Today’s Views

[Prints & Traces] On the RH Bill Roadblock

[Prints & Traces] On the RH Bill Roadblock

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Jul 26, 2013

A nation that has embraced or swallowed hook-line-and-sinker, the doctrines of Catholicism is bound to obey the persuasive majesty of the church in matters that touch on the question of morality. It does not admit wrong or loss or defeat.

Today’s View: A Birthday Holiday

Today’s View: A Birthday Holiday

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Jul 10, 2013

By DON J. PAGUSARA

Davao Today

My childhood years were filled with random dreams and not-so-intentional glories.  But they come as happenstances with childhood drives and urge to excel in everything — from shatung to basketball, to high jump, to gardening to handicrafts making.  And to give fleshly meaning to parents’ and mentors’ exhortation in the cliché Burn your midnight candle! 

Today’s View:  Who needs to be honest?

Today’s View: Who needs to be honest?

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Jul 03, 2013

By DON J. PAGUSARA

Davao Today

Who can be honest?  Rather, who need to be honest and be featured in the news?  It’s the poor!  Never the wealthy and powerful!  They have no need of the glory of publicity or a reward for honesty.  Their position in society is more than rewarding enough!

Today’s View: Liar Dream

Today’s View: Liar Dream

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Jun 30, 2013

By DON J. PAGUSARA

Davao Today

Liar, because the speaker is an incorrigible liar and the promises are lies.  Dream, because the people are made to hope and expect “a kingdom come” or “a state of better living” or “a more comfortable life,” or at least a more “humane earthly existence.”  Which never ever comes.  Not today, not tomorrow, not until the end of time!

Today’s View:  Raging for our women migrant workers

Today’s View: Raging for our women migrant workers

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Jun 29, 2013

By BEVERLY ANN S. MUSNI, YR.

Davao Today

Imagine a mother, a daughter, a sister or a cousin made to suffer in the hands of our government officials.  They are touched, probed, forced into submission, psychologically and physically tortured by one who is supposed to help and protect them in a foreign land?  How would you feel?  Rage! 

Today’s View: The Aglipayan Church in my Hometown

Today’s View: The Aglipayan Church in my Hometown

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Jun 27, 2013

By DON J. PAGUSARA

Davao Today

But in the 1970s, at the height of the student movement to which I belonged, I learned about the history of the Aglipayan Church or the Philippine Independent Church founded by Gregorio Aglipay and Isabelo de los Reyes.  I found out, to my remorseful realization, that it was the Church of the Filipino revolutionaries!

Today’s View: A World Class Event

Today’s View: A World Class Event

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Jun 24, 2013

By DON J. PAGUSARA

Davao Today

Colonial-mindedness should have been a thing of the past among us Filipinos.  But it seems, the political helmsmen of our government, the educators and cultural policymakers of our society, are just drifting along with the trends set by the Americans.  They should know better than to cater to these hollow circus brands of cultural acts.  These only paint a deprecatory image of ourselves as a people and nation.   

Today’s View: A Story from the Hearth

Today’s View: A Story from the Hearth

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Jun 18, 2013

By DON J. PAGUSARA

Davao Today

Education in this country is an elitist enterprise that caters only to the thin stratum of the upper middle classes who can afford, but subjects the grassroots to a buwad smell of literacy enough for them to be able to write the names of politicians in elections. 

Today’s View: This Land is Mine

Today’s View: This Land is Mine

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Jun 15, 2013

By DON J. PAGUSARA

Davao Today

The political gods and landlords and other would-be gods of this society that subject the vast majority of the Filipino people to penury to be third class citizens of this country are the ones privileged to sing to the high heavens their hearts bursting with greed and profiteering schemes This land is mine, God gave this land to me.