Our first peoples, our first heroes, our minority
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Our first peoples, our first heroes, our minority

By virtue of Proclamation No. 1906, s. 2009, the Philippine Government leads the country in the observation of the National Indigenous Peoples Month every October. This year, this mandated observation was marred with tension. On 19 July 2016, the protest of minority groups of indigenous peoples in front of the United States Embassy in Manila culminated to a violent dispersal by the police. … Continue reading

Independence from Ignorance
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Independence from Ignorance

Commemorating our “independence” 116 years ago today, Emilio Aguinaldo proclaimed the independence of the Philippine archipelago from the Spaniards. It ended oppressive Spanish colonial rule and started a new era in the country. However, the declaration wasn’t recognized by the international community. The subsequent Philippine-American War and the signing of the 1898 Treaty of Paris … Continue reading

[Part 2] A not so deliberate agenda: How the 14th and 15th House of Representatives funded ARMM and Muslim Mindanao through a thematic analysis of Congressional Records
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[Part 2] A not so deliberate agenda: How the 14th and 15th House of Representatives funded ARMM and Muslim Mindanao through a thematic analysis of Congressional Records

Editor’s Note: This is the 2nd part of a two part paper discussing the peculiarities and process of budget deliberations in the 14th and 15th Congress particularly in relation to the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao. To access the 1st part, please click this link:  http://wp.me/p3uni6-h9 Part 2: Themes in Congressional Records and Summary SEARCHING … Continue reading