meeting Monitor were added



Panlipunan

asignaturang

modified

Only the position of president was retained

Clown

John Alvin

Perdigon na ipinapakita ng Linggo ng

ng

of

gitna

Pahayag ng event manager at guro ng

Araling

.

sa

?”

by Diether Lucero

15, 2020

kapayapaan

mga

makakamit

The Homeroom Officer Elections were held last October

ang

ng

will be done in hopes that contact with other people will be avoided as much as possible

positions to suit the needs of online classes

na

iniugnay sa tema ng United Nations na

learning modules using text

For students who cannot be provided with self

Rizal

ng

upang

linggong

.

Perdigon

video

meeting

Their primary task is to help the teacher takes

They are often labeled as the





happy pill

of the

class because they help their classmates through tough times

13 13

NEW ACCREDITED CLUBS ADDED TO ROSTER

,

.

Council

normal

stressing

on

the

.

High

,

The clubs

school

-

up on a first

.

basis

“We

shall

stay

connected

with

,

students

principle of collaboration

by Alexis Joseph

for the Junior

were

set

-

come first

served

Students were required to

join at least one organization in a our students’ special needs and year interests,

at

the

time,

same

but

/

she he teach

them

the

value

of

can

can

These

another

maintain

academic interdependence.

join

and

a

if

good

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GUIDANCE OFFICE HOSTS ONLINE MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK

SAN BEDA HOLDS FIRST WEBINAR FOR STUDENTS by Trisha Villamin

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INTERNATIONAL INTERNATIONAL NEWS NEWS

George Floyd’s death amplifies BLM movement by Emmanuel Iriola

African American man George Floyd was killed in an arrest by Caucasian police officer Derek Chauvin due to a counterfeit bill report on May 25, 2020, in Minnesota, setting off Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests across the United States. Mr. Floyd was reported to the police for buying a pack of cigarettes with a counterfeit $20 bill. Officer Chauvin pinned him on the ground with his knee on Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. Floyd's last words, “I can’t breathe,” rang across the BLM protests as cries against police brutality and racially motivated violence against black people. Derek Chauvin faced the charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter. The third-degree murder charge against him was dropped. Officers Tou Thao, Thomas Lane, and J. Alexander Kueng stood by as Chauvin pinned Floyd down. They were charged with aiding second-degree murder and aiding second-degree manslaughter. Tensions rose after the death of not only George Floyd, but also of Breanna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Trayvon Martin, and other victims of racism and police brutality across the U.S. Protests in the U.S., Canada, UK, Japan, Netherlands, and other countries fight to try and put an end to racism and police brutality. Several celebrities such as John Boyega, Ariana Grande, Cole Sprouse, Beyoncé, and Billie Eilish have shown their support to the BLM movement.

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With several protests to this day, the BLM movement is the largest movement in the U.S. history. Approximately 15 million to 26 million people in the U.S. have participated in demonstrations over those who have died from the hands of violence and systematic racism towards black people.

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Biden defeats Trump for US presidency in historic vote by Vaughn Lumbang In a historic United States presidential election, Joseph R. Biden Jr. of the Democrat party defeated incumbent president Donald J. Trump of the Republican party last November 3, 2020. As of November 8, Biden had 290 votes from the Electoral College against Trump’s 214 electoral votes. To win the presidency, the candidate must have 270 electoral votes.

Trump supporters have tried to push for ballot counting to stop in Pennsylvania, a key swing state that could determine whether Trump or Biden wins the election, but the US Supreme Court blocked this motion. Trump has denounced this decision. The Trump campaign has also launched lawsuits contesting the vote counts in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Georgia. They demanded to have access to the vote-counting sites.

CNN, ABS, CBS, The Associated Press, and Fox News have projected former vice president Joe Biden as the president-elect, and former senator Kamala Harris as the vice president-elect. Harris the first woman, person of color and AsianAmerican Vice President of the U.S. Biden and Harris will be inaugurated on January 20, 2021.

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New Zealand beats COVID-19 twice by Raina Nabong For two waves of the outbreak, New Zealand has eliminated the spread of the coronavirus in the country last June and October under Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. After New Zealand became COVID-free and returned to normal living last June, 179 cases in Auckland last August triggered a second round of the outbreak. Last October, however, New Zealanders returned to Alert Level 1 and "beat the virus again." Under Alert Level 1, mass social gatherings can be held without restrictions, public facilities and businesses can open, and social distancing is not required but is encouraged. "We can let ourselves once again feel pride that we managed to get to that position together," stated Prime Minister Ardern. However, she added that, “[this doesn't mean that] COVID is absolutely absent from New Zealand — it means there's no sign of it currently. We all want to avoid further restrictions, but we need to stay vigilant." The New Zealand government was quick to act in the first wave, immediately banning any foreign entry coming from China last March. If there were any citizens to return, isolation for 14 days was necessary. The country’s Ministry of Health also set up a COVID Tracer application, which encourages citizens to "create a digital diary of places you visit" to help contact tracers track down possible points of transmission.

In the second wave, Prime MinisterArdern immediately re-implemented lockdown, mass testing, and contact tracing as efforts to defeat COVID-19 for the second time. Other countries that previously declared themselves as COVID-free, such as Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia, and Vietnam have also faced second waves of an outbreak similar to New Zealand’s experience. According to the World Health Organization, New Zealand has 1,732 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 25 deaths, as of December 9.

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LOCAL NEWS RABIYA MATEO CLAIMS MISS UNIVERSE PH 2020 CROWN BY CAITLIN GAYOSA

Rabiya Mateo, a licensed physical therapist from Iloilo City, was hailed the Miss Universe Philippines 2020 crown at the Cordillera Convention Hall, Baguio Country Club last October 25, 2020. Mateo also won in the ‘Best in Swimsuit’ category. She will represent the Philippines in the upcoming Miss Universe pageant.

According to Mateo, "Nothing is really impossible once you put your heart and soul into something that you really want to do." The Top 5 finalists were asked to answer two questions. The first was selected by an individual backstage while the second was a question on COVID-19. More than 52 participants were shown at the Red-Carpet Presentation at the Manila Hotel on February 14. Miss Universe Philippines 2020 is the first edition of Miss Universe Philippines pageant under a new organization. The event was hosted by KC Montero, Allen Cecilio, Kevin Montillano, Anjo Damiles, and Jessica Sanchez.

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Activist Reina Nasino's PLIGHT sparks #JusticeForBabyRiver protests BY CHRISTOPHER GUINSATAO

In Reina Mae Nasino, a Filipina activist at Manila City Jail (MCJ), has been separated from Baby River, her threemonth-old daughter, until the child passed away from pneumonia last October 9, 2020, sparking #JusticeForBabyRiver protests.

Nasino attended River’s wake handcuffed and clothed in a hazmat suitmore as more than three dozen uniformed prison guards accompanied her.

Nasino was given three hours to attend her daughter’s wake and another three hours for the burial at the Manila North Cemetery. The Regional Trial Court (RTC) initially granted her a three-day furlough, but MCJ opposed due to a lack of personnel to accompany Nasino, given that she is a high-profile inmate. “Lalaya ako nang mas matatag. Lalaya kami nang mas matatag. Hindi tayo nag-iisa. Panandalian lang ang pagdadalamhati natin. Pero maghahanda tayo sa pagbalikwas natin.” said Nasino. Reina Mae Nasino gave up college to become a full-time activist. She was only able to find out that she was pregnant with Baby River when she was in jail after her arrest last November 2019.

“Ma’am parang awa niyo na kahit isang kamay lang, kahit isa,” pleaded Nasino’s relatives as Reina faced her child’s coffin while in handcuffs.

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“Our justice system, like all systems created by human beings, is not a perfect system. Its development is a work that is continually in progress.” he added.

Nasino was only given one month to take care of her daughter because the Manila court and city jail stated that there are no adequate facilities for an infant to be in jail. She was not allowed to have an extended hospital stay arrangement to breastfeed her child. Baby River was cared for by her grandmother after the one-month period. The National President of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Domingo Cayosa stated that Baby River was an innocent child, not knowing that she died due to the justice system of our country. Cayosa added, “The heartbreaking life story of Baby River compel us to raise these questions: Why can’t our justice system safeguard the need and rights of an innocent child to breastfeeding and a better chance to survive?” The Department of Justice (DOJ) did not oppose the motion. “We sympathize with the accused for her personal loss, but her case is now before the court and the judicial process has to move on.” said Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra.

#JusticeForBabyRiver protestors expected the Supreme Court to have better protected Baby River, given that the court has acknowledged a petition stating River’s birth in jail that could have been addressed to provide Reina humanitarian relief. Kapatid Spokesperson Fides Lim wrote letters to the Supreme Court to inform them that Reina Mae had given birth. Lim stated that she received a receipt of acknowledgement from the Court. National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers(NUPL) member Ephraim Cortez stated, “Perhaps nakapag provide sila ng immediate relief dun sa ina at bata at possibly nagkaroon ng intervention at na prevent ang trahedya na nangyari sa bata.”

