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Maglana: 'The struggle of memory against forgetting'
I ENCOUNTERED the quote "The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting" from The Book of Laughter and Forgetting of Milan Kundera many years ago while looking for accommodations in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro. Kundera’s ...
From 1458 days ago
Maglana: Not forgetting the science so that mangroves can continue saving lives
SUPER Typhoon Yolanda turned out to mean many things for many people. The American institution National Aeronautics and Space Administration or NASA said in 2013 that "perhaps it was the strongest ever recorded at landfall;" for the 15,078,181 individuals affected ...
From 1465 days ago
Maglana: Historical injustice, Lumads and the work of support groups (Part 2)
THE thinking that the natives of a place can be dispossessed because they have failed to develop or bring progress to their locality in the eyes of modernists, or have not conserved it to the standards of the naturalists underpins ...
From 1471 days ago
Maglana: Historical injustice, Lumads and the work of support groups (Part 1)
LATE August 2015 the Solidarity Action Group for Indigenous Peoples and Peasants (SAGIPP) was relaunched, sparked by the challenge posed by 700 Manobos who had sought refuge in the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) Haran compound in ...
From 1471 days ago
Maglana: There’s framing and then there’s just plain distortion
YOU’VE probably heard it before, being told that “you’re looking at it the wrong way”, I mean. The situation likely involved being stuck in a bind, the resolution of which hinged on being able to develop a different understanding that ...
From 1486 days ago
Maglana: The Talaingod Manobos as awkward subjects
THE botched stunt at the United Church of Christ of the Philippines (UCCP) Haran Compound last July 23, 2015 that Representative Nancy Catamco tried to pass off as a "rescue" mission only underscored how "awkward" a subject the Manobos of ...
From 1493 days ago
Maglana: Thoughts on local governments and peace building in the Bangsamoro
LOCAL governments in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Armm) did not enjoy a good reputation for a long time. They were perceived to be generally non-functional. Services were barely delivered to constituents, and the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) and ...
From 1512 days ago
Maglana: Marami pang Parago and a better Mindanao is possible
THAT his death drew the attention and comment of people from different walks of life was not surprising. Perhaps it is because we prefer names, faces and stories to statistics, but the days following his death, taxi drivers freely commented ...
From 1527 days ago
Maglana: A Davao resident finds inspiration in Dumingag
IF YOU'RE a resident of Davao City and you happen to find yourself in the municipality of Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur, you'd be struck by a number of similarities in governance initiatives and accomplishments. And this exactly happened to me. Like ...
From 1542 days ago
Maglana: Write on
NOTWITHSTANDING my many misgivings, I would like to resume the weekly conversations that are my columns. And I hope you would sit beside or across me, and we could continue where we left off. WRITER'S block, it has been called. Except ...
From 1555 days ago