Today’s Views

Today’s View : CHR For Whom?

Today’s View : CHR For Whom?

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Feb 10, 2014

My friend Lito rasps: “Ngano man kahang gi-initan man gyud sa CHR ang atong Mayor, no? Imbestigahan daw tungod sa iyang pamahayag nga patyon ang dakong taeng smuggler sa bugas kun moanhi sa Davao!” [Why should our Mayor be the object of reproof by the CHR on account of his statement that he would kill the Number One rice smuggler if he comes to Davao?”]

Decadent Culture

Decadent Culture

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Feb 04, 2014

Women’s lives have been under scrutiny again in a national scene with the media hype on actor Vhong Navarro mauling for the last two weeks. Deniece Cornejo may represent a number of Filipino women designated with a “character.” Such designation troubles me both as a practitioner of social work and as a womanist or women human rights activist.

Today’s View : The Art of Caolery

Today’s View : The Art of Caolery

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Jan 22, 2014

(I)n the comforting process of tickling the “funny bone” of the masses, the social problem of poverty and other attendant problems are forgotten or laid aside. It’s like giving a sugared chocolate to a malnourished child in tatters. This is tyranny in its most noxious form, a masked expression of treachery.

TODAY’S VIEW: END THE KILLINGS! WE DEMAND JUSTICE FOR TATA BUTALID!

TODAY’S VIEW: END THE KILLINGS! WE DEMAND JUSTICE FOR TATA BUTALID!

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Dec 20, 2013

The media organizations under BUGKOS Media Action Group strongly condemn the killing of broadcaster Rogelio ‘Tata’ Butalid of Tagum City, and we join the insistent call for justice for all victims of media killings in our country. We demand no less than the most decisive state intervention to end the senseless murder of journalists and the blatant mockery of our nation’s democracy and justice system.

The HAARP that sounds bad

The HAARP that sounds bad

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Dec 20, 2013

I fear that the captivity of physicist Kim Gargar that magnifies the threat to the lives and liberty of other people’s scientists would also cripple the efforts to investigate the dynamics of the recent disasters like typhoons Pablo and Yolanda.

Today’s View : Macario Tiu’s Malformed State Culture and the Philippine Kulelat Syndrome (Part 1)

Today’s View : Macario Tiu’s Malformed State Culture and the Philippine Kulelat Syndrome (Part 1)

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Dec 18, 2013

Applying genetics in the study of politics, we find that what the Americans birthed in 1946 was a monstrous Hispano-American state that inherited all the bad political and cultural genes of the Spanish colonial state and the American colonial state. From the very start, the genetic codes of this malformed state spelled anti-Filipino, anti-Filipino nationalism, anti-people, and anti-poor.

Today’s View : Rotten, rotten system [Prints & Traces]

Today’s View : Rotten, rotten system [Prints & Traces]

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Oct 03, 2013

Imagine that! Big lump sums of money going to the personal discretion of the Congressmen and Senators who were blest with Noynoy’s benevolence? Did these sums of money go to projects? Haha! And why not all the legislators were given? If DAP funds are indeed meant for “Accelerated Development”, then where? What concretely are these development initiatives that the senators and congressmen [as recipients of the funds] have undertaken?