Author Archives: DON J. PAGUSARA

22 hours ago

Noynoy’s Style of Tyranny

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Noynoy’s Style of  Tyranny

It’s kind of nauseating to hear President Noynoy Aquino looking back to previous administrations, especially the Marcos Dictatorship, in a manner as though the crimes of these past regimes are not the very same crimes being committed by his very government.

4 days ago

War by Proxy

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War by Proxy

This war by proxy conducted by the US Government and which the Philippine leadership join in partnership through some immoral and illegal agreements will last for as long as the US nurtures economic interests in this part of the globe.

1 week ago

Monitoring the BBL Debate

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Monitoring the BBL Debate

It’s disheartening—no, disgusting! But that’s what one feels watching the resumed deliberations on the Mamasapano Incident in the House of Representatives of Congress.

2 weeks ago

BBL Debate and Mamasapano Probe

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BBL Debate and Mamasapano Probe

There has been ceaseless attacks made by certain Senators in Congress against the BBL or Bangsamoro Basic Law, which aims to establish an autonomous Islamic State in the Mindanao region.

3 weeks 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.

4 weeks 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.