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[OPINION] Misogyny is bad for all Filipinos

Mar 19, 2018 - 10:42 AM

When women themselves reinforce this misogynistic culture by downplaying, excusing, or applauding it, they participate in their own oppression

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Committing abuse just made easier

Mar 19, 2018 - 9:53 AM

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.

[OPINION] The day I became a rebel

Mar 18, 2018 - 2:48 PM

Sometimes, people with small voices have to shout to be heard

If love is infinite, why is the world sucky?

Mar 18, 2018 - 11:00 AM

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

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] A horrific cleanup job

Mar 17, 2018 - 2:00 PM

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.

[OPINION] Debunking Sotto's election fraud claims

Mar 17, 2018 - 9:43 AM

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.

[OPINION] Part 2: Markets vs. Duterte: Are blanket bans a good idea?

Mar 16, 2018 - 8:45 PM

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.

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Expiring women don’t get angry, they get busy

Mar 16, 2018 - 5:23 PM

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.

5 Philippine locations we would hate to see as celebrity prenup backdrops

Mar 13, 2018 - 9:33 PM

Maybe Billy Crawford and Coleen Garcia would think twice about doing a glamour shoot in these spots

[OPINYON] Tarpo ng tropa mong trapo

Mar 13, 2018 - 7:00 PM

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.

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Unti-unti, sinasakal na si Juan ng bagong buwis

Mar 12, 2018 - 9:00 AM

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%

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] The Senate’s debt to history

Mar 10, 2018 - 3:00 PM

How far will the Senate carry the fight?

[OPINION] ICC: Complementarity, not exhaustion of remedies

Mar 10, 2018 - 11:00 AM

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

[OPINION] We’re not here to be your friends

Mar 10, 2018 - 8:30 AM

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

[OPINION] Chaos is Duterte’s key message

Mar 09, 2018 - 7:00 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte has turned messaging upside down, stoking endless controversy and exposing his paltry policy vision

[OPINION] Celebrating women’s month with the fearless females in fisheries

Mar 09, 2018 - 10:35 AM

These stories of meaningful participation in developing the fisheries sector affirm the need for gender equality

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: 4 reasons why a liberal arts course is a good choice

Mar 08, 2018 - 8:00 PM

“You’ll end up starving” and “it doesn’t prepare you for the workforce” are common myths

You think social media is a tool and therefore, neutral?

Mar 08, 2018 - 7:00 PM

(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.

[OPINION] Much has to be done to have more elected women

Mar 08, 2018 - 9:00 AM

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

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

[OPINION] Duterte’s Cha-Cha disempowers Filipinos, especially poor, marginalized

Mar 06, 2018 - 12:55 PM

Duterte's Cha-Cha will in fact create a new dictatorship even as it strengthens and expands the political dynasties’ monopoly on power

[OPINION] A new mom's thoughts on postpartum depression

Mar 05, 2018 - 1:45 PM

Postpartum depression turns you into a monster. The overwhelming emotions eat you away until you are unrecognizable even to your own self.

Postpartum depression

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Tragedy at the Supreme Court

Mar 05, 2018 - 9:00 AM

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

[OPINION] Protests remind us that we can do better

Mar 04, 2018 - 9:11 PM

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.

[OPINION] Part 2: Distorting probable cause in Ortega case

Mar 03, 2018 - 9:00 PM

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

RELEASED. Former Palawan Governor Joel Reyes, murder suspect for the death of broadcast journalist Gerry Ortega, is released from jail following a Court of Appeals decision finding no basis for a lower court to hold him on trial. File photo from PNP Public Information Office

[OPINION] Injustice in the Court of Appeals: The Ortega case

Mar 03, 2018 - 6:00 PM

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

Bursting at the seams: Philippine detention centers

Mar 03, 2018 - 5:52 PM

Detainees face inhumane punishment even before they are convicted of a crime

JAIL OVERCROWDING. Overcrowded jails in the Philippines are not uncommon. Photo by Rick Rocamora

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] A last stand for national redemption

Mar 03, 2018 - 2:00 PM

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

[OPINION] Duterte’s Cha-Cha reverses gains of EDSA

Mar 02, 2018 - 3:42 PM

At the very least, these proposed amendments grant immense powers to Duterte and effectively dismantle whatever system of checks and balances there is

[OPINION] What scares me the most about China’s new, ‘friendly’ loans

Mar 02, 2018 - 10:00 AM

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.

