It was the best of times, it was the worst of times – this would be a very apt description of the Mary Jane Veloso episode.
Author Archives: ANDREA MALAYA M. RAGRAGIO
Bibiaon remembers a childhood and early adulthood of relative ease.
She had been lying down on a mat in the corner of the one-room hut that could be reached only after a precarious uphill motorcycle ride on rocky terrain and a twenty-minute trek on foot, somewhere near the headwaters of the Davao River.
If we are going to make a fuss about the Yaya meal, then we should make a fuss about the class contradictions seething underneath it.
For UP this may still be the mid-semester, but for the rest of the Philippines it is already the season for graduations and finishing the academic year.
Naturally, my first thought was, not again.
Many of our young’uns by now must be familiar with the controversy that erupted in the hip-hop scene a few days before Christmas involving award-winning rapper Iggy Azalea and fellow musician Azealia Banks.
Their leave-takings are sad, but not sayang. Never sayang.
There’s been a little hullabaloo in my favorite unibersidad lately. A few weeks ago, Department of Budget and Management Secretary Butch Abad, exiting from a forum at the UP School of Economics, was met with a vigorous protest by activist students and teachers. Their call was to make Abad, and all those associated with the unconstitutional Disbursement Acceleration Program, accountable.
If that is the case, then all these recourses must be made available to the people, including revolution.