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Revolutionary government, yes, Duterte-style, no

Oct 17, 2017 - 2:51 PM

Under Duterte’s leadership, there is clearly no revolution. It’s actually more of the same, only worse. What Duterte ushered in was a rightist counter-revolution.

Federalism in motion: a runaway train?

Oct 17, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The logic of the PDP proposal seems to suggest an 'intended consequence' – a political system which will be easier for the Duterte regime to control

End media neutrality

Oct 16, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Want to avoid futile debates about neutrality? Admit your biases upfront. It’s a simple enough solution for individuals, but the news media should consider it as well.

Confrontation at the Senate

Oct 16, 2017 - 10:00 AM

'To defeat fake news and bad views, we must also understand how we got to where we are now'

#AnimatED: Time to stand up to Duterte’s online bullies

Oct 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM

What fuels the hate and the toxicity? It’s the sense of entitlement and power, of being backed and supported by those in power.

What Islamic State East Asia looks like post-Marawi

Oct 15, 2017 - 5:30 PM

The siege of Marawi, in its 143rd day, has opened a door for the Islamic State that the eventual retaking of Marawi by government forces cannot shut

AFTERMATH. Smoke rises after aerial bombings by Philippine Air Force planes on Islamist militant positions in Marawi, on the southern island of Mindanao on June 6, 2017. Photo by Noel Celis / AFP

Fake news, bad views, and society’s loss

Oct 15, 2017 - 1:48 PM

'How should fake news be regulated? Are new criminal and civil laws needed to address this problem?'

To a successor generation: find a different way of doing politics

Oct 15, 2017 - 11:00 AM

To our young, explore a different way of being citizens and doing politics; not only is it your time; it is in your hands

The real score on foreign investments in the time of Duterte

Oct 14, 2017 - 5:00 PM

The latest FDI figures – alongside signs of weaker business confidence, lower growth forecasts, and declining competitiveness – seem to presage a brewing storm in the Philippine business climate

[Newspoint] Abnormal evolution of justice

Oct 14, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Ideology is a system of political and economic thought that chooses a particular character in a particular environment in whom to incubate, and conviction is well-informed steadfastness. Simpleminded, impulsive, and stubborn, Rodrigo Duterte is just all wrong for both.

#FridayFeels: Friday the 13th

Oct 13, 2017 - 9:00 AM

How lucky are you feeling today? Take care, beshies!

10 strange things about sleep

Oct 12, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Here are some interesting things we have learned about sleep

A trio of great patriots and leaders: Wash Sycip, Dina Abad, Fr Archie Intengan

Oct 12, 2017 - 1:21 PM

Washington Sycip, Dina Abad, and Archie Intengan – a trio of leaders and patriots have left us but their spirit lives on in the people they mentored and institutions they built

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: On 'The Duterte Reader' and identifying Digong

Oct 11, 2017 - 5:49 PM

Historian Leloy Claudio talks to sociologist Nicole Curato, whose book 'The Duterte Reader: Critical Essays on Duterte's Early Presidency' looks at the presidency through various lenses

[Dash of SAS] Teen widows: the growing legacy of Duterte’s drug war

Oct 11, 2017 - 9:46 AM

Soaring teen pregnancy, most common in urban poor communities, is colliding with drug-related killings that target mostly poor young men

FAMILY PICTURE. Here is a photo of Hideyoshi and Michel on her phone, propped up against Hyree’s tiny feet. That’s the only family picture they will ever have. All photos by Ana Santos

What I learned from being featured by the Duterte online machine

Oct 10, 2017 - 10:09 PM

I am a responsible person who makes positive contributions to my family, community, and country. Drug use in no way adversely affects my personal or professional lives.

Understanding the big drop in President Duterte’s ratings

Oct 10, 2017 - 11:42 AM

At least one thing is for certain: the decline in President Duterte’s net satisfaction rating is not a fluke, it is evident across all major geographic and social divides across the country

Rethinking religious education

Oct 10, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Without intending it, religious education could become more preoccupied with religious truth than with the actual issues of its intended audience – the youth

Narcissistic personality disorder

Oct 09, 2017 - 1:00 PM

The Mayo Clinic says that if you are a narcissist, 'you have trouble handling anything that may be perceived as criticism. You may have secret feelings of insecurity, shame, vulnerability and humiliation. To feel better, you may react with rage or contempt and try to belittle the other person to make yourself appear superior.'

#AnimatED: When Duterte is backed into a corner

Oct 09, 2017 - 10:43 AM

Now we understand why President Duterte is being a bigger bully than he ever was, seemingly intent on destroying institutions that check abuses and excesses in the executive. He is in panic.

Small nations, big lessons

Oct 08, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Being ambitious is not a bad thing. Small in geography need not mean 'small-country mentality and policies.'

Duterte’s shift toward China threatens ASEAN centrality

Oct 08, 2017 - 11:00 AM

The sudden change in Philippines-China relations shows that Chinese influence remains to be one of the greatest challenges to ASEAN centrality when it comes to the South China Sea disputes

Lorenzo Tañada undaunted in line of fire

Oct 08, 2017 - 8:26 AM

'Do not and never despair, because this could only be a time of testing. Believe me, in God's own season, justice will ultimately triumph,' statesman Lorenzo Tañada said when Ninoy Aquino was in jail

[Newspoint] One very insecure president

Oct 07, 2017 - 2:30 PM

Duterte’s sense of insecurity would seem more typically manifest in his attacks on Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, a former Supreme Court justice herself. He has threatened them both with impeachment.

