My Experience Philosophizing with Children


Based on my experience, I may say that children are indeed already capable of thinking philosophically even at very young ages. Although their arguments were not as profound as in the academic level, they nonetheless tickled my mind with their inherently clever arguments as they tried to support their positions.


The Fragility of Masculinity

A Lego man sweating while carrying a dumbbell.

The creation and implementation of gender roles enable masculinity to distinguish itself from other gender identities. We are made to believe that this is the natural dominance of masculine identity, but in reality, this is not the case.

War on Drugs: How a Demagogue Created a Phantom Enemy

Duterte raising his right fist while holding a microphone on his left.

It was on May 9, 2016 when Rodrigo "Rody" Duterte was declared winner of the 2016 presidential elections garnering 39% of the total votes. He is the first from Mindanao, and the oldest ever to be elected president. He slowly rose to prominence partly due to his toughness—toughness that took over the hearts of every Filipino desperate for change. It is his tough personality that earned him the nickname "The Punisher".