WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL. By Gail Ilagan

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL. By Gail Ilagan

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: Wanted: out-of-the-box thinking

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...

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: New Era of Soldiery

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 Nov) -- On 1 January 2011, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) adopted the Internal Peace and Security Plan (IPSP)...

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: Disaster Recovery and Resistance in the Grassroots

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 October) -- The frequency of disasters occurring in the Philippines had started to decline since 2005. In 2011, however, the figures...

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: Reimagining 400 years

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.

Wayward and Fanciful: Foreboding

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/9 Aug) – Communities that lie in rebel transit areas put residents there at risk of violence and atrocities in the hands...

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: Helping children heal

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 Aug) – Mid-year 2012, Government of the Philippines (GPH) peace panel chair Marvic Leonen optimistically reported that after the...

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: Through community trauma, combat stress, and civilian oversight

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...

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: Appear, Disappear, Collide

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 July) -- When they would have been knee high to the grasshopper, re now in my classroom greeted each other that...

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: Postcard pretty Prague

PRAGUE, Czech Republic (MindaNews/16 May) -- I'd love to sit and write, but it's just too damn cold, I've got to keep moving. The place...

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: Crimes of fashion

DUMAGUETE CITY (MindaNews/21 April) -- With a deft twist, the man took her right arm cleanly off her shoulder socket. He nonchalantly swung the...

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: Bob along

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/7 April) – Finding myself with a free afternoon in Iligan two weekends back, I texted Bob Timonera on the off chance...

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: Move the body, move that heart

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/02 April) – The 2012 Summer Sports Program at the Ateneo Matina runs from April 9 to 28. This year, with former...

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: Applying the Phenomenological Approach in Researching Mindanao Issues

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...

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...

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...

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: Crab mentality

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 February) -- I skipped town to marry the love of my life on the sly when this boy was in the...

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: Mugged

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 February) – Meong Cabarde dropped by yesterday to invite me to speak at the annual forum to commemorate Women’s Day. This...

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: Sage advice

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/21 January) – At fourteen, Sage is still used to being able to channel a parent with just the action of her...

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: The edited version

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/9 January) – Last month, when I sent Fr. Dan McNamara’s article for Tambara guest editor Jojo Abinales to review, Jojo wanted...

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: The New Tambara

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 Dec) – Regularity of release being among the criteria on which journal publications are assessed, the editorial board of the Tambara...

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: A Time To Give

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/25 December) -- “Gail! You’re not writing for us any more?” asked University of Mindanao President Willy Torres. UM owns Mindanao Times, a...

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: Blood sport…game over… reboot

DUMAGUETE CITY (MindaNews/06 December) -- Forty days after coming off the bloody encounter in Al Barka, two or three of the soldiers are still...

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: Below the surface of the war arena

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...

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: Surviving Al Barka

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/29 October) -- I was thirty minutes in the airport lounge in Zamboanga City at 2:15 pm last Friday when the shakes...

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: Name a star for Brian

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/22 Oct) -- War Wounded came out middle of last year, a product of my doctoral thesis which I immediately converted  into...

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: Magis and the search to know more

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 October) -- One of the priceless pleasures we classroom instructors get is in seeing the student use what we teach as...

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: Kisses for me

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/29 September) -- The year was 2011 when I woke up on Tuesday morning, September 27. There was a big storm somewhere...

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: Tibay ng loob

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 September) -- Prof. Rudy Buhay Rodil suggests that the term captures the defining attribute of resilience as a human trait, and...

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: Goodbye unsaid

DAVAO CITY (09 June) -- Until early yesterday afternoon, I had last seen young Jason one fine evening two summers back, rocking the MTS...

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: Knight Errand of the Order

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 May) -- In comes Custard, golden and well-fed. With his signature rolling gait, he sidles up to his master and, as...

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: Whaling winds

PAMILACAN, Bohol (MindaNews/23 April) -- "Oh, you're a psychologist!" the German girl exclaimed. "In my spare time. Not today," I assured her, as I waved...

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: Lost in Obamaland

HONOLULU (MindaNews/04 April) -- Art Enriquez was the incidental guardian angel who ushered me to a different time, a different place. I found him...

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WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: The Gabriela link. Gail Ilagan

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 March) -- In September last year, the 10th Infantry Division began deployment of its Peace and Development Teams (PDTs) to implement...

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: Write off crazy. Gail Ilagan

DAVAO CITY (21 March 2011) -- I have a million things on the backburner, but never mind all that. I am going to write....

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: Ritzel takes Pantawan Hall By Gail Ilagan

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/9 March) – She used to paint. In fact, she exhibited 22 years ago. That was some time before she became a...

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: The Ultimate Control By Gail Ilagan

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/8 Feb) – Nobody he could respect came to his public defense. Days later, he died alone and unaided, bringing to his...

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: General accounting By Gail Ilagan

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...

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: Playing with the boys. By Gail Ilagan

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/30 January) --  Weekend started early for some people last Friday. Hubby and I battled traffic to get out of the city...

How to legitimize a military takeover

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/11 Jan) ­– If we average out the annual man-hours spent in battle by the 140,000-strong Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)...

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: Whatever became of the Buang Club? by Gail Ilagan

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...

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: Losing Packlebell Rabbit by Gail Ilagan

DAVAO CITY (December 29) -- We woke up this morning and he was gone from his cage, the door flung wide open. Searching for...

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: They say, I hear By Gail Ilagan

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...

MINDAVIEWS WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: Airborne and underground. By Gail Ilagan

DAVAO CITY (November 23) -- They say that it is quite possible to hang a newborn babe up on the clothesline to dry. The...

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: Remembering a good man. By Gail Ilagan

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (October 11, 2010) -- Friday, hubby and I headed north to Cagayan de Oro City where at 4:00 pm I...

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: Ripe old age. By Gail Ilagan

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 October) -- To mark the Elderly Week slated for October 1 to 7,  I gave an address to the BS Social...

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: Prez Praning comes riding by. By Gail Ilagan

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...

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: Of heroes and our worst nightmare. By Gail Ilagan

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...

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: Eighteen years, and never sorry

DAVAO CITY -- Sometimes, I spend too much time thinking that I forget what it’s like to let my body think for...

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: Brotherly love by Gail Ilagan

DAVAO CITY -- When a population outstrips the carrying capacity of its habitat, Malthus observed that natural checks drastically bring down population to a...

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: Walk the wild side by Gail Ilagan

DAVAO CITY -- Social research is about sampling the reality of a phenomenon that features into our collective experience. One seldom gets to do...

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