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.'
Legitimate social media posts made by non-candidates are protected speech and beyond the regulatory reach of the Comelec
In their own ways, these people are pushing back. They know that dissent is necessary to put in check abusive politicians.
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.
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?
Advocate for the kind of legal reform that will allow us to prosecute the big fish
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.
Why the charge against Maria Ressa and former Rappler researcher Reynaldo Santos Jr is unconstitutional
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.
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
In the 2019 elections, the Comelec will test a Voter Registration Verification System in one-third of the clustered precincts, mostly in Mindanao
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.
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
'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'
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.
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'
Its costs are borne mainly by poor and middle-class Filipinos
This should make Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana's call for a review of the Philippines' treaty with the US more relevant and timely
The House resolution restricting public access to its members' Statements of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth might be in conflict with the Constitution
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
The perfect candidate does not exist. It's a fantasy.
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?
Despite seeming successes, the Duterte administration has yet to deliver on the job creation front
It's a clear signal that the Americans will stay here, and in the region, for a long time
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.
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
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
Are Filipinos really comfortable with this? Is this a true sentiment of our people that lawmakers are only faithfully expressing and executing?
Information operations are manipulating Filipinos online, but finally, Facebook is doing something to stop that
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
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.
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.
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?
Learning the techniques of debating will help you become a better person
Ang mas malaking usapin ay hindi ang pamemeke.... Ang mas malaking usapin ay dahil maraming naniniwala sa pineke o retokadong impormasyon
Nowhere in the law does it say that the NYC must be the mouthpiece of the sitting president
Through a combination of fear-mongering, playacting, and politicking, some government officials clearly made the situation worse than it needed to be
May mga bagong pagsubok tayong kinakaharap dahil sa bagong teknolohiya at pagkasira ng kalikasan. Ang bagong estilo ng pamumuno ay higit na kinakailangan.
Harnessing both the physical and virtual space, ISIS continues to present an enduring threat worldwide
We have to understand the transformative force of the 4th Industrial Revolution
Threatening to autopsy persons responsible alive will not solve things. Only a thorough examination of problems would.
[OPINION | Dash of SAS] President Duterte molested his maid. He’s not the only Filipino man to do so
We rage with righteous indignation when migrant workers are abused by their employer abroad, but keep silent when it happens here at home
Most constitutional scholars agree that a constitution is never infallible or immortal. Our very own 1987 Constitution is no exception.
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?
Lessons from Myanmar and the Philippines
No one laughs at the President's jokes, and the Supreme Court becomes supreme again. Why not?
There is a deadline before our planet's dying trend becomes irreversible. The reversal has to begin today. What will you do?