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DENR dumps dolomite sand on manila bay during pandemic BY CHRISTOPHER GUINSATAO

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources(DENR) placed artificial white sand made of dolomite rock on the beach of Manila Bay last September 2020, claiming that it could “signify cleanliness”. Environmentalists and critics slammed the dolomite sand project for health risks, environmental hazards, and misplaced priorities amidst the pandemic. The Department of Health (DOH) confirmed dolomite’s health risks when inhaled. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire stated that dolomite can also cause pain in the stomach and result to diarrhea when ingested.

The government is spending P389 million for the Manila Bay project. P28 million was spent for the crushed dolomite while the remaining funds will be spent on the construction of “geo interventions” to prevent the crushed dolomite from being washed away.

According to the environmental group Oceana Philippines, the dolomite sand "does not appear to be a natural substrate of that portion of the bay," which can disturb the natural ecosystem of Manila Bay. "This will be a total waste of people's money." expressed Oceana Vice President Gloria Ramos. She added that the country's priority should be on pandemic response.

Undersecretary Ernesto Adobo Jr. of the DENR’s finance said that the funding has been approved by the Department of Budget and Management in 2019 as part of DENR’s Manila Bay Rehabilitation Program started last January 2019 and allocated from the “contingency fund” of President Rodrigo Duterte.

DENR Undersecretary Benny Antiporda defended the project, stating, “Kami sa DENR pinag-aralan natin 'yan. In the first place 'yung mga ginamit d'yan, especially 'yung sand, 'yung dolomite boulders na 'yan it contains calcium carbonate and if you will look sa corals, calcium carbonate din. So it will not disrupt the coastal ecosystem.”

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Student Council A.Y. 2020-2021: Up Close and Personal Hobbies: Reading. During this quarantine, I tried exploring a lot of new hobbies and one I particularly enjoyed is reading. Apart from exercising and my habitual indulgences. reading allowed me to explore in the comfort of my home. I highly recommend reading books to anyone who is feeling stuck and is trying to find new ways to cope with the ongoing pandemic. Likes: Playing online games with friends and reading novels. There is not a thing that does not pique my interest; I am an avid person who enjoys even the little things. Dislikes: Trolls, fake news, and close-minded people. I am generally fond of everything, so my dislikes are few.

VIS CHARLIE FA n c il Student Cou P r e s id e n t

Life Motto: Choose your battles. This motto has saved me many times throughout my life. The meaning of this aphorism is not to be a coward, and to avoid the problems we will face in our lives. Rather, it means that in some battles, it is better to turn away than to waste our time. Life is transitory, so being able to accept that not all conflicts are worth our time is a sign of maturity and wisdom. Personal Vision: To become the best version of myself. Taking opportunities and challenging myself is part of this long process for growth. Recognizing my mistakes will further assist me in developing the needed skills and experiences. Goal for the Student Body: To build a more open community with the Student Council leading the way. I want to give everyone a chance to showcase their potential through platforms that the Student Council will work hard to provide. The students in the JHS community are diverse in talents and skills, ranging from studying, arts, singing, dancing, sports, and music. The student body should have an equal opportunity. That should be the goal for all of us to achieve.

Hobbies: Playing basketball, video games, guitar, and reading books. I live a simple life as a young teenager. During the pandemic, I usually spent my day reading poems and exercising. Now that we are having online classes, I spent my day studying and preparing future events for the student body. Likes: Watching basketball and listening to music

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Dislikes: Insects and spiders Life Motto: Carpe Diem. Carpe Diem means “seize the day” in Latin. I learned that phrase when I was in Grade 7 and it really gave me a new perspective in life. There are many great opportunities presented to us. We must take the risk and go for it. Whether we fail or not, at least we can say to ourselves that we do not have any regrets and that we lived a life we want. Personal Vision: To live a life without regrets and full of adventures. I strive to be at my 100% all the time. I believe that we must grab every opportunity we find and lead ourselves closer to reaching our goals. Goal for the Student Body: To ensure that all of the students experience the best service and maximize the potential of San Beda University despite the challenges of online classes. San Beda University has so much to offer to its students and I do not want it to go to waste because of online classes.

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Hobbies: Producing music, serving the student body Likes: Creating music. I hope someday I can inspire people through it. Dislikes: Being idle or having nothing to do. I like keeping myself busy. Life Motto: Keep on dreaming. I realized that it is never too late to reach your goals, especially if you know in your heart that you really want to achieve it. You have to be passionate about these goals because these give you motivation to pursue it. Personal Vision: To achieve whatever I have started. I think this is important otherwise, they [work that was started] remain inadequate. I also want to inspire people by showing them my best.

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Goal for the Student Body: To serve by giving my best and by looking out for their welfare.

Hobbies: Recording/producing music, playing browsing the internet, and watching Netflix

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Likes: Appreciation. I like it when people appreciate the things we do. Getting a small compliment or a simple thank you can lighten my day. Dislikes: People who insist morals on others. I do not like it when someone insists their morals or way of life on others. All of us are different and come from different backgrounds. It is really just a matter of respecting each other. Life Motto: People will try to bring you down because they’re already below you. Personal Vision: To become a successful lawyer and musician (I aim to become a lawyer because I want to serve the people by bringing justice to those who deserve it. I also hope to become a successful musician who will help people cope with the pains of life through the music that I will share and create. Goal for the Student Body: To serve the student body, especially in our current situation. I know for a fact that most of us are still adjusting to the new normal and I hope to be of service to help get through hard times like this.

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Hobbies: Watching series and reading books of different genres Likes: Meeting new people and exploring I believe that each person has their own color, personality, and story. I also like exploring, may it be a place, a hobby, or anything else. Dislikes: Ignorance Ignorance has caused a variety of issues, both social and personal. Life Motto: What will be, will be, for it is what it is. As Bob Ross once said, “We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.” Whatever happens, will happen. People have the capacity to adapt to different circumstances. No matter what the challenge is and how impossible it may seem. there will always be a solution. Personal Vision: To learn from my mistakes, encounter as many things as possible, and become a better version of myself each day by working hard and staying true to my purpose. I also want to learn from experiences that may help me in the betterment of myself as a student, a daughter, and a person.

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Goal for the Student Body: To exceed expectations. I aim to bring out the best in everything I do and plan. By maximizing, everything will be an experience to remember. I plan to listen, lead, and serve the student body. I was given the opportunity to serve, so why not make the most out of it?)

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Hobbies: Dancing, cooking, talking with my friends, watching series that I love, and spending “me time”. These hobbies help me in destressing from all the requirements and exhaustion I feel after classes, whether it is face-to-face or online.

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Likes: Having someone I trust whom I can talk to, spreading positivity and happiness to others Dislikes: Having someone I trust lie to me, someone who is close-minded and uninterested in listening Life Motto: Surpass your OWN expectations. (This motto made me realize that my own expectations were up to me. At the end of the day, even if it is an ordinary one, no one but yourself will praise you in your achievements, big or small. Personal Vision: To reach my dreams without an ounce of arrogance I have been told by my parents that reaching one’s dream is an incredible vision in life, but along the way we need to be careful not to look down on other people. They are just like us, working hard to make a big impact to our society.

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Goal for the Student Body: To have a united student body that advocates mental health awareness, equity, and equality, which are all much needed especially during these times Hobbies: Accomplishing my priorities (academics and reaching my goal of becoming a professional basketball player), playing online games, watching series, sleeping, and resting Likes: People who are open, accepting, trustworthy, goal-oriented, and helpful. Personally, I like people who are open to accepting who you are and people whom you can talk to and trust. I personally like people who are goal-oriented and people who can help you become a better version of yourself, through “tough love” or comfortable words. I always keep anything or anyone that can make my life positive despite the lows. Dislikes: Negativity and toxicity. They can really drag you down.

