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.
Author Archives: ANDREA MALAYA M. RAGRAGIO
Not only students, but teachers also suffer from end of sem blues: wrapping up lessons, checking papers and exams, calculating grades, beating deadlines.
This piece was originally part of the UP Mindanao Department of Social Sciences discussion entitled “Flawed Revolutionaries, Anti-Heroes, and the Philippine Left” for the 2015 UP Mindanao Month last February.
What a blighted world we live in when the most popular social media platform Facebook has introduced a “safety check-in” feature in response to terror events.
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.
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.
The reviews are in: Heneral Luna is a great film, everybody should watch it, it will satisfy students, teachers, history enthusiasts, fans of Philippine film, fans of film in general, everyone.
It has been nothing if not a horrific past two weeks for lumad communities across eastern Mindanao.
There are more fitting tributes for those whom the Kadayawan wishes to celebrate.
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.