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Abellanosa: End senior citizen lockdown
CAN we not think of ways that would allow senior citizens to continue creating meaning in their lives other than being forced to make do with domestic work under lockdown? For someone who is old and waiting for his or ...
From 11 days ago
Abellanosa: Human rights and democracy
OUR beloved president made a good pronouncement when he said in front of the UN assembly, that his government "will continue to protect human rights." However, the succeeding portion that qualifies his statement, dilutes, in my opinion, his position. I ...
From 35 days ago
Abellanosa: Why can’t we move on from Martial Law?
A CERTAIN political scientist in our not so fortunate land suggested that we should “move on” from Marcos. If Marcos is no hero, we better shut up and stop remembering Martial law, says he whose name we need not mention. ...
From 38 days ago
Abellanosa: Marcos the hero
THE proposal to declare the birthday of the late president Ferdinand Marcos a holiday in and for Ilocos Norte has once again surfaced an issue that refuses to die: Marcos himself. The name Marcos after all stands for everything that ...
From 51 days ago
Abellanosa: Oscar Cruz: In memory
THE death of Archbishop Emeritus Oscar Cruz has opened the question concerning the role of bishops in politics. It was during his term as president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference, that the conference issued many important documents that touched ...
From 60 days ago
Abellanosa: Religion and mental health
DESPITE the ongoing calls for church leaders to refrain from interfering in political affairs, a rather different twist happened a few days ago. Department of Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra echoed the concern of Secretary Galvez of the Inter-Agency Task Force ...
From 66 days ago
Abellanosa: Churches need not open
THE Church, especially the clergy, should not just focus on how to re-open churches in the new normal. Churches are not business establishments and the sacraments are not perishable commodities whose relevance are dependent on the operations of parishes. True ...
From 74 days ago
Abellanosa: In defense of Private Schools
MUCH has been said about private schools as they prepare for the opening of classes despite the pandemic. A particular issue is the "tuition fee," which according to critics should decrease because most if not all sessions after all ...
From 84 days ago
Abellanosa: Teaching in the new normal
WHETHER online learning is effective or otherwise is something we will only truly know from experience. For now, all things are plain speculation or expressions of hope. But it would be good for both teachers and students to be ...
From 87 days ago
Abellanosa: The state of the nation
THE Philippines is in bad shape. That is the state of the nation. Would we be better if we’re under the administration of politician X? We can’t say for sure. Many of our problems are perennial. They’re ...
From 95 days ago