Ang ginto at ang aso
By Rod Galicha
January 3, 2017
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Isang repleksyon tungkol sa isyung pagkatay ng aso sa pelikulang ORO – MMFF 2016.
1. May punto ang PAWS.
2. May punto ang ORO.
3. Ngunit sa bawat isyu may mga konteksto.
4. Ang konteksto ng PAWS ay ang kanilang pananaw at ng umiiral na batas. Maaaring hindi “makatarungan” sa kanilang paningin ang “graphic scene”.
5. Ang konteksto ng ORO ay unang-una, ito ay pelikula; at kapantay nito ay ang kuwento at konteksto ng kuwento. Kasama nito ay ang konteksto ng teknikalidad sa loob ng pagsasapelikula. Ito ang mga kontekstong maaaring unawain rin ng mga manonood.
6. Pareho ang konteksto sa pangangalaga ng kalikasan at ang pagkakapantay-pantay na karapatang mamuhay ng mga nilalang lalung-lalo na ng mga tao at hayop.
7. Ngunit marapat na pag-isipan na ayon sa agham, ang tao ay hayop.
8. Sa magkaparehong konteksto ng PAWS at ng ORO, parehong buhay ng hayop ang pinag-uusapan, at parehong “pagkahalimaw”.
9. Sa pagkitil ng mga sa konteksto ng pelikula, ang pagkahalimaw ay tinatapatan ng paghanap ng katarungan.
10. Sa “pagpatay” sa aso, may lumulutang na paghahanap ng katarungan ng may-ari ngunit hindi ito ang pokus ng kuwento. Dahil ang pagkatay at pagkain sa aso ay isang “gawi” sa ibang lugar at kanayunan, ito ay isang hamon sa PAWS na palawakin ang kanilang kampanya at tingnang muli ang mga probisyon ng RA 8485.
Kung inamin na may katotohanang pinatay ang aso at naging bahagi ito ng pelikula, at may sapat na ebidensiya, maaari namang kasuhan ng PAWS ang mga gumawa ng ORO.
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Irate Cagayan de Oro folk take crusade vs mayor from virtual to real world
by Cong B. Corrales, InterAksyon.com
January 14, 2012
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines — Irate residents of this city launched a public forum on Friday to give the public a venue to vent their outrage against the perceived inutility of City Hall in responding to last month’s devastating flashfloods, which claimed hundreds of lives.
The forum, initiated by Save CdO, a group of city residents who started a virtual forum for survivors of tropical storm “Sendong” on Facebook, was launched at the Kiosko Kagawasan at D.V. Soria with at least 200 people in attendance despite the rain and hundreds more walking in to sign the petition to recall Mayor Vicente Emano.
There was also no electricity, prompting organizers to bring in a generator. Group members said City Hall had not processed their application for a permit to hold the forum.
Flood survivors took turns recalling how they made it through the catastrophe and of the city government’s inadequate response.
Save CdO spokesman Tito Mora announced that they have gathered more than 10,000 signatures for the recall petition.
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Bishop to officials: Stop mining now
January 13, 2012
CAGAYAN de Oro Archbishop Antonio Ledesma on Wednesday challenged city hall to show some political will by putting a stop to all mining activities in the city in the aftermath of the Typhoon Sendong devastation last month. Ledesma said this a day after the city council majority blocked a proposal made by Councilors Edgar Cabanlas and Roger Abaday for a suspension of mining operations in the city. The opposition council subsequently called for an investigation into the alleged ties of some of the legislators to miners.
The proposal was blocked by Councilor President Elipe. Councilors Alden Bacal and Simeon Licayan threw their support behind Elipe. Elipe argued that there were no data to support the conclusion that mining factored in the floodings last month. The Roman Catholic archdiocese has called on civil society groups to pressure the local government to do something to stop the mining operations.
“It is high time for the civil society groups and everyone concerned to have a common campaign against environmental destruction. This should cut across party lines because this is not a political partisan move but a proenvironmental move,” said Ledesma. He said he hoped civil society group would move immediately.
“I support the move for the moratorium or complete stoppage of mining and logging operations in the hinterLand barangays. Local of ficials should do something about the mining operations which caused heavy siltation and erosions,” Ledesma said. In a pastoral letter last Dec. 21, the archbishop blamed illegal logging and mining activities for the degradation of the environment and the siltation of the river bed of the Cagayan de Oro and Iponan rivers.
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