Duterte, Estrada, Arroyo, Marcos – they are our own Gang of Four, who, in the 60s and 70s, in its original Communist Chinese incarnation was the ruthless power behind Mao Zedong
In the same way that governments can dangle incentives to its citizens, governments can also dangle incentives to other governments
There are lessons that unpack for us how unsophisticated blaming the poor is
How big mining is moving earth (and heaven) to prevent the confirmation of Duterte’s environment crusader
The weight of opinion is that this is a proper case of the ICC. There is immense interest in moving this forward, and I think we will get some traction soon.
President Duterte is not my Tatay Digong. He does not command my obedience nor adulation. It is the nation, and not one person, that commands me.
It never makes good sense to flaunt our violation of international law. After all, when rapacious neighbors dig into our pie and leave not even the crust to us, we seek relief by invoking our rights under international law.
An odd mix of characters has indeed produced volatile relationships inside the Cabinet
To continue the fiction of being simple folk, the Dutertians must consistently conjure an upper crust for them to demonize. How far can they go?
President Duterte still has a chance to salvage the national honor by proceeding with his original plan to raise the Philippine flag on Pag-asa
In the last 9 months, the military has been acting like the adult in its complex relationship with the commander-in-chief
On Good Friday, in the Philippines – a country that celebrates its long Christian heritage – we see not the death but the persistence of cruelty
The Duterte presidency is about tricks, a numbers game. If truth has no value to him, only illusions, what use do the media and other truth seekers and reporters have?
I guess we will have to teach the Philippine Boy Scouts not to follow the example of the Chief Scout
What the seemingly contradictory results of the Pulse Asia and SWS surveys in December 2016 tell us
Drug use is a problem, but sometimes the exaggeration of the problem could be more dangerous, and the cures on offer could be worse than the problem itself
With the vast popularity of the President, there’s no politically better time to push for a contentious tax reform bill
President Duterte possesses other qualities that suit the purpose of Time magazine's list of 100 most influential people
Walang saysay ang paglago ng ekonomiya kung hindi makikinabang dito ang mahihirap dahil sila ay walang habas na pinapaslang sa mga kalsada
This worldview of conspiracies is the laziest kind of thinking that subverts self-criticism and does not allow for a vision to flourish
Are we content with the modes provided for rewriting the Constitution?
Trolls – and the massive machineries of hatred that operate them – all become banal in the face of compassion
What is a good thing – making top officials accountable – has now been distorted as a way of defeating the will of the people
Ang sagot sa pahayag ng administrasyong Duterte na hindi dapat nakikialam ang mga banyaga sa mga pangyayari sa Pilipinas: may karapatan silang makialam kapag mga Pilipino na rin mismo ang nagrereklamo sa kanila
The Renewable Portfolio Standard can address the administration's least cost energy goals while encouraging renewable energy generation
Lila Shahani on mother Leticia: 'I wanted to birth her into the afterlife the way she had birthed me into this life. My only sentiment, throughout it all, was the deepest gratitude.'
The drug war not only threatens to slow down growth, but also qualifies as one of the most anti-poor policies in recent Philippine history
The President and the Senior Associate Justice are a study in contrast
The labor department's dilly-dallying is in stark contrast to the President’s consistent and unequivocal stand against contractualization
For our sake, we better understand what is happening and act collectively to avert the worst outcome
What's the real score with overworked Filipinos? We're taking a closer look.
There is no reason for the hair-tearing and the insane frenzy that followed the sighting of Chinese vessels in the vicinity of Benham Rise
Instead of looking at Mocha Uson as a problem in and of herself, perhaps we can (also) view her as a symptom of a deeper malady: our lack of critical thinking
Let’s not allow ourselves to be easily persuaded that the police are reformed and that their prejudicial application of the law is a thing of the past
The House leadership disregarded rules and procedures to approve the death penalty bill. With the bill on criminal responsibility on the next agenda, an uprising is inevitable.
'If we go beyond the factional debates and how cadres and ex-cadres interpreted them and justified their respective sides, we can discern a couple of interesting things'
If only Apolinario Mabini's draft constitution was not politicized by his nemeses, Filipinas would have started enjoying the rights they have now as early as 1898
If the criminal acts imputed on the President were committed when he was not yet a president, he cannot be protected by presidential immunity
We need to focus more on the disadvantages that poor students face much earlier in their lives
The Supreme Court will see clearly that Duterte, De Lima, and Lascañas do not love each other, but surely love for this country and for the rule of law will make the Court decide the case in the right way
Why are many 'veterans' of the fight against the Marcos dictatorship now are pitted against each other in the battle between President Rodrigo Duterte and his opponents?
To be clear, taking an oath of allegiance to the United States is not a requirement to obtain LPR/green card status. But it is a requirement to become a naturalized citizen of the US.
Not unlike Pontius Pilate, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II called out to tens of thousands gathered at the Luneta on the evening of February 25 and asked them whom they wanted targeted next, possibly to join Senator Leila de Lima in jail, and they shouted back, 'Trillanes!'
An under-funded ROTC program is susceptible to corruption and actually breeds more distrust of government
Mining industry players did not invest enough in building goodwill. And this explains why they were not prepared for someone like Gina Lopez.
Like an audience of a ‘teleserye’ with no control over the plot, spectatorship is our default mode of involvement. What EDSA represents is the hope that such passivity has not always been the case.
The gains and the headway in the last six months are far too historic, too productive, and too promising to abandon