Tuesday, May 21, 2019
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Maglana: Is the Dengvaxia controversy a human rights issue?
AMONG the interesting social media threads I read about the controversial P3.5-billion Department of Health (DOH) anti-dengue vaccination program was whether it is a human rights issue. All those who commented on the thread seemed to concur. Indeed, why it ...
From 527 days ago
Maglana: The November 30 RevGov mobilizations in Davao
YESTERDAY I followed Step 1 of the 3-steps-to-revolutionary-government-and-federalism instructions put forward by Network Revolution and allied organizations. That is, I watched the Facebook live feeds of two mobilizations in Davao, the main one at the Crocodile Park and another ...
From 535 days ago
Maglana: RevGov and crowdsourcing change
GOVERNANCE and public administration textbooks advise that serious policy directions should be determined through research or planning processes and participatory measures. They may also come from the actual work of government or non-government bodies or life experiences of communities. But ...
From 542 days ago
Maglana: Missed opportunities in Philippine Asean chairmanship
THE Philippines chairs the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) this year and hosts the 31st Asean Summit and Related Summits. Much has been made of the significance of Philippine leadership of the Association just as the 10-member State organization ...
From 549 days ago
Maglana: Civilian voices and visions in rebuilding Marawi and Lanao del Sur
A WEEK before Secretary Delfin Lorenzana declared the end of the Marawi siege on October 23, 2017, Lt. Gen. Carlito Galvez of the Western Mindanao Command was quoted as saying that they were looking into three options for rehabilitating Marawi. ...
From 558 days ago
Maglana: Peace, conflict, and local governance in rebuilding Marawi and Lanao del Sur
THE end of the five-month military operations in Marawi signals that rehabilitation and recovery work can now proceed in full swing. That the principle “building back better” is being raised is important. But it is not enough. It is ...
From 570 days ago
Maglana: Sustainably transforming our public transport system
“SUSTAINABLE transport is about moving people, not vehicles.” I propose we keep this principle in mind as we deal with the huge challenges posed by transport. The conflated transport and traffic crisis in Metro Manila and areas similarly ...
From 576 days ago
Maglana: A letter to Sachi and Raz on human rights
DEAR Sachi and Raz, I am writing this because with the state of observance of human rights or HR in the Philippines these days I worry about the impressions your generation is forming about it. Between the unlimited menu of distraction ...
From 586 days ago
Maglana: Institutionalized bullying
I CHANCED on this definition of bullying “…unwanted, aggressive behavior… that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions like making threats, spreading rumors, attacking ...
From 599 days ago
Maglana: Why we should not call it a drug war
RESTORATIVE justice advocate Jeremy Simons argues against referring to the ongoing campaign of the Philippine government against illegal drugs as a “war.” Although the violence that characterizes the campaign cannot be denied, calling it a “war” unwittingly endorses the view ...
From 619 days ago