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Be brave, Barcelona!

Aug 20, 2017 - 3:00 PM

The task of the hour is to transform grief into courage; intolerance into an openness of the heart; hatred into a capacity to love; and indifference into a brave brand of global citizenship

Be brave, Barcelona!

Why it's time for progressives in the Duterte Cabinet to leave

Aug 20, 2017 - 9:00 AM

It becomes harder by the day to understand how they can remain in their positions when it is becoming abundantly clear that mass murder is the central and only real policy of this administration

Why it's time for progressives in the Duterte Cabinet to leave

The death of policing as a profession in the Philippines

Aug 19, 2017 - 9:00 PM

While we cannot begrudge the intentions of the President, a drug-free and crime-free Philippines, he has transformed the police into the biggest criminal institution in the Philippines

The death of policing as a profession in the Philippines

On the front lines of humanitarian work for families fleeing conflict

Aug 19, 2017 - 4:34 PM

UNHCR places the spotlight on 4 Filipino humanitarian workers on the front lines of protecting families on the run from conflict, violence, and persecution

On the front lines of humanitarian work for families fleeing conflict

[Newspoint] A nation doomed

Aug 19, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Duterte’s well-heeled backers are well hedged against whatever costs his bizarre brand of presidency might bring, unlike the poor, who in fact have borne these costs. His war against drugs says it all.

[Newspoint] A nation doomed

Try as it might, LTFRB can’t repeal the law of supply and demand

Aug 19, 2017 - 8:30 AM

To improve the welfare of the riding public, don’t kill a new industry that many people have come to love and depend on

Try as it might, LTFRB can’t repeal the law of supply and demand

The power of truth: The U.S., Philippines, and the Paris Agreement

Aug 15, 2017 - 4:40 PM

Climate change is too big an issue for us to allow one country to hold the global community hostage and paralyzed in inaction. Fortunately, the world at the G20 summit didn’t have to be told.

The power of truth: The U.S., Philippines, and the Paris Agreement

Leave the children alone

Aug 14, 2017 - 10:00 AM

We need to create zones of peace around children in any conflict – whether this be armed, parental, or political

Leave the children alone

[Newspoint] A pathological democracy

Aug 12, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Deviancy in fact characterizes the policies and workings of the Duterte government

[Newspoint] A pathological democracy

Rising migration demands 'roaming' health coverage

Aug 12, 2017 - 11:07 AM

ASEAN can be act as a launching pad for roaming coverage, as does the EU, which allows roaming health coverage for any EU citizen in any EU country

Rising migration demands 'roaming' health coverage

Human rights advocacy IS a biased endeavor

Aug 10, 2017 - 8:41 PM

The State is the primary guardian of human rights, with the task of ensuring that ordinary citizens enjoy their constitutionally-guaranteed rights and freedoms

Human rights advocacy IS a biased endeavor

Who will benefit from the free tuition law?

Aug 10, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Data suggest that, by and large, the free tuition law is likely to benefit the rich more than the poor

Who will benefit from the free tuition law?

Confronting Islamophobia

Aug 09, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Swami Tyagananda, a Hindu monk, offers a nugget of wisdom. For him, it is 'difficult to hate a religion when you personally know that warm, intelligent, and considerate people practice it.'

Confronting Islamophobia

[Dash of SAS] Harmful side effects of SC TRO on contraceptives

Aug 09, 2017 - 2:03 PM

The TRO gave anti-RH officials the perfect excuse to restrict the implementation of the RH Law in accordance with personal beliefs

[Dash of SAS] Harmful side effects of SC TRO on contraceptives

Adventures in non-faith

Aug 07, 2017 - 3:02 PM

We are now witnessing Catholicism at its best. Those from the faith would do well to reconnect with their faith today, and join their Church as it tells those who suffer that they too may partake of the kingdom of God – distant but ever present.

Adventures in non-faith

Failure of the legal system: A challenge to Filipino lawyers

Aug 07, 2017 - 9:32 AM

As part of the legal system myself, an educator in the field of criminal justice, I say, we are losing, and we are losing poorly. We carry a heavy burden because the public call for blood is our own doing.

