The Mindanao problem is ultimately a POWER problem – the power of one group over another. It is a problem of colonization. The fact that there was a law called the Legislative Act 4197 or Quirino-Recto Colonization of Mindanao Act, which was enacted on 12 February 1935 is very telling. The Commonwealth considered the Act… Read More Changing Narratives: Federalism for All
When I pretended to be precocious, people started the rumor that I was precocious. When I acted like an idler, people started the rumor that I was an idler. When I pretended I couldn’t write a novel, people said I couldn’t write. When I acted like a liar, they called me a liar. When… Read More WELCOME
The correct (long) title is: Are Muslim-Christian marriages among previously married and still un-divorced individuals valid? This is another of my posts that got lost with my blog Reflections on the Bangsa Moro and recently recovered by me, thanks to humans or internet bots who/that saved my blogposts. Although the post is more than a… Read More Muslim-Christian marriages: Are they valid?
While browsing through my blogs, I realized that I don’t have this article among my blogs. This must have been posted in my lost blogs and I had not re-uploaded it. There is however, a shorter version of this, which was published in the Philippine Journalism Reports (PJR), posted somewhere in this blog. While this is not… Read More The Life and Times of the Super Terrorist
I wrote this piece – The Fierce Urgency of NOW – on Feb. 21, 2008. Yet ten years later, while a lot of things changed, a lot remained the same. In fact, things have gotten worse, both in the US and in the Philippines. For a while, the people of the US and the Philippines… Read More Fierce Urgency of Then & Now
I found some blogposts from my long-lost blog, Reflections on the Bangsa Moro, which dealt with Knowledge Society. This goes well with my post in this blog — Knowledge Society – Senate hearings and Philippine Energy sector. I thought it would be appropriate to re-blog my old posts. I wrote these pieces from 2003-2007. I taught at… Read More Knowledge Society – Are we becoming one?
My two “LOOK-BACK” posts on the Jun Lozada – ZTE-NBN scandal is not complete without a background. This is from an Inquirer report: “On April 21, 2007, the government signed with China’s ZTE Corp. the $329-million National Broadband Network (NBN) deal, which called for the installation of a telecommunications network linking government offices throughout the… Read More Look-Back: ZTE-NBN & The Fall of JDV
CONTINUATION: February 17, 2008 JUN LOZADA battles ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN on TV | # | Current events, Socio-Political — jamalashley @ 4:18 pm The “flavor of the month” Jun Lozada battled all the President’s men for about 3 hours on Prime Time TV last night. The country’s leading TV / radio network ABS-CBN held a Special Coverage titled “HARAPAN”… Read More Look back: Jun Lozada — ZTE-NBN scandal, Part 2