Category Archives: Education

White Man’s Burden

When I first heard of this expression, I thought it was some general paternalistic phrase.  But when I found out that it also came from Rudyard Kipling’s poem encouraging the colonization of the Philippines by the United States, it kinda … Continue reading

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Politics

Photo Credit: The New Zealand Observer, work initialled “BLO” In Book III Chapter 9 of Politics, Aristotle concludes that: Political society exists for the sake of noble actions. But is this what we think of when we hear the word … Continue reading

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Read. To be Happy

Photo Credit: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA While I was in elementary school, I do remember my school having a campaign and posters to promote reading.  But I didn’t become passionate about reading until … Continue reading

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Objectives

Photo Credit: Dawn Endico Why do we go to school?: To learn skills that will help us succeed in life. And after one has “completed his or her education”, what does one have to do for the rest of his … Continue reading

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Free Thoughts

In the third chapter of Jose Rizal’s novel Noli Me Tangere, the protagonist Crisostomo Ibarra, who has just returned to the Philippines from Europe, is the guest of honor at a banquet and becomes subject to the curiosity of the … Continue reading

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Embracing Individuality | γνῶθι σεαυτόν

Photo Credit: Skhaen Before entering college, when I was looking through a college brochure to decide what course of study to take, this immediately grabbed my attention: AB Interdisciplinary Studies The course of studies in this program is highly flexible … Continue reading

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Balikbayan

My Photo: The yearbooks that I have from my childhood in Saudi Arabia and the US. The Filipino word Balikbayan is a combination of the words “balik” meaning to return, and “bayan” meaning home country.  It “refers to overseas Filipinos including … Continue reading

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The Social Contract

In CHAPTER VIII: “Of The Beginning of Political Societies” of John Locke’s Second Treatise of Government, he explains that: Sec. 95. MEN being, as has been said, by nature, all free, equal, and independent, no one can be put out … Continue reading

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Land of the Free

Is freedom something that one can know just by being born in America? And did the Founding Fathers of America just wake up one day and discover “freedom”? It would take almost a century to outlaw slavery in the United … Continue reading

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Extra-Curricular

In junior year of high school, I was lucky to have been recommended by my homeroom teacher for this extra-curricular organization called PCO (Peer Counseling Organization).  It had a training program which I had to attend over the summer, but … Continue reading

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