Failure of the legal system: A challenge to Filipino lawyers

Accountability and human rights: The role of the CHR

Aug 06, 2017 - 7:15 PM

Is it the CHR which enjoys enormous powers in the government? Who exactly have been enjoying monopoly of economic and political power in the country who could have done more?

Accountability and human rights: The role of the CHR

Children in Duterte’s bloody war on drugs

Aug 06, 2017 - 1:43 PM

The children in the Philippines are not spared from Duterte’s war on drugs

Children in Duterte’s bloody war on drugs

[Newspoint] Duterte’s figures don’t add up

Aug 05, 2017 - 2:00 PM

'A quick, although revealing-enough, survey of three basic areas shows that Duterte’s facts and figures do not come up to any achievement'

[Newspoint] Duterte’s figures don’t add up

Has change really come? Misleading graphs and how to spot them

Aug 05, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Next time you encounter a graph, don’t take it at face value. Examine the variables, scrutinize the labels, check the sources, and understand the message – all before you click 'share'.

Has change really come? Misleading graphs and how to spot them

Timor-Leste has demonstrated its commitment to democracy – it deserves to join ASEAN

Aug 05, 2017 - 8:23 AM

Timor-Leste deserves ASEAN support for its efforts to further integrate and engage with the wider region

Religion and our state

Aug 04, 2017 - 7:42 PM

When 'secular state' becomes the reason that religion can no longer publicly manifest itself, that is most assuredly a threat to liberty

Religion and our state

The criminal in every Filipino

Aug 04, 2017 - 1:14 PM

The Filipino people are truly fed up and angry. They are angry at drug dealers and addicts. They are angry at criminals. They are angry at the corrupt. They are angry at terrorists. They are angry at every evil that afflicts Philippine society.

The criminal in every Filipino

Dangerous times for women in a culture of rape in the PH

Aug 04, 2017 - 8:00 AM

It is a society, a culture, an educational and justice system that raises rapists and killers. We have failed as a society to make women and young girls free from such violent acts.

Dangerous times for women in a culture of rape in the PH

Are we postponing barangay and SK elections or not? P500M is at stake

Aug 02, 2017 - 8:02 PM

If Congress decides this at the last minute, we risk tossing down the drain about a billion pesos Comelec shall have spent on the preparations

Are we postponing barangay and SK elections or not? P500M is at stake

Remembering the Jesuits of Cagayan de Oro

Aug 02, 2017 - 7:51 AM

There are many more Cagayan de Oro Jesuits I should recognize and tell more stories about. There are also those who are still living and of course the Jesuits I have worked for, and with, in other places.

Remembering the Jesuits of Cagayan de Oro

Basagan ng Trip: Is Islam violent?

Aug 01, 2017 - 10:32 PM

With Islamophobia rising worldwide, two social scientists team up to shed light on the sensitive topic of Islam and violence

Basagan ng Trip: Is Islam violent?

Yes to divorce

Jul 31, 2017 - 10:41 AM

However, divorce laws must look into inequalities to ensure that women are protected and their stronger emotional ties to their children are recognized

Yes to divorce

Crime and due process: Is there room for dialogue and compromise?

Jul 30, 2017 - 5:00 PM

President Duterte's popularity and the willingness of Filipinos to embrace change can provide the right atmosphere for improving the criminal justice system

Crime and due process: Is there room for dialogue and compromise?

Duterte infra: Bigger, more imperial and China-linked

Jul 30, 2017 - 1:00 PM

With increased ambition, could there also be more risk?

Duterte infra: Bigger, more imperial and China-linked

[DASH of SAS] That Supreme Court TRO

Jul 30, 2017 - 8:52 AM

The Supreme Court did not issue a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the implementation of the RH Law. They issued a TRO on contraceptives.

[DASH of SAS] That Supreme Court TRO

Opium of the people in Marawi

Jul 29, 2017 - 7:30 PM

In this day and age, extremism (religious or otherwise) has become the new opium of the people, an addiction to the promise of paradise, and its ultimate high is the assurance of going to heaven as a reward for martyrdom

Opium of the people in Marawi

[Newspoint] A blackmailed existence

Jul 29, 2017 - 1:30 PM

The public has become stuck in the old, soft notion of corruption as wealth making in office, illegal but bloodless – no murders in its wake. But one only has to look hard enough to see corruption at work in most official wrongdoing.

