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[Newspoint] Alive but annoyed

Jun 24, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Duterte should be made to understand somehow that, if people wonder whether he is sick, or worse, it’s not personal; it’s constitutional

[Newspoint] Alive but annoyed

Development under Duterte: Why he can’t fail Mindanao’s youth

Jun 24, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The Comprehensive Reform and Development Agenda is an attempt to secure the future of the region. Conflict and corruption, however, are getting in the way.

Development under Duterte: Why he can’t fail Mindanao’s youth

Diplomacy in a time of disruption

Jun 23, 2017 - 8:00 PM

As Trump and Tillerson disrupt the staid halls of the US State Department, there should be no ignoring that robust, strengthened diplomacy is good for American security and for US-Philippine ties

Diplomacy in a time of disruption

End gendered uniform restrictions for LGBT students

Jun 23, 2017 - 2:06 PM

As anti-discrimination legislation languishes in Congress, removing uniform and hair length restrictions is an easy place for schools to start protecting their students from discrimination

End gendered uniform restrictions for LGBT students

A closer look at human rights in the Korean Peninsula

Jun 20, 2017 - 5:44 PM

It's time for human rights groups to encourage the government of South Korea to examine its repressive laws

A closer look at human rights in the Korean Peninsula

The year of living with autocracy and incompetence

Jun 20, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Duterte’s experience as mayor is out of proportion to the demands of the presidency. It ill-prepared him for checks and balances central to a democracy.

The year of living with autocracy and incompetence

Duterte at 365 days: It's hip to be Marcosian again

Jun 19, 2017 - 9:33 PM

No post-authoritarian president has publicly mused about the declaration of martial law as much as Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte at 365 days: It's hip to be Marcosian again

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: Is human rights relevant to Filipinos?

Jun 19, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Is the protection of human rights a foreign-imposed concept?

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: Is human rights relevant to Filipinos?

Anti-social but civil

Jun 19, 2017 - 5:00 PM

When I say no to an invitation I really don't have to give a truthful excuse. All I need to do is give a polite one.

Anti-social but civil

More solidarity with refugees needed as forced displacement rises

Jun 19, 2017 - 1:00 PM

One person is displaced every 3 seconds. By the time you finish reading this sentence, someone will have been displaced.

More solidarity with refugees needed as forced displacement rises

[Newspoint] Save democracy, save ourselves

Jun 17, 2017 - 6:05 PM

Save the democratic institutions? If there’s anyone who needs saving – and needs saving now – it’s us.

[Newspoint] Save democracy, save ourselves

Digong is boss, not the bayan's champion

Jun 17, 2017 - 11:04 AM

Duterte has nationalized this local 'way of doing politics,' with its associated coercive features, vulgar argot, and a more personalized patronage system

Digong is boss, not the bayan's champion

STAKEOUT: Ganito ang dapat gawin sa mga tiwaling pulis

Jun 16, 2017 - 10:28 PM

Tinarget ng grupo ng mga tiwaling pulis ang girlfriend ng isang nakakulong na pusher at car thief – kinidnap, hiningan ng ransom, tinaniman ng droga

STAKEOUT: Ganito ang dapat gawin sa mga tiwaling pulis

The decline of critical thinking

Jun 16, 2017 - 6:59 PM

Without us realizing it, this atmosphere that limits critical thinking takes away from us our greatest facility as a people: our intellect

The decline of critical thinking

The Maute Group and rise of family terrorism

Jun 15, 2017 - 5:03 PM

ISIS encourages terrorism in families experiencing frustrations, marginalization, and deprivation

The Maute Group and rise of family terrorism

Towards the abyss

Jun 13, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Duterte may yet preside over the collapse of the democratic republic and, along with it, the dismemberment of the Philippine nation-state

Towards the abyss

Citizenship, identity and global Filipinos

Jun 13, 2017 - 9:00 AM

In a world where Filipinos are everywhere, where our diaspora has no boundaries, it is time to take a liberal approach to Filipino citizenship

Citizenship, identity and global Filipinos

WATCH: Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio

Jun 12, 2017 - 7:46 PM

Watch Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio on Rappler!

