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Three best essays: “How and in what ways Filipinos can decolonize knowledge?”

We are delighted to announce the result of the essay competition for the PHISO book, “International Studies in the Philippines.” After a careful review and deliberation of all 16 submissions, the board of judges has decided to award the following individuals: 1st best essay… Continue Reading “Three best essays: “How and in what ways Filipinos can decolonize knowledge?””

1st best essay winner: Xylene Buenvenida Tandoc, Benguet

How and in what ways Filipinos can decolonize knowledge? The decolonization of knowledge begins by mainstreaming it in levels of basic education. The process of mainstreaming it requires indigenous creation, indigenous propagation, and being critical of knowledge that is created and propagated; these three… Continue Reading “1st best essay winner: Xylene Buenvenida Tandoc, Benguet”

2nd best essay winner: John Leihmar Centeno Toledo, Laguna

How and in what ways Filipinos can decolonize knowledge? Decolonization begins with the mind, a conscious act of foregrounding the unconscious, silenced, unsaid, or gaps in our ways of seeing our society. Filipinos can decolonize cultural practices and knowledge by realizing that throughout history,… Continue Reading “2nd best essay winner: John Leihmar Centeno Toledo, Laguna”

3rd best essay winner: Shania Ashley Masucol Dejarme, Misamis Oriental

How and in what ways Filipinos can decolonize knowledge? An Academic Revolution There is a tension that exists in the social science lessons we learn in school. Teachers would tell us to be proud of our culture, but they remind us of the heavy… Continue Reading “3rd best essay winner: Shania Ashley Masucol Dejarme, Misamis Oriental”

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