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My Ucab moment

Sep 22, 2018 - 9:26 PM

Ucab, even then, was a wasteland. There were hardly any trees and the soil was clay.

[OPINION] Of Marcos, Duterte, and Zeman: Reviving the ghosts of the past

Sep 22, 2018 - 5:48 PM

Slogans like 'Never Again' and 'Never Forget' displayed or shouted at rallies in Manila and elsewhere in the Philippines also have a lot of meaning to Czechs who care to remember what went on before the Velvet Revolution – our own version of EDSA

[OPINION] Bringing care back to health care

Sep 22, 2018 - 4:18 PM

Governments should go beyond the question of access and keep in mind that quality health care has nothing to do with anyone's capacity to pay

[OPINION] Is it really time to move on from Martial Law?

Sep 21, 2018 - 5:04 PM

Certain words and stories lose their power when told too many times. People can’t respond to horror stories and torture porn forever. Is there a better way of remembering Martial Law?

[ANALYSIS] Golden age? Inflation reached 50% during the Marcos regime

Sep 21, 2018 - 12:10 PM

The last thing the country needs right now is a return of the Marcoses to Malacañang. One way we can prevent that is by tirelessly debunking the Marcosian economic myths.

[OPINION] Resist de facto dictatorship: Don’t give up the Senate in 2019

Sep 21, 2018 - 10:03 AM

Most likely, it will be the only arena where genuine political competition can happen

[OPINION] Forgiveness demands justice

Sep 20, 2018 - 12:00 PM

What is the relationship between justice and forgiveness? Justice arrests abuse. Forgiveness tempers vengefulness.

[ANALYSIS] Trillanes amnesty and lessons from Argentina

Sep 19, 2018 - 12:35 PM

The late Raul Alfonsin's revocation of amnesty in Argentina was made within the context of the 'dirty war' that resulted in human rights atrocities

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Paghuhubad sa pasista

Sep 17, 2018 - 9:05 AM

Nalusaw sa lakas ng ulang pulitikal ang koloreteng nag-anyong maka-masa at maka-batas

[OPINION] The silence of the shepherds

Sep 16, 2018 - 6:20 PM

There are priests who support these killings or turn a blind eye. They think it is acceptable for the common good.

Photo of priest from Shutterstock; photo of bloodied body by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

The risking brain

Sep 16, 2018 - 11:00 AM

We are wired to fear far more than we are to be reasonable. But are we all created to be equally fearful?

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] A sputtering conspiracy

Sep 15, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Rodrigo Duterte is clearly losing it; Antonio Trillanes, on the other hand, is in the ascendant

[OPINION] The true impact of Typhoon Ompong on the Philippines

Sep 14, 2018 - 3:17 PM

Have we learned from the avoidable mistakes made in past disasters? Are we prepared to effectively handle any emergencies that might occur in the coming days?

[ANALYSIS] Viral misconceptions about inflation, how to debunk them

Sep 13, 2018 - 9:40 AM

You don’t really need to crunch the numbers to know there’s a problem with inflation. Just go to the nearest palengke or grocery to see prices have skyrocketed.

[OPINION] What 'Goyo' teaches us about leadership, youth, and patriotism

Sep 11, 2018 - 8:58 PM

'Watch it because we are all Goyos in a way: young, foolish, idealistic, uncertain, selfish, imperfect, vain, and incompetent'

[OPINION] U.P. and the Marcoses

Sep 11, 2018 - 6:11 PM

Is UP more accommodating of the Marcoses than it is commonly believed to be?

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Pinakbet economics at pusit tactics

Sep 10, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Sablay na nga ang Dutertenomics, sablay pa ang tangkang paglilihis ng isyu

[OPINION] From Russia with love

Sep 09, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The Philippines needs to think carefully how it intends to pursue its developing security relationship with Russia

[OPINION] Urgently needed: Department for disaster resilience and climate change

Sep 09, 2018 - 10:00 AM

We have been calling for the new department for 5 years now, even before the 2013 Yolanda disaster. It would be fitting that we finally get this done on the fifth anniversary of that terrible event.

[ANALYSIS] Don't mess with the military

Sep 08, 2018 - 7:36 PM

To drag your armed forces into this political game is to spook it. And the consequences of that will come in painful increments.

[OPINION] 5 years after Yolanda, imperatives for addressing disasters

Sep 08, 2018 - 5:30 PM

Right now, our efforts have been marred by bureaucratic squabbling and largely isolated activities

[OPINION] Marites Vitug and Mr Duterte’s mad wife

Sep 07, 2018 - 1:00 PM

'Rock Solid' has placed Malacañang in the uncomfortable position of having to explain why it treats a historic win for the country like a mad wife

[ANALYSIS] Why is Philippine inflation now the highest in ASEAN?

Sep 06, 2018 - 9:35 AM

Inflation expectations matter because they change how people behave. It’s in government’s interest to manage these expectations from time to time.

[ANALYSIS] Voiding Trillanes' amnesty: Illegal, unwise, immoral

Sep 05, 2018 - 9:00 AM

We seem to be inexorably sliding towards an extraconstitutional regime

5 questions we should be asking on the rice shortage

Sep 03, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Who would benefit from an emergency order for imports of around a million tons because government rice stocks were artificially run down?