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Life Motto: I live by my self-made motto, “Win or Learn”. (I never take any loss as a loss but rather as a lesson that will guide me into becoming a better version of myself. The motto itself makes me more focused on giving my best because I get to be reminded that I will pick up something from these experiences. Personal Vision: I envision myself as a successful person having a loving family in the future. I also want to repay the sacrifice, support, and love my loved ones gave me. I see myself as a person that helped spread goodness and unity in the world even if it is in the littlest way. Goal for the Student Body: To let every student feel that they can count on me, whether it’s school-related or personal-related

Hobbies: Watching movies/series and reading different genres of books/webtoons Likes: Connecting with friends through chat, listening to music, and eating Cinnabon Dislikes: Clowns and incompetent/dishonest government officials

Pu bli c Re lat io ns Of fic er

Life Motto: Life is about accepting the challenges that come our way. What is done is done but always choose to move forward for a new day is about to begin. It is okay to look back at our mistakes but this should not hinder you. In the words of Uncle Iroh from Avatar: The Last Airbender, “Sometimes life is like a tunnel. You can’t always see the light at the end of the tunnel, but if you keep moving, you will come to a better place.” There may be ups and downs but learn to go at your own pace and keep on moving forward. Personal Vision: To be a person who is always going to accept and forgive myself. Achieving this may be difficult, but it is one of the best things a person can do. It is not only about going forward, but also acknowledging what has happened in the past and learning to accept yourself. I would also learn from my mistakes, adjust, and strengthen myself for the better. I want to be someone who can genuinely articulate thoughts and express herself.) Goal for the Student Body: The goal is and will always be to serve – to serve the Bedan community wholeheartedly and provide new ways to help one another. I strive to become a diplomatic and compassionate leader who values the individual views of each student. I am also here to inspire others to become leaders in their own ways. I aspire to be in service to the student body and I am ready to be all ears to your concerns and ensure that all of them are heard.

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ative Hobbies: Dancing, cooking, taking pictures, and doing arts and crafts Likes: Travelling to different places, going on food trips, spending quality time with my family and friends, watching the sunset Dislikes: Reptiles, being alone in one place Life Motto: Never give up and always do your best. Personal Vision: To successfully finish my education and become a doctor, which is a career I wanted to pursue ever since I was young. I also want to help and cure those in need. My dreams might change as time passes but right now, my goal remains the same.

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Goal for the Student Body: To help them adjust to online classes and get high grades. I also want to meet new people and make new friends even though we are not able to meet in person. Lastly, I also want to learn something new every day so that I can apply it in my daily life.

Hobbies: Reading, writing, watching by myself, spending time with family and friends by talking and laughing with them

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Likes: Spicy food, Asian cuisine Dislikes: There isn't that much that I don't like. Life Motto: Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody. Personal Vision: To graduate and help my fellow students graduate. I hope to be a successful surgeon and help the less fortunate ones who wish to have a better life. Goal for the Student Body: I want to not only learn and understand the lessons myself, but to also help those students who don't understand.

e n t a t iv e s e r p e R h c t a Grade 9 B

stephanie roan

Hobbies: Watching movies/Netflix series/K-Dramas, spending time with my friends, having my “me” time while listening to music Likes: The feeling of excitement, people who are honest and open-minded I genuinely enjoy the thrill of things, especially the thrill of life. I also like people who are honest and enjoy life by being happy in your own way - you do you. I also like open-minded people who I can discuss things without being judged. Dislikes: People who are toxic, manipulative, selfish, inconsiderate, and those who bring negativity to the room Life Motto: “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible.” Audrey Hepburn. We are the ones who make things possible and we are also the ones who believe that there are a lot of impossibilities. When you believe something is impossible it will be eventually impossible. If you believe that it is possible, it will eventually happen in your life.

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Personal Vision: To help the people who helped me become who am I today. I want to bring out the best in them and help them become the best version of themselves. I also want to help the world obtain equality and peace by starting with myself. Goal for the Student Body: To serve in the best way I could and allow the students to be comfortable in their second home I want to make them feel that they are not alone in facing the cruelties of this world.

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Hobbies: Reading, writing, and watching films and television shows as relaxation after doing schoolwork Likes: Learning new things and serving others. I like learning about new things as it helps me to broaden my perspective of the world. I find it fulfilling to serve others by giving my time and effort for them to achieve their goals. Dislikes: Not being able to make productive use of my time I feel that it delays my schedule and leaves me less room to do other crucial tasks. Life Motto: Ad Astra Per Aspera. Ad Astra Per Aspera means “To the stars, through hardship”. It reminds me that whatever I am going through right now - good or bad has a purpose. They are preparing me for something greater than myself, and I need to remain steadfast and perseverant to fulfill my dreams. Personal Vision: To become an approachable, efficient student leader while sharing my time, talent, and energy in service of the common good Goals for the Student Body: To use my skills and abilities to help develop a positive environment for my fellow students' learning, development, and growth. I want everyone to help one another excel not only in academics but also in life. Their goals are my goals as well, and I want to make sure that they are attained to the best of my efforts.

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e Hobbies: Doing sports, maintaining fitness Likes: Sports, exercising daily, listening to music Dislikes: About my dislikes, I have none except perhaps the environmental and political hazards brought about by the pandemic. Life Motto: Never give up.

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Personal Vision: To be successful by grabbing every opportunity life brings. I visualize that through doing my best and never giving up on my goals, I may be able to move past the challenges and lead myself to success. Goals for the Student Body: To give my full support to my fellow students in reaching our goals in this pandemic. I will also fulfill my duties as the sports representative in helping the students have a healthy body and mind.

This interview has allowed us to get to know the profiles of the Student Council officers whom we can reach out to whenever we have concerns. Even though we are in difficult times, the Bedan community hopes that it will still be a fruitful and eventful year ahead. Good luck to our Student Council this academic year!

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The New Classroom Warriors

We all know that everything grew harder in this pandemic, especially as we must protect ourselves from the virus while doing our requirements in online classes. We must not discount our teachers from this hardship as they stay up late to make visual aids for the students to understand the lesson, sacrificing their alone time and family time to grade and prepare us for our futures. It may be even harder for our new teachers to fit in and expect their students to respect and listen to them during online classes. Thus, our new teachers of the Junior High School Unit were asked some questions about their plans for their students this school year. Let us all take time to get to know our new second parents as we welcome them to the IBED community with love and respect.

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Ma.

Janina

Joy

F.

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Hobbies: Watching movies, series and Korean dramas, reading self-help books (I also find reading self-help books interesting, so I’ve been collecting books.), cooking and trying out basic dishes like comfort food type of meals, decorating my room, organizing stuff (I also like decorating my room and organizing stuff because it calms me down.), scrapbooking (I recently found an interest in scrapbooking so I’m trying to delve into that during my spare time.) Likes: Listening to music while working (no consistent preference, just anything that sounds good is added into my liked songs and playlists), watching shows (I feel like I get to grow with the characters and I always found their lines as lessons.), organizing stuff (either its actual things or work in general, maybe that is why I find my work fulfilling because there are a lot of things that I need to organize.), talking about anything (I also created a blog so I can have an outlet if ever I wanted to just type in my thoughts.) Dislikes: When students do not exert much effort in their work, most especially when everything is already provided. For me, it is not about whether you are smart or not, it’s about the quality of work you put into it. I also dislike people who are not mindful of other people’s feelings, seeing others talk about something that they haven’t been through which eventually invalidates those who actually went through it I guess it’s because for me, it’s important that you are sensitive enough to put yourself in the shoes of other people. Life Motto: I really don’t have one. I just get on with my life, I am careful in choosing my paths and I always make sure that what I choose for myself is something that I really want to pursue so at the end of the day, I wouldn’t be regretting anything. In lack of better words, my motto is just a compilation of all the things I learned and I apply and live by them if they are applicable. Besides the subject you teach, what do you wish to teach your students?: That grades aren’t just the be-all and endall of their lives. They must begin to question themselves at the end of the day on how they used their knowledge to make a change in their lives or what were those things that they learned about themselves while they were doing it. How do you plan to engage your students during lessons?: I’m still finding the right plan for this but probably, using illustrations and actual situations and my experiences as an example to emphasize on what the lesson talks about.

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Sacristan

Hobbies: Pagbabasa ng mga pampanitikang aklat sa Filipino, pagsulat ng mga akdang pampanitikan na minsan ko na ring naipanalo gaya ng 2017 Gawad Rogelio Ordoñez sa Maikling Kuwento, at panonood ng K-Drama na tumatalakay sa mga isyung panlipunan Likes: Magkape sa iba’t ibang kapihan, manatili sa bahay at manood ng iba’t ibang palabas Dislikes: Pagbibiyahe (dahil mahihiluhin ako, pero gustong-gusto kong makapunta sa iba’t ibang lugar) Life Motto: Padayon – isang salita mula sa wikang Sebwano/Hiligaynon na ang ibig sabihin ay “Magpatuloy”. (Madalas ko rin itong banggitin noong nasa Senior High ako—at alam ito ng mga mag-aaral ko, kahit saan, kahit kailan, Padayon.) Besides the subject you teach, what do you wish to teach your students? Maging mulat. Kasi kapag ganiyang mulat sila, doon nila mauunawaan ang konsepto ng tunay, lipos at dalisay na pagmamahal sa wika, panitikan, at bayan. How do you plan to engage your students during lessons? Sa pamamagitan ng pagbibigay ng pantay na oportunidad sa bawat isa na maging bahagi at makibahagi sa bawat makabuluhang talakayan na magmumulat sa kanila hindi lang sa ganda ng panitikan kundi sa lawak at yaman ng Pilipinong kaugalian.

