By: John Raymond Jison

What does Antonio Gramsci have to say about holiday shoppers?
December 25, 2013

As the Christmas season starts anew, I cannot help but notice that malls and bazaars are ridiculously jam-packed with a euphoric…

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Under the bludgeonings of chance: Mandela and South Africa in the time of apartheid
December 11, 2013

In 1939, a young and hardworking student of the University College of Fort Hare was elected at the university’s Student Representative…

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More than a game of crowns: The global political economy of beauty pageants
November 16, 2013

When the newly crowned Miss World 2013 Megan Lynne Young arrived in the Philippines last Thursday, she was given a glorious…

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Far from over: How peaceful will Southern Philippines be after the Zamboanga siege?
October 6, 2013

The siege of Zamboanga City in Mindanao took place for almost three weeks. It was 9 September, before the break of…

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What does the ‘pork barrel’ scam suggest about the Philippine government?
September 10, 2013

The social media-driven #MillionPeopleMarch is by far the biggest popular protest faced by President Benigno Aquino III since he took office…

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Along the winding road: The question of Tibet’s legal status
August 29, 2013

A plethora of utterly divergent voices cannot just blend in unison. On one end, one can clearly hear the reverberating Chinese…

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Is China’s claim of sovereignty over Tibet legitimate?
August 24, 2013

Tibet was once a forbidden land until the People’s Republic of China (hereinafter referred to as China) declared to the entire…

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The case of the informal settlers and worsening floods in Metropolitan Manila: Some policy implications
August 10, 2013

It was year 2009 when tropical storm Ondoy wreaked havoc in some parts of the Philippines. My classmates and I delivered…

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Of pebbles and boulders: Edward Snowden, the leaks, and his search for an asylum
July 22, 2013

I was writing a health policy paper when his face was flashed on the television screen. My initial reaction upon seeing and hearing…

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