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Maglana: Minding language, doing math, using geography and knowing history: Thoughts on learning from Mamasapano
THE armed confrontation on January 25, 2015 in Mamasapano, Maguindanao subsequently spawned contestations in different locations, and I don’t mean other armed clashes elsewhere. I’m referring to the battles on mass media, social network sites and the court of public ...
From 1658 days ago
Maglana: (Star)struck by Pope Francis and PNoy
REMEMBER that pre-Pacquiao joke that claimed that similar to our passion for basketball, Filipinos take politics very seriously? I am tempted to amend that by saying “similar to our passion for religion…” because, although we cannot lay claim to it ...
From 1679 days ago
Maglana: It’s about time
MATTERS concerning time, timeliness and timing were among the themes that resonated during the January 8, 2015 Media Roundtable on the Bangsamoro convened by Mindanews and the Philippine Information Agency in partnership with the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC), the Canada ...
From 1686 days ago
Maglana: Riding in public transport vehicles and paying attention
ON THE last day of 2014, I took one of those air-conditioned L300 vans that ply the Bankerohan-Calinan route. It seemed a routine enough trip but then I observed a few details that got me to thinking about what we ...
From 1693 days ago
Maglana: That other great undertaking for peace and change
THREE organizations of the Philippine Left celebrated key anniversaries this year: the Kabataang Makabayan (KM) marked its 50th year on November 30, the Makabayang Samahang Pangkalusugan (MSP) its 36th on December 16, and the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) ...
From 1699 days ago
Maglana: Questioning questions about Mindanao and safety
IN OCTOBER this year, I wrote a piece in reaction to the Manila Bulletin headline that raised the question "how safe is Mindanao?", which was triggered by an update in the Australian Government's travel advisory about the Philippines but which ...
From 1707 days ago
Maglana: Contributions of Cooperatives and the Private Sector to the Bangsamoro
ESTABLISHED economic actors like big business have been said to have largely assumed either a wait and see attitude or one of conditional participation in relation to the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and the transition. So it was a refreshing ...
From 1714 days ago
Maglana: Interrogating, imagining Barangay Governance in the Bangsamoro
PUNONG barangays and representatives of 26 out of the 37 barangay governments of Cotabato City met in a roundtable discussion last November 24, 2014 to discuss the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) with representatives of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) and ...
From 1728 days ago
Maglana: Kasimbigat ng Bundok Apo
THE first time I heard the sentiment "ang kanyang pagpanaw ay kasimbigat ng Sierra Madre" was from the tribute many years ago of the National Democratic Front (NDF) to honor the late Doreen Fernandez, columnist and a critic of the ...
From 1735 days ago
Maglana: Development and justice
IT IS not often that the word “just” would become a formal descriptor of that state to which many countries and communities aspire: development. The word most commonly appended to development is “sustainable,” perhaps largely owing to the work initiated ...
From 1742 days ago