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Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: The importance of philosophy

Aug 15, 2018 - 7:06 PM

Leloy Claudio and JJ Joaquin discuss the importance of philosophy and how it can help you become a better person

[ANALYSIS] Why Duterte’s federalism endangers government’s finances

Aug 15, 2018 - 10:04 AM

Unless we first fix existing regional economic disparities, Bayanihan Federalism will only leave more poor regions behind

[OPINION] In defense of mothers and others

Aug 14, 2018 - 2:55 PM

Don't be fooled. Benevolent sexism lives on in silence and maintains the harm.

[OPINION] NutriAsia skirts the law to oppress workers, hide its greed

Aug 14, 2018 - 10:29 AM

NutriAsia, Inc maintains that the strikers are not their contractual employees but are regular and permanent employees of their contractors. Nothing can be farther from the truth.

[OPINION] The South China Sea precedent: Rising instability amidst revisionist tendencies

Aug 12, 2018 - 11:30 AM

Asia's Post-World War II order is on the verge of a terminal decline. What can the region do in response?

Entering the age of human upgrades

Aug 12, 2018 - 11:00 AM

It turns out that in medicine, one key to new resurrections can be found in jumpstarting faulty, old lives

[OPINION] Con-Com draft constitution sets Comelec in the right direction

Aug 11, 2018 - 4:00 PM

Under current laws, the Commission on Elections is both an administrator and a quasi-court. Its split personality presents a lot of complications.

[OPINION] Bangsamoro sub-state, not federalism

Aug 11, 2018 - 11:00 AM

This political nonsense about 'federalism' should be stopped as an exercise in political witchcraft

[OPINION] Pacquiao’s Christianity and death penalty

Aug 10, 2018 - 8:51 AM

Pacquiao’s defense of the death penalty necessarily makes a distinction between redeemable sinners and hopeless human beings. People of faith must push back.

[OPINION] We are a maritime nation but...

Aug 09, 2018 - 11:07 AM

This fact has yet to sink into our country’s consciousness

[OPINYON] Interbiyu sa ‘ekspeperto’

Aug 08, 2018 - 7:23 PM

Ano’ng opinyon ng ‘ekspeperto’ sa Palasyo tungkol sa Train Law, national ID, at ‘pepederalismo’?

[OPINION] The water you drink and use – and why you should care more

Aug 08, 2018 - 1:00 PM

There are new emergent threats to water in the 21st century

SUSTAINABILITY SUMMIT. Author [2-L] poses onstage during the Sustainability Summit 2018 hosted by Enderun CollegesPhoto by Nico Valdez/PH Lab

[OPINION] Can government deliver us from runaway inflation?

Aug 08, 2018 - 10:04 AM

Half of the recent inflation can be explained by food prices alone. This is crucial since the poor spend a larger share of their incomes on food.

[OPINION] Life without bullies? Why Senate must pass anti-discrimination bill

Aug 06, 2018 - 11:29 AM

I make this appeal for the sake of science, for the sake of morality and for the sake of the nation’s well-being

[OPINION] Diagnosing pathologies in the 1987 Constitution

Aug 05, 2018 - 8:30 PM

Essentially, the Constitution has established a schizophrenic state which is once again a sad reality that clearly yearns for remedial action

[OPINION] ISIS suicide bombing in PH could be a regional game-changer

Aug 05, 2018 - 5:09 PM

The factors surrounding the attack are telltale red flags that ISIS is looking to establish a more substantial base in the Philippines

The art and science of eating with total strangers

Aug 05, 2018 - 11:00 AM

There is probably no wall that food cannot melt and break down

Draft charter downgrades Supreme Court

Aug 04, 2018 - 7:47 PM

Creating mini supreme courts has never been advanced as solutions because it is contrary to the idea of One Supreme Court

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] Arroyo's the feature, Duterte’s just the trailer

Aug 04, 2018 - 3:26 PM

Any residual doubts about Arroyo’s special place in the hierarchy of power in the Duterte regime should be dispelled by her accession to the Speakership

[OPINION] Loose lips sink ships

Aug 03, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Following the Battle of Marawi, the Armed Forces had enjoyed an immense level of support from the public. A year later, things rapidly went downhill because of the Duterte administration's position on the West Philippine Sea.

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: What does history tell us about Gloria Arroyo?

Aug 02, 2018 - 8:58 PM

Walk down memory lane with Leloy Claudio and Barry Gutierrez on the rise and fall – and rise – of GMA

[OPINION] Is it downhill for Duterte?

Aug 02, 2018 - 5:35 PM

Popularity is important for winning elections and for keeping opponents at bay, but to govern, to implement policies and programs, you need organized support

[OPINION] Will Philippines rejoin the International Criminal Court?

Jul 31, 2018 - 4:51 PM

The decision rests with the Supreme Court. So far, the Philippines and Burundi are outliers on International Criminal Court departure.

The power of color on perception

Jul 29, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Who we are and how we behave relies greatly on what we see

[OPINION] Cha-Cha train is stuck at the station

Jul 28, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Gloria Arroyo’s ascension to the speakership adds a new wrinkle to prospects for Cha-Cha in the Senate

[OPINION] How Duterte is wasting our hard-earned taxes

Jul 26, 2018 - 12:00 PM

To address this, President Duterte must rethink his priorities, go after the corrupt, and zero in on the various bottlenecks that make spending difficult

[OPINYON] Sa mga guro ng wika, sa panahon ng fake ‘news’

Jul 26, 2018 - 9:00 AM

'Malansang isda' – hanggang ngayon, kino-quote ng mga guro ito para himukin ang mga bagets na magmahal sa wika tulad ng pagmamahal dito ni Rizal. Ang problema, hindi naman si Rizal ang may sabi nito.

