What is happening to the National Artist Award?

By Maricris D. Martin Department of English and Comparative Literature, College of Arts and Letters The National Artist Award has long been plagued by controversy. Its very origin—created in 1972 by the late President Ferdinand Marcos through Presidential Proclamation No. 1001—has been enough to make some perpetually suspicious of it, or at least raise a …

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Ambag ng agham panlipunan at kaalamang-bayan sa disaster risk management [i]

Ni Jem R. Javier Departamento ng Linggwistiks, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy Masasabing ang naging susi upang magkaroon ng paradigm shift sa disaster risk management sa Pilipinas ay ang pananalanta ni Ondoy noong 2009. Mula sa relief at response na prinsipyo (na isinabatas noong 1978 sa bisa ng Atas ng Pangulo Blg. 1566, nilagdaan …

The Crisis in our Midst

By J. Neil C. Garcia Department of English and Comparative Literature, College of Arts and Letters K-12 and Filipino Nationalism                                                              The academic crisis we are currently mired in is the result of two things: the ASEAN integration of school calendars and standards (like the adoption of a regional medium of instruction, which appears to be …

Of Food and Hope: Not Your Typical Disaster Response

By Benjamin A. Gonzales Department of Food Science and Nutrition, College of Home Economics The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) formally announced the start of the rainy season in the Philippines last June 10. With this announcement comes, inevitably, the complete package: winds, floods, class suspensions, disaster response and relief operations. As …