Under Duterte’s leadership, there is clearly no revolution. It’s actually more of the same, only worse. What Duterte ushered in was a rightist counter-revolution.
The logic of the PDP proposal seems to suggest an 'intended consequence' – a political system which will be easier for the Duterte regime to control
Want to avoid futile debates about neutrality? Admit your biases upfront. It’s a simple enough solution for individuals, but the news media should consider it as well.
'To defeat fake news and bad views, we must also understand how we got to where we are now'
The siege of Marawi, in its 143rd day, has opened a door for the Islamic State that the eventual retaking of Marawi by government forces cannot shut
'How should fake news be regulated? Are new criminal and civil laws needed to address this problem?'
To our young, explore a different way of being citizens and doing politics; not only is it your time; it is in your hands
The latest FDI figures – alongside signs of weaker business confidence, lower growth forecasts, and declining competitiveness – seem to presage a brewing storm in the Philippine business climate
Ideology is a system of political and economic thought that chooses a particular character in a particular environment in whom to incubate, and conviction is well-informed steadfastness. Simpleminded, impulsive, and stubborn, Rodrigo Duterte is just all wrong for both.
Washington Sycip, Dina Abad, and Archie Intengan – a trio of leaders and patriots have left us but their spirit lives on in the people they mentored and institutions they built
Historian Leloy Claudio talks to sociologist Nicole Curato, whose book 'The Duterte Reader: Critical Essays on Duterte's Early Presidency' looks at the presidency through various lenses
Soaring teen pregnancy, most common in urban poor communities, is colliding with drug-related killings that target mostly poor young men
At least one thing is for certain: the decline in President Duterte’s net satisfaction rating is not a fluke, it is evident across all major geographic and social divides across the country
Without intending it, religious education could become more preoccupied with religious truth than with the actual issues of its intended audience – the youth
The Mayo Clinic says that if you are a narcissist, 'you have trouble handling anything that may be perceived as criticism. You may have secret feelings of insecurity, shame, vulnerability and humiliation. To feel better, you may react with rage or contempt and try to belittle the other person to make yourself appear superior.'
Being ambitious is not a bad thing. Small in geography need not mean 'small-country mentality and policies.'
'Do not and never despair, because this could only be a time of testing. Believe me, in God's own season, justice will ultimately triumph,' statesman Lorenzo Tañada said when Ninoy Aquino was in jail
Duterte’s sense of insecurity would seem more typically manifest in his attacks on Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, a former Supreme Court justice herself. He has threatened them both with impeachment.
After having spent an estimated P700 million for the preparations, what is the practical value of moving the elections, at the last minute, to 7 months after?
Perpetrators of horrendous crimes are considered enemies of humanity, and can be tried and punished anywhere in the world by virtue of the principle of universal jurisdiction
Walden Bello tries ESP and gets to President Rodrigo Duterte’s unexpurgated ruminations on Senator Sonny Trillanes
Channeling resources toward sectors and regions with many economically disconnected poor and low-income Filipinos will allow tax reform to bring about inclusive growth
The President does not have real immunity from criminal prosecution for genocide, war crimes, and other crimes against humanity penalized under Republic Act 9851
Worried by the growing opposition, Duterte may, in fact, miscalculate and declare martial law, which may temporarily slow his regime’s descent into crisis but actually accelerate it in the medium-term
For a program to work, and for change to really stick, it never hurts for people working in development to pause and look up from the program framework, do a deep dive in the communities they are working in, and dig deep to unearth the insights that drive behavior
'When taken all together, the potential lifetime earnings lost due to early childbearing is P33 billion which is equal to 1.1% of our gross domestic product in 2012'
At any rate, the unsorted question about who provided the bank records loses much of its relevance in the glare of the damning evidence the records themselves reveal
The decisions to be made by the Philippine Competition Commission in coming months, as it fully implements the Philippine Competition Act, will set the tone for competition regulation in Philippine markets
Denying the reasonable requests of Sereno’s lawyers would violate the due process rights of Chief Justice Sereno. It would be tantamount to railroading her impeachment.
Two wrongs don't make a right, says Claudio
Lest we forget, the Marcos family has been scheming in using their assets to lure salivating government officials and other parties into an onerous deal
'Throughout the years... the Philippines has never expressed collectively, in its Constitution or any other legal instrument, that our strength as a nation depends on how we look after the weakest part of it'
Opinion polls do not reflect the processes of change that come from the everyday exchanges and discussions that are happening in a nation which is in political ferment
Narcoterrorism has become a security problem that, if not quickly abated, can undermine world peace and stability
Marcoleta got the lead role in the emasculation of the Commission on Human Rights and performed it to such perfection he deserves an Espenido medal
The national democrats know a break with President Duterte's administration will be inevitable. For now, it will milk the relationship for all its strategic and tactical worth.
So many young promising men had been put to waste. So many dreams had been shattered. So many families had been broken.
On the 45th anniversary of martial law and some 30 years after his death, Jose Diokno lives on, his ideals and his dreams, and his deeply held belief that it is worth building 'a nation for our children'
The senator, accused of plunder, deserves to be released since he is not yet convicted. But this reasoning should apply as well to poor Filipinos in prolonged trial detention.
We need a president who will reform Congress and a Congress that will reform the presidency. We need a citizenry that will insist on having both.
The 17th Congress, when viewed in tandem with the Duterte presidency, reveals the phenomenon of perverted pluralism (elitism) combining with perverted populism (one-man rule). Indeed, this signals 'change,' albeit from bad to worse.
Once he dodged Trillanes' challenge, Paolo Duterte, academic specialization notwithstanding, could not stop his secret tattoo going into the ledgers under the same column as Ferdinand Marcos' transplanted kidneys, and Joseph Estrada's unopened envelope
To counter vested interests, all citizens must be prepared to rally around key reforms that will truly bring about change
Do we really think that this Congress with a subservient majority can craft a Charter, independent and intelligent enough without bowing down to outside interests or powers?
Prophets first speak truth to power They do so because they believe that the future can be so much better
Ferdinand Marcos had some great ideas. Where did he falter?
Let’s not sugarcoat it: what the Marcoses did was quite possibly the biggest presidential plunder in history
There is no such thing as a democracy that applies the rule of law in some instances and not in others We must fight for human rights for everyone regardless and in all instances regardless
So if An Inconvenient Sequel isn t here to convince you that global warming is real if it s banking on you knowing what is it here to say?
While the proposed tax targets obesity and overweight it risks hurting those already susceptible to malnutrition