Author Archives: FIDES AVELLANOSA

1 week ago

When mindlessness and stupidity ‘possess’ public servants, we suffer

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When mindlessness and stupidity ‘possess’ public servants, we suffer

We are hearing the ordinary daily wage earners and their difficulty in meeting the basic need for food on the table. And endlessly, we pray for sobriety, because there is no guarantee that people will still listen to controlling agencies if the government persist of playing deaf and dumb. I don’t have the answer, but God knows. And people know their limits, too.

3 months ago

Intolerance

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Intolerance

It’s people’s unity galvanized by a common aspiration for freedom, peace and justice that would really determine our destiny in this world.

4 months ago

Agonizing stillness

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Agonizing stillness

Such was the hope of families and friends of the 58 massacred victims when they visited the crime scene three months after the carnage. It was one of the most excruciating moments for everyone, even among the curious who went along with over 300 individuals who trooped to see for themselves and feel the dread.

11 months ago

JV’s life: a living testimony of faith and ideology reconciled

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JV’s life: a living testimony of faith and ideology reconciled

Countless times in the past, has it been proven that even death cannot kill a beautiful mind and a compassionate heart? Witnesses to the truth of this are not a few among people who have been touched by the fine leadership qualities filled with kindness and simplicity of Joel Virador (JV as he was fondly called by family and friends) whose life was offered to the very least and voiceless among workers, peasants, professionals and every struggling Filipinos he had served most of his waking moments.

12 months ago

‘Extra-ordinary’ Organic Women Farmers

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‘Extra-ordinary’ Organic Women Farmers

They came with some harvests of their organically-grown fruits, vegetables, root-crops and cooked organic food to celebrate what they call as the Farmers’ Festival. Even when some of them talked about being affected by the dry spell that has scorched parts of their farm produce, still they came with whatever they could muster, despite the odds.