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Digong's Cabinet should talk more, take the bullets

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 bullets

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

#FridayFeels: The garden of compassion

May 26, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Amid the crisis in Marawi, we reflect on these words from Islamic poet Jalaluddin Rumi

#FridayFeels: The garden of compassion

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

What could make you more honest?

May 25, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Something could make you lie less, and it is not a serum

What could make you more honest?

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

#AnimatED: Si Yaya, ang aliping sagigilid

May 22, 2017 - 9:39 AM

Alex Tizon's 'My Family's Slave' reminds us of our middle class lifestyles that soared on the back of a servile system that takes advantage of the poverty pool

#AnimatED: Si Yaya, ang aliping sagigilid

'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

Finding Eudocia Pulido in her hometown in Tarlac

May 21, 2017 - 7:54 AM

Eudocia 'Cosiang' Pulido's story tugs at the heartstrings of any Filipino who belongs to a clan of overseas domestic helpers

Finding Eudocia Pulido in her hometown in Tarlac

[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

Duterte's young supporters whom we don’t talk about

May 19, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Maybe this is what we on the other side should all do: We have to remove the selective filters that plug our ears.

Duterte's young supporters whom we don’t talk about

We are all Tizons

May 19, 2017 - 9:45 AM

Slavery is wrong, but how do we really treat the Lolas in our lives?

We are all Tizons

#FridayFeels: FXperience

May 19, 2017 - 9:00 AM

#FridayFeels: FXperience

Free instant stress-buster: happy memories

May 18, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Science goes a step further to confirm what having good memories could do for you

Free instant stress-buster: happy memories

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

Going bananas

May 17, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Re-examining the alternative venture agreements in commercial farms and plantations of Mindanao

Going bananas

How I became a 'Yellowtard'

May 16, 2017 - 12:48 PM

I am a yellowtard because I would rather take clumsy liberal-democrats over a maniacal murderer in Malacañang

How I became a 'Yellowtard'

#AnimatED: Change is coming? Duterte recycles the old

May 15, 2017 - 9:00 AM

By naming soldiers to civilian posts, Philippine presidents think they are able to tame and temper a politicized military

#AnimatED: Change is coming? Duterte recycles the old

[Newspoint] Quibbling over life and death in the war on drugs

May 13, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Thousands of lives have been taken summarily, and we are debating whether those killings were justified or not

[Newspoint] Quibbling over life and death in the war on drugs

The pain of being alone

May 12, 2017 - 7:28 PM

In the company of cheerful dancing, endless traveling, and fearless sexual encounters, one can still feel so alone. Loneliness is at the very heart of the modern condition.

The pain of being alone

#FridayFeels: CAThartic

May 12, 2017 - 9:00 AM

How do you de-stress...or release those pent-up emotions?

#FridayFeels: CAThartic

How much feelings can you convey with touch?

May 11, 2017 - 7:00 PM

The numerous ways we are touched – and how it affects our well-being

How much feelings can you convey with touch?

[DASH of SAS] Whipping some sense into Tito Sotto

May 10, 2017 - 6:23 PM

'This is what a man like you needs. A man like you who doesn't know how to act when faced with a woman with a mind of her own and achievements that surpass your own.'

[DASH of SAS] Whipping some sense into Tito Sotto

Ang problema sa pagdepensa sa jejemon

May 08, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Ipinagtatanggol ng ilan ang mga 'jeje.' Pruweba umano ito na ang masa ay nagsasalita na. P'wede ba? Ang gusto nila’y manatili sa iilan ang pribilehiyo ng kagalingang magsalita at magsulat.

Ang problema sa pagdepensa sa jejemon

#AnimatED: Reality check not just for Gina Lopez

May 08, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Nearly a year after it assumed power, can this presidency really afford to appoint people on the basis of competence and not loyalty or personal ties to the leader?

#AnimatED: Reality check not just for Gina Lopez

[Newspoint] A press under siege

May 05, 2017 - 6:07 PM

Under Duterte’s draconian regime, press freedom in particular is under siege. He keeps shoving it, and it keeps retreating, not even digging in, or defending, much less fighting back.

