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[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

[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] Duterte's playlist

Jul 21, 2018 - 12:14 PM

If President Rodrigo Duterte has an 'Efficient Fascist Dictator Wannabe' playlist, what songs would be in it?

[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] Sometimes, all you need is video

Jul 20, 2018 - 9:56 AM

Studies show that people remember images long after the headlines have faded from memory. Every Friday, I will curate videos that may punch the gut, tug at the heart, or just simply bring you up to speed.

[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] Would you date a journalist – a Rappler journalist?

Jul 18, 2018 - 10:48 PM

What turns our morning coffee time from a leisurely sip into a hurried slurp? What makes us stay so late in the newsroom that our dogs forget what we smell like? I’d like to share that with you every Wednesday.

[OPINION] Beyond the spin, past the chatter

Jul 17, 2018 - 5:27 PM

We write stories not only because they need to be told but because they ought to help clarify this murky world. I hope to talk to you about this, and more, every Tuesday.

[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] Why it's time to change the SONA

Jul 17, 2018 - 7:26 AM

'If a government is eager and dedicated to regain the trust and participation of its people, it must make smart decisions that will include them'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Batasang Pambansa on July 24, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

[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?

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Kumakalembang na ba ang kampana para kay Duterte?

Jul 16, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Bakit bumagsak ang ratings ni Duterte nang 20 points sa Metro Manila at 18 points sa Visayas?

[OPINION] Why I am against Con-Ass – and why you should be, too

Jul 15, 2018 - 10:01 PM

The Constituent Assembly or Con-Ass is the least democratic and participatory among the modes of changing the charter provided in the 1987 Constitution

[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] Faith and fanaticism

Jul 14, 2018 - 11:48 AM

This writer has faith that many more among those who had relied on the promises of Duterte as the panacea to the social ills created or perpetuated by Aquino will see the light

[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

[OPINION] I have no religion, but I'm insulted

Jul 09, 2018 - 12:10 PM

This agnostic calls on the President to humble himself and repent

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: ‘Tatak-pagbabago’ ba ng Dutertenomics ang inflation?

Jul 09, 2018 - 9:01 AM

Bolang kristal ba ang kinonsulta ng mga ekonomista ni Duterte?

If you drew your own geography, what would it look like?

Jul 08, 2018 - 11:00 AM

How many places do we really hold constant in our hearts at any time in our lifetime?

[OPINION] Becoming Catholic in the age of Duterte

Jul 08, 2018 - 8:03 AM

The only way God can seem stupid is when lives are wasted, rights violated, rule of law undermined and justice compromised, and believers, Catholics or non-Catholics alike, remain quiet on the sidelines

[OPINION] Time for a different narrative on maritime dispute with China

Jul 06, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Since the stunning victory over China in 2016, the official story has been defeatist

U.S. and Philippines: Friends, partners, and allies

Jul 04, 2018 - 8:38 AM

The US-Philippine friendship is built on shared sacrifices, shared values, and people-to-people ties

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[OPINION] God gave us Duterte

Jul 03, 2018 - 5:23 PM

The unfortunate reality is that the biblical injunctions are blind to the social conditions that lead to the proliferation of drug use and criminality in our society

[OPINION] The criminalization of tambays

Jul 03, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Which tambay crimes are we supposed to be worrying about, anyway? Who or what type of tambays is President Duterte referring to?

[OPINYON] Diyos ay pag-ibig

Jul 02, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Nakalulungkot na nalantad kayo sa pagmumura, pagbabanta, at panghihiya ng Pangulo ng ating bansa. Piliin ninyong mahalin pa rin siya, ngunit manatili sa katotohanan ng ating pananampalataya.

[OPINION] Sacred spaces

Jul 02, 2018 - 4:39 PM

'My daughter's death was my own death but instead of passing on, I lived to see my own life crumble apart'

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Diyos ni Digong ang diyos ng hidwaan

Jul 02, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Hindi hinubog sa imahe ng kanyang ‘sensible God’ si Rodrigo Duterte

[OPINION] Why did God give us Duterte?

Jul 01, 2018 - 9:28 PM

God did not give us Duterte to be our President. The 16 million voters chose him to be President and he is now President. But God can write straight with crooked lines. Even from something bad, good can come out.

[OPINYON] Sa titser ng mga estudyanteng humihingi ng interview

Jul 01, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Para sa mga titser: sa bansang ang pinakamatataas na opisyal ng pamahalaan ay bastos, at ang communications office ng Palasyo ay pamali-mali, turuan natin ang ating mag-aaral na maging polite at maging right

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Things I wish my mother told me: The one about heartbreak

Jul 01, 2018 - 2:00 PM

You’re going crazy with all the thoughts running around your head. Your heart feels like it’s going to burst with all the conflicting emotions. Do not, for the love of God, take to social media to pour your guts out.

Duterte Year 2: Rappler's most-read editorials

Jul 01, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Here are the 10 most-read #AnimatED pieces in the last 12 months

We are losing these 'old friends'

Jul 01, 2018 - 11:00 AM

There is a deep, biological reason why we gravitate toward rural areas when we need a break from our frenzied city lives

[OPINION] Out of the closet and into the internet

Jul 01, 2018 - 10:00 AM

For the benefit of my family, I'm staying in the closet. That's why I turned to online dating sites.

More protection, attention to social pension for poor elderly Filipinos

Jun 30, 2018 - 4:30 PM

The number of senior citizens, which has grown from 6.3 million in 2010 to 7.6 million in 2015, is expected to reach 11.7 million by 2025, and 22.6 million in 2045

[OPINION] Women in the shadows of Duterte’s drug war

Jun 30, 2018 - 1:00 PM

These stories are the unheard narratives of the drug war

[OPINION] China’s economic time bomb

Jun 30, 2018 - 11:00 AM

There are 3 troubling signs that China is a prime candidate to be the site of the next financial crisis

[OPINION] Celebrating safe spaces and diversity in schools

Jun 30, 2018 - 11:00 AM

'It was during my college journey that I fully accepted who I really am'

How a Duterte supporter fell out of love with the President

Jun 30, 2018 - 9:30 AM

'The hardest part is admitting that the man you thought he was is different from the the man he is,' says a Duterte supporter who has decided to become a critic

[OPINYON] Kasama tayo sa laban para sa mental health

Jun 29, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Kaliwa’t kanan ang mga pulong ng iba’t ibang sektor para tiyakin ang tamang pagpapatupad ng Republic Act 11036. Ano’ng magagawa mo? Simulan natin sa ating sarili.