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mr.

rodwyn

ryan

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Hobbies: Reading books, playing instruments, and playing video games Likes: Taking long rests after work hours Dislikes: People who do not take a stand on social issues. Life Motto: A smooth sea never made a good sailor. Besides the subject you teach, what do you wish to teach your students? I want to teach practical arts and things that are done every day in real life, but not necessarily taught as lessons in school. How do you plan to engage your students during lessons? I engage with my students by trying to be approachable and making my discussions as fun as possible.

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john

paul

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somosot

Hobbies: Binge-watching, listening to music, daydreaming, and eating food (What else can make this better?) Likes: People who are compassionate, true to their words, and humble Dislikes: The exact opposite of these [people who are compassionate, true to their words, and humble] belong to my dislikes. Life Motto: “Your choice is your destiny.” I learned this motto from the most remarkable teacher I had during high school and I have been using this for so many years and gladly it never failed me. I believe in fate that God has prepared for us, but He has also given us the power and freedom to choose and lead our life the way we want it. I chose to pursue teaching as a profession and now, I am experiencing the ups and downs of a life of a teacher. I could have chosen other profession that is not as challenging as compared to teaching, but I persisted and now I am a teacher which I really dreamt of since I was younger. In life, you can choose to be happy or to be sad, to be quiet and to be loud - your power and freedom are in your hands. Take a deep breath, be wise, and draw the path you want to take. Besides the subject you teach, what do you wish to teach your students?: I wish to teach my students public speaking. This year, I have my chance to pursue it since I was assigned as the club moderator of Artem Forenses, a club that gives a platform to its members to develop their communication skills and use their voice to serve a purpose. How do you plan to engage your students during lessons?: This year, I am teaching Reading 4 and English 9 and even though the approach for one grade level to another is greatly different, I engage my students during lessons by having it relatable to them. If students can relate to the lessons, no matter how challenging it is, they will genuinely learn and enjoy the discussion.

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michael

john

a.

miguel

Hobbies: Playing video games, watching YouTube Likes: Anime, playing video games Dislikes: Staying up late Life Motto: Mistake is a step closer to success. Besides the subject you teach, what do you wish to teach your students? Learning is always greater than grades. It doesn’t matter if you’re getting low grades as long as you’re continuously improving. How do you plan to engage your students during lessons? Make them realize the importance of learning.

We have yet a lot to learn about our new teachers than what meets the eye, but that should not stop us from taking the effort to know more about them. In fact, we should take the time to talk to our teachers more and befriend them. You never know if it may help them in coping with stress from being a teacher in an online class setting. Instead of being unruly and distracted during discussions, we are called to listen to lessons and participate actively to welcome our new teachers to the Bedan Community.

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FRONT-LINERS’ PERSPECTIVES: THE POV OF MODERN-DAY HEROES By: Dayne Guererro

In the midst of the pandemic, we see front-liners who come to our rescue to lower the curve, decrease the number of cases, and help individuals who need to recover. However, how are our front-liners really doing while the coronavirus continues to spread globally day by day? A few front-liners related to some Bedan students were interviewed on how they are coping with the current situation.

Imelda P. Hernandez (Local Frontliner.) "It is exhausting to work because of the changes and the adjustments regarding the safety protocols and guidelines provided by the municipal ordinance. I am protecting myself by having my alcohol, face mask, and face shield. I also take a bath twice a day before going to the health center and when I get home from work, I take a bath. My duty and responsibility to help my patients by assisting them and helping them when it comes to prenatal care. It feels like I am at the top of the hill because it is like the peak of my life wherein the situation is really hard and I must always protect myself so that I can continue serving the people. I see myself being part of the front-liners when I took midwifery because I have the passion and it is my personal choice to be able to achieve it at the end."

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Marina Yasmin Lou Bautista-Saddi (OFW front-liner) A typical day for me during this pandemic is to have a 12-hour duty for four days with three days off in a week. Nowadays, we have to wear a face mask and, sometimes, full PPE. After duty, I have to disinfect all the things that I brought from the hospital before going home. I believe that, during this very difficult time, we all need to keep ourselves strong and healthy – not only physically, but mentally as well. I always make sure to sleep for at least eight hours and take three balanced meals a day. Most of all, I pray every day because this pandemic is all about survival. I love to help other people – my patients and most especially my parents. I know this is the least I can do for them since I’m miles away from them [parents]. Helping others makes me feel fulfilled and complete. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us health care workers are being pushed to our limits and beyond as we selflessly care for patients. Being a front-liner is not an easy task, but we honor our commitment in the service of others. Though we did not expect this pandemic, as a nurse, I believe it was my calling to serve the needy. I’m hoping and praying that things will go back to normal soon.

Being a front-liner is a huge responsibility. Medicine is not an easy field, especially in times of emergencies such as the ongoing pandemic. Not only is it their responsibility to take care of people, but they must also take care of themselves. Although being a front-liner can be a tiring job, they will always have a remarkable part in helping people recover from the deadly virus. The deeds of our front-liners are not only actions of personal passion or responsibility; they are also selfless acts as they see themselves as parts of a bigger community.

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by Lianne V

Our lives used to be normal and routinary – that is, until the pandemic shattered that sense of monotony unexpectedly. Going yet again to the same mall after exams, who would have thought that we would miss commuting to those all too familiar venues with friends? Watching the NCAA game live for the millionth time, who would have thought that there would be no more mass school trips this year?

While it is nostalgic to reminisce our prepandemic lives, we must accept that a world full of plot twists is our reality right now – whether we like it or not. With a challenging 2020, how can we be as ready as possible for whatever tests await us in the years to come? In a practical sense, we are called to become both well-informed on relevant information and well-equipped with life skills.

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Aside from practical skills, our mindset towards these hurdles remain vital to be able to handle situations in a more mature and mentally healthy manner.

Expect the unexpected.

No matter how perfectly aligned or monotonously routine you think your life is, change will always prevail. Life events that you never would have imagined in previous years will inevitably occur.

Adapt and learn.

Adapting to the situation and learning from mistakes along the way has kept humanity alive from the beginning of time until present-day. Everyone must learn to accept that, at times, you need to adjust since the world will not adjust for you.

If you are privileged enough, make the most out of it. Being privileged amidst disasters is a blessing that we should be forever grateful for. However, privilege does not stop with gratitude. We must maximize the time we have and means at hand for both personal improvement and community outreach.

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“Dominating”, “Unstoppable”, “Godlike”: League of Legends - Wild Rift

by Vaughn Lumbang

Many of us are aware that League of Legends (LoL) is a huge game with 115 million players all around the world. Developed by Riot Games in 2009, the game is a multiplayer online battle arena where teams of five go against each other, with their goal being to destroy the opposing team’s Nexus. On the 27th of October, Riot released an open beta of the mobile counterpart of the Summoner’s Rift; League of Legends: Wild Rift. A game that has been in development for years, Wild Rift is simply LoL on your phone. The goal was the same – to destroy the enemy Nexus. Although Summoner Rift’s massive roster of champions has yet to be fully transferred into Wild Rift, there are already a number of potent champions in the open beta, such as Ezreal, Yasuo, Blitzcrank and Vayne. A build system exists within the game to further strengthen your champion using items.

A question frequently asked these days is whether the full release of Wild Rift in late 2020 will spell the end of the Mobile Legends era. Mobile Legends is, in many aspects, similar to the 5v5 MOBA on the computer. Mobile Legends is also a 5v5 MOBA with a goal of destroying the opposing base. It also boasts a roster of heroes like Miya, Lesley and Aldous, and also uses a build system to strengthen the heroes. There was even a lawsuit wherein Tencent, the parent company of the developers of LoL, sued Moonton, the developers of Mobile Legends. The former ended up winning a $2.9 million settlement, but Mobile Legends continued to operate. This December, the fate of Mobile Legends rests on a knife’s edge, for they may continue operating a sizable player base or lose the majority of their players, and with that, their popularity. Since the game is still in its open beta, no ratings from IGN or other sources have been found, but based on my personal gameplay, I find it to be simple to understand, engaging and a game that you can find dedication in.

