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photos and information from QBO Innovation Hub Photo 1. Photo shows startup founders Shahab Shabibi, co-founder of MyKuya; Gabby Dizon, CEO and cofounder of Altitude Games; Moritz Gastl, vice-president of Growth of First Circle; Stefano Fazzini, CEO of MetroMart; and Bonnie Factor, founder of Leading with Success with moderator Rocky Chan and QBO Head of Operations Natasha Bautista and QBO Director Katrina Chan during the first virtual QLITAN session held amidst COVID-19…. Read More

Written by Allie Santana Edited by Iya Albitos I made my very first art account a week under quarantine. I’ve seen about 5 musicals online, drawn about 25 different things, and binge watched about 11 season’s worth of cartoons—and no, this isn’t me encouraging the idea that we should spend every waking hour in quarantine ‘developing our skillsets’ or ‘learning x number of new things.’ This is me explaining how powerful art… Read More

Written by Shanice Dy and Anna Divinagracia Edited by Alyssa Melody Paglumotan Reality in the “new normal” is a scene straight out of a post-apocalyptic movie: terrified masked individuals careful not to touch a soul, indignant protesters fighting for the rights of the people, nations under lockdown, and media corporations being shut down and doctored. There is no doubt that reality has not been the same since the global pandemic, alongside all… Read More

Written by Kaye San Miguel Edited by Victoria Albitos When I was five, my parents took me to my first ever swimming class, which absolutely terrified me. I was almost sure that if I were to go to the deep end of the pool, I would either drown or get eaten by some ravenous monster underneath. So, before the lesson started, my swimming teacher attached floaties around my short and tiny arms.  Then,… Read More

Written by Anna Divinagracia Edited by Liv Licardo Fake news, a current ‘trend‘ and problem, is spreading faster than the coronavirus this quarantine season. In these dire times, some netizens and political figures have been taking advantage of the circumstances to spread fake news to the public. From superfoods advertised as cures to ingesting disinfectants to deplete the effects of the virus, news that seem plausible – and some that hardly do – are taking… Read More

Written by Victoria Albitos Edited by Alissa Melodia Frias Quarantine: a word we have all become familiar with over the past months. The streets are oddly empty, but the internet is alive day and night. Almost everyone with a phone and an internet connection is online. Whether for dancing on or scrolling through TikTok, getting the latest COVID-19 updates, or attending classes and webinars in Zoom, everyone has a reason to go… Read More