[OPINION | DASH of SAS] To prevent rape, understand consent

Jul 25, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The Angono Police's tips to prevent rape 'was well-intentioned' but admittedly not well-thought out or researched, says Philippine National Police spokesperson Benigno Durana Jr

[OPINION] Why Duterte should heed Filipinos on China

Jul 25, 2018 - 9:10 AM

The Duterte administration's appeasement policy – even defeatist policy – can only cement China's hold on the West Philippine Sea and lead to a waiver of our sovereign rights that we fought so hard to win under the arbitral ruling

[OPINION] Con-Com draft will not create a federal government

Jul 24, 2018 - 12:53 PM

Federal states will still be dependent on fiscal transfers from the national government. Without fiscal autonomy there is no real local autonomy.

[OPINION] Lessons for Manila from Sri Lanka's 'debt-trap' experience

Jul 22, 2018 - 7:24 PM

We consider the case of Sri Lanka as an illustrative example of the process whereby Chinese debt can translate into strategic concessions

[OPINION] Duterte resignation under the new federalism charter a bluff

Jul 22, 2018 - 9:00 AM

President Duterte knows very well that the real writing of the constitution will happen in Congress, where his lieutenants will in no way allow him to bid them goodbye midway in his term

[OPINION] Duterte’s SONA and Cha-Cha: Distraction and destruction that may galvanize the nation

Jul 21, 2018 - 9:30 PM

In the end, as it has always been before, it will be up to the Filipino people – the real and ultimate sovereign – to intervene and chart our common destiny

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: 5 reasons why we should be feminists

Jul 21, 2018 - 6:58 PM

This week, Leloy Claudio talks about the reasons why men and women should embrace feminism

[OPINION] Duterte’s federalism Con-Com missed most important homework

Jul 21, 2018 - 4:30 PM

No wonder the Consultative Committee has finished its draft constitution two weeks ahead of President Duterte’s State of the Nation Address – it passes to someone else the crucial, dirty, and most difficult job of having a transition plan

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] A grand swindle

Jul 21, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The road to federalism thus littered with all-too-familiar malignant obstructions, why take that road at all? Why, indeed, when a far less risky and costly alternative is available, an alternative built into an existing law that already devolves power to the local governments?

[OPINION] To beat inflation, we can’t just fudge the numbers

Jul 19, 2018 - 3:16 PM

We should protect the integrity of official statistics at all costs. In this tempestuous era of disinformation and uncertainty, they are our most steady anchors.

[OPINYON] Kung paano dapat tangkilikin ang SONA

Jul 19, 2018 - 9:55 AM

Usisain ang sarili. Ano ba ang sitwasyon mo habang pinanonood ang State of the Nation Address? Kumakain? Nagugutom? Bumibiyahe? Nagmamadali? Ihing-ihi? Binubulyawan ng boss mo?

[OPINION] Enemies and expletives: Staples in Duterte’s SONA

Jul 17, 2018 - 9:00 AM

The President’s words show him to be a populist leader with narcissistic tendencies

[OPINION] 2019 elections the real battle for the opposition

Jul 16, 2018 - 3:39 PM

It is in the voting precincts, not on Twitter or Facebook, where voters shake things up. Will the 2019 elections be game changing or make us slide faster to the kangkungan?

[OPINION] On Duterte's sexual abuse and the washing of the feet

Jul 15, 2018 - 6:22 PM

Washing his feet will symbolically send a powerful image of subservience rather than prophetic witness, and will be used to coopt your credibility and cause confusion and division within the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches

Why 'gifted' is overrated

Jul 15, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Science bears out that success does not lie in passion or interest, but in how you view passion

[OPINION] China's grand larceny

Jul 15, 2018 - 8:25 AM

What should we now do as a willing victim and an abettor that has fully embraced our big northern neighbor who is clearly acting as a bully, a grand larcenist, and an international outlaw?

[OPINION] The bad economics of Duterte’s draft constitution

Jul 14, 2018 - 2:07 PM

It appears that not much thought was given to the provinces' readiness for federalism, nor to federalism’s ultimate impact on regional growth and development

[OPINION] Enforce arbitral award for present, future generations

Jul 12, 2018 - 8:57 AM

Since the Duterte administration has chosen to set aside the enforcement of the Award, the task of keeping alive the Award within our country has fallen on people like you and me

[OPINION | DASH of SAS] Raising a gender-fluid child

Jul 11, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Gender-fluid persons can go through the entire spectrum of gender identity and present themselves as masculine, feminine, neither, or both

[OPINION] Inquirer should investigate the rape of Pepsi Paloma

Jul 10, 2018 - 5:00 PM

After deleting articles about her rape, the Inquirer should investigate the tragic story of Pepsi Paloma

The push for indigenous people's provisions in BBL

Jul 10, 2018 - 2:06 PM

If the BBL is a template for federalism, the more we need to articulate indigenous people's rights in it because IPs are not only found in the Bangsamoro core area but scattered throughout the country

[OPINION] Why inflation is actually at a 9-year high

Jul 10, 2018 - 9:23 AM

The BSP expects inflation to settle in at 4.6% this year, above its 4% upper target. This means we can expect inflation to further increase till the third quarter of 2018 before it subsides.

[OPINION] Blogger broke a cardinal rule of journalism by revealing source to FBI

Jul 09, 2018 - 1:44 PM

Here's why respected blogger Marcy Wheeler did it

Special counsel Robert Mueller (2nd L) leaves after a closed meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee June 21, 2017 at the Capitol in Washington, DC. The committee meets with Mueller to discuss the firing of former FBI Director James Comey. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP