Today’s Views

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.

The Three Stars and a Sun

The Three Stars and a Sun

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Jun 13, 2013

By BEVERLY ANN S. MUSNI, YR.

Davao Today

If I may correctly recite the Sibika at Kultura lessons during my elementary years, the three stars in the flag represent the three major islands and the colors blue and red represent peace over war.  It affirms our belief, our conviction, our choice, that peace should reign in our land.

Today’s View: Where my home is

Today’s View: Where my home is

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Jun 01, 2013

By DON J. PAGUSARA

Davao Today

My linguistic homecoming has made a remarkable impact on my growth as a celebrator of Lumad literature.  It couldn’t be otherwise.  The noble expression and stories of Mindanao’s Lumad peoples can only be written and told in the language most akin to their experiences and reality.