Author Archives: BEVERLY ANN S. MUSNI, YR.

2 years ago

Today’s View: Raging for our women migrant workers

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Today’s View:  Raging for our women migrant workers

By BEVERLY ANN S. MUSNI, YR.

Davao Today

Imagine a mother, a daughter, a sister or a cousin made to suffer in the hands of our government officials.  They are touched, probed, forced into submission, psychologically and physically tortured by one who is supposed to help and protect them in a foreign land?  How would you feel?  Rage! 

2 years ago

The Three Stars and a Sun

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The Three Stars and a Sun

By BEVERLY ANN S. MUSNI, YR.

Davao Today

If I may correctly recite the Sibika at Kultura lessons during my elementary years, the three stars in the flag represent the three major islands and the colors blue and red represent peace over war.  It affirms our belief, our conviction, our choice, that peace should reign in our land.

2 years ago

Today’s View: The price of education

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Today’s View:  The price of education

By BEVERLY ANN S. MUSNI, YR.

Davao Today

I don’t know if I can afford one if ever I will have kids in the future given the K+12 Law and the commercialization of education.  It is a sad and infuriating fact that education should liberate us from the quagmires of poverty but it is the one thing which drives us to despair knowing that our children and our children’s children may never get one.

2 years ago

Today’s View: Vote wisely

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Today’s View:  Vote wisely

By BEVERLY ANN S. MUSNI, YR.

Davao Today

We cannot grasp the enormity of the responsibility we have at our hands as voters.  But we are going to shape a nation which is mired by corruption, poverty, armed conflicts, human rights violations and economic sabotage. 

2 years ago

Today’s View: Let’s give peace a chance

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By BEVERLY ANN S. MUSNI, YR.

Davao Today

Peace comes with a high price.  It comes not just with a symbol of a dove and the signing of agreements.  It comes with a commitment to achieve actual results through genuine and sincere reforms for the majority of the people.

2 years ago

Today’s View: Working class heroes

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Today’s View: Working class heroes

By BEVERLY ANN S. MUSNI, YR.

Davao Today

And as the workers, farmworkers and peasants marched and braved the heat, with hundreds of red flags waving, they showed Aquino they are still a force to reckon with, undeterred despite the oppression they are experiencing from massive corporations who stole their lands and displaced them from their homes and livelihood.

2 years ago

Today’s View: The unwise leader

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By BEVERLY ANN S. MUSNI, YR.

Davao Today

As a leader, one must know when to attack and when to surrender.  A good leader must have principles which must not only to be morally upright, but knows what is right and must have the conviction to stand by it.

2 years ago

Today’s View: Mocking the electorate

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By BEVERLY ANN S. MUSNI, YR.
Davao Today

Allowing a system that singles out those who criticize the government for its ineptitude and anti-people policies, only reveals the blackhole of impunity, a mockery of the right to suffrage and a joke against the whole electoral system.

2 years ago

Today’s View: To the children of Lumads in Bukidnon

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By BEVERLY ANN S. MUSNI, YR.
Davao Today

The recent bombing in the area, which affected at least 44 families, including women and children, further paints a dark and grimy picture of impunity of the Aquino administration, a stark contrast to his brightly colored yellow lies and fairy tales of “matuwid na daan.”

2 years ago

Today’s View: Reflections this Lenten Season

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By BEVERLY ANN S. MUSNI, YR.
Davao Today

And as the country observes the Holy Week, we are reminded that the Ten Commandments mandate mankind to follow God’s simple rules, to live life the way it should be.  And these also encourage us to reflect with our beliefs.  Allow me to share mine.

2 years ago

Today’s View: Women helping women

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By BEVERLY ANN S. MUSNI, YR.
Davao Today

I am especially grateful that I have a strong Nanay, who also fights for the rights and freedom of the women who are abused and oppressed.  I am happy that my Nanay has stood her ground, picked herself up and walked on despite the heartaches that she has been through.

3 years ago

Today’s View: Kaamulan and the Essence of Unity

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By BEVERLY ANN S. MUSNI, YR.
Davao Today

There is irony in the festivities of Kaamulan going on. The plight of indigenous peoples continue to deteriorate. With large-scale mining, illegal logging, land-grabbing, aggressive agri-business expanding in many parts of Bukidnon, there will be no more gathering of tribes in the future to speak of. By destroying their land and heritage, we are destroying their future and our history.