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Abellanosa: Valentine’s Day is a day of martyrs
CAPITALISM has made us focus on flowers, chocolates, and hotel promos on Valentine’s Day. These and other activities have commodified “love.” Like other non-tangible human values, love is a victim of what we may call “lost in translation.” People attempt ...
From 9 days ago
Abellanosa: On ABS-CBN
WE LEAVE it to the lawyers to discuss the legalities on the ABS-CBN issue. But we cannot, in all honesty, just swallow hook, line, and sinker that all discussions are purely legal and nothing more. Dictators do not immediately demolish ...
From 11 days ago
Abellanosa: Marriage is not an ideology
Marriage is an important institution because at its core is commitment. Humanity won’t thrive, and humanization won’t reach its fullness apart from trust and faith. Commitment is a universal currency of human relations. It is an expression of trust, which ...
From 12 days ago
Abellanosa: On divorce
THE divorce bill has not yet been signed into a law. However, its opponents are now panicking as if the world is ending. Perhaps it isn’t much of an insult to say that many, because of their anxiety, have made ...
From 17 days ago
Abellanosa: 2019-nCoV and PH healthcare system
THERE is reason to be worried with the increasing cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus acute respiratory disease (2019-nCoV ARD) here and abroad. Getting sick is something no one would like regardless of the disease’s low chance of virulence. After ...
From 20 days ago
Abellanosa: A more serious virus
I WAS reacting last week to the apparent lack of concern of some politicians on what was then a potential problem: the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Let’s say it was potential because then there was no confirmed case yet. Typical ...
From 24 days ago
Abellanosa: Aquinas on monarchy
MUCH has been said about governments and governance. Political scientists have been looking for ways not only to understand but also improve the act of “governing.”Influenced by Positivism, these so-called social scientists have made us believe that the empirical analysis ...
From 27 days ago
Abellanosa: Getting employed
A COLLEAGUE told me that her son’s classmates would actually like to enroll in ABM (Accountancy, Business and Management) for Senior High but would instead take up STEM (Science, Technology, Math and Engineering) for a number of reasons. Among others, ...
From 30 days ago
MY STUDENTS and friends have asked me, again and again, on what's the "best" course for college. Honestly, I don't know. I can only share some pragmatic points and that's it. But the path from High School to College to ...
From 32 days ago
Abellanosa: Of images and devotions
IF FILIPINO popular religiosity in general would be “iconized”, the Black Nazarene and the Santo Niño would stand as its chief representatives. Some anthropologists and sociologists have considered these images as symbols not only of Filipino Catholic faith but also ...
From 40 days ago