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[OPINYON] Ordinaryong mamamayan, di politiko, dapat bumuo ng Konstitusyon

Feb 23, 2018 - 7:11 PM

Ang pagbabago ng Saligang Batas ay isang prosesong rebolusyonaryo na dapat mawala sa kamay ng elite at mga propesyonal na politiko, at dapat mapunta sa kamay ng mamamayan

[OPINION] Markets vs Duterte: Where do we draw the line?

Feb 21, 2018 - 9:55 AM

A lot of Duterte’s market interventions so far seem to stem not from a well-informed or genuine desire to correct so-called 'market failures,' but from an urge to brandish the awesome powers of the state whichever way possible

[OPINION] Constitution-making as a revolutionary process

Feb 20, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The process of amending the Constitution or creating a new one will have to be a revolutionary process, one that takes it away from the hands of the elites and professional politicians, and places it in the hands of the people

[OPINION] Major concerns in establishing a federal system

Feb 20, 2018 - 8:35 AM

Filipinos themselves must be reoriented, having been used to an over-centralized governance structure for so long

FULL TEXT AND VIDEO: Our fundamental freedoms

Feb 19, 2018 - 6:27 PM

'In this era of disinformation, how can you fight for your freedom and democracy?'

Democracy Forum at the Ateneo Law School in Makati on February 12, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[OPINION] Defending Hong Kong and our liberal values is the only option

Feb 19, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Martin Lee: 'Hong Kong people are not challenging Beijing – we are merely asking that China uphold her pledges'

RALLY. Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong (C) leads a protest in Hong Kong on December 3, 2017. Pro-democracy activists and groups lead an 'anti-authoritarianism' march to protest the Hong Kong government and Beijing's tightening screws over the semi-autonomous city. Photo by Isaac Lawrence/AFP

[OPINION] Shoot rebels in the vagina? Duterte is ‘a damaged man’

Feb 17, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Leila de Lima: ‘[Duterte’s order] is a threat against soldiers…because this is a man that would take the honor, dignity, integrity, patriotism, and professionalism of a Filipino soldier, and manipulate it to satisfy his own brutality and bloodlust.’

[OPINION | Newspoint] No cheap President

Feb 17, 2018 - 1:08 PM

Call him killer, dictator, womanizer, misogynist, whatever, but don't you call him thief

[OPINYON] Katotohanan ba ang habol ng ‘Doctors for Truth’ sa Dengvaxia scandal?

Feb 16, 2018 - 9:38 PM

Sa isyu ng Dengvaxia, nawalan ng tiwala ang mga magulang sa mga eksperto dahil inilagay ng mga eksperto sa panganib ang kanilang mga anak sa halip na pangalagaan at pahabain ang buhay ng mga ito

[Dash of SAS] Mr. President, keep your foul mouth away from our vaginas

Feb 14, 2018 - 4:56 PM

Rodrigo Duterte is so scared of strong women that he doesn’t know what to do with them, except degrade, insult, and strip them of their character by reducing them to nothing more than body parts

[OPINION] The last prejudice

Feb 14, 2018 - 9:00 AM

We must stop considering couplehood as the pinnacle of love and devotion. It’s 2018. It’s time to democratize relationships.

[OPINION] On Martial Law extension 2.0: Waiting for the other shoe to drop

Feb 13, 2018 - 7:29 PM

'Dapat mas marunong at handang manindigan ang Korte Suprema kapag pasaway ang nasa Malacañang at Kongreso,' says Senator Leila de Lima

Hinggil sa clinical trials ng Dengvaxia

Feb 12, 2018 - 10:56 AM

Ipagpatuloy ang pagbabakuna sa mga bata at sa sarili sa ilalim ng programa ng DOH sa bakuna

[OPINION] Circling the wagons: The 'Doctors for Truth' and the Dengvaxia scandal

Feb 11, 2018 - 8:45 PM

The distrust of experts stems from the fact that in the case of Dengvaxia, the experts have so spectacularly failed the people on a matter of public trust

Chief disinformation architects in the PH: Not exactly who you think

Feb 11, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Understanding that fake news is the professional product of advertising and PR strategists means we need to challenge the broader system that has not only normalized political deception but made it financially rewarding.

