Author Archives: FIDES AVELLANOSA

1 week ago

Grim scenarios if US launches nuclear war

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Grim scenarios if US launches nuclear war

Not even the crazed United States President Trump whose multibillion-dollar business empire could bring him to another planet haven, away from the contamination of radiation and save himself if his dirty finger presses the nuclear button.

2 weeks ago

The perils being faced by Lumad educators

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The perils being faced by Lumad educators

They say being a teacher is a sublime calling, because the forming human faculties with knowledge and skills that would make it beneficial to society is no small thing and is a very challenging undertaking. For one, it is unlike the regular office job wherein one is only required to render at least eight hours of service each day.

4 weeks ago

Street protests are best teachers then and now

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Street protests are best teachers then and now

I was barely in my teens and a greenhorn freshman when the despotic regime of Ferdinand Marcos declared Martial Law in 1972. Having been raised in an outback island where life was easy and unperturbed by the social turbulences in the cities, I was not perturbed by the growing tensions in the national capital and elsewhere, where there were resistance.

2 months ago

Digressing

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Digressing

The trouble with us Filipinos is that we are easily appeased. Even when our expectations are not met, we tend to compromise more often than pursue what we want to achieve or gain.