From Pag-asa to Pag-asa

More than a year ago, I was a naive newcomer at Pag-asa street. The sign became a popular sight to me when I started teaching at the university located within the vicinity. That sign was a silent witness to my angst, my sense of despair, my frustrations, and my disappointments. As I walked through that […]

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The Politics of Money in a US Work Application

I am not a politician but political sociology became a fascinating discipline to me a few years back. Its ghost is very much present in every corner of my existence that it continues to haunt me up to this day. Everything that I learned from that course was theoretical until I experienced it recently. My […]

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Pacquiao for President?

When the nation is faced by crisis, it has been customary to blame the incumbent government. Towards the close of President Arroyo’s administration, we are being challenged to pick, among very few “fresh” choices, who will be granted the privilege to represent the Philippine democracy’s sovereign powers. In the Philippines, however, what matters is not […]

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Physical or Social Malaise?

For a couple of days now, I could not afford going to work. My throat has been complaining of a tiresome monotony. When my doctor diagnosed it, she said it was just a simple irritation caused by an ‘unknown allergy’. I was speculating that I was suffering from tonsillitis, but she opposed it by suspecting […]

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I woke up today with nothing in mind. I did not look forward to anything or ever planned of doing anything. Sunday, after all, is my only bonus day.My family planned to hear mass at 9 am. Because it was a cloudy day, we were all beating the ‘deadline’. We left home past the mass […]

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