Education is a vital weapon of a people striving for economic emancipation, political independence and cultural renaissance. We are such a people. Philippine education therefore must produce Filipinos who are aware of their country's problems, who understand the basic solution to these problems, and who care enough to have courage to work and sacrifice for their country's salvation.
The Filipino American community is lacking a strong sense of ethnic identity and cultural power because of the underlying rivalries between internal groups. Whether the issue is economic class, birthplace, spoken language, physical appearance, or the spelling of an ethnic identifier, the behavior to generalize and draw boundaries – factionalism – is what truly prevents Filipino Americans from unifying as a strong and powerful collective group.
The growth of Philippine culture is closely linked with its political and economic history. It was a long-drawn and encumbered movement, but is was also a continuous and courageous struggle toward reality. Before monarchist Spain acquired the Philippines by discovery in 1521, under the leadership of Ferdinand Magellan who sacrificed his life for it, a [...]
On October 5, 2013, four Fil-Am rappers spoke at SFSU regarding their cultural identity and experiences as rappers. Take a listen: The speakers were Aristyles, Rocky Rivera, Bambu, and Kiwi. Thanks to Prof. Tintiangco-Cubales for putting this event together. Peep some of their music: Support your artists.
LESSON: Work on a daily practice to bring forth the creative genius. Focus on the process, and be there everyday. Steven Pressfield states that creatives face Resistance whenever they pursue "any act that rejects immediate gratification in favor of long-term growth, health, or integrity." Most of us have two lives. The life we live, and [...]
From Jose Rizal's El Filibusterismo, translated by Leon Ma. Guerrero. The glory of saving a country cannot be given to one who has contributed to its ruin. You believed that what crime and iniquity had stained and deformed, more crime and more iniquity could cleanse and redeem. This was error. Hate only creates monsters; crime, criminals; [...]
LESSON: Becoming a confident man requires first and foremost an honesty with oneself. Honesty There are a lot of books out there about attraction and relationships, and it sometimes gets confusing and overwhelming when considering which one to read and follow. My personal recommendation is Mark Manson's Models which sets the three following fundamentals as [...]