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A film that empowered women by Ynigo Santos When you hear the name “Holmes”, it is most likely that you will think of Sherlock Holmes – the serious, intelligent, and resilient detective known to have solved many mysteries and cases. However, this 2020, we got something different. Last September, Netflix released a film called Enola Holmes which is based on the book series of the same title written by Nancy Springer, the author of the Sherlock Holmes book series. The viewers follow the story of Enola Holmes, who sets out to find her mother who

disappeared in the morning of her 16th birthday. As she does so, she finds herself deviating from her plan and saving the life of a runaway boy, as well as helping reform democracy in the process (as they say, hitting two birds with one stone). Shortly after the film was released, it went viral. Social pages and accounts have posted notable lines from the movie, and even pictures of the main characters. The film was loved by many for how fastpaced, energetic, and playful it was, something you would not exactly expect from a film

related to Sherlock Holmes. Putting the fun parts aside, the film empowered women. It broke the gender stereotype of women being the damsels-indistress. The main character, Enola Holmes was portrayed as an independent, tough, and brave girl who did not conform to the standards that society set for women. We see Enola’s character as a true hero, as she sacrificed her personal goal to pursue a relatively bigger, different one that would decide the future of democracy of her country.

In the end, the movie left me a question to ponder on. Will we change because society got the better of us? Or will we change society for the better?

Bakit sikat ang

Museo de Filipino sa tiktok?

ni Trisha Villamin

Popular ang Tiktok bilang isang virtual platform na maaaring ibahagi ng mga netizens ang kanilang pagkamalikhain sa pamamagitan ng mga natural at maikling bidyo. Noong Oktubre 2019, nag-trending ang Museo de Filipino sa TikTok at Twitter. Ang hashtag na #MuseodeFilipino ay umani ng mahigit 8 milyong views sa TikTok, habang sa nagkaroon ng mahigit 39,000 tweets sa Twitter.

Bawat bidyo ay nagpapakita ng mga kilalang Pilipino mula sa nakaraan hanggang sa kasalukuyan. Nagpapakita ng “on-and-off” switch at – kapag pinindot ng tauhan ang “on” switch – magsasalita siya ng kilalang diyalogo. Kasabay nito ang teksto na nagkukuwento ng talambuhay ng kilalang Pilipino kasabay ang pagtugtog ng

kantang “Bata, Dahan-Dahan” ng IV of Spades bilang background music. Ang mga tauhan na nafeature sa trend na ito ay iba’t ibang bayani ng Pilipinas, politiko mula sa nakaraan, at tauhan sa mga akda ni Dr. Jose Rizal. Ilang halimbawa na kabilang dito ay sina Lapu-Lapu, Jose Rizal, Maria Clara, Andres Bonifacio, Heneral Luna,

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Heneral Gregorio “Goyo” del Pilar, Senadora Miriam Santiago, at iba pa. Hindi lamang ipinapakita ng trend na ito ang mga personalidad mula sa nakaraan, kundi ipinapakita rin nito ang mga biktima ng lipunang tila nawalan ng katarungan. Kabilang dito ay sina Pepsi Paloma, Kian Delos Santos, Dhan Ryan Bayot, Jennifer Laude, at iba pa.

Namangha ang mga netizens sa trend na Museo de Filipino dahil sa paraan ng pangangatawan ng mga makasaysayan at modernong bayani. Ang trend na ito ay nagdulot ng kamalayan sa mga netizens sa mga nangyayaring hindi makatarungang bagay sa ating lipunan at sa pamamagitan ng pagkilala sa mga natatanging personalidad sa Pilipinas. Inaasahan ng mga ibang users

Kinain ka na ba ng sistema? If you find yourself marathoning a 16episode South Korean show past midnight or duetting nonstop to its soundtrack, you’re definitely part of the Korean wave. Netflix, the world’s largest streaming site, expands its K-Drama collection as Korean wave stretches out around the globe. However, what exactly is so great about K-Drama that captured the heart of Filipinos? K-dramas are known to have interesting storylines that excite viewers, something different from the usual family bickering plot in Philippine telenovelas. There are a lot of genres – melodrama, sci-fi, historical, and rom-com. Writers give heart-warming moments, quote worthy lines, witty jokes and unexpected twists that will make you play one more episode. Paired with that, production designers don’t fail in presenting cinematic scenes. The casts are on a whole new level. One, they’re drop-

ang patuloy na paglago ng mga makabuluhang trend tulad ng Museo de Filipino upang masaksihan ng media ang paglaban ng mga Pilipino sa kanilang mga nakaraang mananakop at maging mulat ang bawat isa sa mga nangyayaring kawalan-katarungan sa ating lipunan.

Fans’ love alarms for

Korean Drama by Cassy Bondoc dead gorgeous; two, they pull off stylish clothes like runway models and three; they portray their characters well, successfully creating an emotional connection withPlus, the couple pairings have good chemistry and make the best kilig moments. On top of everything, KDrama wouldn’t be complete without its Original Soundtrack (OST). The songs give you the ‘feels’ seemingly pulling you to their

world. And that’s exactly why people are into KDrama these days – to forget about the outside world for a bit. It became their comfort and escape from distress. Diving into the Korean wave will drown you away in awe. One moment you just played the first episode and the next thing you knew you’re already binge-watching another show. You know how they call it – kinain na ng sistema.

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Online Selling Pagpatok ng ni Elishia Figueroa

Noong nagsimula ang quarantine sa ating bansa, naging patok sa karamihan ang online shopping at selling. Ilang mga Bedista na rin ang naglaan ng kanilang oras noong quarantine sa pagsabak sa larangan ng online selling upang magkaroon ng pagkakaabalahan sa kani-kanilang tahanan nang sa gayon ay magkaroon din ng karagdagdang pagmumulan ng kita. Ibinahagi nina Erlhyn Cruz, may-ari ng E&C Fits and Prints, at ni Ysabel Bulanhagui, may-ari ng Ysabel’s Online Shop, ang kani-kanilang ideya’t karanasan tungkol sa online selling.

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Noong nagkaroon ng lockdown, nakatulong ba ito sa iyong negosyo?

Ysabel Bulanhagui

Noong simula, naging mahirap makahanap ng mga mamimili. Sa kabila nito, kasabay ng pagiging madiskarte noong ikalawa at ikatlong buwan ng quarantine, nagawa naming paangatin ang aming negosyo at, habang nakakaranas tayo ng pandemya, ang aking onlne shop ay mayroong ilang benepisyo dahil mas nais ng mga mamimili na bumili online para sa kanilang kaligtasan kaysa lumabas para mag-shopping. Nakatulong ito dahil karamihan sa mga tao ay hindi maaaring lumabas kaya lumapit sila sa mga online store.

Ano ang ginawa mo upang makilala ang

iyong negosyo?

Nagsimula ako sa pagpapakilala nito sa aking mga kaibigan na tinulungan aong ikalat ang mensahe ng opening sa kanilang Instagram stories. Ibinahagi ko rin ang customer feedbacks sa aking mga shop account upang makamit and pagiging isang ‘legit’ at preferred seller. Siyempre, sa paraang iyo mas maraming tao ang makikitungo sa aking online shop. Sa loob ng mga unang buwan, sumali ako sa mga public online group at ibinahagi doon ang impormasyon tungkol sa aking shop. Lumapit kami sa iba’t ibang tao, lalo na sa mga kaibigan at kapamilya, kung kaya natulungan kaming maging mas kilala sa ibang tao at nagkaroon kami ng views.

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Ano ang nagtulak sa iyo na magsimula ng

sariling negosyo?

Ang nagtulak sa akin ay sariling interes sa negosyo at kagustuhang mabawasan ang pagkainip ngayong pandemya. Bukod dito, gusto ko rin matuto paano makapag-ipon ng pera at makapagayos ng mga bagay sa isang strategic na paraan upang makatulong sa pag-ipon ng mas mataas na kita at bilang nga customers. Matutulungan din ako ng ito sa hinaharap kapag nagtayo ako ng mas malaking negosyo kaysa sa negosyo ko ngayon.

Napag-isipan na naming [pamilya] ang konsepto ng negosyo nang matagal-tagal na, kaya sinimulan namin ngayong pandemya sa kabila nang pagtunganga lamang sa bahay.

Nahirapan ka ba pumili kung anong pro

dukto ang ibebenta?

Oo. Naging mahirap magbenta ng produkto nang hindi alam kung ano ang uso, ngunit nakapag-advertise at nakapagbenta naman ako ng produkto sa loob ng kategoryang tama para sa akin at nakapili ako ng magagandang produktong gusto ng mga bata at matatanda. Oo, nagkaroon kami ng iba-ibang ideya, pero dahil nagsisimula pa lang kami, nagdesisyon kaming subukan ang isang produktong madali lamang bilang simula at produktong mas kinikilingan ng mga mamimili.

Anong payo ang mabibigay mo sa mga nais magsimula ng kanilang sariling business? Just believe in yourself and push your expectations and goals to the top! ‘Wag mong pagdudahan ang sarili mo. Okay lang sumubok ulit dahil lagi talaga tayong magkakaroon ng matataas at mabababang punto sa buhay, tulad na rin sa negosyo. Nakakatakot saa una pero walang imposible kung hindi ka susuko. Trust the process! Laging iisipin ang mas malaking pangarap para sa iyong negosyo.

