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[OPINION] Defiant De Lima enters third year in jail

Feb 19, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Detained Senator De Lima is confident that 'the time will come' when people 'will be forced to acknowledge the truth.' Hopefully 'it would not be too late for all of us.'

[OPINION] What are the limits of Comelec's social media monitoring?

Feb 19, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Legitimate social media posts made by non-candidates are protected speech and beyond the regulatory reach of the Comelec

[OPINION] There's no chilling effect. Here’s why.

Feb 18, 2019 - 5:33 PM

In their own ways, these people are pushing back. They know that dissent is necessary to put in check abusive politicians.

[OPINION] Term limits: Should we abolish them?

Feb 17, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Tinkering with the formal rules isn’t nearly enough to see lasting political reforms. We need to revamp as well the informal norms that pervade our political culture.

Genes and your Valentine prospects

Feb 17, 2019 - 11:00 AM

We wonder about many things when we are attracted to someone, and probably the list expands when we consider marriage. But are genes part of those considerations?

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: Legal reforms in the age of Duterte

Feb 16, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Advocate for the kind of legal reform that will allow us to prosecute the big fish

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] The ambush of Maria Ressa

Feb 16, 2019 - 2:43 PM

Show her up to be vulnerable, subdue her, and a chill probably goes around enough to help ease the way for the authoritarian rule he has been itching to impose. Well, knowing Maria Ressa, she’s not one easily subdued.

[ANALYSIS | Deep Dive] Maria Ressa case and the big chill

Feb 15, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Why the charge against Maria Ressa and former Rappler researcher Reynaldo Santos Jr is unconstitutional

[OPINYON] Perspirational speaker: Pangkaraniwan ang lahat, maliban sa pagmamahal

Feb 14, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Matagal ko nang inamin sa sarili na hindi ko kayang baguhin ang mundo nang wholesale.... Narito ako para sabihing kapag napagod na tayo sa paghabol sa walang hanggang pangarap, mas masarap palang maging pangkaraniwan.

[ANALYSIS] Manila and Tokyo need tighter security ties

Feb 13, 2019 - 9:48 AM

Japan is one of the countries invited to observe the PH-US war games, but it sent actual boots on the ground last year to take part in training exercises

[OPINION] How to make the automated elections less vulnerable to cheats

Feb 12, 2019 - 9:00 AM

In the 2019 elections, the Comelec will test a Voter Registration Verification System in one-third of the clustered precincts, mostly in Mindanao

[OPINYON] ‘Taho, taho kayo d’yan!’

Feb 11, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Tungkol ito sa kung gaano kalakas ang loob ng dayuhan na manaboy ng taho sa isang pulis. Dahil marahil alam niyang sa bansang ito, walang papalag sa kaniya. Temerity. At siguradong hindi pa ito ang huli.

[OPINION] What the Bangsamoro Museum needs to do

Feb 10, 2019 - 5:03 PM

The museum should honor the humblest of the Muslims of the Philippines – not just their leaders, nor only the principals of the protracted peace process

Photo by Johanie Mae Kusain/Rappler

Leveling expectations between the sexes on Valentine's Day

Feb 10, 2019 - 11:00 AM

'Romance' in female brains generally takes on the form of language, while in male brains, it largely, so to speak, rises and falls as an 'act'

[OPINION] Judicial independence: Democratic counterweight to populist sentiment

Feb 09, 2019 - 12:59 PM

As the unelected branch of government, the judiciary’s sole standard of action is the rule of law rather than the public pulse. This is an essential democratic counterweight to the popularly elected officers of government.

[OPINION] Why we need to support free media in era of fake news

Feb 08, 2019 - 7:14 PM

As Winston Churchill said, 'A free press is the unsleeping guardian of every other right that free men prize; it is the most dangerous foe of tyranny'

[ANALYSIS] Why the free tuition law is not pro-poor enough

Feb 08, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Its costs are borne mainly by poor and middle-class Filipinos

[ANALYSIS] US finally pays attention to East Asia and the Pacific

Feb 07, 2019 - 4:36 PM

This should make Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana's call for a review of the Philippines' treaty with the US more relevant and timely

[ANALYSIS | Deep Dive] Inaccessible SALNs

Feb 07, 2019 - 8:14 AM

The House resolution restricting public access to its members' Statements of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth might be in conflict with the Constitution

My FB: Forgetbook

Feb 03, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Instead of Facebook, I want a Forgetbook – a network of personal accounts with pixels gracefully and artfully degrading at random rates like real life, reminding us that not all matter, matters to all of us, all the time

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: Choosing among imperfect candidates

Feb 02, 2019 - 2:21 PM

The perfect candidate does not exist. It's a fantasy.

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] Portrait of the Filipino child as a criminal

Feb 02, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Here lies the basic senselessness, ludicrousness, indeed immorality in Gordon’s proposition: How could a nation get built at the cost of the very future, if not the very lives, of its own children?

[ANALYSIS] Jobs, jobs, jobs: Where, where, where?

Jan 31, 2019 - 1:14 PM

Despite seeming successes, the Duterte administration has yet to deliver on the job creation front

[ANALYSIS] Despite Duterte rhetoric, US military gains forward base in PH

Jan 31, 2019 - 9:33 AM

It's a clear signal that the Americans will stay here, and in the region, for a long time

[OPINYON] Ka-social media

Jan 30, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Hindi ko tiyak kung ano ang sasabihin ko sa nawalan ng mahal sa buhay nang bombahin ang katedral sa Jolo, Sulu. Hindi na lamang ito status, platform ng kawalan.