WATCH: Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio

The art of changing your mind

Jun 12, 2017 - 5:00 PM

I have relished taking stances, being wrong, revising my positions. Yet our society can make it difficult for people to evolve politically and ethically.

The art of changing your mind

Part 2: The Moro-Filipina will stand in the way of fanatics

Jun 10, 2017 - 11:02 AM

Moro-Filipinas are often independent of their men, assertive, vocal, see the hijab as just another way of projecting their identity, and definitely, are major players in the locality

Part 2: The Moro-Filipina will stand in the way of fanatics

Why the needless and remorseless violence?

Jun 09, 2017 - 5:00 PM

What the fundamentalist seeks is something we must all heed, because it is something common to our quest: stability

Why the needless and remorseless violence?

[Newspoint] An ISIS hang-up

Jun 09, 2017 - 3:03 PM

What’s certain is there’s a scare going around, if not an ISIS scare, a Duterte scare, and the latter seems to me the more plausible and imminently realizable

[Newspoint] An ISIS hang-up

Filipino Islam will outlast its fanatics

Jun 07, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Business will eventually prevail over fundamentalist garbage, and push it out of these trading zones

Filipino Islam will outlast its fanatics

Martial law: When Congress defaults, Supreme Court can step in

Jun 07, 2017 - 9:00 AM

(UPDATED) Congress’ refusal to convene is tantamount to a waiver, in favor of the Supreme Court, of the legislature's priority in performing the duty to reviewing the martial law declaration

Martial law: When Congress defaults, Supreme Court can step in

Stop the bombings, rethink martial law

Jun 05, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Even among Mindanawons, there is a difference of opinion as to whether martial law is the appropriate response

Stop the bombings, rethink martial law

[DASH of SAS] Supreme Court TRO on contraceptives not yet lifted

Jun 04, 2017 - 9:30 AM

But the High Court clarifies its decision on a number of issues concerning contraceptive implants and the product registrations of all oral contraceptives

[DASH of SAS] Supreme Court TRO on contraceptives not yet lifted

[Newspoint] Where does the army draw the line with Duterte?

Jun 03, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Doubtless Duterte knows only too well that Lorenzana and his generals command the ultimate swing force and that without its support he is a toothless dictator

United States withdrawal from Paris Agreement may not be as bad as we think

Jun 03, 2017 - 1:06 PM

The US has blocked important decisions on climate finance, adaptation, and loss and damage. Without the US at the negotiating table, developing countries might even gain some leverage.

United States withdrawal from Paris Agreement may not be as bad as we think

Education failure in Marawi

Jun 02, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Maute fighters were at some point regular 'Juans'. What got them off track should be our main focus, if we want history to someday stop repeating itself.

Education failure in Marawi

On Congress and martial law, 2 words: 'Duty' and 'review'

May 30, 2017 - 8:30 AM

What is assigned to Congress is not just a discretion to revoke or not to revoke President Duterte's martial law declaration but a positive duty to review it

On Congress and martial law, 2 words: 'Duty' and 'review'

Can Duterte do a Marcos?

May 29, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Our babyboomer mayor-president may think he is living in the 1970s, but things have changed a lot since then

Can Duterte do a Marcos?

Who's afraid of martial law… in Mindanao?

May 28, 2017 - 1:30 PM

'Past experiences are not, and cannot be invoked to object to the proclamation of martial law in Mindanao'

Who's afraid of martial law… in Mindanao?

China should pay and go

May 28, 2017 - 10:00 AM

As China and the Philippines engage in bilateral talks, Manila should revisit the South China Sea arbitral award and not sleep on its rights

China should pay and go

Martial Law 2.0 in Mindanao: Beta version of Duterte's authoritarian project

May 28, 2017 - 12:50 AM

Duterte is using a sledgehammer to take on a job that is properly accomplished with precision tools. It is the convenient but indiscriminate weapon of an authoritarian leader.

Martial Law 2.0 in Mindanao: Beta version of Duterte's authoritarian project

[Newspoint] Where is Duterte taking us?

