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
The contradiction between unity and struggle between working with the government on some issues but fighting it on others was a balancing act that many found confusing and difficult
Dela Rosa – and also the public attorney, Persida Acosta, who shared his sentiments with similar moistness – may have been genuinely, deeply hurt, but their reaction seems to me just too self-centered, too insensitive, too disproportionate for tears
The tide will turn with or without the support of my colleagues and when it does they will have to face the consequences of the choices they have made even the choice to ignore the truth and allow innocent people to be victimized says De Lima
We have opened the Pandora’s box One can only hope that we will be also to correct ourselves and restore impeachment to its rightful use as a means of accountability and not a political weapon that will only destroy this country
An interview with Senator Leila de Lima who has been kept in detention for over 6 months now
If we want to ever achieve UHC in developing Asia and the Pacific our future health infrastructure must be built SMART
Impeachment cannot be used as a tool to persecute or silence perceived political opponents or critics or to subject presidents or other officials to harassment for performing their duties This can never be the intent of the framers of the Constitution
If you find yourself still not knowing what to say offer benevolence and understanding through silence
Dutertismo is a new dispensation in Philippine politics And for those of us unsettled by this fact historian Mark Lilla offers some advice: If you are unhappy with the terms of debate during one dispensation you have no choice but to prepare a new one
Few are aware of the greater threat of China’s nuclear attack stealth submarines lurking in the 9 dash area
Let s stop pretending that we can ever win this war on drugs or that there s such a thing as a non violent war on drugs
What s behind the government s crackdown on Uber?
As a way of repentance I shall henceforth stop all criticism of this government until I am able to achieve moral perfection Or perhaps I shall go in search of that perfect person who has denounced everything that needs to be denounced worked on everything that needs to be solved
What is our relationship to truth? What does it mean to tell the truth? What kind of practice is truth telling?
More often than not criminals in government eventually find a way to consolidate power in an absolute manner And when they do they become what we call Untouchables
The more the press becomes intimidated the more Duterte tries to intimidate it It’s simply the nature of the man as certified to clinically and as now revealed spectacularly in his presidency
If we allow him he will continue to deploy all the power and the resources commanded by the presidency to escalate his brutal war on the poor to establish a dictatorial regime and to take us to a modern dark age We have a moral duty to stop this from happening
The politics of hate and fear does not have to paralyze a people; it can be addressed and it can in fact catalyze a sense of common purpose it can unleash both resolve and resistance; it can engender hope that makes change possible
To say that the Comelec chairman s supposed ill gotten wealth came from rigging the polls is a very poor argument born of a very poor understanding of how automated elections work
What is the place of money in terms of getting us to feel we have gained or saved time?
Veteran journalist Tina Monzon Palma says during UP s Gawad Plaridel awarding ceremony: How do we remain relevant in an age when truth itself seems to be under assault? The media cannot be timid Media need not be timid if it sticks to good journalism
For every life lost is a constellation of dreams forever gone And a lifetime no matter how long can never be enough to count those dreams
Leloy Claudio talks about the often overlooked advantages of a depreciating Philippine peso
What exactly are we rewriting the Constitution for? We should write for a clear purpose – and not merely because the chance to rewrite is open to us
The task of the hour is to transform grief into courage; intolerance into an openness of the heart; hatred into a capacity to love; and indifference into a brave brand of global citizenship
It becomes harder by the day to understand how they can remain in their positions when it is becoming abundantly clear that mass murder is the central and only real policy of this administration
While we cannot begrudge the intentions of the President a drug free and crime free Philippines he has transformed the police into the biggest criminal institution in the Philippines
UNHCR places the spotlight on 4 Filipino humanitarian workers on the front lines of protecting families on the run from conflict violence and persecution
Duterte’s well heeled backers are well hedged against whatever costs his bizarre brand of presidency might bring unlike the poor who in fact have borne these costs His war against drugs says it all
To improve the welfare of the riding public don’t kill a new industry that many people have come to love and depend on
Climate change is too big an issue for us to allow one country to hold the global community hostage and paralyzed in inaction Fortunately the world at the G20 summit didn’t have to be told