[ANALYSIS] Unjust to De Lima, unjust to all

Sep 03, 2018 - 9:16 AM

This is the strong arm of the state at play. And in cases where the highest official of the land has a personal stake, even courts become a part of this strong arm, wittingly or unwittingly.

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Puro bukbok ang diskarte ng gobyerno sa krisis sa bigas

Sep 03, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Pilit ang palusot, at balubaluktot ang mensahe ng gobyerno, tungkol sa krisis sa bigas – dahil sablay ang istratehiya sa simula pa lang

[OPINION] The dark side of leadership

Sep 02, 2018 - 11:33 PM

The scandals that rock the Church are not just about sexual abuse or misconduct, but also the self-serving way leadership is exercised

[OPINION] The sound of the military's silence

Sep 02, 2018 - 9:51 PM

It’s the stacking of retired military officers to top government posts that makes me pause and think

[OPINION] Duterte and Israel: Why visit a rogue state?

Sep 02, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The Israeli government of Netanyahu is one of the worst human rights violators in the world. I suppose one could cynically call Duterte's visit a gathering of human rights violators.

[OPINION] Courage in the face of injustice

Sep 02, 2018 - 12:33 PM

What you and I can do is be brave. Stand. Have courage. Only then can we hope to prevent the destruction of your generation's future.

[OPINION] Will soft power save the rules-based order?

Sep 02, 2018 - 9:05 AM

Soft power seeks the long-term view – the weaving of a powerful narrative that avoids the use of force and coercion but instead utilizes inducement

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: The importance of literature

Sep 02, 2018 - 1:25 AM

Leloy Claudio talks to Harry Potter professor Frances Sangil about the importance of literature in our lives

[OPINION] Solving our 'unli' rice crisis

Sep 01, 2018 - 9:30 PM

If only half of the energy and focus given to the drug war were given to agriculture and rice production, we would already be better off

[OPINION] Historical rejection of political dynasties

Sep 01, 2018 - 4:00 PM

What is only clear from the compelling lessons of history is that political dynasty is rejected in bloodshed and should not recur and continue

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] From incapacity to absurdity

Sep 01, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Compulsively carrying on this way, he succeeded only in burying himself deeper in the hole of his regime’s own digging

[OPINION] Are we food secure?

Sep 01, 2018 - 9:45 AM

We leave this to you not as a question, but a call to action

[OPINION | DASH of SAS] Humanizing abortion laws

Aug 31, 2018 - 4:46 PM

It’s time we have a more open discussion of abortion and the need to relax our laws to allow women access to safe medical abortions

[ANALYSIS] Mere hiccups? Let’s be more honest about the economy

Aug 31, 2018 - 11:59 AM

The truth is, we’re living in a sad combo of slowing growth and accelerating prices. Worse, indicators point to harder times ahead.

[ANALYSIS] The Philippines' cryptocurrency opportunity

Aug 30, 2018 - 2:21 PM

Financial technology innovations that could well benefit the 'unbanked' and others who would benefit from greater access to capital could well be stymied by well-intended regulations in the Philippines

[ANALYSIS] Filipinos don’t deserve fumigated nor weevil-infested rice

Aug 29, 2018 - 10:08 AM

(UPDATED) Why this burgeoning rice crisis? I argue that government is wholly to blame.

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[OPINION] Do dictators tell jokes?

Aug 28, 2018 - 4:12 PM

If President Rodrigo Duterte is a sovereign trickster, there have been others who came before him. Humor...can, in fact, be used to reinforce power relations, or to establish patterns favorable to a person seeking power.

[OPINION] What is missing in Duterte’s war on drugs?

Aug 27, 2018 - 6:24 PM

The main elements of the methamphetamine pass through unguarded seas. The Philippine Coast Guard should be in action as much as the PNP and PDEA.

[OPINION] Like a disease, poverty requires cure and prevention

Aug 27, 2018 - 12:06 PM

Our roadmap must include a serious reexamination of data on vulnerability, which pertains to the risk of future poverty

[Editorial] #AnimatED: The thought of a Trump downfall

Aug 27, 2018 - 9:00 AM

The Philippines will watch this American saga with bated breath. Here's why.

[OPINION] Modernizing Baybayin

Aug 27, 2018 - 7:41 AM

Are we ready for the enormous changes Baybayin may bring in our culture and daily living? Will Baybayin be suitable for the modernized lifestyle of the Filipinos?

[OPINION] Beacon in dark times: Why we need the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Aug 27, 2018 - 12:05 AM

Populist-nationalists have our democracies in their sights and they have already fired an opening salvo

The 7-point science of why we forget our 'dark' past

Aug 26, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Ever heard of 'unethical amnesia'?

[OPINION] Political independence

Aug 25, 2018 - 10:30 PM

Our political party system has been in an abject state of infantile stagnation

PACT. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio attends the signing of alliances between her regional party Hugpong ng Pagbabago and 3 national and 6 local parties. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[OPINYON] Buwan ng Wika: Hindi bawal umingles, basta ayusin mo

Aug 25, 2018 - 2:45 PM

Hayaan munang tuklasin ng bata ang mundo niya; ang matuto gamit ang wikang sinasalita niya sa panaginip, sa paghalughog sa kaluluwa. Filipino language man ito or otherwise.