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
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
When blogsome.com closed shop some years ago, my blog Reflections on the Bangsa Moro went with it. I never thought that this Irish internet company would close down. Most probably, it was bought. Years of blogging went for naught. A few years ago, I found 2 of my blogposts from that blog in the Internet.… Read More Look Back: Jun Lozada and the ZTE-NBN scandal
It’s been one year since the start of the Rape of Marawi, referred to by the Media as the Marawi “Siege” and later, the Battle of Marawi. I have refrained from writing about Marawi because it is very hard for me to accept that it was happening / it really happened. It’s really a miracle,… Read More Media Coverage of the Rape of Marawi
Through the Years Here are my posts regarding Independence through the years: America is back in Mindanao – right smack in the middle of a war against a Mranao family, the Mautes and the full force of the Philippine Armed forces. Ostensibly, the Americans are providing intelligence and surveillance planes. The Philippine government used all… Read More Independence Day…for the Bangsa Moro?