[OPINION] A class war masquerading as a war on crime

Jan 29, 2019 - 7:52 AM

The lowering of the age of criminal liability is a draconian effort to control and repress the poor – backed by our society’s upper and middle classes

'Nature-deficit disorder'

Jan 27, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Nature experience is essential in the inner life of any child

[OPINION] Rice tariffication good for the country, Filipino farmers

Jan 24, 2019 - 6:00 PM

The proposed law removes the National Food Authority's rice import monopoly, and will kick off the process of substantially reducing the inefficiencies and collusion in the rice market system

[ANALYSIS] Why jailing kids is not just cruel, it’s stupid too

Jan 24, 2019 - 11:01 AM

Are Filipinos really comfortable with this? Is this a true sentiment of our people that lawmakers are only faithfully expressing and executing?

[ANALYSIS] Facebook let my government target me. Here's why I still work with them.

Jan 21, 2019 - 12:50 AM

Information operations are manipulating Filipinos online, but finally, Facebook is doing something to stop that

The science of small talk

Jan 20, 2019 - 11:00 AM

This constant roar of the river of chat within us that rises to the surface and comes out as 'small talk' seems to be one of the most striking traits that define us as humans

[OPINION] Yes or No: BOL plebiscite

Jan 19, 2019 - 5:00 PM

The support of the BOL now should not end with the final vote count of the mid-term elections. The success of the Bangsamoro is our success as a nation.

Photo by Red Santos/Office of Senator Miguel Zubiri

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] Where numbers lie

Jan 19, 2019 - 1:42 PM

That vote constitutes a referendum for him. In fact, on it depend the immediate chances of him being able to fully, ultimately impose his malign will on us.

[OPINION] In defense of Manila Bay

Jan 18, 2019 - 12:15 PM

Manila Bay now has 330 million units of fecal bacteria – a far cry from its one million units 20 years ago. What needs to be done?

File photos from Shutterstock

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: 5 reasons why you should join a debating team

Jan 17, 2019 - 6:13 PM

Learning the techniques of debating will help you become a better person

[OPINYON] Ang silbi ng social media troll

Jan 17, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Ang mas malaking usapin ay hindi ang pamemeke.... Ang mas malaking usapin ay dahil maraming naniniwala sa pineke o retokadong impormasyon

[OPINION] Weaponizing the National Youth Commission

Jan 17, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Nowhere in the law does it say that the NYC must be the mouthpiece of the sitting president

[ANALYSIS] Dengvaxia scare: How viral rumors caused outbreaks

Jan 16, 2019 - 11:35 AM

Through a combination of fear-mongering, playacting, and politicking, some government officials clearly made the situation worse than it needed to be

[OPINION] What's the right thing to do? #DeleteFacebook

Jan 15, 2019 - 11:30 AM

Facebook will not change unless we change

[OPINYON] Dekalogo ng pamamahala para sa henerasyong milenyal

Jan 14, 2019 - 8:30 PM

May mga bagong pagsubok tayong kinakaharap dahil sa bagong teknolohiya at pagkasira ng kalikasan. Ang bagong estilo ng pamumuno ay higit na kinakailangan.

[ANALYSIS] Global threat forecast 2019

Jan 13, 2019 - 8:02 PM

Harnessing both the physical and virtual space, ISIS continues to present an enduring threat worldwide

Globalization 4.0: The Davos 2019 Manifesto

Jan 13, 2019 - 4:24 PM

We have to understand the transformative force of the 4th Industrial Revolution

[OPINION | Data Matters] Learning from DFA's passport data fiasco

Jan 13, 2019 - 2:11 PM

Threatening to autopsy persons responsible alive will not solve things. Only a thorough examination of problems would.

Sense, sensibility, and vocabulary

Jan 13, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Our vocabulary is shaped by what we sense

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] President Duterte molested his maid. He’s not the only Filipino man to do so

Jan 12, 2019 - 3:00 PM

We rage with righteous indignation when migrant workers are abused by their employer abroad, but keep silent when it happens here at home

[OPINION] Constitutional reform in the Philippines is necessary

Jan 12, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Most constitutional scholars agree that a constitution is never infallible or immortal. Our very own 1987 Constitution is no exception.

[ANALYSIS] The economic fallacies surrounding martial law’s extension

Jan 10, 2019 - 2:05 PM

The greatest danger in the repeated and poorly justified extension of martial law is that it’s a slippery slope to a similar declaration nationwide. Will Congress continue to throw all economic sense out the window?

How Facebook is reconfiguring freedom of speech in situations of mass atrocity

Jan 09, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Lessons from Myanmar and the Philippines

[ANALYSIS | Deep Dive] Game changers

Jan 09, 2019 - 9:00 AM

No one laughs at the President's jokes, and the Supreme Court becomes supreme again. Why not?

Joni Mitchell and the Dying Planet Report

Jan 06, 2019 - 11:00 AM

There is a deadline before our planet's dying trend becomes irreversible. The reversal has to begin today. What will you do?