Today’s Views

Political persecution this Christmas season

Political persecution this Christmas season

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Dec 22, 2020

As the year comes to a close, the regime seems to be meeting its quota. While we are still under a pandemic and while provinces are still reeling from the effects of the super typhoons, state forces are focusing its attention on arresting activists.

Why ‘Magtulungan na lang tayo’ isn’t enough

Why ‘Magtulungan na lang tayo’ isn’t enough

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Dec 01, 2020

There’s a higher plane where seeking for accountability can take us to, such as contemplating about socio-political systems which allow such adverse projects to perpetuate, about who really benefits from them. This saves us from the simplistic, ignorant, and cliché narrative of citizen-blaming.

Defend Filipino women, defund NTF-ELCAC

Defend Filipino women, defund NTF-ELCAC

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Nov 04, 2020

As a final step towards fascism, the Implementing Rules and Regulation of the Anti-Terror Law has been released in October. Lieutenant General Antonio Parlade, Jr. was quick to red-tag celebrities, duly-elected officers, and critics of the administration.

When the river flows, justice calls

When the river flows, justice calls

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Nov 02, 2020

Reina Mae and baby River’s story shows us otherwise. For people with no big names and for activists, human rights are never served on a silver platter. These should always be asserted against the establishment and must be defended for recognition, respect, and protection.

Why we must abolish our grading system, and why we can’t

Why we must abolish our grading system, and why we can’t

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Oct 24, 2020

Teachers are demanded to grade objectively. Students are commanded to deliver. And while this seems to be the most efficient way to identify who “passes” and who “fails”, it disregards the human aspect of education. In fact, it is this obsession with efficiency and production that reveals how misplaced the priority of our education system is.

Anesthesiologist: Lackey or liberator?

Anesthesiologist: Lackey or liberator?

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Oct 22, 2020

Every year in October, anesthesiologists celebrate or commemorate Anesthesia Week. I will write this time about the anesthesiologist as victims and victors. My column got its inspiration from Roger Water’s (or Pink Floyd’s) song “Comfortably Numb.”