Remember that you are your own boss. Ikaw ang magdedesisyon kung ano ang gusto mong gawin at gusto mong ibenta. Put your creativity out there! ‘Wag mong pababayaan ang kahit sino na hilain kang pababa. If this is something that you wanna do, then go for it!

Nawa’y suportahan natin ang mga Bedistang online sellers tulad nina Erlhyn at Ysabel, lalo na sa gitna ng pagkauso ng online shopping ngayong pandemya.

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ATHELETES TRAINING AT THE FOOTBALL FIELD | Photo by: Elishia Figueroa

THE LION'S DEN | CAMPUS TOUR

FROLICS 2020 | SHS BUILDING Photo by: Emmanuel Iriola

AERIAL SHOT OF THE MAIN CAMPUS Photo by: Ravel Bartolome

BOOKS IN THE LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER (LRC) Photo by: Elishia Figueroa

SUBIACO HALLWAY Photo by: Ravel Bartolome

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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY SCIENCE>

Kaalaman ng mga Pilipino sa Isyu ng Climate Change BY ATHENA DELA CRUZ

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/climate-change-could-drive-100-125149435.html

Talagang

maraming epekto ang climate change sa Pilipinas na kapansin-pansin kahit sa simpleng pag-oobserba lamang sa kapaligiran. Sa paglipas ng taon, mas dumarami ang malalakas na bagyong tumatama sa bansa tulad ng bagyong Ulysses at Rolly. Mas mataas na rin ang lebel ng tubig sa mga karagatan at higit na mainit na ang panahon. Tunay ngang ang climate change ay higit na lumalala at nakasisira ng kalikasan. Ayon sa pag-aaral ng mga siyentista, nakaaapekto rito ang mga greenhouse gas mula sa mga kagamitang ginawa ng tao tulad ng air conditioner at aerosol spray noong 20th century. Pinapainit ng mga greenhouse gas ang temperatura ng mundo.

Sa kasalukuyan, patuloy na dumarami ang mga taong nakikiisa sa pagbibigay-pansin sa isyu ng climate change. Kabilang na rito ang kabataang tulad ni Greta Thunberg, isang 17-taong gulang na Swedish na aktibistang lumalaban sa nabanggit na isyu. Ito'y panawagan sa bawat isa na huwag hayaang masayang ang puso at aksyon ng mga taong nais bigyan-pansin ang climate change sa pamamagitan ng pakikinig sa totoong kondisyon ng kalikasan upang makagawa ng aksyon. Sa ebolusyon ng mga tao, tayo ay natutong lumikha ng iba’t ibang makabagong teknolohiya ngunit ito ay nagdulot ng pagbabago ng klima. Dahil dito, nararapat tanggapin at unawaan ng bawat isa na mayroong masasamang epekto ang ating mga aksyon. Kinakailangan itong sundan ng mga aksyon nang maiwasan ang paglala ng sitwasyon ng ating kapaligiran para sa kabutihan ng lahat.

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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY TECHNOLOGY>

Smart launches 5G wireless network in the Philippines BY CHRISTOPER GUINSATAO

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Communications recently launched commercial 5G wireless network technology in limited areas near Metro Manila. Smart introduced the service in what they call “strategic locations”, which includes Rizal, Pasig, Marikina, Taguig, Makati, Mandaluyong, Quezon City, Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Paranaque, Valenzuela, Caloocan, Navotas, San Juan, and Pasay City. What is 5G anyway?

5G stands as the 5th generation of wireless network technology. The main highlight of 5G is faster internet speed as every succeeding generation of a wireless network is significantly faster than its predecessor. Most parts of the Philippines are currently experiencing 4G.

However, there is a catch. 5G technology has high frequency, which means it has less range. To illustrate this better, the heat inside a microwave does not travel to the other side of a wall due to high frequency. For this reason, maximum 5G speed can only be experienced if you are standing a couple of meters away from 5G nodes in direct line of sight. Factors such as walls, trees, buildings, and even rain can disrupt the high frequency signal. Smart Communication President & CEO Alfred Panlilio said, “The launch of Smart Communication’s 5G service makes the Philippines level up in terms of taking advantage of the next generation of mobile technology. For Smart subscribers, the 5G technology gives a higher level of customer satisfaction and a new experience in terms of watching online, playing online games, and surfing the web.”

5G is capable of peak download rates up to 20gbps. To be able to experience 5G connectivity, you need to have a 5G compatible smartphone. https://orangemagazine.ph/2018/smart-and-ericsson-to-deploy-5g-in-the-philippines/

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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY TECHNOLOGY>

PlayStation 5: The Next Generation of Gaming BY CHELSY SALTING Would

you buy a console worth the

future? The PlayStation 5 (PS5), Sony’s latest gaming console, has finally arrived last November for ₱27,990. Realistic controller feedback, PS4 game compatibility, high-quality resolution, and new accessories are its newest set of sleek features that can surely unleash the competitive gamer within. The DualSense wireless controller brings magic to gaming with its immersive, realistic feel to games. Haptic feedback occurs in response to in-game action, wherein the controller stimulates the vibe of action sequences – such as the recoil of different weapons – through physical vibrations. Moreover, the controller also boasts adaptive triggers, which allows the L2 and R2 buttons to loosen or tighten depending on your in-game environment, such as when pulling the trigger of a lighter pistol compared to pulling the trigger of a heavy rifle.

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The PS5’s backward compatibility allows users to play their old stack of PS4 games on the PS5 console to reminisce nostalgic times. It is a well-made feature, especially as it allows users to play the games in high quality, introducing a resolution that reaches 4k at 120 frames per second. Frankly, if you are the type of person who streams gaming videos, then you are in luck with the new HD Camera and wireless headset introduced by Sony. The HD camera has a built-in stand that is adjustable for your preference, allowing it to be securely positioned at your gaming setup at different angles. Its 1080-pixel resolution can surely provide the video quality that you deserve. As for the wireless headset, it is ought to bring 3D sound effects to bring you into the reality of fantasy. For your best interests, this headset has noise cancellation features to help you transfer into the realm of virtual gaming. It also has a built-in microphone to connect with your viewers from around the world. From the high audiovisual quality to the realistic touch features of the PlayStation 5, we can say for sure that technology doesn’t have limits as it brings us into a world of imagination and inspiration. Would you buy the PS5 - a console worth the future? This is the next generation of gaming – this is the PlayStation 5.

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OPINION Strong Facade, Weak Foundation BY LIANNE VILLENA

The #JunkTerrorBill movement has alerted young Filipino activists last June, leading to amplified expressions on social media such as "Activism is not terrorism" and "Kung di ka pa galit, bakit?" Amidst the clamor, President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the said bill into a law, now known as the AntiTerrorism Act of 2020. The premise of the Anti-Terrorism Act holds strong potential to prevent terrorism in the Philippines, yet it poses the threat to crumble on a weak foundation of bad government reputation. A seemingly vague line between activism and terrorism coupled with the extended time of warrantless detention and wiretapping surveillance proves to be the concern of young activists and human rights advocates. As the Filipino youth these days get more involved in politics though passionate protests, the incitement of terrorism even “without taking any direct part in the commission of terrorism” has been perceived as a definition of harmless activism, for such acts could merely be strong expressions which exercise democracy without the intention of encouraging violence.

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Amidst the concerns of the public, official lines in state documents assure that those whose democratic expressions do not intend harm have nothing to worry about in terms of being labeled and treated as terrorists. The Anti-Money Laundering Council stresses that the "intent and purpose must be established to be considered an act of terrorism". Advocacy, protest, dissent, mass action, and other similar exercises of rights which are not meant to endanger do not fall under terrorism, as explicitly stated in Section 4 of the law. Warrantless arrests have also long been allowed and legal with only the law enforcement officer's probable cause in accordance with the Rules of Court. When performed competently and incorruptly, these arrests allow one to quickly defuse sensitive situations of endangerment to the public. Meanwhile, the longer detention and surveillance period can prevent further violent attacks if the suspect truly is a terrorist.

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OPINION These provisions remain crucial in application to dangerous and violent terrorists, given that terrorism in the Philippines remains relevant until today as manifested in bombings across Mindanao. Therefore, a solid law against terrorism remains essential in strengthening national security - only if it were to be implemented by reputable officials with respectful safeguarding of the law’s limitations, without the corrupt abuse of power.

Amidst the political dispute in the Philippines, ensuring goodness through genuine, competent measures with integrity must always prevail among all. Taking measures which one thinks are best for humanity, but done through an inhumane way, shall never be justified as it distorts good intentions in the process ultimately leading to the divide of a once promising community. The Anti-Terrorism Act has indeed been built with a strong facade of the right title, on the right issue, for the right country; unfortunately, however, deep underneath lies a weak foundation of bad reputation, based on a bad history of bad execution.