[Newspoint] A press under siege

Let Gina remain an advocate, what we need is a good regulator

May 05, 2017 - 2:59 PM

'I admire Gina Lopez's passion as an environmentalist, but this is also why she is not right for the position of DENR Secretary'

Let Gina remain an advocate, what we need is a good regulator

#FridayFeels: Forever MRT

May 05, 2017 - 9:00 AM

It's agony every morning as people take the MRT, with endless lines that require tons of patience. When will this ordeal be over?

#FridayFeels: Forever MRT

The rejection of Gina Lopez is a rejection of change

May 05, 2017 - 8:50 AM

'Her rejection as Department of Environment Natural Resources Secretary shows how destructive industries continue to hold Philippine lawmakers by their necks'

The rejection of Gina Lopez is a rejection of change

6 ways to get to eternity faster

May 04, 2017 - 7:00 PM

What science has to say about how we age faster

6 ways to get to eternity faster

Scientist group to CA: Confirm Judy, Ka Paeng, and Gina

May 03, 2017 - 9:39 AM

Agham supports the online campaign '#ConfirmGina, #ConfirmKaPaeng, #ConfirmTaguiwalo', urging the Commission on Appointments to give its nod to the appointment of the progressive Cabinet secretaries

Scientist group to CA: Confirm Judy, Ka Paeng, and Gina

A race to kill democracy

May 03, 2017 - 9:09 AM

Leaders in two Southeast Asian countries, the Philippines and Cambodia, have used a startlingly similar playbook to undermine the opposition and subvert democracy

A race to kill democracy

WATCH: UN Secretary General's message for World Press Freedom Day 2017

May 02, 2017 - 12:00 PM

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls on leaders and citizens to counter misinformation, and appeals to end threats to journalists worldwide

WATCH: UN Secretary General's message for World Press Freedom Day 2017

Miners’ victory at the CA will be short-lived

May 02, 2017 - 9:43 AM

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez is set to face the Commission on Appointments on Tuesday. Big Mining will probably have the numbers to end her brief but tumultuous reign.

Miners’ victory at the CA will be short-lived

Explaining the PNP secret detention cell

May 01, 2017 - 7:00 PM

This is my first time, after doing research in this area for the past 22 years, to have heard of such secret medieval-age type of cells

Explaining the PNP secret detention cell

'Fake news' is not journalism

May 01, 2017 - 1:00 PM

UNESCO chief Irina Bokova: 'Where does the responsibility lie for ensuring that fact-based debate is not stifled?'

'Fake news' is not journalism

Duterte’s best gift to labor

May 01, 2017 - 11:16 AM

More than any surprise package the President announces on Labor Day today, it is the real end of contractualization that will make a difference to the working class

Duterte’s best gift to labor

#AnimatED: PNP's skeletons behind a bookshelf

May 01, 2017 - 9:00 AM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa should be wise enough to crack the whip now, lest he finds himself – and the institution he leads – at the mercy of local police bosses

#AnimatED: PNP's skeletons behind a bookshelf

Addressing myths of PPPs

Apr 30, 2017 - 4:00 PM

PPPs offer alternative financing solutions to the country’s massive infrastructure needs. But despite the success of PPPs in the Philippines, certain misconceptions continue to undermine the PPP program’s accomplishments.

Addressing myths of PPPs

[Newspoint] Our own Gang of Four and a Half

Apr 29, 2017 - 4:30 PM

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

[Newspoint] Our own Gang of Four and a Half

How incentives drive Duterte policies on drugs, housing, China

Apr 29, 2017 - 12:36 PM

In the same way that governments can dangle incentives to its citizens, governments can also dangle incentives to other governments

How incentives drive Duterte policies on drugs, housing, China

#FridayFeels: Oodles and oodles of noodles

Apr 28, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Which noodle dish from Southeast Asia is your favorite?

#FridayFeels: Oodles and oodles of noodles

5 scientific reasons why a broken heart is a legit cause for sick leave

Apr 27, 2017 - 7:00 PM

When you experience emotional pain, you actually feel sick. Here are 5 reasons why.

5 scientific reasons why a broken heart is a legit cause for sick leave

Why poverty is not a choice

Apr 27, 2017 - 12:09 PM

There are lessons that unpack for us how unsophisticated blaming the poor is

Why poverty is not a choice

Burying Gina

Apr 25, 2017 - 7:00 PM

How big mining is moving earth (and heaven) to prevent the confirmation of Duterte’s environment crusader

Burying Gina