[OPINION] Hold the line for whom?

Feb 11, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Crossing the line is an experiment. It shows us what happens when the nation's sacred cows are shamed, and what happens when the Duterte regime raises sacred cows of their own.

[OPINION | Newspoint] Duterte vs Morales: Power vs justice

Feb 10, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The core issue is hidden, possibly ill-gotten, wealth. It began hounding Duterte during the electoral campaign. During his presidency it has been overshadowed by other, graver, issues he can’t seem to stop provoking.

[OPINION] We are not a polarized nation

Feb 09, 2018 - 4:45 PM

Who stands to gain when we are forced to pick between DDS or Dilawan?

[OPINION] Are PCC, NTC fit to handle 3rd telco player?

Feb 08, 2018 - 10:00 AM

The PCC will have to address the competition issues confronting the 3rd telco player, while the NTC will have to ensure that the new entrant will meet the required regulatory and corporate issues before it could penetrate the market and go full blast in its operations

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: Constitution 101 with Florin Hilbay

Feb 07, 2018 - 11:15 PM

What are the strengths and weaknesses of the 1987 Constitution and what historic event shaped it?

[OPINION] Triple whammy: Why are prices rising so fast?

Feb 07, 2018 - 6:05 PM

We haven’t yet seen the full effects of TRAIN’s new taxes. Instead, what we saw in January was likely a combination of profiteering, higher world oil prices, and the peso’s depreciation

[OPINION] Letting China into Benham Rise: History lessons for Duterte and Cayetano

Feb 06, 2018 - 9:00 AM

With 20 years of experience dealing with China behind us, the Philippines should not let its guard down

[OPINION] Not as good as it seems

Feb 04, 2018 - 6:00 PM

The usual danger is oversimplification in communicating the key findings of an international assessment, such as in the case of the 2017 Open Budget Survey

[OPINION] Train to nowhere?

Feb 04, 2018 - 10:00 AM

There is no way Speaker Alvarez can get a new constitution approved in a plebiscite at the time of the May 14 barangay elections

[OPINION] Fake news from an international perspective

Feb 03, 2018 - 7:02 PM

Lessons can be learned from the international community in order to properly address the issue of fake news in the Philippines

[OPINION | Newspoint] The conscience of our time

Feb 03, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Leila de Lima’s story bears constant retelling. Her trials are our trials, her tragedy is our tragedy.

[OPINYON] Oras ng kadiliman

Feb 03, 2018 - 7:20 AM

WALDEN BELLO: Dapat tutulan ang opensiba ng gobyernong Duterte na gawing permanenteng kalagayan ang pagpapahigpit ng sistemang pampulitika

[OPINION] What Bongbong Marcos should understand about ballot images

Feb 01, 2018 - 9:00 AM

The 'shocking' evidence of cheating presented by the losing vice presidential candidate are actually new features on the ballot introduced in 2016

[OPINION] Civil servants

Jan 29, 2018 - 10:23 AM

Current leaders come and go. But a core of career civil servants keeps the government going. They help the government survive every round of carpet-baggers and charlatans our broken political system throws into leadership.

[OPINION] The darkest hour

Jan 28, 2018 - 5:21 PM

Bello: 'The SEC move against Rappler is part of the multi-sided offensive to lock up the Philippine political system for good, and this is why it must be resisted'

[OPINION | Newspoint] A souring plot

Jan 27, 2018 - 6:04 PM

Duterte is in a great hurry. He wants to put federalism on track, hoping to construct around it some reason, some excuse, some pretext to stop the May 2019 midterm elections.

