The American Hegemony’s Impact on Global Peace and Security

     The primacy of leading an international coalition is termed as hegemony and it is characterized by key leadership in global organizations, economic power, diplomatic influence, military supremacy, and cultural prominence. After the Second World War in 1945, the United States (US) led other nations to establish social order. Thus, founding the United Nations Organization … Continue reading The American Hegemony’s Impact on Global Peace and Security

Prescriptivism: A Tool for Labeling People

     In communication practices either verbal or written, anyone had been a critic of someone else’s use of grammar. In “The Language Mavens,” Steven Pinker notices that grammatical rules serve as a “shibboleth” to become a member of a particular group. He discusses that prescriptivist rules of grammar and their usage are used to marginalize … Continue reading Prescriptivism: A Tool for Labeling People

No Person Is More Or Less Important In The Family

     The question “who are the most important persons in the family?” will unfold diverse perspectives based on person’s life circumstances and lived-experiences: generations, cultural backgrounds, age groups, professions, educational attainment, social status, and most of all family life conditions.        In “John Rosemond: Your Kids Should Not Be The Most Important,” John Rosemond … Continue reading No Person Is More Or Less Important In The Family

Shortcut Texting: An Evolution in an Informal English Communication

Text messaging in “short-cut style” is the fastest way to send casual messages in today’s digital culture. In “Text-speak: Language Evolution or Just Laziness?,” Anne Merritt asserts that text-speak, the shortened way of writing words, has a strong negative impact on children’s communication skills. She looks at it as a decline in proper language skills … Continue reading Shortcut Texting: An Evolution in an Informal English Communication

The Barangay: A Threshold of Good Governance

(This was originally written on the 6th of October 2013 in Manila, about three weeks before the barangay elections that time. I found this article together with all my other files in an old USB. I edited several words to fit in time). Barangay elections give me time to reflect on the significance of barangay … Continue reading The Barangay: A Threshold of Good Governance

A Seed of Compassion

The story of the Good Samaritan and the life of St. Teresa of Calcutta, known as Mother Teresa and the Living Saint during her time in this world, inspire me about giving, love and compassion. Today, in all aspects of human existence, it would be good to reflect on her words: “Love cannot remain by … Continue reading A Seed of Compassion

A Vote for Better or for Worst

In every egalitarian government, election is a practice of democracy. It is a part and parcel of the law of the land, its constitution. This is a peaceful process to select leaders in the local and national posts in the government units who would represent the best interests of the masses. Too, election is a … Continue reading A Vote for Better or for Worst

An Inhibited Freedom

From the beginning of civilization, slavery was already part of its social system. In fact, biblical story tells that Moses led the Israelites out of enslavement and the tyranny of the Egyptian pharaohs. Thus, servitude could be traced back in the history of every society. Up to this modern age, bondage has various disguised faces … Continue reading An Inhibited Freedom

The Education’s Finest

In my childhood and teenage years until these days, parents strongly advise their children to study, to finish a degree and get a diploma. Elder folks believed that through education, young generations would have a better life and would get rid of poverty. To a marginalized family, such faith is a great motivation that keeps … Continue reading The Education’s Finest

The Controversy of Discipline

Photo Source: In the yesteryears, discipline is the rule for every child, a rigid training by parents in order to prepare them in the life journey of their own. Parents’ words were the unwritten, unquestionable and indisputable laws at home. Outspokenly, it is the common belief that that is the family’s customary way of … Continue reading The Controversy of Discipline