‘The Silence of Others’ review: When transitional justice feels like waiting for pigs to fly

This evocation is so vivid that I cannot help but notice its parallelism to the Philippines’ historical denialism about the atrocities of the martial law period, especially at a time when another Marcos is eager to occupy the country’s highest office. Continue reading ‘The Silence of Others’ review: When transitional justice feels like waiting for pigs to fly

A Sense of History and National Identity in Gideon Lasco’s ‘The Philippines is Not a Small Country’

Published by Bughaw—an imprint of Ateneo de Manila University Press—in 2020, Lasco’s corpus of work reflects his bold, well-considered takes on several issues drawn from his field experiences and personal encounters as a physician, anthropologist, writer, mountaineer, and traveler. Continue reading A Sense of History and National Identity in Gideon Lasco’s ‘The Philippines is Not a Small Country’

Kontra Daya denies urging Imee Marcos to resign as Senate poll reforms chair to back Robredo campaign

A pro-Marcos Facebook user claimed that poll watchdog Kontra Daya called on Senator Imee Marcos to quit as head of the Senate election reforms panel in support of presidential bet and Vice President Leni Robredo. Continue reading Kontra Daya denies urging Imee Marcos to resign as Senate poll reforms chair to back Robredo campaign

Northern Samar scholars not required to attend Robredo event

Facebook user Rolando Ada Orgas Jr. posted a series of unverified screenshots on Feb. 26, insinuating that the provincial government forced its Iskolar ng Probinsya beneficiaries to attend a supposed March 19 Robredo event in the University of Eastern Philippines to retain their scholarships.  Continue reading Northern Samar scholars not required to attend Robredo event