[OPINION] Economic conditions don’t favor 3rd telco player

Jan 26, 2018 - 4:07 PM

It would take a grind of 3-4 years to settle the corporate and regulatory issues before the third player could operate in the local market, which is being dominated by the duopoly of the PLDT Group and Globe Telecom

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: Why political participation matters

Jan 25, 2018 - 7:52 PM

Today's episode talks about why dissent is crucial to democracy

Injustice in Court of Appeals: Failing Mary Jane Veloso

Jan 25, 2018 - 9:23 AM

Philippine legal procedure is horribly ill-equipped for 21st century transnational issues like human trafficking and modern slavery, the drug trade, terrorism, regional environmental degradation, money laundering, and the legal needs of the Filipino diaspora, all of which cross state borders

[OPINION] Filipinos exploring Benham Rise region for years

Jan 24, 2018 - 6:13 PM

This government’s claim that the Philippines cannot explore Benham Rise without China is a total sham meant to disempower and demean Filipinos and their capacity and capability as a people

[OPINION] Why federalism won’t necessarily boost regional development

Jan 24, 2018 - 9:01 AM

(UPDATED) All in all, the proposals for federalism should not be blind to the political and economic realities on the ground. Otherwise, federalism will only be fraught with many unintended consequences.

[OPINION] The new normal

Jan 23, 2018 - 5:07 PM

Silence is the desire of a dictatorial state that pretends to be democratic. It hides behind the tyranny of opinion, the popularity of a charismatic figure, and the spirit of unyielding legalism.

[OPINYON] Bangungot-pangkalusugan: Ang kuwento ng sabwatang Garin-Sanofi

Jan 22, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Sa Dengvaxia deal ng administrasyong Aquino at pharmaceutical giant na Sanofi, nagtagpo ang politika ng gobyernong barkadahan at ang kasakiman ng isang korporasyon

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Of sexual predators and sexual klutzes

Jan 21, 2018 - 6:00 PM

'Men like Harvey Weinstein need prison but men like the sexual bully who only thinks of his own gratification, the sexual klutz and all those in between need re-education.'

[OPINION | Newspoint] The elephant in the room

Jan 20, 2018 - 3:33 PM

Indeed, how can Duterte's hand be overlooked in the Rappler affair — it's the elephant in the room!

[OPINION] The courage that Rappler inspires

Jan 19, 2018 - 3:31 PM

At this juncture in our history, we are called once again to exercise our moral courage as a people: to show brave behavior in the face of risks and threats, despite all the costs. It means the ability to do the right thing in the right way in the face of one’s fears.

[OPINION] Sidewalks and dengvaxia

Jan 15, 2018 - 10:00 AM

In the use of any technology, whether that be sidewalks or an anti-dengue vaccine, it is crucial to do a cost-benefit analysis

[OPINION | Newspoint] Constitutional tyranny

Jan 13, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Democracy is hijacked and perverted to allow tyranny by the majority. Duterte and Congress are in it together for one conspiratorial cause.

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: 5 ways to shield yourself from fake news

Jan 11, 2018 - 6:38 PM

How to deal with fake news and disinformation? Here are some suggestions

[OPINION] Without enough transfers, tax reform law will hurt the poor

Jan 10, 2018 - 5:29 PM

'All in all, the first package of TRAIN was an opportunity to correct many problems that have long ailed our tax system. While a step in the right direction, many of TRAIN’s well-meaning provisions got watered down by politicians.'

[OPINION] Rush to disaster: The untold story behind the Sanofi-Garin deal

Jan 10, 2018 - 8:37 AM

It would be important to probe the issue of corporate payoffs owing to the very questionable circumstances involved

[OPINION] The contradictions of the Black Nazarene

Jan 08, 2018 - 8:00 AM

At its core, the devotion to the Black Nazarene is a desire for better things. And so is it still surprising that its most fervent followers are the urban poor?

Trump on pissing on Pyongyang, evolution and Genesis, and getting advice from Duterte

Jan 07, 2018 - 12:31 PM

[Satire] When you attend a Donald Trump news conference....

[OPINION] Train law: What does it change?

Jan 04, 2018 - 6:23 PM

As a tax lawyer, I noticed that there are a lot of news reports on the changes. But actually, there are much more significant changes under the Train law which are not being reported.

[OPINION] Third telco: More fiction than real

Jan 04, 2018 - 11:00 AM

It would take 3-4 years before the 3rd telco player could operate, go into the market, and compete. The Duterte administration would be lucky to have it toward the end of its term.