Thus, the greatest wariness towards the AntiTerrorism Act lies not within the essence of being against terrorism, but rather within the doubt of the people in proper government execution. Reputation inevitably plays a role in politics. The poor reputation of the current administration dampens the trust of the people in their projects, making it difficult to perceive the Anti-Terrorism Act as a measure of national security for public safety and not an act of power tripping for other purposes. With the war on drugs which left a history of numerous inhumane killings to achieve its purpose, it cannot be blamed that some still fear that the Anti-Terrorism Act will be implemented in a similar fashion - an avenue for abuse of power and a mode of censorship towards opposition. In order to humanely achieve the purpose of the law, there is pressure to strictly ensure that the provisions of the Anti-Terrorism Act are not to be abused by neither politicians nor policemen, in both a local and national scale.

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/06/11/20/new-antiterror-bill-has-constitutional-infirmities-says-carpio

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OPINION Is It Safe to Go Out?

If consumer activity does not resume, the economy will continue to decline. According to the Asian development Bank, the economic downturn is expected to be at 7.3% by the end of the year. This will only increase if the government does not take measures to recover the economy.

BY VAUGHN LUMBANG

The Philippine government has lifted the community quarantine for Filipinos aged 1565. However, is it actually safe to go out? Did we successfully quell the threat of COVID19? It remains risky to travel as the alarming threat of the corona virus thrives, but the the economy will crash if we do not reopen more opportunities to go out. A prolonged Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) would cause irreparable damage to the economy; thus, the quarantine was lifted for those aged 15-65 to spur more economic activity.

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Despite these policies, it does not mean that the threat of COVID-19 to public health has been quelled. Cases are still on the rise in the thousands as numerous Filipinos die of the virus each day. The risk of transmission of the coronavirus has not disappeared. However, the economy will crash if we do not reopen now. Those who go out will just have to observe health protocols by wearing face masks and sanitizing each time they leave. With this discipline amidst the chance to leave the house, we can do our part as citizens in working to eventually overcome this hurdle. This pandemic will end, and we will, hopefully, enter a new, bright age.

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OPINION Modules: Helping Hand or Halting Hindrance? BY ZEPH TAGALICUD

The modular way of learning is the response of the Department of Education (DepEd) is adapting to the new normal in education due to the COVID-19 quarantine. In theory, the modular way of learning is a quick and compacted way of teaching lessons to students in case their teachers are uncontactable or if they experience technical problems. In practice, however, modules are not the most efficient mode of learning

Modules consist of multiple lessons which make it harder to grasp and navigate, especially as not all lessons are needed at times. Oftentimes, students take notes and share it to the class; thus, students who have missed a particular lesson face a choice between studying a potentially confusing module or simple notes made by their classmate. The notes easier to acquire as they are oftentimes sent to a class group chat. They also contain only the main, necessary points, unlike modules which sometimes have information that the reader does not need to know about. Similarly, modules have gained hate from students for their activities. Modules are commonly used as a way to quickly assign activities and assignments to students. However, in the occasion that the entire modules are assigned students panic due to the number of activities in each module.

https://dailyguardian.com.ph/1-7m-learnersin-wv-start-classes-under-new-normal/

The modular way of learning holds potential. It is intended to be a way for students to quickly learn lessons or perform advanced reading. However, modules have quickly gained a reputation as a mode of information overload when teachers assign a numerous number of activities to their students. The point of the modules, which was supposed to help students learn and teachers teach, has quickly been forgotten among the activities. It is fair to say that in the average student’s mind, modules have become synonymous with activities and homework, not lessons, which was their intended purpose.

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OPINION A Roar for Academic Freeze BY CASSY BONDOC

With COVID-19 cases continuing to rise and no apparent solution in sight coupled with backto-back devastating typhoons, ongoing online classes have been severely affected. Striving to move forward is difficult since many Filipino students are already left behind. With this, many have called for a halt in the current school year. Academic freeze should at least be considered until logistic cost, inequality gap, and mental health concerns are properly addressed. Logistic requirements and cost An online class set-up requires numerous gadgets plus a home conducive to learning, which not all families can afford. Buying such costly equipment adds to the overall expenses, which includes tuition fees. Even if it is offline, paying for learning materials and courier fees are additional costs.

https://tribune.net.ph/index.php/2020/07/ 26/no-filipino-child-left-behind/

Worse, people who live in areas where signal is almost impossible to reach must take certain extents for school compliance. Some students even resorted to selling malicious photos to keep up with online classes. Worrying about these demands while struggling to survive the crisis is indeed too much for these people. Digital divide The unequal number of students with access to internet has long been a concern to the Philippines’ education system. This COVID-19 pandemic only exposed this issue even more and has widened the inequality, leaving many students disconnected. Mental health crisis The demands of the new normal education greatly affect the physical and mental health of both learners and teachers. Staying on-screen for hours and feeling isolated due to limited face-to-face interaction with peers cripples motivation. Students are loaded with tasks affecting their daily routine and wellbeing. Even teachers deal with this hefty type of setup as they prepare digital forms of educational materials to assure effective communication. Some aren’t tech-savvy, scrabbling for buttons while keeping an eye on their students’ progress. Posts with hashtags #AcademicFreezeNOW flood across social media sites as netizens vent how draining online learning is. Not everyone can easily adapt to sudden changes in education and the pressure it causes may lead to health issues, anxiety, and depression.

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TOKYO MOVES 2020 OLYMPICS TO MID-2021

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BY CHLOE GALICHA

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics was rescheduled to July 23 - August 8, 2021 due to the pandemic. Japan announced that the multi-sport event will still be called “2020 Tokyo Olympics” despite its postponement to next year. The event was originally set for July 24 August 9, 2020. This is the first time for the Olympics to be postponed. According to a joint statement from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, “the leaders [IOC President Thomas Bach and Japan Prime Minister Shinzo

Abe] agreed that the Olympic Games in Tokyo could stand as a beacon of hope to the world during these troubled times and that the Olympic flame could become the light at the end of the tunnel in which the world finds itself at present." “Tokyo 2021! My dreams are not cancelled; they are just postponed,” stated Norwegian athlete Karoline Gradoval in a Twitter post. Another Twitter post by Pau Gasol expressed, “Thank you to the IOC for making this tough yet necessary decision.” The Olympics is an international multisport event that occurs every four years, hosted in different countries. Japan had been the host for three Olympics in the past in 1964, 1972,

and 1998. This year was supposedly Japan’s fourth time hosting the Olympics. The Olympics has never been delayed until this year, but was cancelled completely in 1916, 1940, and 1944 due to war. The postponement of the Olympics has made an economic impact on Japan, which has spent 550 billion yen for the event.

Magsisimula ang National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Season 96 sa loob ng mga unang buwan ng 2021 nang may apat na palakasan lamang bilang pag-angkop sa banta ng pandemya. Basketball, volleyball, swimming, at track and field lamang ang kabilang sa nalalapit na season. Bukod dito, pinaplano ng asosasyon na idagdag ang esports at online chess. "Season 96, with Colegio de San Juan de Letran as host, shall begin in [the] early months of 2021 subject to the decisions of [the] government for the

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favorable conduct of the games while strictly observing safety and health protocols," paliwanag nina Season 96 President Clarence Marquez at Chairman Fr. Vic Calvo, OP. “It remained the NCAA’s top priority to ensure the safety and health of athletes, coaches and trainers, and the general viewing public.” Ipinagliban ang pagbubukas ng season na nararapat noong Hulyo 2020. Kauna-unahang beses sa walong dekada ang pagpapaliban ng NCAA season ng isang taon. Ang huling beses na naganp ito ay noong Ikalawang Digmaang Pandaigdig, kung kailan walang kompetisyon sa NCAA mula 1942 hanggang 1946.

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The Department of Education (DepEd) and Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) will establish the National Academy of Sports (NAS) next year as a specialized school for secondary student-athletes who want to pursue professional sports. The NAS was founded on June 9 after the signing of the National Sports Academy Act, which aims to provide world-class facilities and high-quality education to students who excel in sports, starting with the proposed main campus at New Clark City, Capas, Tarlac. (c) 1000logos.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/DepED-emblem.jpg (c) contents.spin.ph/image/resize/image/2018/12/31/spin-2018-1546258148.webp

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According to DepEd secretary Leonor Briones, “Sa ngayon, medyo kumpleto na ang ating [programs], mayroon na tayong mga science high schools, mayroon na ding high schools for the arts, ngayon mayroon na tayong high school for sports.” They will be allotted 1.86 billion pesos in the 2021 proposed budget, wherein the 264 million pesos will be allotted to the personal services, maintenance, and other operating expenses. Furthermore, the 1.60 billion pesos will be allotted to the capital outlay.

