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Calvin Castillo

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Schooling The Competition: How A Teacher Became an Ironman

Puerto Princesa City's hosting of a prestigious international athletic event, the Ironman 70.3, was such a huge success that the next one is likely...

International State College of the Philippines: The Meme School Taking the...

Filipinos love memes. Some even say we have a toxic culture where we meme everything and anything relevant. The International State College of the Philippines...

There And Back Again: How I Completed My First Audax Ride

Yes, that is a Hobbit reference. Bilbo Baggin’s journey across Middle-Earth is surprisingly relatable to me now. Like him, I journeyed with the brave...

Ukraine and Russia: A Love-Hate Relationship

On February 24, 2022, Russia launched a full-scale invasion into Ukraine. Nobody expected that in the 21st century, two sovereign nations on the European...

What’s up with mandatory military service?

We've all probably heard that a vice presidential candidate in the forthcoming 2022 elections is advocating for mandatory military service, or conscription, in the...

Been There, Done That: Korean influence in Filipino culture

Filipino culture, in many ways, is already a mishmash of other cultures and brought to a boil in the sweltering Southeast Asian sun. That’s...

Filipinos in video games: Is it just a fad?

In recent years, we have seen a growing number of Filipino characters in video games. Some are accurate representations of our culture, while others...