With carbon pricing, Train Law can help reduce pollution

Feb 28, 2018 - 10:00 AM

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

[OPINYON] Wala nang hubad na katotohanan, bes

Feb 27, 2018 - 7:30 PM

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.

[OPINION] Youth as troublemakers

Feb 27, 2018 - 8:29 AM

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.

[OPINION] Is agrarian reform a dying issue?

Feb 26, 2018 - 8:32 PM

As of June 2016, almost 600,000 hectares of agricultural land remain undistributed. Landowners stall the land acquisition and distribution process through various methods.

AGRARIAN REFORM. As of June 2016, almost 600 000 hectares of agricultural land remain undistributed. File photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

[OPINION] Did EDSA fail us?

Feb 26, 2018 - 9:16 AM

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.

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Pakinggan ang multo ng EDSA

Feb 26, 2018 - 8:22 AM

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'

[OPINION] Duterte's zero concept of independent journalism

Feb 25, 2018 - 5:00 PM

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.

Conclusion: Open letter to Director General Ronald dela Rosa

Feb 25, 2018 - 10:00 AM

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.

[OPINION] EDSA and history lessons for today

Feb 25, 2018 - 8:26 AM

'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'

Running after a Big Bad Wolf

Feb 24, 2018 - 7:46 PM

'Some intellectuals claim that we are not a reading people, but I believe that's inaccurate'

BIG BAD WOLF. The book lovers' event that sell 'remaindered' books for less visits the Philippines in February 2018. Photo by Rappler

[OPINION | DASH of SAS ] Condoms not pleasant? Get a cockblocker

Feb 24, 2018 - 7:30 PM

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

'A batch of yellow, blue and red condoms' image courtesy Shutterstock

[OPINION | Newspoint] The great sellout

Feb 24, 2018 - 2:00 PM

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

Open letter to Director General Ronald dela Rosa

Feb 24, 2018 - 10:30 AM

Being a BuCor chief, and with your closeness to the President, you will be in the best position to advocate for small regional prisons

[OPINION] Lesson from prison: How political persecution keeps the ideals of democracy alive

Feb 24, 2018 - 7:18 AM

You cannot kill or jail an idea. By persecuting the messenger, you strengthen it.

[OPINYON] Ordinaryong mamamayan, di politiko, dapat bumuo ng Konstitusyon

Feb 23, 2018 - 7:11 PM

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

Once more with feelings: 'we are animals!'

Feb 22, 2018 - 7:00 PM

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.

[OPINION] Markets vs Duterte: Where do we draw the line?

Feb 21, 2018 - 9:55 AM

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

[OPINION] Constitution-making as a revolutionary process

Feb 20, 2018 - 5:00 PM

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

[OPINION] Major concerns in establishing a federal system

Feb 20, 2018 - 8:35 AM

Filipinos themselves must be reoriented, having been used to an over-centralized governance structure for so long

FULL TEXT AND VIDEO: Our fundamental freedoms

Feb 19, 2018 - 6:27 PM

'In this era of disinformation, how can you fight for your freedom and democracy?'

Democracy Forum at the Ateneo Law School in Makati on February 12, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[OPINION] Defending Hong Kong and our liberal values is the only option

Feb 19, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Martin Lee: 'Hong Kong people are not challenging Beijing – we are merely asking that China uphold her pledges'

RALLY. Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong (C) leads a protest in Hong Kong on December 3, 2017. Pro-democracy activists and groups lead an 'anti-authoritarianism' march to protest the Hong Kong government and Beijing's tightening screws over the semi-autonomous city. Photo by Isaac Lawrence/AFP