Author Archives: PROF. MAE FE ANCHETA-TEMPLA

1 month ago

Weighing K to 12 (Part 2 of 2)

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Weighing K to 12  (Part 2 of 2)

As a concerned social worker-educator, recommendations outlined below may still be relevant even as today’s clamor is more inclined to postponement of the implementation of the law on K to 12 strategy.

1 month ago

Weighing K to 12 (Part 1 of 2)

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Weighing K to 12  (Part 1 of 2)

This piece was part of an attempt to contribute to public policy review specific to education submitted to the Committee on Education of the House of Representatives that held a public hearing in Davao City on K to 12 in 2012.

2 months ago

Gender Trap Series (Part 2)

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Gender Trap Series (Part 2)

Taking cue from the previous issue of this column, a critical assessment on women’s education was done as part of a literature review on the sprout of women organizations in the country.

3 months ago

Filipino Women and the US-RP Relations

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Filipino Women and the US-RP Relations

The Mamasapano clash on January 25, 2015 between the Philippine National Police Special Action Force commandos and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (allegedly joined by Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters and private armies) marks another historic botch in the country.

3 months ago

Gentle Touch of Nuns

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Gentle Touch of Nuns

Women religious in Mindanao have been in the forefront of the causes the marginalized, deprived, exploited and oppressed sectors of the society have been fighting for.

4 months ago

Damayan

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Damayan

One of the key indigenous values the pre-hispanic society has bestowed upon the Filipinos is damayan

4 months ago

Philippine Church’s Historic Role

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Philippine Church’s Historic Role

Interestingly and no doubt, the opportunity the Pope created in his visit expands to the fact that social diseases indeed urgently need our collective management towards a more responsive society consistent with our national heroes’ dreams of a better Philippines.

1 year ago

People’s Bishop

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Filipinos look up to religious and spiritual leaders. Not to be left unnoticed are progressive church community leaders who emerged in their outreach as they mount development projects with the people. But how are the church leaders doing their share of community work in the context of restrained democratic processes and extreme poverty?

1 year ago

Decadent Culture

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Decadent Culture

Women’s lives have been under scrutiny again in a national scene with the media hype on actor Vhong Navarro mauling for the last two weeks. Deniece Cornejo may represent a number of Filipino women designated with a “character.” Such designation troubles me both as a practitioner of social work and as a womanist or women human rights activist.