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Maglana: Dealing with a violent past
OMAR Mateen attacked a bar in Orlando, Florida on June 12, 2016 and many people around the world were hurt—worse, even more could be harmed depending on our response to the crime. That might sound a bit exaggerated in the ...
From 1156 days ago
Maglana: Small-town thinking (Last of 2 parts)
PRESIDENT-elect Rodrigo R. Duterte won in Metro Manila, the place most intimate with the pronouncements and actions of national government. Perhaps, this is not surprising as Metro Manila has traditionally been opposed to incumbents. But my own pet theory is ...
From 1168 days ago
Maglana: Small-town thinking (1st of 2 parts)
SHORTLY after the counting trends showed that candidate Rodrigo Roa Duterte led the pack of presidential aspirants, criticism surfaced that his was going to be a national leadership based on small-town thinking. The concerns seemed to center around the apprehensions that ...
From 1169 days ago
Maglana: Ganito kami sa Davao
DAVAO City became Exhibit A in the 2016 elections campaign. The city, its citizens, all the goings-on and what went before in the locality became proof, not only of those who campaigned for the leader of the city who ran ...
From 1184 days ago
Election 'othering' and divides
IN 2000, at the height of the movement to impeach then-President Erap Estrada, I alienated friends by constantly referring to Erap as "ang presidente ninyo." I thought I was being truthful, after all, I did not vote for him. And by ...
From 1187 days ago
Maglana: Online elections campaign: All about us and nothing to do with us (Part 2)
THE reality of paid trolls who make a career out of creating discord online aside, I believe that much of the troll-like behavior could have been avoided had we been more mindful of internet safety and ethics encapsulated by the ...
From 1201 days ago
Maglana: Online elections campaign: All about us and nothing to do with us (Part 1)
I CANNOT recall another time when a significant set of Filipinos were as engaged in national electoral matters as we are today. Election activities of many voters in the past were limited to perusing, displaying or distributing campaign posters and ...
From 1202 days ago
Maglana: Salamat sa Yolanda (Part 2)
(The first part of this article tackled the different realities faced by Yolanda survivors, the slow government response if not virtual abandonment to rebuild by themselves). MY OWN thoughts are on the transformative effects that disasters can have on a ...
From 1221 days ago
Maglana: Salamat sa Yolanda (Part 1)
ON ONE of our lighter moments, Professor Rufa Cacogo-Guiam, of the Mindanao State University-General Santos and one of Mindanao’s leading social scientists, shared anecdotes about her life in the academe. The funniest stories were those about editing the work of ...
From 1223 days ago
Maglana: Ang tipo kong pinuno
NOT too long ago DJ Alvaro's song "Ang tipo kong lalake" expressed preference for a man who was "maginoo pero medyo bastos". There are many ways of interpreting that line, among them the view that it is possible for seemingly ...
From 1226 days ago