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
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
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
UNHCR places the spotlight on 4 Filipino humanitarian workers on the front lines of protecting families on the run from conflict, violence, and persecution
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.
To improve the welfare of the riding public, don’t kill a new industry that many people have come to love and depend on
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.
We need to create zones of peace around children in any conflict – whether this be armed, parental, or political
Deviancy in fact characterizes the policies and workings of the Duterte government
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
The State is the primary guardian of human rights, with the task of ensuring that ordinary citizens enjoy their constitutionally-guaranteed rights and freedoms
Data suggest that, by and large, the free tuition law is likely to benefit the rich more than the poor
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.'
The TRO gave anti-RH officials the perfect excuse to restrict the implementation of the RH Law in accordance with personal beliefs
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.
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.
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?
The children in the Philippines are not spared from Duterte’s war on drugs
'A quick, although revealing-enough, survey of three basic areas shows that Duterte’s facts and figures do not come up to any achievement'
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'.
Timor-Leste deserves ASEAN support for its efforts to further integrate and engage with the wider region
When 'secular state' becomes the reason that religion can no longer publicly manifest itself, that is most assuredly a threat to liberty
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.
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.
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
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.
With Islamophobia rising worldwide, two social scientists team up to shed light on the sensitive topic of Islam and violence
However, divorce laws must look into inequalities to ensure that women are protected and their stronger emotional ties to their children are recognized
President Duterte's popularity and the willingness of Filipinos to embrace change can provide the right atmosphere for improving the criminal justice system
With increased ambition, could there also be more risk?
The Supreme Court did not issue a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the implementation of the RH Law. They issued a TRO on contraceptives.
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
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.
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?
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
The barbs thrown at Rappler make for amusing online spats. But when you fight on the internet, please, please use more accurate legal terminology.
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
The consistency and resoluteness of his acts will earn him more admiration. Filipinos understand and share these philosophies of punishment.
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.
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
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?
We come to the core of the Lagman vs Medialdea martial law decision – how the Court applies the 'sufficiency of the factual basis' test
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
Gonorrhea is showing resistance to older and cheaper form of antibiotics – making it harder, and in some cases, impossible to treat
As a people we need to recognize the place of science in our society embattled by strife, bigotry, conflict, and inequality
Just how valuable have Uber and Grab become for Filipino commuters?
So it is that we are very comfortable with the language of manipulation, of calculation, of gain and loss, of quantities and acquisitions
Can you tell the difference between liberalism, the Liberal Party, and the Yellow Movement?
Development and aid workers should realize that in our effort to provide solutions to poverty, we always give face to these numbers