Today’s Views

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. 

Today’s View: Sweet enslavement, Part 2

Today’s View: Sweet enslavement, Part 2

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May 29, 2013

By DON J. PAGUSARA

Davao Today

Unknown to the Filipino people, their love for and devotion to the English language carries with it an adoration of all things and stuffs associated with the language.  Truly, we have fallen into the cultural trap of loving everything English.  Or everything that comes with the language of the Americans.

Today’s View:  The price of education

Today’s View: The price of education

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May 24, 2013

By BEVERLY ANN S. MUSNI, YR.

Davao Today

I don’t know if I can afford one if ever I will have kids in the future given the K+12 Law and the commercialization of education.  It is a sad and infuriating fact that education should liberate us from the quagmires of poverty but it is the one thing which drives us to despair knowing that our children and our children’s children may never get one.

Today’s View: Sweet enslavement

Today’s View: Sweet enslavement

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May 24, 2013

By DON J. PAGUSARA

Davao Today

Maybe, the deplorable circumstance of history, making us enslaved to a foreign language and culture, would hold sway for many generations yet to come.  And this certainly constitutes one of the fundamental elements that hold back our movement forward to progress, especially to freedom from poverty.

Today’s View: Merchants of deceit

Today’s View: Merchants of deceit

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May 20, 2013

By DON J. PAGUSARA

Davao Today

The campaign is reduced to a purely ego-tripping affair, making use of advertising and marketing strategies designed for winning the contest at all costs.  It is not a venue for informing and mobilizing the people for a discernment of particular social illnesses which have been there for so long.

Today’s View: From flower to fruition

Today’s View: From flower to fruition

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May 18, 2013

By DON J. PAGUSARA

Davao Today

Today, the relentless struggles by the current activists and revolutionaries manifest a continuing cultivation of this counter-consciousness.  It is a matter of conviction and commitment of these new and arising forces to let this counter-consciousness bloom to fullness and fruition.  The cultural activist blooms wherever he/she is planted!

Today’s View:  Vote wisely

Today’s View: Vote wisely

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May 13, 2013

By BEVERLY ANN S. MUSNI, YR.

Davao Today

We cannot grasp the enormity of the responsibility we have at our hands as voters.  But we are going to shape a nation which is mired by corruption, poverty, armed conflicts, human rights violations and economic sabotage. 

Today’s View: A show of sheer arrogance

Today’s View: A show of sheer arrogance

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May 12, 2013

By DON J. PAGUSARA

Davao Today

The behavior of the Comelec district attorney is not surprising. Certain public officials, thinking that the little authority invested in their official position, also grant them the license to be arrogant. They act like little emperors or empresses over their little dominions or “turfs.”

Today’s View: Let’s give peace a chance

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May 11, 2013

By BEVERLY ANN S. MUSNI, YR.

Davao Today

Peace comes with a high price.  It comes not just with a symbol of a dove and the signing of agreements.  It comes with a commitment to achieve actual results through genuine and sincere reforms for the majority of the people.