Today’s Views

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. 

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.