Are we better off after a year? Did we have a Marawi situation last year?
And whoever says that Congress need not convene to deliberate on the matter had better read the Constitution again
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
Amid the crisis in Marawi, we reflect on these words from Islamic poet Jalaluddin Rumi
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
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
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
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.'
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
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
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
'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.'
Eudocia 'Cosiang' Pulido's story tugs at the heartstrings of any Filipino who belongs to a clan of overseas domestic helpers
Maybe this is what we on the other side should all do: We have to remove the selective filters that plug our ears.
Science goes a step further to confirm what having good memories could do for you
'A dictator once mortgaged our future to imperialist powers and bankrupted this nation. We cannot let another dictator do that again.'
Re-examining the alternative venture agreements in commercial farms and plantations of Mindanao
I am a yellowtard because I would rather take clumsy liberal-democrats over a maniacal murderer in Malacañang
By naming soldiers to civilian posts, Philippine presidents think they are able to tame and temper a politicized military
Thousands of lives have been taken summarily, and we are debating whether those killings were justified or not
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 numerous ways we are touched – and how it affects our well-being
'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.'
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.
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?
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.
'I admire Gina Lopez's passion as an environmentalist, but this is also why she is not right for the position of DENR Secretary'
It's agony every morning as people take the MRT, with endless lines that require tons of patience. When will this ordeal be over?
'Her rejection as Department of Environment Natural Resources Secretary shows how destructive industries continue to hold Philippine lawmakers by their necks'
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
Leaders in two Southeast Asian countries, the Philippines and Cambodia, have used a startlingly similar playbook to undermine the opposition and subvert democracy
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls on leaders and citizens to counter misinformation, and appeals to end threats to journalists worldwide
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.
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
UNESCO chief Irina Bokova: 'Where does the responsibility lie for ensuring that fact-based debate is not stifled?'
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
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
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.
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
When you experience emotional pain, you actually feel sick. Here are 5 reasons why.
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