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.
Author Archives: ANDREA MALAYA M. RAGRAGIO
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.
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.
Sagot ni Rizal, aba’y natural lamang ito! Nagpapakita pa nga ito ng mas progresibong pagtinging ng mga Pilipino sa mga relasyon ng mga kasarian.