Author Archives: DON J. PAGUSARA

7 years ago

Today’s View: A show of sheer arrogance

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Today’s View: A show of sheer arrogance

By DON J. PAGUSARA

Davao Today

The behavior of the Comelec district attorney is not surprising. Certain public officials, thinking that the little authority invested in their official position, also grant them the license to be arrogant. They act like little emperors or empresses over their little dominions or “turfs.”

7 years ago

Today’s View: Endorsement, anyone?

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By DON J. PAGUSARA

Davao Today

Clearly, this practice of bestowing endorsement to electoral candidates reveals a condition of uninformed electorate.  For why should voters base their judgment on the endorsement of someone if they are knowledgeable of the faculties and qualities of the candidates?  Is this not a revelation of the ignorance of the citizenry about the politics of their country or about the competence of the political aspirants? 

7 years ago

Today’s View: A dirty word

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By DON J. PAGUSARA

Davao Today

So convenient is this practice (or habit?) of attributing “political motives” to every conceivable incident or controversy such that the word POLITICS has acquired an obnoxious connotation in the social life of the Filipino people.

7 years ago

Today’s View: The Youth in history

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By DON J. PAGUSARA

Davao Today

Our country is not in wanting when it comes to revolutionary acts of heroism and deeds of patriotism by the youth for the cause of national freedom and national salvation.  They always rise to the occasion whenever the Motherland needs them.  It behooves upon the present generation to hearken to what the country has been crying for in these trying times.

7 years ago

Today’s View: Reformism vis-a-vis Radicalism

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By DON J. PAGUSARA
Davao Today

True social transformation can only occur in a radical movement for change — an uprooting of the primary causes of the problems that beset society, and a subsequent institution of structural elements in the newly established social order.

7 years ago

Today’s View: Utang kabubut-on, a pernicious trait

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ByDON J. PAGUSARA
Davao Today

Indeed, the conscious and faithful adherence to the injunctions of utang kabubut-on is a formidable trait among Filipinos, such that it has become a pernicious weapon wielded by politicians as a means to garner votes.  

7 years ago

Today’s View: Of poverty and acts of charity

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By DON J. PAGUSARA
Davao Today

In a society where the teeming majority of the population is poor — miserably poor — acts of charity are not only a welcome gesture.  It is generally regarded by the people themselves as a kind of saving grace.