Archbishop Oscar Romero was the shepherd who had the smell of the sheep
The government's intensified campaign against communist rebels makes indigenous peoples vulnerable to violence; the specter of death underpins their lives like an active fault line
If the lengthy pretrial process in the Philippines cannot be addressed, rule of law cannot be established
Vice President Leni Robredo says in a speech in Washington DC: 'Now, more than ever, we need leaders who will step down from their pedestal and walk with the last, the least, and the lost'
In her book, Marilen Dañguilan doubts if the story of the RH Law will ever end, what with the strong lobby of religious groups as well as the legal bedrock on which they can always anchor their counterarguments
Poor GMA, she can't bring enough gifts to be Santa. She will always be Scrooge.
How would you want your work and living spaces to reflect what you love about life?
Mabubusog na naman tayo sa pangako habang paparami nang paparami ang nahihirapang tugunan ang totoong pagkagutom
Arroyo and Duterte are bound in a conspiracy so brazen a special thickness is required for anyone to honestly miss it
It's just a matter of time before Senator De Lima starts getting considered for the ultimate global award of all
If becoming an upper-middle income country was hard enough – it took us more than 3 decades to do that – becoming a high-income country (like Singapore or South Korea today) will be harder still
Does the military have a reverse IQ test for those who they recruit into military intelligence?
The prohibitions are not absolute.... The consistent trend of the Supreme Court is to uphold free speech and expression over any form of election regulation.
The long and short of it is that military poking about in campus was always never efficacious
We can diversify a lot more when it comes to what we should eat
One can only hope the judiciary, through Judge Andres Soriano and eventually through the Supreme Court, draw the line here and save the country from a future without the possibility of peace and national reconciliation
Instead, make it work by ensuring that leaders deliver and citizens participate
Maybe this is as good a time as any to rethink our country’s long-term relationship with oil
The extremist movements in Asia, while benefiting the elites, enjoy the support of the middle classes
Leloy Claudio talks about the pros and cons of democracy and dictatorship
While there are many who have expressed their desire for Duterte to resign or be ousted, there is no conspiracy to forcibly remove him from power
Philippine agricultural performance from 1995 to the present has been dismal, if not catastrophic
We humans invented the disciplines so we can highlight various aspects of reality for a deeper understanding. It's time to unlearn the borders we made so we can see where the disciplines connect and where they diverge.
For the AFP to sweep under the rug all of that discomfort over Martial Law would definitely cause a repetition of abuses, suffering, and deaths to civilians and soldiers alike
Judge Alameda’s ruling is incongruous and legally absurd. If we are to follow his logic, then any other public document will have to be subject to an inquiry as to the existence of a prior application form.
What are the rest of us only too quick to profess righteous resistance actually lending to this moral fight?
The challenge to economic managers is akin to fixing an overheating car: pull over, open the hood, and let things simmer down
Madaling ireklamo ang account mo dahil sa isang trumped-up community standards violation. Sa dami ng magrereklamo, masususpinde ang account o tuluyang ipasasara.
Here's why candidates should pay attention to every detail in the certificate of candidacy
Slogans like 'Never Again' and 'Never Forget' displayed or shouted at rallies in Manila and elsewhere in the Philippines also have a lot of meaning to Czechs who care to remember what went on before the Velvet Revolution – our own version of EDSA
Governments should go beyond the question of access and keep in mind that quality health care has nothing to do with anyone's capacity to pay
The last thing the country needs right now is a return of the Marcoses to Malacañang. One way we can prevent that is by tirelessly debunking the Marcosian economic myths.
Most likely, it will be the only arena where genuine political competition can happen
What is the relationship between justice and forgiveness? Justice arrests abuse. Forgiveness tempers vengefulness.
The late Raul Alfonsin's revocation of amnesty in Argentina was made within the context of the 'dirty war' that resulted in human rights atrocities
There are priests who support these killings or turn a blind eye. They think it is acceptable for the common good.
We are wired to fear far more than we are to be reasonable. But are we all created to be equally fearful?
Rodrigo Duterte is clearly losing it; Antonio Trillanes, on the other hand, is in the ascendant
Leloy Claudio talks about the good and bad of inflation
You don’t really need to crunch the numbers to know there’s a problem with inflation. Just go to the nearest palengke or grocery to see prices have skyrocketed.
The Philippines needs to think carefully how it intends to pursue its developing security relationship with Russia
May parang kung anong manipulasyon para makalimutan natin ang napipinto nating pagkagutom
We have been calling for the new department for 5 years now, even before the 2013 Yolanda disaster. It would be fitting that we finally get this done on the fifth anniversary of that terrible event.
To drag your armed forces into this political game is to spook it. And the consequences of that will come in painful increments.
Right now, our efforts have been marred by bureaucratic squabbling and largely isolated activities
Relishing in their recent success against Sereno, Duterte and Calida with the active support of Justice Secretary Guevarra, are emboldened to do more by replicating their dirty trick against Senator Trillanes
'Rock Solid' has placed Malacañang in the uncomfortable position of having to explain why it treats a historic win for the country like a mad wife
Inflation expectations matter because they change how people behave. It’s in government’s interest to manage these expectations from time to time.