When women themselves reinforce this misogynistic culture by downplaying, excusing, or applauding it, they participate in their own oppression
A new law, Republic Act 10973, gives the PNP chief and the two top CIDG bosses the power to issue subpoenas. It threatens our rights, and urging vigilance while just waiting for abuse to happen isn't enough.
Studies have shown that when we train ourselves in compassion, we are able to process our own suffering and the suffering of others without shutting down
How far Duterte has actually gone with his authoritarianism gives us some sense of his pace and where he might be taking us. And it's decidedly a fast and determined pace, made possible by a coopted legislature and an agreeable majority of the Supreme Court.
Electoral fraud is about increasing or decreasing the votes received by a candidate such that a losing candidate is made to appear the winner. Senator Sotto has failed to show proofs such happened.
Bans, prohibitions, and crackdowns are some of Duterte’s favorite economic policies. But bans are the ultimate form of market regulation, and government should use them cautiously, not rashly.
I have stories to write, goals to achieve, men to fall in love with (maybe I should include women? It is 2018, afterall), memories to make and many hearts to break along the way. My to-do list is a long one.
Maybe Billy Crawford and Coleen Garcia would think twice about doing a glamour shoot in these spots
Bukod sa niretokeng mukha ng politiko at walang saysay na mensahe, marami pang sinasabi sa atin, though subliminally, ang basurang tarpo o tarpaulin na naglipana sa ating mga kalye at eskinita.
Nang naupo si Rodrigo Duterte bilang pangulo, nasa 2% lamang ang inflation rate – ngayon, 19 buwan pa lamang ang nakalilipas, halos sagad na ito sa target ng gobyerno na 4%
If the ICC has to wait for the Duterte regime to investigate – which is not forthcoming at all – the ICC will never be able to act
It's time we call out reporters who are overly chummy with government officials, who ride the wave of this administration's popularity at the cost of critical and impartial reporting and commentary
President Rodrigo Duterte has turned messaging upside down, stoking endless controversy and exposing his paltry policy vision
These stories of meaningful participation in developing the fisheries sector affirm the need for gender equality
“You’ll end up starving” and “it doesn’t prepare you for the workforce” are common myths
(UPDATED) Our brains are not very good at switching. It may feel good since every time you click and see something new, you feel rewarded, but because we are wired only to process one thing at a time, we make errors in judgments.
A Comelec study reveals that while election players agree that females are competent and qualified, there is less acceptance of the idea of them actually running for a public office
Duterte's Cha-Cha will in fact create a new dictatorship even as it strengthens and expands the political dynasties’ monopoly on power
Postpartum depression turns you into a monster. The overwhelming emotions eat you away until you are unrecognizable even to your own self.
The bigger picture cannot be ignored: a fragmented Court caught in the middle of eroded democratic freedoms and a steep descent toward authoritarianism is inutile as a check against extra-constitutional acts
Mindanaons continue to be at the forefront of demanding reforms in the rehabilitation of Marawi, militarization of Lumad communities, and the stalled Bangsamoro Basic Law. We continue to fight today in the same way our mentors fought for our future before.
When this case reaches the SC, we can only pray that the Justices see what is at stake here – how it may inform preliminary investigations and arrest warrant issuances
When the evidence is controverted, when the respondent cannot irrefutably show he is not the one they seek, the bias is for process, truth-telling, and the fires of trial
Detainees face inhumane punishment even before they are convicted of a crime
The Senate is called upon to make a stand for truth, freedom, and justice, indeed for the nation’s redemption – a stand not improbably the last of such not only in its turn but in this generation and the next, perhaps for even longer
At the very least, these proposed amendments grant immense powers to Duterte and effectively dismantle whatever system of checks and balances there is
China is appropriating our territories even without any of its infrastructure projects breaking ground. It’s like a bank foreclosing your house even if it hasn’t given you any money yet.
Historically, when we burn coal or use petroleum products, we generally do not pay for the actual price of the carbon emissions brought about by these fossil fuels
Hindi na bago ang jafeyk na balita. Ang bago lang ay ang platform, social media, at Internet, na tigmak ng ease-of-use. Nilulunod ng malawakang gamit ng teknolohiya ang katotohanan; nabibigyan ng slant, ng anggulo, binibihisan ng detalye.
In the final analysis, these youth are fighting not just for themselves, but also for the rest of us. Whether or not we agree is secondary. The least we could do is to listen to their wisdom.
As of June 2016, almost 600,000 hectares of agricultural land remain undistributed. Landowners stall the land acquisition and distribution process through various methods.
When this regime threatens press freedom, imprisons its critics, and arbitrarily kills its citizens, then it fails us and EDSA. It reverses all the steps we have taken towards democracy and progress.
Ngayong ika-32 anibersaryo ng EDSA, angkop ang sinabi ni Milan Kundera: 'The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting'
This truly reflects the sad state of journalism in the Philippines. It shows the swath of reality that independent journalism has not yet taken root in our society.
A holistic solution is necessary. There is a need to address the problems of overcrowding, the lack of qualified personnel, and the inadequacy of resources.
'The susceptibility of the youth to seek 'alternative facts' and feign a sense of nostalgia for the golden days of Martial Law is a collective failure of our political, social, and pedagogical institutions'
'Some intellectuals claim that we are not a reading people, but I believe that's inaccurate'
An old man who, by his own admission, can’t get it up without popping a pill and a group of men forbidden to indulge in carnal desires have positioned themselves as voices of authority when it comes to sexual health
If we think the ultimate danger is native, Marcos-style authoritarianism, we really have not been looking. What we stand to lose this time is not just our freedom, but our sovereignty, our identity, our very soul as a nation
Being a BuCor chief, and with your closeness to the President, you will be in the best position to advocate for small regional prisons
You cannot kill or jail an idea. By persecuting the messenger, you strengthen it.
Ang pagbabago ng Saligang Batas ay isang prosesong rebolusyonaryo na dapat mawala sa kamay ng elite at mga propesyonal na politiko, at dapat mapunta sa kamay ng mamamayan
We forget we are animals. We forget that we share bits and pieces of our biology with the rest of life, more with other animals.
A lot of Duterte’s market interventions so far seem to stem not from a well-informed or genuine desire to correct so-called 'market failures,' but from an urge to brandish the awesome powers of the state whichever way possible
The process of amending the Constitution or creating a new one will have to be a revolutionary process, one that takes it away from the hands of the elites and professional politicians, and places it in the hands of the people
Filipinos themselves must be reoriented, having been used to an over-centralized governance structure for so long
'In this era of disinformation, how can you fight for your freedom and democracy?'
Martin Lee: 'Hong Kong people are not challenging Beijing – we are merely asking that China uphold her pledges'