With over 3.9 million Facebook “likes” (as of August 19, 2016) for her blog, Mocha Uson is a self-evident popular character in Philippine entertainment industry.
Anthropology professor of UP-Mindanao Aya Ragragio invited us for a visit to the Libingan ng mga Bayani. She showed us an aerial view of the place and then took us for a leisurely promenade around it while spiritedly confiding everything she knew about the consecrated ground
While anonymity, selflessness, and the notion of sacrifice for something greater than the single person is supposedly extolled, individuality and personal achievement is privileged for a distinct set of burials – those of members of the social, political, and economic elite. No such favor is given the common majority.
Human rights is on everyone’s lips, as well as it should be, for ideas such as these are crowning achievements, or creations, of us as a species.
A lot of critical essays have been penned by so called political analysts right after the historic State of the…
If you are hungry, if you protest for food and you are met with violence, if your land is in drought and the government punishes you for it, what is there left for you to do?
The recent atrocious attacks in the European and Middle Eastern territories have caused the rise of oppositional sentiments in the…
The symbolic turnover of the presidential power from Aquino III to Duterte last June 30 has been sealed and is now marked with actuality.
President Rodrigo Duterte even extended aid to these evacuees at Haran, giving food and other necessities when he was still Mayor of the City. Would the good Mayor have come to their aid if he did not approve and commend the humanitarian deeds of the concerned groups?
There are beautiful stretches of highway in Davao Oriental with straight, smooth roads lined with acacia or fire trees. I was reminded of this during a recent trip to Mati City as the fire trees were in red bloom and the acacias remained steadfastly green amidst a landscape ravaged by El Nino.