Stand Point

STATEMENT | Listen to the cry of the Meranaw

STATEMENT | Listen to the cry of the Meranaw

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Mar 30, 2018

We appeal to you to let Marawi be rebuilt the way our ancestors did: one house at a time, one masjid at a time. One village at a time. We welcome those who are willing to help us in this endeavor, for the challenges are daunting and the costs are high. We appeal though that please help us rebuild according to our will in pursuit of the will of Allah (swt). Stand with us, help us, please, be one of us.

REFLECTION | Crossing borders

REFLECTION | Crossing borders

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Mar 30, 2018

Year after year, the rituals of Holy Week will come and go. But how have they transform us? Perhaps this year, as we go about the rituals and liturgies, we could make a difference if we try to listen to the voices of those crying for justice, to cross the borders of difference and animosity, and to walk the paths of the people closest to Jesus heart: the poor and the sinner.

Is ignorance the new sexy?

Is ignorance the new sexy?

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Mar 18, 2018

To express one’s dissent is of course not the ultimate solution to everything, but it is incorrect to dismiss it as useless. It is only when we talk that we generate better ideas; it is only when we generate better ideas that we create better policies; it is only when better policies are created that we, our actions are better directed.

FULL TEXT | ‘We are running out of time, seize the day!’

FULL TEXT | ‘We are running out of time, seize the day!’

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Mar 13, 2018

Speech of Bro. Carlito “Karl” Gaspar, Ph.D., one of this years’ Datu Bago Awardees, during the conferment ceremony on March 13, 2018 held at the Royal Mandaya Hotel in Davao City. The award is the highest honor given by the local government of Davao City to its outstanding constituents.

STANDPOINT | Kodao, Rappler, Vera Files and the ongoing assault on the media

STANDPOINT | Kodao, Rappler, Vera Files and the ongoing assault on the media

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Feb 12, 2018

It isn’t just Kodao Productions, Rappler, VeraFiles, NUJP or the Catholic Media Center that are under siege, but press freedom, free expression, and the entire Philippine media and press community as well—and with it, the rights and liberties and future of the Filipino people. The Philippine press and media must transcend their narrow interests, and expand their awareness enough to come together for the nation’s sake.

STATEMENT | Resume peace negotiations

STATEMENT | Resume peace negotiations

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Jan 17, 2018

The cancellation of the peace negotiations let loose the floodgates of bloodshed, human rights violations against unarmed peasant communities and indigenous peoples, avarice and arrogance among top government officials.