Author Archives: ANDREA MALAYA M. RAGRAGIO

2 years ago

Non-engagement

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Non-engagement

Knowledge and dialogue are not bad things, but they must be fueled with the love that makes one unafraid to stand for our collective selves, which include standing for others.

2 years ago

Fallen idols

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Fallen idols

Like many of us, when I was younger I was always on a search for idols, for role models, who can help me articulate better, and even reinforce, my budding ideas about myself and society.

2 years ago

On the UP Dorm Fiasco

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On the UP Dorm Fiasco

And I truly hope that the UP Diliman administration feels the same way, even if only privately, given their lackluster explanation to the media and their pooh-poohing of the protests.

2 years ago

What’s wrong with Nancy Catamco?

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What’s wrong with Nancy Catamco?

In this light, Catamco’s speculated surgery takes on a different significance. An alleged nose-lift is no longer simply an alleged nose-lift; it is, quite literally, the embodiment of the break from, or rejection of, our autochthonous conditions as Filipinos, of which the lumad are commonly seen to represent.

3 years ago

Stacking the odds

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Stacking the odds

There are dozens of things that could be considered questionable, problematic, and even incredible (in the not-credible, or with no scientific basis, sense) with the Aquino government’s K to 12 program, and so, where to start?