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Making UP a World-Class University

Making UP a World-Class University

Levy Abad

A former classmate of mine who was then starting her PhD in University of Michigan once told me that, introducing herself in one of her classes, she confidently told the group that she had

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Unleashing Sex from the Chains of Maliciousness

Unleashing Sex from the Chains of Maliciousness

Levy Abad

(On the Semiotics of Sex) In the world of Literature, there are words that send a shudder of fear among listeners (or readers, for that matter)—exhibit A: Sauron – with the mention of this

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Are Immigrants Merely a Means to Manitoba’s Economic Goals?

Are Immigrants Merely a Means to Manitoba’s Economic Goals?

Levy Abad

Manitoba’s fastest demographic growth in the country (Source: January 2011 Census, Statistics Canada) can be attributed partly to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program’s success in attracting immigrants to the province. It’s a clear proof

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Winnipeg Basketball: Where’s the Hype?

Winnipeg Basketball: Where’s the Hype?

Levy Abad

It’s a no-brainer that hockey and football are the top two sports in Winnipeg. This, of course, is punctuated by the city’s Blue Bombers team in the Canadian Football League (CFL) and the Jets

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Reputation

Reputation

Levy Abad

It’s 2012. What now Philippines? Based on the past two decades (1991–2010), one can fairly argue that the Philippines has seen its unremitting decline in international reputation as can be seen through its generally

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What Filipino Winnipeggers Can be Proud of

What Filipino Winnipeggers Can be Proud of

Levy Abad

by Adonis Fernandez While I was making a leisurely research on the history of Winnipeg’s Manila Road and Dr. Jose Rizal Way, I chanced upon an interesting (oral) research presentation by Kelly Philip (a

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Learning from Our Mistakes

Learning from Our Mistakes

Levy Abad

by Arriane Morales How many times did you fall down after you have learned how to walk? Life is full of ups and downs, and falling down means experiencing failures or committing mistakes. We

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Don’t English Me, I’m Panic!

Don’t English Me, I’m Panic!

Adonis Fernandez

by Adonis Fernandez I am a new immigrant. I am from the Philippines where Filipino (Tagalog) is the household language and where English is used occasionally as a language in office and school settings.

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A World of Justice

A World of Justice

by Adonis Fernandez If our having a better world requires being governed by a certain ideal, then the best ideal should be justice—not charity, faith, hope, kindness, compassion, patience, or any other virtue. Each

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