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The Millennials

Characterized by their enthusiasm for technological and communication advances, members of the so-called Generation Y blazed paths in a new world of information-sharing using social-networking technologies. Join us as we look into the social, economic and political issues arising from an increasingly networked society in light of technological changes, and how they reshape and influence the lives and relationships of a generation who grew up in a hyperconnected world. This space would devote a textual gramophone for the 15- to 29-year-olds. If you belong to this generation, send an 800-worded essay to [email protected] Editorial rules apply.

Young programmers agog over work in I.T. security

Story & photo by Oliver Samson YOUNG Filipino software developers at Pandora Security Labs are excited over the completion of an enterprise-firewall they’ve been working...

Microsoft urges firms to address entry of millennials in workplace

Story & photos by Rizal Raoul S. Reyes ORGANIZATIONS have to develop a new culture in the workplace to ensure success in their digital transformation and...

The corpse stealers

THE ghosts I’ve seen on Halloween TV reenactments are all dressed in barong. My late friend Mel’s explanation was simple: You carry on the...

Working in Dubai great experience for two Filipino women millennials

AS far as Ann Cyndel Abilon and Chazel Mae Arizabal are concerned, working in Dubai is a great experience, so much so they encourage...

Enzo believes Millennials want to walk a tightrope

ACTOR Enzo Pineda believes millennials are generally risk-takers because they want to experience a certain situation that will test their mettle and character when...

Chinatown delivery boy goes to Harvard Business School

IN the Hollywood movie The Pursuit of Happyness, Chris Gardner (Will Smith) is a dad who struggled to financially make ends meet. Gardner was so...

Karen, Miss Earth, applies laws of physics in path to success

KAREN Ibasco is both beauty and brains. Ibasco, 26, was recently crowned Miss Earth Philippines 2017. Moreover, she finished both her BS Applied Physics major...

Automating the work of the ‘Bumbay’

MY helper, Ate Tes, couldn’t get to my house to start her job because she didn’t have enough money for transportation. She said there...

My grandfather is an insect

I killed my grandfather. It was a confession I made to my mom, who believes that a moth swinging by at the house is a...

Of etiquette and blunders

THE thing with social functions is the constant assumption that everybody is watching you. And so it goes with a caveat: “Be graceful always,”...

Writing is about caring, sharing–‘e-Book Queen’

SHA Nacino is a prolific author of six books, a public speaker and a book-writing coach. She was dubbed as the “e-book Queen” and has...

Retailer’s new line blurs boundaries, with gender-fluid millennials in mind

LONDON—Serena Rees, a founder of Agent Provocateur, who earned herself a fortune in the 1990s by making kinky lingerie a wardrobe staple, sat on...

Dubai mesmerizes Filipina millennial

SKYSCRAPERS made her stay. Especially in the evenings, Cheryl Lynne Azarraga says she doesn’t grow tired of watching the skyscrapers weeks after landing in...

Shopee maintains PHL as important market

ONLINE shopping portal Shopee said the Philippines remains an important market as a big portion of the population is composed of technology-savvy millennials. In an...

I made love in the kitchen

SO much like almost infanticipating, my girlfriend would, as a matter of habit, crave for something, most often at such ungodly hours. And like...

Young athlete credits supporters vs apparel

DESPITE her achievements in running, Skechers brand ambassador Lauren Lim, 24, is flattered whenever she is called a prodigy because she thinks it is...

Samsung eyes Pinoy Millennials as market

South Korean consumer electronics firm  Samsung is eyeing Filipino millennials as the main market for its Soundbar audio products. “We definitely are focusing on the...

How millennials got a 6-figure start on retirement saving

IF you’ve read the latest headlines, you know millennials get a mixed financial rap. Some reports say they’re throwing their money away on avocado...

Mansplaining explained

’MANSPLAINING” is a new jargon that essentially occurs when a man talks condescendingly to someone—most likely a woman—about something he has complete knowledge of...

Developmentally disabled and going to college

HALF-a-dozen students, some in Syracuse University t-shirts, sat around a conference table joking about appropriate job-interview outfits. No bathing suits, pajamas or Halloween costumes....