Better security relations with Vietnam will ultimately benefit us. Here's why.
Alternative candidates love to talk about change. But harping on change can only backfire. A popular and highly trusted administration will not be replaced.
The Fair Election Act mandates that the candidate, political party, and polling firm release the relevant information, like the methodology, the areas covered, the specific questions asked, and the margin of error, among others
There is no closure for this injustice yet
Dahil nga wala nang masyadong plataporma, ibig sabihin, hindi na rin maaasahan ang katuparan ng anumang sinabi sa kampanyahan
We need strategic thinking, not magnanimous confessions of guilt. We need a solution that does not hurt the environment or hand over more power to a foreign loaner.
'Just as you take seriously your duty to protect the country, priests are earnestly committed to defending the Word of God,' students tell President Rodrigo Duterte
Learning is more complex than just going to school, getting a job, and playing Sudoku or crossword puzzles to keep your mind together later in life
If anything, the findings of the UN Working Group give a sense of both what justice may be like properly done and of the untold mockery it has been subjected to in De Lima’s case
More than learning historical facts, studying history is a commitment to the path that we will take as a nation. The challenge thus, is not just to learn from the past, but to let it count.
The finish line is in sight. Here are some tips on what it takes to cross it.
We’ve taken for granted the structural problems of our water sector for too long. It’s high time we changed that.
To instruct the youth not to be involved in public and civic affairs is not only unconstitutional, but directly runs contrary to the various ways the youth can be involved in nation-building
For the sake of policy continuity, it would be best for the DBM to be led by a technocrat and not a politician
Political clans have not disappeared. Duterte has made them stronger. Duterte’s shoot-from-the-hip style of governance and more pervasive incompetence has weakened the central government.
'Plastic pollution is an issue that urgently needs policy and power to ultimately change its path of destruction,' Antoinette Taus says
Batid ng mga pari na hindi lamang ito atake sa ating pampulitikang institusyon – atake rin ito sa ating moralidad, dignidad, at espiritwal na buhay
There is no harm in attempting to bring back the culture of reading especially in the age of scrolling
Understand that single parenthood is a choice. The choice to be a good parent or to be a selfish person is a choice you make on a daily basis.
Plants have a planet within our own planet, and that planet is keeping us alive. Losing plants in a massive scale such as when we decimate forests is literally pulling the ground from underneath us.
Sa panahon ngayon, hindi na kailangan ng edukasyon ng botanteng hibang sa karnabal ng kampanyahan. Mas madaling lumaganap ang kampanyang gawin at panatilihin silang mangmang.
Much remains to be done before the Philippines can truly claim to have attained Sustainable Development Goal 5 – to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
It cannot be denied that the drug list is simply another 'Order of Battle,' which is unlawful
Whatever may be the conclusion of the strike, there is little doubt that the practice of contractualization, which has done so much damage to labor in this country, is facing a mortal challenge from its victims
Diokno’s experience and expertise lie in fiscal policy (which deals primarily with the way government raises and spends money) rather than in monetary policy (which deals primarily with controlling the country’s money supply)
My coworkers and I in the ARMM bid our goodbyes, both to the work we spent years doing and to the people with whom we did those jobs. This is, at its root, more of a shift in gears than a goodbye.
'It was an imperative for our disruptive northern neighbor to be forewarned of the significance of our mutual defense treaty alliance'
We ask the Comelec to use all its moral suasion to organize one senatorial debate and compel all major candidates to attend. Or we wake up in May with a Senate slate that is purely bought and paid for.
The real proof that you have learned is not what you know but what you do with what you know
Hindi lahat ay may pagpapahalaga sa pananagutan. Okay lang naman iyon, maliban kung kandidato ka. Maliban kung pulitiko ka. Mas malaki ang pananagutan mo dahil buwis ko ang gagastusin mo kapag nahalal ka.
Press freedom is not automatically proved alive by the ability of the press to exercise its democratic right to publish without state interference; true proof lies in what happens to the press after exercising that right.
The crucial signs and their contextualized explanations tell us that the current government has been extensively using fascist politics and tactics which is, ironically, possible to do under democratic rule
Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency report in January is an eye-opener and shows what China is capable of doing in the South China Sea
The 1st quarter of 2019 is about to come to a close. How are your New Year's resolutions going?
If the poster is fully at the expense of the private person, at his own instance, and without collusion with any candidate...the private person or entity is not covered by the size limitation
'I sometimes wonder how much fire my passion has left and, truth be told, if such drive can be better nourished elsewhere – in another university or organization'
'The kind of protection that’s needed is the actual and effective implementation of the current Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act'
The challenge now is no longer to gather huge crowds at plazas to frighten a dictator and his sycophants. It is to reclaim the online public space from the disinformation monster that President Duterte himself has unleashed.
We need to remember why Filipinos both in the Philippines and abroad rallied against a dictator
Our childhood years quickly give way to the teenage years, and it is at this stage that the effects of childhood adversity usually take their toll
Thailand has been cooking up a set of major 'dishes' it plans to serve at this year’s ASEAN 'party'
We must ensure that more Defenders of Democracy are voted into office this year, and that the elections are free, clean, and peaceful. And that is a fight that is in the hands of the Filipino youth, Filipino parents, and all freedom-loving citizens.
If only for the added assurance and security it offers – and the direction it decisively sets for the healthcare sector at large – the Universal Health Care Act is a very welcome development
A new law, RA 11188, now defines extrajudicial killings – a significant step forward in providing justice to many victims
All Rappler reporters, including provincial correspondents, have been barred from covering the President for an entire year. This sets a worrying precedent that threatens press freedom.
Detained Senator De Lima is confident that 'the time will come' when people 'will be forced to acknowledge the truth.' Hopefully 'it would not be too late for all of us.'
The fear stoked by the lack of accountability cannot be quelled by diverting the issue from the root cause of the alleged hysteria, especially when there have been gaps in achieving vaccination targets for several years
Legitimate social media posts made by non-candidates are protected speech and beyond the regulatory reach of the Comelec
In their own ways, these people are pushing back. They know that dissent is necessary to put in check abusive politicians.