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International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) president Gianni Infantino has tested positive for COVID-19, as confirmed by FIFA last October 27, 2020. Infantino, a 50-year-old man, has experienced mild symptoms and immediately self-isolated after receiving the positive results. According to FIFA, “All people who came into contact with the FIFA President during the last few days [from October 27] have been informed accordingly and they are being requested to take the necessary steps”. They wish President Infantino a fast recovery. The Associated Press has noted that Infantino had not traveled much during the pandemic, but he did attend a signing ceremony at the White House in Washington, United States last September.

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WITH SPORTS ANDRE COPING AND FITNESS AMIDST THE LARGUEZA PANDEMIC

BY ABIDAVE HERNANDEZ

The pandemic has posed many challenges in various aspects of lives, and the field of sports is no exception. Andre Largueza, a Grade 10 basketball student-athlete of San Beda University-Rizal, shares how he deals with such hurdles in an interview conducted via chat.

To be able to continue persevering despite the situation, one must live by values or ideas which can boost motivation. Passion motivates Andre to persevere in his sport. “I love what I’m doing. I am also motivated knowing that I am given the opportunity to go after what I love - something which is a blessing and privilege since not all people are given the chance or means to do so,” he expressed. In a practical sense, there must be alternative techniques performed to maintain one’s skill despite the pandemic. Andre said that he always watches and observes basketball on television since one can learn a lot of things in doing so. Furthermore, he mentioned that he does dribbling skills at home most of the time, for it is the closest thing that he can do to play basketball during the pandemic. For Andre, basketball helps him maintain physical fitness through the practices and workouts performed, such as running and lifting weights. Moreover, it is important to get enough sleep to have a fit and healthy body.

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According to Andre, the most challenging part is the closing of courts and gyms. With the courts and gyms closed, it has been harder to stay fit and in shape. Though the courts are closed, he ensures that he is physically fit and ready for whenever he is allowed to play again.

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”My inspirations to continue my sport are both the people who believe in me and the people who don’t. The people who believe in me motivate me to keep going. I am also driven by those who don’t since they fuel my desire to prove them wrong. With the help of my coaches and teammates along with the support of my family and friends, I hope I will be able to do so,” said Andre. Through these habits and mindsets, he is coping well with the pandemic. In terms of basketball, he looks forward to going back to the new normal to be able to play basketball and join school competitions again. This marks his path to inspire other people on how a student-athlete balances their life in academics and sports while applying the learnings and realizations during the pandemic.

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The Los Angeles Lakers reigned supreme over the Miami Heat in the 2020 NBA Finals with a score of 106-93 last October 12, 2020 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Walt Disney World, Florida. All-star Lebron James capped the finals MVP title for the 4th time in his career with a monstrous 28 point, 14 rebound and 10 assist triple-double after a unanimous 11-0 vote. Anthony Davis dominated on the Laker’s defense, finishing with 19 points, 15 rebounds and 3 assists. Rajon Rondo (19), Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (17) and Danny Green (11) tacked a total of 47 points on the board. Miami’s Bam Adebayo scored a team-high of 25 points with 10-for-15 shooting. Jimmy Butler and Jae Crowder scored 12 points each while Duncan Robinson scored 10 points. The Lakers claimed the tremendous win with a 4-2 standing. The win secured the team’s 17th NBA title, tying the Boston Celtics for the most championships in NBA history.

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CUB RECORDER

LITERARY Lost

by Diether Lucero

I once did follow a path That breaks into two Not knowing which to choose With no such clue. One was day The other was night But without the darkness There will be no light. To make my choice I have to be wise Will both benefit? Or will one be my demise. Tick, tock, tick, tock The thing we can’t stop  There goes time The pressure builds up. Confused and nervous I came to a decision Full of doubt I come to a conclusion. Instead of following I’ll make my own Through the forests Through the unknown.

Sometimes

by Stephanie Roan

Sometimes things do not go your way, Sometimes you feel like an outcast, Sometimes you feel like an astray, Sometimes you're swallowed by your past. Sometimes you see life all in gray, Sometimes you don't want to be last And it's all okay and alright, It's okay to feel down sometimes, Just remember to see the light, Life doesn't need to be in rhyme, Just decide on your own right time, Be thankful and sleep tight tonight.

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Daybreak

by Diether Lucero

In times of light In times of day The path is bright To guide your way. But when its dark The light will cease Where the shadows lurk To break our peace. Confused and broken People will be Hearts dark and hidden To believe or to see.

Dragged by lies and broken parts Is the pain the night will have to offer My hope’s broken shards Is the pain I have to suffer.

Alitapkutitap

So lost, I’m afraid Wounded by this crisis But as the night fade The sun rises.

Dauntless

by Cassy Bondoc

Don’t run from it, You run over it. Don’t let it chase you away, You chase it away. And if it fills you with darkness Fill it with light. Because you are dauntless. You are bright.

by Lianne Villena

Saan na naman napadpad ang buwan? Tinintaan ng itim ang kapaligirang madilim Nanlalamig ang simoy ng hangin Sa panahong maginaw, ating pangunahing tanglaw Ang kumukutikutitap na ilaw. Nananatili ang kanyang sindi Sa kabila ng siphayong matindi Nagmimistulang alitaptap na salamisim Mula bukang-liwayway hanggang takipsilim.

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Buhay na Walang Hanggan by Abidave Hernandez

Friend

Babangon tayo kasabay ng pagsikat ng araw Hindi malilimutang magdasal at ngumiti Simbolo ng pag-asa ang kulay ng bughaw Sapagkat nariyan ang kasiglahan ng dati

by Diether Lucero

As we watch the current flow Seeing all the memories go Yet, seeing it makes us rejoice Knowing, we made the correct choice

Maikli lang ang ating buhay Piliing makuntento sa kung anong mayroon sa hinaharap Hanapin palagi ang kasiyahan at maging malumanay Isama ang pamilya sa bawat tagumpay na kay sarap

Happiness will always be felt Yet plastic will always melt Life isn’t a game of pretend Friends stay true ‘till the end

Maging positibo sa lahat ng aspekto Hindi ka kawalan Hanggang dulo ng buhay sama-sama tayo rito Sa Diyos lang ang tanging paroroonan

Magkalayo 'man

Always the light of the void With the light, I am overjoyed Stepping stones will always sink Goodbye, we say, at our final drink

by Chelsy Salting

Magkalayo man tayo Ikaw pa rin ang nasa isip ko Kahit sa dami ng gawain at problema ng mundo Isa ka sa dahilan ng ngiti kong buo. Kaya huwag kang mabigo Nandito lang ako Karamay at kasama mo Sa sitwasyong nagdudulot ng takot sa puso.

Sa araw-araw na bagong buhay Tayo’y magtulungan upang bumuo ng mundo na makulay Sabay tayong magpakatatag at umasenso tayo man ay magkalayo.

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Four Words by Vaughn Lumbang Countless phrases are made of four words Like “I appreciate your work” or “Hey, have you heard?” Some may inspire you to persevere and strive Some might just be the ones to save your life Let’s start with something out of the blue The classic “I love you too.” It sends shockwaves of joy and excitement Saves you from the endless feeling of enticement Proceeding with something everyone says The comforting “Hey, you’ll be okay.” Sure, it assures you for the time being But to sustain it, there’s a lot you’ll be needing Another one of the same caliber and class The consoling “This too shall pass.” Words you search for as you seek for solace Looking for a future with glee and promise Last but not the least, my personal favorite The genuine “You’re already my best.” Pulls you out of the hole once one states it It acquits you of all your sorrow, lest you forget Countless phrases are made of four words Like “You change my life” or “Live long and prosper,” In the end, words are just vessels for feelings It’s up to you if they’ll be hurtful or for healing

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PessimisticPatriot; Memory Lane by Diether Lucero

I wake up again to the sound of my phone To repeat another day sad and alone Seeing as this day will be foggy and gray To follow this familiar path, everyday. And now, I walk into an endless road To where I can see how my thought have flowed Showing doors that lead into the past No end in sight, as the hallways stretch vast. People say being negative is wrong And positivity is where we belong Although thinking darkly has its own perks Like how we express through using our words.

I cry as I watch the people suffer Poisoning minds, only for one’s pleasure Peoples mind and eyes so fixated on the prize Not knowing, that they have to pay a price. But far in the distance, comes into light Coming into focus, a new blinding light People should take this as an opportunity To save humanity from its own idiocy. To leave a message, I say unto you Words spoken by me, to give one final clue Each person shall now open their eyes Just to see, that we are living on lies.

It saddens me to see how society works And how the darkness always lurks Now I know how society will shatter All this trouble for a piece of paper.

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