May 27, 2017 - 12:42 PM

Questions must be asked now, before the freedom to ask is itself lost

[Newspoint] Where is Duterte taking us?

The pursuit of passion and how it can be wrong

May 27, 2017 - 10:37 AM

Passion needs to be reframed. The original passion of passion, as it were, was to suffer in view of something greater and beyond the self.

The pursuit of passion and how it can be wrong

Why Duterte's ‘4 million drug users’ is statistically improbable

May 26, 2017 - 5:30 PM

A tighter grip on reality – through data and evidence – may be one of the best ways to brace ourselves against this new, rising wave of authoritarian rule

Why Duterte's ‘4 million drug users’ is statistically improbable

The Atenean facing martial law

May 26, 2017 - 2:00 PM

'These are times when everything that can be shaken is being shaken, when institutions are being challenged to their very foundations, and basic ideas of decency and human dignity are being violated with great impunity,' Sereno says during commencement exercises at the Ateneo de Manila

The Atenean facing martial law

Digong's Cabinet should talk more, take the bullet

May 26, 2017 - 11:45 AM

Are we better off after a year? Did we have a Marawi situation last year?

Digong's Cabinet should talk more, take the bullet

President Duterte must explain to Congress

May 26, 2017 - 11:00 AM

And whoever says that Congress need not convene to deliberate on the matter had better read the Constitution again

President Duterte must explain to Congress

Making sense of Duterte’s martial law

May 26, 2017 - 9:25 AM

This is perhaps the tactical objective of terrorists attacking democracies: to force countries into draconian measures by increasing the trade-off between security and freedom

Making sense of Duterte’s martial law

Duterte’s China policy shift: Strategy or serendipity?

May 25, 2017 - 8:05 PM

President Duterte’s strategy of de-emphasizing and compartmentalizing, while not abandoning, the territorial and maritime issues, is a wise move that can pay off if done smartly

Duterte’s China policy shift: Strategy or serendipity?

Why solidarity with Mindanao requires opposing martial law

May 25, 2017 - 5:33 PM

We need to block rather than support Duterte’s martial law in Mindanao in order to pave the way for a different kind of peace that will not just benefit Mindanaoans but all Filipinos

Why solidarity with Mindanao requires opposing martial law

Mindanao a laboratory again?

May 25, 2017 - 11:23 AM

As President Duterte expands his targets of opportunity, it is once again Mindanao – yes, his beloved Mindanao – that will be the laboratory of this 21st-century version of Marcos’ war

Mindanao a laboratory again?

Great lawyers form under most terrible conditions

May 22, 2017 - 7:24 PM

Says Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno: 'We need lawyers who will not back down from serving the rule of law even at great personal cost. We need lawyers who will not bend to pressures to set the law aside in favor of expediency.'

Great lawyers form under most terrible conditions

A child of the university

May 22, 2017 - 4:38 PM

The urge to write about UP returned recently because some in the UP community protested the plan to give President Duterte an honorary doctorate degree

A child of the university

'Lola' Pulido: Piniga, binarat, at ikinahon sa plastik

May 21, 2017 - 10:00 PM

We have to hand it to Tizon – his plan of getting away with the crime and still keeping the public on his side is an excellent strategy that would make Niccolo Machiavelli proud

'Lola' Pulido: Piniga, binarat, at ikinahon sa plastik

56 years a slave

May 21, 2017 - 4:00 PM

'We have yet to see the reactions and opinions of actual katulong/kasambahay back home.... It’s important to ask who is part of this discussion and who is not.'

56 years a slave

[Newspoint] Where Bongbong Marcos stands

May 19, 2017 - 6:30 PM

How can Bongbong Marcos be expected to be patient?

[Newspoint] Where Bongbong Marcos stands

Don't let dictator Duterte mortgage our future like Marcos did

May 18, 2017 - 9:02 AM

'A dictator once mortgaged our future to imperialist powers and bankrupted this nation. We cannot let another dictator do that again.'

Don't let dictator Duterte mortgage our future like Marcos did