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Understanding 'evil'

May 20, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Psychopaths blatantly disregard other people's welfare and are single-minded as to what they want for just themselves. Why do they do this?

[OPINION] Should we keep our mouths shut? Supreme Court should clarify sub judice

May 19, 2018 - 4:00 PM

The Supreme Court issues a show cause order against ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno for discussing the merits of the case before the media

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] A moral snowball

May 19, 2018 - 11:00 AM

At any rate, if Duterte and his gang think they're done with Sereno, they’re mistaken

[OPINION] What does Sereno’s ouster mean for the economy?

May 18, 2018 - 7:48 AM

Is there any economic fallout from the ouster of Chief Justice Sereno last week?

[OPINION] A chance at deepening Filipino constitutionalism

May 14, 2018 - 6:00 PM

The palpable disconnect between majority of Filipinos and the national charter is a huge problem and must be addressed directly and comprehensively

[OPINION] Republic v. Sereno as a teachable moment

May 14, 2018 - 12:00 PM

'The decision and its fallout will prove to be a series of teachable moments, for members of the profession, for law students, and for the public'

Pera’t kapangyarihan: 5 bagay na ipinagkakatiwala natin sa mga halal sa barangay

May 14, 2018 - 6:00 AM

Bago natin ihalal ang tambay na kapitbahay o ang bagitong ambisyoso sa Mayo 14, alamin muna kung gaano kalaking kapangyarihan at pondo ang ipagkakatiwala natin sa kanila

PAGHAHANDA. Nililinis ng mga tauhan ng treasurer’s office ng Quezon City Hall ang lumang ballot boxes na gagamitin sa barangay at Sangguniang Kabataan elections sa Lunes, Mayo 14, 2018, Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

[OPINION] Sereno ouster: Implications on accountability

May 13, 2018 - 10:00 AM

The recent perversion of accountability pushes the momentum of the monopolization of executive power, which undermines checks and balances, potentially paving the way for a dictatorship

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: Basic economic concepts that matter

May 12, 2018 - 2:12 PM

Economics without the nosebleed. Breeze through the concepts of debt, GNP, GNI, inflation, CPI, and depreciation in part 1 of this economics explainer series.

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] A tale of two stinks

May 12, 2018 - 1:00 PM

As it happens, Topacio is our link between two stinks – the one surrounding the Tulfos now and the one exploded in 2005 by Gloria Arroyo, former president and now Deputy Speaker and seemingly an eternal Topacio client

[OPINION] The problem with PNP’s drug test ‘dare’ for barangay candidates

May 12, 2018 - 9:00 AM

By putting undue pressure on candidates to do something that might affect their candidacy, Director General Oscar Albayalde is intervening in the elections.

Funds and power: 5 things we entrust the barangay officials we elect

May 10, 2018 - 3:02 PM

Before we elect the neighborhood 'tambay' or the ambitious political startup on May 14, know how much funds and powers we're entrusting them with

PREPARATIONS. Personnel of the treasurer’s office of Quezon City Hall clean old ballot boxes that will be used for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections on Monday, May 14, 2018, Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

[OPINION] The options of Chief Justice Sereno

May 09, 2018 - 1:08 PM

The Chief Justice can issue a statement rejecting her removal. But instead of asserting that she is still Chief Justice, she can say in her statement that she will once again take a leave of absence and return to the Court at the right time.

[OPINYON] Kapit, kapitan, kapit

May 08, 2018 - 8:33 PM

Maraming gustong tumakbo. Mahigit isang milyong katao. Marahil, isa sa bawat 50 botante sa bansang ito, kandidato. Nagmamalaking madaling lapitan, madaling kapitan si Kapitan.

[OPINION] The persistence of blaming the poor

May 07, 2018 - 4:15 PM

In a highly stratified society like ours, what we need to argue about is whether the success of the few have been achieved at the expense of the many

[OPINION] The perils of quo warranto against Sereno

May 07, 2018 - 12:00 PM

If history indeed is the final and fair judge, those who vote against the quo warranto petition will be judged by future generations as people who put institution and country above themselves

Music makes 'mornings' break in your brain

May 06, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Music is a powerful emotional glue. When played, it becomes entwined with your memories and a part of who you are.

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] Missing the forest for the trees

May 05, 2018 - 2:25 PM

Indeed, China is emerging as the Duterte regime’s ultimate patron – as investor, infrastructure builder, labor and material supplier, and money lender – in a modern-day sort of colonial arrangement

[OPINION] PDEA’s release of barangay drug list unconstitutional

May 05, 2018 - 9:03 AM

It is also considered electioneering and a partisan political activity because it is ‘an act designed to promote the…defeat of a particular candidate or candidates to a public office’

[OPINION] To escape poverty, hard work is not enough

May 04, 2018 - 9:45 AM

Diokno’s recent statement, for the record, is a gross misrepresentation of economists' contemporary thinking about the nature of poverty and income mobility

[OPINION] Speak truth to power, keep power in check

May 03, 2018 - 3:19 PM

Whoever is president, the paramount duty of a free press in a democracy is to defend and uphold the people's right to know, with unqualified courage and unity

[OPINION] Singko

May 02, 2018 - 6:30 PM

If you are really honest about it and sit back to evaluate Mayor’s presidential run so far, if you sift through all the narratives and remove the fake and the irrelevant, to concentrate on what is actual, you have to reach the conclusion that he has been a failure.

[OPINION] What does it even mean to be free?

May 02, 2018 - 3:04 PM

As we prepare to celebrate World Press Freedom Day, we try to take stock not only of our freedom to tell stories and speak truth to power, but also of our new world that we assume appreciates such freedom

[OPINION] Boracay and the Duterte way

May 01, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The Boracay closure follows the familiar pattern of Duterte's approach to addressing complex crisis situations. The approach relies heavily on police and military action, and projects Duterte as a tough, no-nonsense leader.

