Friday, August 23, 2019
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Maglana: Dear Davao City on your 79th year
DEAR Davao City, you turned 79 three days ago. You now have at least two generations of Dabawenyos who can attest to being born or live in the Davao that was inaugurated into a city by President Elpidio Quirino -- ...
From 1252 days ago
Maglana: My Martial Law and Edsa story continued after 1986
AT THE launch of O Susana, a compilation of narratives about Martial Law experiences of religious and social development workers in Davao, Bro. Karl Gaspar, CSSR, who was among those who contributed to the book, asked when my batch of ...
From 1259 days ago
Maglana: The 10% more green space provision: Not getting it (Last part)
I THINK that it is precisely because of the decisions that had to be made about the expansion of residential and other areas that CLUP framers put in specific measures like the 10% more green space to achieve the plan’s ...
From 1278 days ago
Maglana: The 10 percent more green space provision: Not getting it (1st of 2 parts)
I GUESS I’m one of those that are not getting it about the Sangguniang Panlungsod’s decision about the 10 percent green space provision in the Davao City Comprehensive Land Use Plan (Clup). I mean I don’t get the SP’s ...
From 1279 days ago
Maglana: Spaced out (Last of 2 parts)
AT LEAST two councilors were of the view that the 10 percent green space provision would not be healthy for developers because it adds to their costs, and that thus amending it would promote more housing investments for the city. ...
From 1290 days ago
Maglana: Spaced out (1 of 2 parts)
YOUR friendly online dictionary Merriam-Webster defines the phrase space out as “to become inattentive, distracted or mentally remote”. As every student or participant who has sat through a grueling class or training knows, to space out is to be ...
From 1291 days ago
Maglana: The BBL Bills: Now what?
AMONG the tools in support of critical action that I learned from mentors early on is the discipline of asking and reflecting on a series of questions: what (and also who, when, how and where), why, so what, and now ...
From 1300 days ago
Maglana: "What is it mean?"
IN COLLEGE my classmates and I had the rather interesting experience of being under an English teacher who would thunder, “what is it mean?” when trying to elicit an insight from students about the lessons of the day. This went ...
From 1308 days ago
Maglana: Neither Sir nor Mang (Last of 2 parts)
HOPEFULLY, sexual rights would be integrated in age-appropriate sex education as required by the Philippine Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012, and also into gender sensitivity trainings or GSTs. Thus far, most GSTs are stuck with only making ...
From 1314 days ago
Maglana: Neither Sir nor Mang (First of two parts)
IT IS one of the things guaranteed to get me agitated—being called sir, that is. And this morning, the barista had penned Mang’s on the side of the coffee cup. My friend who had done the ordering apologized, explaining that ...
From 1315 days ago