i don’t hate indigenous peoples, but i never learned to love them either

  an essay on the absent narratives of indigenous peoples in the philippines, by jari The plight of indigenous peoples (IPs) against the reality of ethnic cleansing is a battlecry some people are willing to take to its bitter end [1][2]. Since the inception of nation-states as we know them, indigenous peoples have been fighting…

TEDxUPM: (More) ideas worth sharing

. There were a lot of reasons why I shouldn’t have gone to TEDxUPM: I should go study for NMAT, prepare for our thesis proposal, maybe do the other three hundred things in my deliverables. I was even minutes fresh from debate tryouts when I got to TEDxUPM (on time, by the way). But the four hours…

Super important memo

To: The Education System, specifically The Very Expensive Education System From: Jari Monteagudo Date: Perpetuity I am not made of money, no matter how much I wish it. Neither am I made of relentless energy. Please change policies accordingly.

Response: U.P. is so iba na

Originally posted on Sankage Steno:
Like I was in the University of the Philippines kanina in Diliman, and I noticed that my Alma Mater is so iba na. It has changed talaga, like a total makeover! Gosh. And I’m not talking about the bagong structures ha or the monorail that was made paandar here and…

Responses: The Gist [food for thought]

*”Stew” is a very funny word.  There are a million different interesting things circulating around the internet. My reading list/bookmarks menu is becoming very active recently; it seems like everyone and their neighbor is sharing something on Facebook or tumblr that just begs to be read. These are some of the things (some a little old, though)…