Category Archives: COMMENTARY ON CURRENT EVENTS

APOLINARIO MABINI: Ang Pagitan ng Katalagahan at Pangangailangan


APOLINARIO MABINI: PAGHAMON SA TADHANA AT MULING PAGSILANG NG MAPANGHIMAGSIK NA KAMALAYAN ni E. San Juan, Jr. Professorial Lecturer, Polytechnic University of the Philippines Walang kaibahan kung mamatay tayo sa gitna o dakong huli ng ating mahapding paglalakbay; ang salinlahing … Continue reading

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Foreword to Peter McLaren’s PEDAGOGY OF INSURRECTION


FOREWORD to PETER MCLAREN’S PEDAGOGY OF INSURRECTION by E. SAN JUAN, Jr. For citizens of the informed public sphere everywhere, Peter Mclaren needs no introduction. He is one of the world’s most distinguished educators, the key architect of “revolutionary critical … Continue reading

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THE FILIPINO PEASANT IMAGINATION VERSUS THE U.S. “CIVILIZING MISSION”


THE FILIPINO PEASANT IMAGINATION VERSUS THE AMERICAN ‘”CIVILIZING MISSION” Thanks to the Library of Congress and other sponsors of this historic celebration of this Filipino writer’s achievement, Carlos Bulosan—let’s call him Allos, as though we were his kasamas in Binalonan, … Continue reading

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POLITIKANG SEKSUWAL SA NEOKOLONYANG PILIPINAS


PUKAWIN NG PUKPOK ANG PULOT-PUKYUTAN: POLITIKANG SEKSUWAL SA PANAHON NG TERORISMONG NEOLIBERAL — ni E. San Juan, Jr. ANG tao ba ay katumbas lamang ng kanyang katawan, o bahagi nito? Ang kasarian ba ay walang iba kundi organong seksuwal? Seks … Continue reading

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TRAHEDYA-KOMEDYA SA MAMASAPANO–dula ni E. SAN JUAN, Jr.


BALINTUNANG KOMEDYA SA MAMASAPANO: Dulang Algoritmong Potensiyal (Alinsunod sa paraan ng Ouvroir de Litterature Potentielle) ni E. SAN JUAN, Jr. [Paunawa: Lahat ng tauhan sa dulang ito ay pawang likhang-isip; kung sakaling kahawig ng mga personaheng buhay, ituring na aksidenteng … Continue reading

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ABU SAYYAF & BANGSAMORO STRUGGLE: Background to Mamasapano–E.San Juan, Jr.


THE “INVINCIBLE” ABU SAYYAF AND PERMANENT U.S. INTERVENTION IN THE PHILIPPINES Reflections on the Bangsamoro Struggle for Self-determination [The 1789 Reign of Terror] is the rule of people who themselves are terror-stricken. Terror implies mostly useless cruelties perpetrated by frightened … Continue reading

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SPOORS OF IMPERIALISM AND COLONIALISM IN THE PHILIPPINES: An Outline History


SPOORS OF IMPERIALISM & NEOCOLONIALISM IN THE PHILIPPINES: Sketch of a Synoptic Reconaissance   by E. San Juan, Jr. Philippines Cultural Studies Center The history of the Philippines as a colony and neocolony can be divided into three parts. The … Continue reading

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