Certainly each of these people’s revolts in separate islands and at different times has its particularity in terms of motivation and specific cause or reason.
There’s no better way to excavate the long-buried cry of the Earth’s brown child than on this day of his reflection—or celebration? —of his mortality. He is aware of this as often as he settles himself in bed at night to sleep, but comfortable in unperturbed confidence that he has even in his most slumbering forgetfulness a likeness who does not perish, his immortal other-self, what he calls his soul.
In all my pieces for Davao Today, I try my utmost to give a different take, or be able to say something new, about the issue at hand.
Let us continue to remember and embrace the struggles of the indigenous peoples. Let us continue to learn from them, and whenever possible, live with them.
We raise our hopes and welcome the positive developments of the Duterte administration, but it is important not to lose sight and focus on substantive points, let us not allow the derailments of international and local reactionaries.
The country is now blest to have a President Duterte who has taken a principled anti-imperialist stance as opposed to that of all past presidents.
Nowadays, it isn’t just the challenges of topography and climate that place our teachers in peril – oh, if it were only that!
For so long the Philippine government has never adopted full freedom and independence. It has always been tied up to the United States of America ever since its birth as a republic in 1946 whence the late Manuel A.Roxas was the first puppet president.
Well, we have certainly left on the parchment of history prints and traces of our participation in some crucial moments of the unfinished revolution.
Duterte just shined a very bright spotlight on historical lessons that often get glossed over since, after all, the US is now such a great friend to us…