The Joy of 40 years of Teaching

Note: I wrote this first in 2010 but have revised it several times since then. To celebrate Teacher’s Day and to incorporate my experience of teaching in the pandemic, I rewrote it again today – 5 October 2021. There are five things I am immensely grateful for in my life. These are, and not necessarily …

Hakbangin sa kaguluhan: Ang ating mga pagpipilian sa halalan 2022

Isinulat ni Tony La Viña. Isinalin sa Filipino ni Jayvy Gamboa. Original; Bisaya Kagaya noong mga nakalipas na halalan, iniimbitahan ako ng iba-ibang mga organisasyon upang magbahagi ng aking pananaw sa kung ano ang totoong mahalaga, at ng pagtingin lagpas sa lahat ng ingay at kaguluhan na maaaring magpalabo ng ating pananaw bilang isang bansa. …

Pamaagi sa Katinonto: Ang atoang kapilian sa 2022 elections

Isinulat ni Tony La Viña. Isinalin sa Bisaya ni Dinah Faye Balleco. Original Article (Rappler); Pareha sa mga niagi nga mga eleksyon, giimbitahan ako sa lain-laing organisasyon aron magpaambit saakoang maingon sa kung unsa gyud ang adunay kapuslanan, pagtan-aw sa tunga sa mga saba ug aso nga nagtanggal sa pagbati sa atong nasud. Usa kini …

Method in the madness: Our 2022 electoral options

‘Lacson, Sotto, and Gordon are all in their seventies…. Frankly, it is difficult to imagine that these gentlemen will be able to excite the young electorate that we now have.’ The following is the first part of a two-part essay. You may read the second part here. As in previous elections, I have been invited by …

Ang Ginapadayag sa (Bise) Presidente Duterte sa Estado sa Nasud

Isinulat ni Tony La Viña at Jayvy Gamboa. Isinalin sa Bisaya ni Dinah Faye Balleco. Original Article (Rappler); Sa ika-26 sa Hulyo 2021, madunggan sa nasod ang ulahi nga State of the Nation Address (SONA) sa ika-16 na Presidente sa Pilipinas. Dili katuohan nga adunay posibilidad na maimbitahan siya sa sunod na SONA sa sunod …

State of Accountability

“For one more time, we call on this administration to stop the killings and violence.” In his State of the Nation Address (SONA), President Duterte was expected to once again defend his failed war against illegal drugs. He was expected, again, to be defiant of the International Criminal Court as it decides to investigate the …

The Languishing State of the Nation

‘Despite my bluntness, I have always wanted the President to succeed from Day One — but again, not on his terms, but on the terms the Philippines truly needs and deserves’ The President’s next State of the Nation address is expected to be his last, barring an unconstitutional extension of his term, and he would …

What a (Vice) President Duterte reveals on the State of the Nation

Co-written with Jayvy Gamboa. The talks of President Duterte’s candidacy as vice president does not only draw attention to the possibility of a continued hold onto power, but also to the question of whether this is a symptom of a more fundamental problem in Philippine politics On July 26, 2021, Monday, the country is set …

Conspiracy to commit crimes against humanity

“The evidence is abundant.” Quoting from International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Ms Fatou Bensouda’s “Request for authorisation to open an investigation into the situation in the Republic of the Philippines in connection with President Duterte’s war on drugs (WoD) campaign,” I feature in this column the findings and observations of the prosecutor to support her …

Ang mga eskwelahan sa Lumad ug ang katungod sa edukasyon

Isinulat ni Tony La Viña at Meggie Nolasco. Isinalin sa Bisaya ni Dinah Faye Balleco Original Article (Philippine Daily Inquirer); Kadtong ika-26 sa Mayo, ang committee on human rights sa House of Representatives nagdumala ug hearing sa nahitabo nga raid sa bakwit na eskwelahan sa Cebu kadtong ika-15 sa Pebrero. Sa ilalom sa panguna ni …