Posts by tag: language

4 years ago

Today’s View: From Poverty to Frivolity?

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Today’s View: From Poverty to Frivolity?

By DON J. PAGUSARA

Davao Today

Indeed, it sounds like a frivolity for Mr. Virgilio Almario to advance a proposal that is meant to change the spelling of Pilipinas toFilipinas.  Of all the urgent matters and issues that need to be addressed, here comes a very inconsequential proposition that wouldn’t at all touch the daily lives of our people.

4 years ago

Today’s View: The Aglipayan Church in my Hometown

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Today’s View: The Aglipayan Church in my Hometown

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!

4 years ago

Today’s View: Where my home is

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Today’s View: Where my home is

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. 

4 years ago

Today’s View: Sweet enslavement, Part 2

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Today’s View: Sweet enslavement, Part 2

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.

4 years ago

Today’s View: Sweet enslavement

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Today’s View: Sweet enslavement

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.