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DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 December) — Problem: How do we speed up distribution of relief in order to save lives and prevent further human suffering? This is a human rights issue.… »
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 October) — The frequency of disasters occurring in the Philippines had started to decline since 2005. In 2011, however, the figures suddenly rose by more than half… »
First off, I’d like to say that I am happy to have this occasion to be reunited with good friends and good friends I have yet to meet.
It was some time in July when our good friend Karl Gaspar emailed me to request for a review of this book.
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/16 July) — We had gotten off to a rocky start. In mid-2006 when the Philippine Army founded its 10th Infantry Division, I was reluctantly starting my doctoral… »
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/02 April) – The 2012 Summer Sports Program at the Ateneo Matina runs from April 9 to 28. This year, with former Philippines Sports Commissioner William I. Ramirez… »
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 March) – A phenomenological research report does not warrant a categorical conclusion or generalization. Instead, it usually ends with a short section on implications and specific recommendations on logical courses of action to adopt.
WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: Applying the Phenomenological Approach in Researching Mindanao Issues – Parts 3 and 4 Gail Ilagan
Phenomenology is concerned with studying the experience of the individual and representing it from the point of view of the researcher. It is about “the researcher trying to make sense of the participant trying to make sense” of his experience (Smith, 2009). In so doing, the researcher gains insights into the complexity of the participant’s motivation and the behavior is put in its subjective context. By highlighting the peculiarities of this chosen case, the findings often put to question our normative assumptions about the social behavior under study.
WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: Applying the Phenomenological Approach in Researching Mindanao Issues – Parts 1 and 2
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 March) – This is a five-part series, taken from the lecture I gave on March 10 at the CAP Auditorium on the occasion of the 2012 Research… »
DUMAGUETE CITY (MindaNews/06 December) — Forty days after coming off the bloody encounter in Al Barka, two or three of the soldiers are still finding it hard to control the… »
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/02 December) — Basilan Vice Governor Al-Rasheed A. Sakkalahul was at the Ateneo de Davao University last 25 November 2011 to tell the story of Al Barka where… »
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 October) — One of the priceless pleasures we classroom instructors get is in seeing the student use what we teach as tools he would employ in order… »
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 March) — In September last year, the 10th Infantry Division began deployment of its Peace and Development Teams (PDTs) to implement its Peace and Development Outreach Program… »
DAVAO CITY (21 March 2011) — I have a million things on the backburner, but never mind all that. I am going to write. I am going to write or… »
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/9 March) – She used to paint. In fact, she exhibited 22 years ago. That was some time before she became a lawyer, got married, had kids, and… »
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/8 Feb) – Nobody he could respect came to his public defense. Days later, he died alone and unaided, bringing to his grave the answers to the questions… »
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/3 Feb) – Reacting to my tongue-in-cheek take on the IPSP recently (see How to legitimate a military takeover), a retired officer emailed to say, “I have been… »
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/30 January) – Weekend started early for some people last Friday. Hubby and I battled traffic to get out of the city streets and head for the idyllic… »
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 January) — Perhaps the most empowering exercise of an individual’s personhood is manifested in her ability to define her environment and influence, if not fully control, her… »
DAVAO CITY (December 29) — We woke up this morning and he was gone from his cage, the door flung wide open. Searching for him in the yard proved fruitless.… »
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/11 Dec) – Some readers ask why they can’t read me as much any more. Some think that perhaps my professional concerns do not allow me to write… »
DAVAO CITY (November 23) — They say that it is quite possible to hang a newborn babe up on the clothesline to dry. The loss of support would make the… »
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (October 11, 2010) — Friday, hubby and I headed north to Cagayan de Oro City where at 4:00 pm I was slated to launch my book… »
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 October) — To mark the Elderly Week slated for October 1 to 7, I gave an address to the BS Social Services students of the Mindanao Kokusai… »
DAVAO CITY (MIndaNews/17 September) — In The Emperor’s New Clothes, the royal spin doctor wove His Royal Highness a delusion that everyone else bought and ever so often, the Emperor… »
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/31 August) — It’s easy enough to heap abuse on the President now. And with the newly inaugurated government website courtesy of the hip and techno-savvy communications team,… »
DAVAO CITY — Sometimes, I spend too much time thinking that I forget what it’s like to let my body think for itself. After a long week checking prelim essays… »
DAVAO CITY — When a population outstrips the carrying capacity of its habitat, Malthus observed that natural checks drastically bring down population to a sustainable level. It’s a convenient way… »
DAVAO CITY — Social research is about sampling the reality of a phenomenon that features into our collective experience. One seldom gets to do it from the comfort of the… »