Author Archives: PROF. MAE FE ANCHETA-TEMPLA

1 month ago

Of vows

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Of vows

Just two days before New Year and two days after my own daughter’s Catholic church wedding rites, the CBCP President, Bishop Socrates Villegas, made a statement that the wedding liturgy stands as is.

3 months ago

Do no harm

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Do no harm

Dissent is a requirement for a dynamic democracy to prevail. Yet recent developments in the social movements such as the Lumad struggle for their right to ancestral land and children’s education highlighted in the social and mass media bring us to a mode of reflection what these rights are in light of the historic needs of the indigenous peoples of Mindanao.

4 months ago

Epic fail in gender mainstreaming

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Epic fail in gender mainstreaming

For decades the country has proudly produced legal bases on its treatment of women in both private and public spheres. From the Family Code, Women in Nation-building Act, Magna Carta of Women to Reproductive Health, we could say it is indeed a fertile setting, not only in land and other natural resources, but also in social landscape.

5 months ago

Of Migration and Solidarity Box

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Of Migration and Solidarity Box

In the 60s, the first wave of migrants from the Philippines to the United States landed in Hawaii and neighboring states to settle as migrant workers with no specific professional and gendered identities, except that some were technically skilled and some were college degree holders or intellectually and academically advantaged in their own right.

6 months ago

Licuanan: Mouthpiece of Neoliberal Education

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Licuanan: Mouthpiece of Neoliberal Education

The trouble with the Philippine educational system is that it is foreign-dictated and it is now unmasked when the country’s Commission on Higher Education chief herself, Patricia B. Licuanan. Licuanan was quoted saying that Filipino youth does not have to enter college.

7 months ago

Thank You

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Thank You

At this point of your departure, thank you very much for the time wholeheartedly, boldly and untiringly spent with the people; respect for the human worth and dignity (guided by IHL) and to the pursuit of national and social liberation

8 months ago

The elimination of the IPs

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The elimination of the IPs

The alleged massacre in Purok 7, Paradise Embac, Paquibato District highlights another scenario of militarization even in a popular city which recently ranked as the 4th safest city in the world.

9 months ago

A Mother’s Inner Voice

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A Mother’s Inner Voice

As we end this month of mothers, let us look back to the struggle of one woman fighting for the life of her daughter. Her story epitomizes the call of millions of Filipino women, mothers and wives for their sons, daughters, and husbands working overseas.