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ELIJAH SON M. CRUZ
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ENJOY LIFE

September 21, 2012//Vol. 1 No.1 Premium Edition // P20

Polytechnic University of the Philippines

DO THE MOVES I'm not a great dancer but I do have some moves. I leaned how to dance when I was in 6th grade. there was this event, christmas party in our school, and they are planning to make an intermission number which is to dance but they are few in numbers. then suddenly a girl just pull me and requested me to join the group but I said, . . . turn to page 3

Did You know that?

Forty percent of our happiness may be within our power to control—and making ourselves happier could take less than 10 minutes a day.there are steps that we can take to control the 40% (or more) of happiness that is within our control. Controlling happiness may be very similar to weight loss-it can

take a lot of time and ...

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TRAVELING ANYWHERE AS LONG AS I CAN

my hobby is to travel anywhere as long as I know the place and it is safe to go with. To travel is like exploring somewhere makes me enhance my memory about the place I've been through and learn about it. I travel only in the Philippines, particularly in Luzon and in our province, Samar . But there is many I want to go, Anywhere outside the Philippines. I do not want to travel alone because there is sometimes I panic if I don't know yet the place. So, I travel with my parents or friends and relatives. by traveling with my friends, we surely don't have enough money to go elsewhere so around the manila can do. . . turn to page 3

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Music
For me, no Life without music. Everything is music. i can't live without it. it is the only thing that i can enjoy myself. . . turn to page 3

EDITORIAL
HOMOSEXUALITIES
In the Philippines, the term gay has been used loosely to include Homosexuality | homosexuals, Bisexuality | bisexuals, Transsexuality| transsexuals, transvestism | crossdressers, and effeminate | effeminate men. Filipino gays are mostly stereotyped as effeminate, crossdressers, hairdressers, camp. Bakla or Bading, a Filipino word for gay, is commonly used;tomboy has a similar function, and refers to lesbians, usually of the butch and masculine type. For Filipino gays, the Tagalog phrase "paglaladlad ng kapa" (literally means "unfurling the cape") refers to the Coming out|coming-out process. Although gays and lesbians are generally tolerated within Philippine society, there are still widespread cases of discrimination. The Filipino gays find the backward economy a cramp to their style. Many of them are unable to leave home and even among those who can, many usually feel they have to support their extended families. In turn, parents who beat up their gay kids later on grudgingly tolerate the grown-up breadwinner who can pay the bills. It's a paradox with two realities, making it hard for observers to really pinpoint if Filipino society really accepts or still rejects having gays in the family -------------------------------------------------

Relentless rains submerged half of the sprawling Philippine capital, triggered a landslide that killed nine people and sent emergency crews scrambling on Tuesday to rescue tens of thousands of residents who called media outlets pleading for help. The deluge, the worst since 2009 when hundreds died in rampaging flash floods, was set off by the seasonal monsoon that overflowed major dams and rivers in Manila and surrounding provinces. Vehicles and even heavy trucks struggled to navigate water-clogged roads, where hundreds of thousands of commuters were stranded. Many cars were stuck in the muddy waters. President Benigno Aquino III called an emergency meeting of Cabinet officials and disaster-response agencies. He ordered...
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