Author Archives: ANDREA MALAYA M. RAGRAGIO

2 years ago

Beyond the Barricade (Part 1)

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Beyond the Barricade (Part 1)

Much has already been said about the lumad and peasant barricade last 18 March in front of the Eastern Mindanao Command Headquarters of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in Panacan here in Davao City.

2 years ago

Salute and apology

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Salute and apology

What is unwritten is that these changes are being done because of externally-sourced policies, namely, the K to 12, new CHED policies, and ASEAN integration.

2 years ago

Resistance and hope

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Resistance and hope

I gave this speech just last Saturday (March 5, 2016) at the UP Diliman Film Institute during the world premiere of the music video “Salupongan”, directed by the renowned Carlos Siguion-Reyna.

2 years ago

Speak truth to beauty

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Speak truth to beauty

And in situations when the odds are already clearly against us (such as against a tsunami of popularity), we should do what any real human being of the universe would do, and that is to speak truth to power (or, in this case, to beauty).

2 years ago

A tale of two tattoos

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A tale of two tattoos

If you cock your head at a certain angle, they sound just like the incessant buzz of cicadas, and if you close your eyes you could almost imagine that you were on the lower Pantaron on that balmy Friday evening with just the right amount of humidity and drizzle.

2 years ago

End-of-sem blues

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End-of-sem blues

Not only students, but teachers also suffer from end of sem blues: wrapping up lessons, checking papers and exams, calculating grades, beating deadlines.