Author Archives: DON J. PAGUSARA

3 years ago

Under all circumstances

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Under all circumstances

One day he asked me, having developed a kind of deference to my educational attainment as a college dropout and was therefore a kind of leader among us ’all equals’ in the barkada hierarchy:

3 years ago

Culture of impunity enshrined

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Culture of impunity enshrined

There is no hope that President Noynoy Aquino can redeem himself. He has sunk deep into a state of addiction much more serious than the prevalent drug addiction.

3 years ago

The more reliable lens

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The more reliable lens

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, who is fondly called “Digong”, has been reported to have already decided to run as presidential candidate for the coming 2016 elections.

4 years ago

Here is to art

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Here is to art

On November 20, I will deliver a short lecture as part of a panel in a forum of literati dubbed Philippine International Literary Festival (PILF).

4 years ago

The political choreography of Bongbong Marcos

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The political choreography of Bongbong Marcos

Why does Bongbong Marcos seem to be sprightly showy in launching his political ambition? What energizes him so promptly at this stage of his career? He seems brimming with confidence that the future holds in store for him glowing scenarios of triumph in his climb towards the helm of power.

4 years ago

Foreign colonial ideology

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Foreign colonial ideology

We often hear the accusation directed against political activists from the different youth groups, and even among the advocacy groups that support the Lumads’ struggle that they are guided by a foreign ideology, short of calling them communists.

4 years ago

The Core of the Matter

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There is this very interesting segment of a news report about the on-going protest action waged by Lumads of Mindanao through their Manilakbayan – protest trek all the way from Mindanao to the NCR.