Author Archives: DON J. PAGUSARA

4 years ago

The ethos of impunity

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The ethos of impunity

Common sense and simple logic will teach us that the de facto martial law that now prevails in the countryside is abhorred by the masses of the people.

4 years ago

A Young Hero Named “Ferdie”

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A Young Hero Named “Ferdie”

There has been a lot of noise that aims to drown out sacred truths in the annals of our nation. The sources of this pollutant noise are mouths that throw up self-serving distortions of historical facts.

4 years ago

A nation of stupidities and ironies

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A nation of stupidities and ironies

Forty-three years ago, on the eve of martial law, a Senator quizzically asked “What’s happening to our country, General?” Perhaps, in another ominous time— ten, twenty, or God knows how many years from today—a similar question will again be asked.

4 years ago

Season of the Dead

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Season of the Dead

Philippine politics has descended into the realm of the dead. It is election season, and even before the official campaign period, already the political parties have launched their strategies in presenting and marketing their respective presidential bets.

4 years ago

Time to learn new lyrics

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Time to learn new lyrics

Hello! I’m 77 years old, and I have participated in our country’s elections only two times—that was when my own father ran for mayor in our place in 1970, and then when my brother was a mayoralty candidate for the same office in 1986.