[Newspoint] A blackmailed existence

Time to rethink our perspective on jobs and technology

Jul 29, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Is it only the export of jobs that has led to unemployment or are we entering a brave new world of technology steadily eroding once secure foundations of employment?

Time to rethink our perspective on jobs and technology

Little-known fact: Marawi schools outperform others in ARMM

Jul 26, 2017 - 5:00 PM

In the rebuilding of majestic Marawi City, inordinate attention and resources are needed to bring children back to their schools, and back into their schooling routine

Little-known fact: Marawi schools outperform others in ARMM

Of PDRs and 'foreign ownership' of PH media

Jul 26, 2017 - 4:15 PM

The barbs thrown at Rappler make for amusing online spats. But when you fight on the internet, please, please use more accurate legal terminology.

Of PDRs and 'foreign ownership' of PH media

Philippines: The revolution that never was

Jul 26, 2017 - 1:07 PM

Now, a year later, with all the blood spilled in the streets and poor neighborhoods of suspected drug pushers and addicts, and lately, the imposition of martial law in Mindanao, it is fitting to ask if indeed our beloved country is in the throes of a revolution

Philippines: The revolution that never was

Explaining Duterte’s views on Filipino criminality

Jul 25, 2017 - 6:37 PM

The consistency and resoluteness of his acts will earn him more admiration. Filipinos understand and share these philosophies of punishment.

Explaining Duterte’s views on Filipino criminality

The moralist thinker in Digong’s Philippines

Jul 24, 2017 - 1:58 PM

Any human behavior can be explained, and any ethical lapse can be granted its internal logic. But you need to know when to draw the line.

The moralist thinker in Digong’s Philippines

A court's abdication

Jul 23, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Presumption of regularity should not be the benchmark in ascertaining the truth or falsity of the factual assertions in the President’s report, especially if there are indications based on neutral news reports that some of the facts presented by the President are simply not true

A court's abdication

[Newspoint] Not a nice way to go

Jul 22, 2017 - 5:00 PM

The question is, Has Ramon Ang come to rescue the Inquirer and its tradition of independence or its bullied owners, or has he done so to further curry favor with the president?

[Newspoint] Not a nice way to go

Slippery slope of martial law

Jul 22, 2017 - 9:15 AM

We come to the core of the Lagman vs Medialdea martial law decision – how the Court applies the 'sufficiency of the factual basis' test

Slippery slope of martial law

Martial law extension and the Supreme Court

Jul 22, 2017 - 7:45 AM

We analyze the recent Supreme Court decision which upheld President Duterte’s Proclamation No. 216, to discern how the Court might answer anticipated petitions in the event of an extension of martial law in Mindanao

Martial law extension and the Supreme Court

[DASH of SAS] Gonorrhea making a comeback

Jul 21, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Gonorrhea is showing resistance to older and cheaper form of antibiotics – making it harder, and in some cases, impossible to treat

[DASH of SAS] Gonorrhea making a comeback

Science is for the people

Jul 20, 2017 - 5:45 PM

As a people we need to recognize the place of science in our society embattled by strife, bigotry, conflict, and inequality

Science is for the people

Cracking down on Uber and Grab will hurt commuters, not protect them

Jul 18, 2017 - 1:23 PM

Just how valuable have Uber and Grab become for Filipino commuters?

Cracking down on Uber and Grab will hurt commuters, not protect them

Language, Levinas and Digong’s Philippines

Jul 18, 2017 - 9:00 AM

So it is that we are very comfortable with the language of manipulation, of calculation, of gain and loss, of quantities and acquisitions

Language, Levinas and Digong’s Philippines

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: What liberalism, LP, and yellow really mean

Jul 18, 2017 - 12:06 AM

Can you tell the difference between liberalism, the Liberal Party, and the Yellow Movement?

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: What liberalism, LP, and yellow really mean

Have we lost all decency?

Jul 17, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Our aging national leaders have become wanton and debauched

Have we lost all decency?

Why development work is more than just the numbers

Jul 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Development and aid workers should realize that in our effort to provide solutions to poverty, we always give face to these numbers

Why development work is more than just the numbers