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Abellanosa: Cheering for Tatay
IN WHAT has been described as “energetic” and “apparently woke” a cheer dance presentation by a group of students from University of the Philippines-Visayas has been bashed and criticized. Rabid comments are all over social media, especially coming from the ...
JOKER is such a dark and heavy film. It depicts the rise and origin of Batman’s arguably most prominent archenemy (starring Joaquin Phoenix).Todd Phillips must have a reason for making the Joker. A rather simple way of looking at it ...
From 5 days ago
Abellanosa: Decent working conditions
THE International Labor Organization (ILO) defines "decent work" as one that "sums up the aspirations of people in their working lives." This, basically, elaborates the repeated philosophy behind labor: "man is his labor." Work is and should be dignified because ...
From 21 days ago
Abellanosa: Mental health
THE Philippine Mental Health Law defines "mental health" as the "state of well-being in which the individual realizes one's own abilities and potentials, scopes adequately with the normal stresses of life, displays resilience in the face of extreme life events, ...
From 28 days ago
Abellanosa: 500 years of Christianity
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to snub the celebration marking the 500 years of Christianity’s arrival in the Philippines deserves some analysis. Before proceeding, let it be made clear that his position deserves to be respected. He finds the celebration not ...
From 45 days ago
Abellanosa: Sogie once more
SENATOR Risa Hontiveros tried to assure religious groups that the Sogie bill (S.B. 159) won’t offend religious sensitivities. Her move to package the bill as harmless is understandable in our context where many institutions, specifically schools, are owned or managed ...
From 54 days ago
Abellanosa: Our theories behind toilet use
DEBATES and argumentations on the SOGIE bill are getting louder. Big words such as “respect” and “recognition” have been dropped like bombshells. Those who are for the bill begin with the big ideas of “humanity” and “respect.” Integral in their ...
From 59 days ago
Toilets, trans-genders, and ideology
I REMEMBER that back in high school the comfort room (CR) is where a lot of mysterious things would happen. Indeed, the CR is a significant and a culturally defining space. There’s nothing to wonder therefore that in a recent ...
From 66 days ago
Abellanosa: Of leftists and brainwashing
ONE legislator came up with his own diagnosis of students who are becoming members of “leftist” groups. Being “pilosopo” and becoming “hardheaded”: these are the two symptoms, according to him, of someone who is “brainwashed” by the communists. I honestly ...
From 72 days ago
Abellanosa: Church meddling in politics
NOW that four bishops and three priests are officially charged with sedition, the supporters of the administration are shouting from the bottom of their hearts with joy. For those who have never been comfortable with the criticisms of the accused ...
From 75 days ago