Demand accountability for the postponement of barangay election

Oct 07, 2017 - 10:00 AM

After having spent an estimated P700 million for the preparations, what is the practical value of moving the elections, at the last minute, to 7 months after?

The police's menace of guns, power, and machismo

Oct 07, 2017 - 9:00 AM

When we give a gun to a person tasked to police and protect us, do we hope or do we worry?

#FridayFeels: Kain, tulog, or both?

Oct 06, 2017 - 8:00 PM

How do I make the most of weekend?

Investigating Duterte: Pinochet and Nuremberg as precedents

Oct 05, 2017 - 10:00 PM

Perpetrators of horrendous crimes are considered enemies of humanity, and can be tried and punished anywhere in the world by virtue of the principle of universal jurisdiction

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

The surprising effect of rituals

Oct 05, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Humans have brains that crave for some assurance, even momentarily, in the face of uncertainty – and ritual provide that for us

[OPINION] Why Duterte can’t get rid of Trillanes

Oct 04, 2017 - 11:22 PM

Walden Bello tries ESP and gets to President Rodrigo Duterte’s unexpurgated ruminations on Senator Sonny Trillanes

Redirecting TRAIN against inequality

Oct 04, 2017 - 7:13 PM

Channeling resources toward sectors and regions with many economically disconnected poor and low-income Filipinos will allow tax reform to bring about inclusive growth

Ombudsman has the power to probe President Duterte for mass murders

Oct 04, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The President does not have real immunity from criminal prosecution for genocide, war crimes, and other crimes against humanity penalized under Republic Act 9851

[OPINION] It’s downhill from here for Duterte

Oct 02, 2017 - 8:58 PM

Worried by the growing opposition, Duterte may, in fact, miscalculate and declare martial law, which may temporarily slow his regime’s descent into crisis but actually accelerate it in the medium-term

#AnimatED: Kapatiran ng kamatayan

Oct 02, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Bahagi ang hazing ng kulturang Pinoy na lihim na yumayakap sa karahasan. Tulad ng TokHang at rambol, hindi ito mawawala hangga’t pinapahalagahan natin ang kamao higit sa karapatang pantao.

The art and science of ‘hugot’

Oct 01, 2017 - 11:00 AM

For a program to work, and for change to really stick, it never hurts for people working in development to pause and look up from the program framework, do a deep dive in the communities they are working in, and dig deep to unearth the insights that drive behavior

[Dash of SAS] Teen pregnancy: Losses and missed opportunities

Sep 30, 2017 - 6:30 PM

'When taken all together, the potential lifetime earnings lost due to early childbearing is P33 billion which is equal to 1.1% of our gross domestic product in 2012'

[Newspoint] Duterte vs the people's right to know

Sep 30, 2017 - 2:30 PM

At any rate, the unsorted question about who provided the bank records loses much of its relevance in the glare of the damning evidence the records themselves reveal

Competition policy enforcement in the digital age

Sep 30, 2017 - 11:26 AM

The decisions to be made by the Philippine Competition Commission in coming months, as it fully implements the Philippine Competition Act, will set the tone for competition regulation in Philippine markets

#FridayFeels: Tara sa bonfire!

Sep 29, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Magkakaroon na kaya muli ng bonfire sa UP?

Railroading an impeachment process

Sep 29, 2017 - 10:31 AM

Denying the reasonable requests of Sereno’s lawyers would violate the due process rights of Chief Justice Sereno. It would be tantamount to railroading her impeachment.

So your mom says you were born smart. Now what?

Sep 28, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Why are we more given to bragging about 'smarts' than 'grit' or 'perseverance'?

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: Was Martial Law needed to defeat the communists?

Sep 27, 2017 - 5:40 PM

Two wrongs don't make a right, says Claudio

Exorcising the ghost of the past

Sep 26, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Lest we forget, the Marcos family has been scheming in using their assets to lure salivating government officials and other parties into an onerous deal

'The strength of a people is measured by the welfare of the weak'

Sep 25, 2017 - 3:30 PM

'Throughout the years... the Philippines has never expressed collectively, in its Constitution or any other legal instrument, that our strength as a nation depends on how we look after the weakest part of it'

Why the polls may be wrong

Sep 25, 2017 - 9:01 AM

Opinion polls do not reflect the processes of change that come from the everyday exchanges and discussions that are happening in a nation which is in political ferment

#AnimatED: Lies Tatay Digong told me

Sep 25, 2017 - 8:56 AM

While leadership is situational, integrity isn't

Threats of narcoterrorism in the Philippines

Sep 23, 2017 - 11:08 PM

Narcoterrorism has become a security problem that, if not quickly abated, can undermine world peace and stability

[Newspoint] A subhuman perspective on human rights

Sep 23, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Marcoleta got the lead role in the emasculation of the Commission on Human Rights and performed it to such perfection he deserves an Espenido medal

Thanks to Duterte gov't confusion, the Left regains influence

Sep 23, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The national democrats know a break with President Duterte's administration will be inevitable. For now, it will milk the relationship for all its strategic and tactical worth.

DUTERTE AND THE LEFT. President Rodrigo Duterte meets with National Democratic Front (NDF) Peace Panel Members Fidel Agcaoili, Chit Agcaoili, Benito Tiamzon, and Wilma Tiamzon over dinner at Bondi and Bourke Restaurant at Legaspi Suites, Davao City, on December 2, 2016. Photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

#FridayFeels: Confused na puso

Sep 22, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Nakakalito kung ano’ng okasyon ang uunahin pagtapak ng Setyembre