Author Archives: DON J. PAGUSARA

5 years ago

Today’s View : CHR For Whom?

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Today’s View : CHR For Whom?

“Ngano man kahang gi-initan man gyud sa CHR ang atong Mayor, no? Imbestigahan daw tungod sa iyang pamahayag nga patyon ang dakong taeng smuggler sa bugas kun moanhi sa Davao!” [Why should our Mayor be the object of reproof by the CHR on account of his statement that he would kill the Number One rice smuggler if he comes to Davao?”]

5 years ago

Today’s View : The Art of Caolery

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Today’s View : The Art of Caolery

(I)n the comforting process of tickling the “funny bone” of the masses, the social problem of poverty and other attendant problems are forgotten or laid aside. It’s like giving a sugared chocolate to a malnourished child in tatters. This is tyranny in its most noxious form, a masked expression of treachery.

5 years ago

Today’s View : Macario Tiu’s Malformed State Culture and the Philippine Kulelat Syndrome (Part 1)

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Today’s View : Macario Tiu’s Malformed State Culture and the Philippine Kulelat Syndrome (Part 1)

Applying genetics in the study of politics, we find that what the Americans birthed in 1946 was a monstrous Hispano-American state that inherited all the bad political and cultural genes of the Spanish colonial state and the American colonial state. From the very start, the genetic codes of this malformed state spelled anti-Filipino, anti-Filipino nationalism, anti-people, and anti-poor.

5 years ago

Today’s View : Barangay Elections – A Microcosm of Patronage Politics

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Today’s View : Barangay Elections – A Microcosm of  Patronage Politics

The festive atmosphere is of course a masquerade. Behind the merriment and the hullabaloo are the clandestine vote-buying and other shady deals that transpire in the dark between patrons and candidates. The patrons are usually figures from a political party or a political dynasty. . And there are more happenings between the candidates and followers, and so on and so forth. Oh, sometimes, between the contending bets themselves!

5 years ago

Today’s View : Individualism and Social Decay

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Today’s View : Individualism and Social Decay

The desire for glamor and the preoccupation with vain pursuits for physical and personal beauty as stepping stones towards the beckoning glitters of showbiz stands as the extreme exercise of individualism. And it serves as a serious stumbling block on the road to societal transformation.

6 years ago

Today’s View: Noynoy’s Best Defense

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Today’s View: Noynoy’s  Best Defense

If Noynoy wants to be remembered as a statesman rather than as a politician, his best judgment would be to grant the outstanding demand of the people. Which is: to abolish the DAP or the presidential pork barrel system. This is his most formidable defense against any probe or query relating to the legality or morality of the DAP. This is his best defense!