[OPINION | DASH of SAS] On Kuwait: We need a president, not a suitor

May 01, 2018 - 9:25 AM

This is not the time for pronouncements sweetened only by your saccharine but empty rhetoric. The lives of thousands of Filipino workers and their families are at stake.

[OPINION] Marcos and Duterte: Strongmen’s changing playbook

Apr 30, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Threats to a free press have returned in different forms. There is no other way ahead but to stay the course.

[OPINION] Donald Duterte

Apr 30, 2018 - 11:59 AM

What is disgusting about these two is not just that they encourage the worst instincts of people, they themselves are stuck in the mire, the stinky bottom

The problem with 'we' is 'they'

Apr 29, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Being with like-minded people is not always good for your growth

[OPINION] Can you read Baybayin?

Apr 28, 2018 - 4:16 PM

People will be compelled to learn to read content written in certain writing systems if there is enough literature written using those systems to begin with

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] The Marcos compromise

Apr 28, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Since Robredo and Sereno are fighting their battles in the same theater, it’s easier to detect the conspiratorial hands at work in their cases

[OPINYON] Much ado about baybayin

Apr 27, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Bakit inuuna natin ang pagpapasulat ng mga pangalan na parang kumikislot na bulate? Bigyan muna ng prayoridad ang iba pang mas mahalaga.

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: Spotting biases and history's role in healing society

Apr 25, 2018 - 8:15 PM

Leloy Claudio chats with Chiqui Agoncillo, the first female summa cum laude from the University of the Philippines History Department on history's role in nation building, careers, and spotting bias

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Toxic monogamy

Apr 24, 2018 - 11:00 AM

‘Instead of thinking of forever as being rooted in the same partnership until death, think of it as having 2 or 3 relationships with the same person throughout your lives,’ relationship expert Esther Perel

[OPINION] Profanity

Apr 23, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Cursing does have an aura of authenticity. It shows raw emotion. It shows the man as he truly is. But if this is the true character of the man, I would prefer a little hypocrisy.

[OPINION] Duterte's new warning to mining companies

Apr 22, 2018 - 8:58 PM

This year is a key time to act on OceanaGold’s reforestation scam and the other problems from mining, given that its current 25-year mining agreement expires in 2019

Global warming is making us lose our cool

Apr 22, 2018 - 11:00 AM

There seems to be something about rising temperatures that contributes to the ascent of human tempers

Katapusan: Ang maybahay kong Thai, ang Big C, at ako

Apr 21, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Isang araw pagkatapos ng cremation, isinaboy ko sa Thailand Gulf, sa ilalim ng malamlam na sikat ng araw, ang mga labi ng taong nagdulot ng kahulugan sa buhay ko sa nakalipas na limang taon

Unang bahagi: Ang maybahay kong Thai, ang Big C, at ako

Apr 21, 2018 - 4:00 PM

Madalas ko siyang biruin na maaari niyang pagsisihan ang pagpili sa isang partner na 17 taon ang tanda sa kanya – siya ang magiging taga-alaga ko sa aking pagtanda. Ang sagot naman niya, pinasimple na ng adult diaper ang gawaing ito.

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] ‘Tuloy ang laban!’

Apr 21, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Mogato is the last to be fooled. He knows that, along with his Reuters colleagues, he is a particular target for the particular crime of putting names and faces to some of those numbers and detailing the cold, sick, subhuman instincts with which Duterte's war has been prosecuted.

[OPINION] The alarming depletion of NFA rice under Duterte’s watch

Apr 19, 2018 - 1:20 PM

Now we’ve run out of subsidized rice – the first time this has happened since NFA’s creation in 1972, or in nearly 50 years

Facebook blocking fake news is censorship? Hell yeah!

Apr 19, 2018 - 9:15 AM

We all aspire for the truth and we are all benefited if people can agree on the facts and the truth. We don’t need fake news to identify real news.

Conclusion: My Thai wife, the Big C, and me

Apr 18, 2018 - 7:07 PM

The day after the cremation, under a soft sunlight in the Gulf of Thailand, I committed the remains of the person who had provided the meaning of my existence over the last 5 years to the sea

Part 1: My Thai wife, the Big C, and me

Apr 18, 2018 - 4:25 PM

When with friends, I kidded her that she might eventually regret having a partner 17 years older than her since she would end up taking care of me in my old age, to which she replied that adult diapers had greatly simplified that task

[OPINION] Duterte’s China itch

Apr 17, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The President pushes for joint development in South China Sea. But China has no similar deal with any country in Southeast Asia where claims overlap

[OPINION] Duterte and Trump: Dirty old men

Apr 16, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Sexual reprobates, like these two presidents, like their women weak and submissive to hide their impending impotence but, more importantly, because they want to conceal what they are terrified of: strong women

[OPINION] Practical questions on the Sangguniang Kabataan law's anti-dynasty provision

Apr 15, 2018 - 8:30 PM

The law is not perfect and has exploitable loopholes, but having it in the first place, even in its diluted form, is already next to miraculous

[OPINION] The imperial reach of Malacañang lands in Boracay

Apr 15, 2018 - 5:50 PM

The imperial nature of the Philippine presidency is undeniable. The reach of whoever wields this power extends far and deep as evidenced by how President Duterte addressed the Boracay 'cesspool' tragedy.

The drug called ‘like’

Apr 15, 2018 - 11:00 AM

How does 'liking' shape our brains?

[OPINION] Tatay Digong in Barangay Hong Kong

Apr 14, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Disagree of you will, but know that they will fight for him. Because fighting for him is fighting for their future.

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] The ultimate betrayal

Apr 14, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Why should Duterte trouble himself with a minority chief justice?