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Gideon Lasco
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Message to students: Five Things Worth Fighting For
When I think of scholarship, I am reminded of Jose Rizal - a medical doctor - and the very powerful observation he made when he was teaching in Dapitan: Knowledge without courage is useless.   At that stage in his life he has already studied in Manila, Madr...
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[Talk] H. Otley Beyer Museum Talk: Anthropology in the time of 'tokhang'
On April 24, 2018, as part of UP Diliman - Department of Anthropology's H. Otley Beyer Museum Talk Series (i.e. the "Beyer talks"), I presented my reflections about what the anthropology of drug use can do both for drug policy and anthropology as a discipli...
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[Talk] Folk Pulmunology
MANILA - As one of the keynote speakers at the 37th Annual Chest Convention of the Philippine College of Chest Physicians, I talked about 'folk pulmonology', or patients' perspectives when it comes to their lung problems. Drawing from the work of Prof. Mich...
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[Workshop] Pharmaceutical becomings, Tokyo, Japan
TOKYO - Upon the invitation of Prof. Yosuke Shimazono of the University of Osaka, I came over to Japan to join a workshop entitled " “Pharmaceutical becomings: Emerging subjectivities in the age of pharmaceuticalization". Held in AEON Compass, Yeasu Confere...
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[Talk] Millennials and Social Media
On February 23, 2018, I joined Dr. Chester Cabalza in a talk held at the Development Academy of the Philippines, which reflected on the 'new media' today - particularly social media. Part of the 'Kartilya Series', we engaged with an audience that was compos...
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[Talk] Being Filipino in Five Senses
On March 7, 2018, I had the opportunity to share " Being Filipino in Five Senses ", an overview of the cultural history of the senses in the Philippines with the Museum Volunteers of the Philippines' History Program, which was held at the Ateneo Professiona...
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Essays on colorism in the Philippines
A billboard for a whitening product suggest that fair skin is 'kutis mayaman': skin of the rich. With the ever-increasing proliferation of skin whitening products - as well as fair-skinned celebrities - colorism, or discrimination based on skin color, will ...
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[Second Opinion] Reflections on a flat earth
by Gideon Lasco Philippine Daily Inquirer In Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s “One Hundred Years of Solitude,” the protagonist, Jose Arcadio Buendia, becomes obsessed with astronomical knowledge and devotes countless days and  nights observing the sky. In one of th...
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[Second Opinion] Rediscovering our maritime consciousness
by Gideon Lasco Philippine Daily Inquirer ABOARD THE SULTAN SIN SULU — Here I am on a balangay, with the crew of coast guard personnel led by veteran adventurer Fred Jamili piloting us across Manila Bay. Today’s trip will be quite short but this wooden wate...
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[Second Opinion] Is ‘Myers-Briggs’ the new horoscope?
by Gideon Lasco Philippine Daily Inquirer ISTJ, ISFP, ENFP, ENTJ… If you’re wondering what those four-letter acronyms in people’s social media profiles are, they’re personality types under the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). Developed by the mother-and-...
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