Monday, September 16, 2019
CAGAYAN DE ORO
CAGAYAN DE ORO
Mags Z. Maglana
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Maglana: Mindanao and the Duterte Agenda
I WAS invited to moderate the plenary session on Mindanao and the Duterte Agenda which was part of the 2018 International Conference of the Philippine Political Science Association held in Davao City last April 5. It was a fitting start to ...
From 525 days ago
Maglana: Martial law and historical injustice
IT BOGGLES the mind: this tendency of the Duterte administration to wax eloquently about historical injustices against the Bangsamoro, indigenous peoples, and Mindanao in general without referencing horrific experiences during the time of Marcos’s martial law and not recognizing the ...
From 542 days ago
Maglana: Following through on historical injustice talk
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has talked about historical injustice experienced by Mindanawons in the hands of colonizers, particularly Spain and America, in many of his speeches. But historical injustice is not just about past events. For the Bangsamoro and indigenous peoples, ...
From 563 days ago
Maglana: A policy based on pique
THE circumstances around the banning of Pia Ranada and Rappler from Malacañang demonstrated that a policy can be developed mainly based on pique. A policy, for that is what it is: signaling through formal and informal means that, according to ...
From 570 days ago
Maglana: Constitutional amendments and neoliberalism
PUBLIC attention in the past two weeks focused on matters related to freedom of speech: fracas around the revocation of Rappler’s incorporation papers and reactions to the award honoring Asec Mocha Uson from the University of Sto. Tomas Alumni Association, ...
From 597 days ago
Maglana: Getting ‘Rapplered’
TWO variants of one strand of reasoning stood out amid reactions to the revocation of Rappler’s certificate of incorporation by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). One, that it was merely regulatory action; the other, that it only affected ...
From 603 days ago
Maglana: Growing opposition to Martial Law in Mindanao
ON DECEMBER 13, 2017, Philippine Congress extended until December 31, 2018 Martial Law and the suspension of the privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus in Mindanao. This was the second extension of Proclamation 216, which cited lawless activities in ...
From 612 days ago
Maglana: Delicadeza and the December 2017 disasters in Davao
THE third week of December 2017 was difficult for Dabawenyos. Downstream flow of waters from rains associated with Typhoon Vinta caused floods that inundated a number of areas. A fire at the NCCC Mall, regarded as among the city's icons, ...
From 619 days ago
Maglana: Dividers, connectors, and the yearend holidays
IN A series of trainings on conflict sensitivity and peace promotion the past weeks, one of the learning points that trainor-facilitator Carmela Ariza and I tried to put across was that any context in which we operate could be characterized ...
From 632 days ago
Maglana: December 10 conversations
FOR two years now, the group Katilingbanong Pagtambayayong or Katambayayong has been organizing what it calls a Conversation on a Culture of Life and Dignity in line with the annual commemoration of December 10 as Human Rights Day. ...
From 638 days ago