Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Advocatus Socialis is resurrected!

I knew that this blog has been sidelined for quite a long time. My last entry in this blog was in April 2008. It was more than a year and a quarter.

Looking back, I recall that Didaskalos was born with an intent to simply think aloud about what's happening in the Apostolic Vicariate of San Jose and craft an online medium for social advocacy in the province of Occidental Mindoro, Philippines. That was some time since the last provincial election (2007). Didaskalos was not able to anticipate that the same election period was going to have a tremendous impact on his blogging activity -- and his life as a whole!

By and large, it's going to be election time again. Indeed, how time flies!

I recall a conversation with a student of philosophy in Mindoro. He was telling me that he's writing on "God is dead" proposition by Friedrich Nietzsche with the political realities in Occidental Mindoro as his backdrop. To my mind, it is a daunting task. But, since I do not know how well this student has blossomed into a "lover of wisdom," I give his capacity to complete his project a benefit of the doubt. And, to him I said that he may explore the angle of Fr. Ronilo Omanio's candidacy then and now as an instance of "killing God".

Since then I thought of resurrecting this blog, and giving a new breath of life to Didaskalos. In 2004, I believe that he was able to accomplish his self-designated mission -- i.e., that of providing an alternative perspective on particular issues and developments in the province.

This time, as Mindoro prepares for another provincial election in 2010, Didaskalos may find another reason to exist.

Bear with him, then, as he again exposes what he knows.

1 comment:

santia said...

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