How much of our encounters with others define who we are and who we become?
To stop the recruitment of children, the Philippine government must recognize the need to institutionalize counter-radicalization programs
'Fake news, attempts to revise history, and malicious propaganda being propagated by self-serving individuals must be dealt with, with the full force of what we know and what we believe in. Now more than ever, we need to win the war against untruth, and the battle against memory.'
The President can no longer take the backseat. The executive and legislative are in a deadlock over tax reform, Dutertenomics' financing hanging in the balance.
A lot of things depend on the clarity of the Supreme Court decision in saying not only what martial law is not, but also what it includes
Examine the personalities of most social media celebrities. Many have had a history of self-promotion, hucksterism, and even exhibitionism.
Yielding power when his 6-year term ends is a vanishing option for Duterte, not least because he would face prosecution for extra-judicial execution of thousands
Nagiging depensa ng mga biktima ang pagbubulag-bulagan. Nagiging kanlungan nila ang katahimikan
(UPDATED) Sa kasalukuyan po, alam nating lahat na patuloy pa rin ang gyera sa Marawi, sa ating mahal na Mindanao. The lives of our fellow Filipinos – both Muslims and Christians – have been put at risk due to the aggression of certain groups
Duterte should be made to understand somehow that, if people wonder whether he is sick, or worse, it’s not personal; it’s constitutional
The delegates wear black veils over their faces during the swimsuit preliminaries
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.
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
On this Pride month, we celebrate steadfast friendships and relationships
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
It's time for human rights groups to encourage the government of South Korea to examine its repressive laws
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.
No post-authoritarian president has publicly mused about the declaration of martial law as much as Rodrigo Duterte
Is the protection of human rights a foreign-imposed concept?
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.
It is unrealistic for public officials to expect Filipinos to expand their diet when they have nothing else – except government-supplied rice – to begin with
'Becoming Maranao for me was more than having Maranao parents and being raised in a Maranao family'
As the world celebrates Father’s day, it may sound cliche, but let me tell you that you’re the best father on earth
Save the democratic institutions? If there’s anyone who needs saving – and needs saving now – it’s us.
Duterte has nationalized this local 'way of doing politics,' with its associated coercive features, vulgar argot, and a more personalized patronage system
Tinarget ng grupo ng mga tiwaling pulis ang girlfriend ng isang nakakulong na pusher at car thief – kinidnap, hiningan ng ransom, tinaniman ng droga
Without us realizing it, this atmosphere that limits critical thinking takes away from us our greatest facility as a people: our intellect
It's the rainy season again – perfect for curling up on the couch with a hot cup of tea, or maybe sharing an umbrella with him or her
What inhabits dancers in a deep, permanent way that is not present in non-dancers?
ISIS encourages terrorism in families experiencing frustrations, marginalization, and deprivation
Mindanao is a national issue and requires national discussion. For President Duterte to use 'I am from Mindanao' is hijacking Mindanao’s narrative
Abdillah was a young boy, a Maranao, a Moro, and a pious Muslim in that order. He was buried on the same day his life was taken away from him.
Duterte may yet preside over the collapse of the democratic republic and, along with it, the dismemberment of the Philippine nation-state
In a world where Filipinos are everywhere, where our diaspora has no boundaries, it is time to take a liberal approach to Filipino citizenship
I have relished taking stances, being wrong, revising my positions. Yet our society can make it difficult for people to evolve politically and ethically.
As we celebrate Independence Day, we ask to be free – free from the justice secretary’s spin, lies, and conspiracies
Under the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022, PH's agriculture and mining industry cater to foreign economies while its people look for jobs abroad, according to IBON Foundation
The Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022 has a simplistic and outdated explanation of the problem with the economy, according to IBON Foundation
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
What the fundamentalist seeks is something we must all heed, because it is something common to our quest: stability
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
It's NBA fever, but for hoops fans, basketball moves aren't just limited to the basketball court
What is it about our deep inner wiring that makes us capable of destroying others?
Business will eventually prevail over fundamentalist garbage, and push it out of these trading zones
(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
The life that was once carefully planned in preparation for a promising future has now taken a sudden turn, and now one must make room for adjustments
'For the Philippines, we have an opportunity today to reduce our reliance on foreign coal, and to ride the investment boom in clean energy'
Even among Mindanawons, there is a difference of opinion as to whether martial law is the appropriate response