Author Archives: DON J. PAGUSARA

3 years ago

Swerte-swerte lang

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Swerte-swerte lang

We have had a broad discussion on the unfortunate consequences of neoliberalism as the main weapon of imperialist countries in their goal to dominate the global economy.

3 years ago

“Malasakit” as a propaganda strategy

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“Malasakit” as a propaganda strategy

At first sight it would seem that “malasakit” (which could mean anywhere between concern, empathy, sympathy, commiseration, solidarity, and whatnot) is just what the nation needs as a virtue to cultivate among politicians and citizens alike.

3 years ago

Divide and kill

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Divide and kill

Oplan Bayanihan takes the guise of “peace and development” as the hypocritical mantra that provides sustenance to its counter-insurgency operations in the countryside.

3 years ago

This “serial killer” regime of Noynoy (Part 1)

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This “serial killer” regime of Noynoy (Part 1)

Along the marching days of the first month of year 2016 are events of reprehensible consequences to the poverty-stricken sectors of society. The Aquino government seems to have adopted a New Year’s policy resolution to pursue a series of “killing” attacks against the masses.

3 years ago

Thanks for the metaphor

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Thanks for the metaphor

A couple of days ago I came upon this short essay written by my son Kahlil. From the moment I laid my eyes on its entirety it has not ceased to intrigue me, asserting itself as it does graciously into my fragmentary rumination.

3 years ago

The inquisitive knows best

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The inquisitive knows best

Under a system of governance founded on deception and chicanery, it is always good to be inquisitive. The questioning mind generates the energy and enthusiasm for study and research.

3 years ago

A continuing cerebral fray

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A continuing cerebral fray

And the cerebral fray continues and the quality of the air in the resultant debate has gotten hotter and hotter, there’s a need to let the atmosphere cool down.

3 years ago

The hidden truth

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The hidden truth

On the occasion of the inauguration of the Coal-Fired Power Plant in Davao City, we find it imperative to know the hidden truth about Coal.