Today’s Views

Today’s View: The Princess of her people

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Mar 14, 2013

(First of a three-part column)

By AMIRA ALI LIDASAN
Davao Today

We can see the worry in the face of Princess Jacel as she updates her father, her emotional appeal to end the attack against her father’s men, and her anger at Pres. Aquino. In the press conference, she wore the Muslim woman’s veil or tirong in her Tausug language, emotional in her challenge against Aquino.  This is the image of a Muslim woman challenging the state because she is a victim of government neglect, of human rights violation such as enforced evacuation in a conflict area, or whose husband or son was falsely identified as an Abu Sayyaf member and illegally arrested in exchange of rewards against terrorists.

Today’s View: Bias Begets Arrogance Begets Irrationality

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Mar 04, 2013

By DON PAGUSARA
Davao Today

And when the real facts as they happened did not conform with the exactitude of his plans, his fascistic nature as a patronizing authority figure surfaced. He was afraid the media was bound to gather the real facts from the ground. And this gave vent to his arrogant posturing and unreasonable utterances.

Today’s View: Kaamulan and the Essence of Unity

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Mar 02, 2013

By BEVERLY ANN S. MUSNI, YR.
Davao Today

There is irony in the festivities of Kaamulan going on. The plight of indigenous peoples continue to deteriorate. With large-scale mining, illegal logging, land-grabbing, aggressive agri-business expanding in many parts of Bukidnon, there will be no more gathering of tribes in the future to speak of. By destroying their land and heritage, we are destroying their future and our history.

Whitewash

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Jan 18, 2010

The recent moves of the Arroyo government in the aftermath of the Maguindanao massacre reeks of nothing less than a…