Author Archives: DON J. PAGUSARA

2 days ago

A Season of Political Caricatures

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A Season of Political Caricatures

Songs and poesies and artful discourses are common recipes providing entertainment flavor in many anti-Aquino gatherings, rallies and fora, especially in specialized cultural presentations.

1 week ago

The Origin of Legal Myths

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The Origin of Legal Myths

I overheard the following conversation between two of my neighbors at our village Coop’s Eatery yesterday afternoon as I visited the place to buy some viands for dinner.

2 weeks ago

What Price Liberty

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What Price Liberty

​I have long wanted to write about Mindanao’s remarkable historical figure, but I felt a lack of adequate knowledge about my subject.

2 weeks ago

A Badly Written Drama Story

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A Badly Written Drama Story

The Mamasapano Incident is a badly written drama story that tickles us to hilarious laughter at its ending. It’s made up of a sequence of incredible actions and events replete with lies and doublespeak in its dialogues.

3 weeks ago

To Heal the Wounds of History

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To Heal the Wounds of History

Some groups, in the hope that harmony would reign in our land between and among all ethnolinguistic peoples and groups that constitute the Filipino nation, have called for what they term as a healing process in order that the nation can move on.

3 weeks ago

Remembering Bud Dajo

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Remembering Bud Dajo

At around these days in March 1906, a gruesome event—the Bud Dajo Massacre— occurred in the island of Sulu six years after the United States of America had established its colonial rule over the whole Philippine archipelago.

4 weeks ago

Haven’t Heard a Word of Doublespeak?

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Haven’t Heard a Word of Doublespeak?

​Malacanang announced on Friday that it is extending the period for Martial Law human rights victims to file their compensation claims as provided by RA10368 from the November 10, 2014 to May this year.

1 month ago

A Society Pregnant with a New One

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A Society Pregnant with a New One

President Noynoy Aquino in his latest appearance to the nation on the occasion of the Edsa revolt commemoration is again showing his reactionary character.

1 month ago

A Strange Case of Sabotage

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A Strange Case of Sabotage

To understand better the Mamasapano Tragedy, it is good to trace the journey taken by the so-called peace process spearheaded by the government of President Benigno S. Aquino III.

1 month ago

Dreams Wasted on the Field

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Dreams Wasted on the Field

While waiting for the Board of Inquiry to complete their investigation of the Mamasapano tragedy, it may be good to train our eyes on the communities where cornfields had been turned into battlegrounds.

1 month ago

Sifting the Grain from the Chaff

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Sifting the Grain from the Chaff

With the rigmarole in the testimonies of the resource persons in the ongoing Senate hearing on the Mamasapano, it is doubtful if it can be relied upon as an avenue in the search for truth.