Teachers are duty-bound to their students: Thoughts on Teachers’ Strike

As the critical issues proposed were grounded on ensuring quality of education and fairness, can or will this ensure quality of education? Is this fair to the students, to the ones we are duty bound?

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Listening 101 for Filipinos

We are losing so much because we don’t know how to listen. Look at each other and start to listen to each other. It is so tiring a mission – to listen; yes, but that is what we need first before we can move on to develop our nation. We need first to listen.

Destiny: To Hope

Destiny, I believe, just like how Aang, the Avatar, and his friends found out, isn’t just doing the “inevitable and unchangeable.” Destiny is giving meaning to everything that happened to once life. This is Hope, when at the end of our lives, as we look back to the “sequence of events,” we give meaning to every single detail. And as we give meaning to it, we find meaning to who and what we are in the life we have lived, in good times and in bad. This is destiny for all of us.

Conviction and Confidence

(This is an article I wrote back in 2011 about my thoughts after the debate on the merits of the passing of RH Bill in the Philippines.  As I repost this, I believe, the topic is still relevant as well as the theories as to how to analyze policies, laws or social issues in general.)…Read more Conviction and Confidence

Aspirations vs. Priorities

“I give the institution of education as the agent of change. All of which, having a stimulus, the response relies on the interplay of the foundation of society, the tool for change and the agent, which is the educational system…Education pervades all other institutions of society.  That is, even Filipino values can be transmitted, interpreted,…Read more Aspirations vs. Priorities

Why “Voices from the 69th Street”?

I know what stands out in the title is "69".  So, you would probably ask first "Why 69th Street?" before "Why Voices from the 69th Street?"  Well, right then and there, we, as in my best friends who thought of this back in 2007 to name our theater group "69th Street", were very spot on right…Read more Why “Voices from the 69th Street”?