By: John Raymond Jison

Your partner in health? Probing into the challenges faced by the Philippine national health insurance program
March 17, 2015

The Philippines is considered as one of the Asian countries which boast a long history of social health insurance system. Former…

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Bridging the great divide between biomedicine and the social sciences
March 2, 2015

When Mount Pinatubo in the province of Zambales, Philippines erupted in 1991, the Aeta communities living in the mountains were immediately…

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Analyzing the political economy of health through the conflict perspective
February 16, 2015

Most studies with regard to health are typically undertaken within the field of biomedicine. The relationship of biomedicine and social sciences,…

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How to have genuine economic progress: From the thoughts of Philippine nationalists
January 31, 2015

During a course work at the university, I have had the opportunity to talk to a group of fisherfolks and an…

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At the forefront of regionalism: Singapore and the ASEAN integration
January 22, 2015

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was born during a period when immense political and economic transformation was sweeping throughout…

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Four things the Hunger Games trilogy wants you to know about revolution and resistance
December 4, 2014

In an article I have written early this year, I discussed the political dimension of the Hunger Games trilogy using Immanuel…

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The implications of Lord Voldemort’s involvement in China-Japan relations
November 5, 2014

Japanese ambassador Keiichi Hayashi and Chinese ambassador Liu Xiaoming, both envoys to the United Kingdom, had an interesting yet fiery diplomatic…

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Off the streets: Is youth activism dead in Hong Kong?
October 25, 2014

Have you ever thought of changing the world right when you were still starting to solve equations involving letters or explore…

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Gender equality is your issue too: Emma Watson and the resurgence of feminism
September 30, 2014

Being a self-proclaimed Potterhead ever since my childhood days, I find it hard to disassociate Emma Watson with Hermione Jean Granger…

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The Rubble Bucket Challenge and the anatomy of the Israel-Gaza conflict
September 23, 2014

It was not long ago when videos showing people pouring a bucket of ice over their heads became vogue in social media….

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