We consider the case of Sri Lanka as an illustrative example of the process whereby Chinese debt can translate into strategic concessions
President Duterte knows very well that the real writing of the constitution will happen in Congress, where his lieutenants will in no way allow him to bid them goodbye midway in his term
In the end, as it has always been before, it will be up to the Filipino people – the real and ultimate sovereign – to intervene and chart our common destiny
No wonder the Consultative Committee has finished its draft constitution two weeks ahead of President Duterte’s State of the Nation Address – it passes to someone else the crucial, dirty, and most difficult job of having a transition plan
If President Rodrigo Duterte has an 'Efficient Fascist Dictator Wannabe' playlist, what songs would be in it?
The road to federalism thus littered with all-too-familiar malignant obstructions, why take that road at all? Why, indeed, when a far less risky and costly alternative is available, an alternative built into an existing law that already devolves power to the local governments?
Studies show that people remember images long after the headlines have faded from memory. Every Friday, I will curate videos that may punch the gut, tug at the heart, or just simply bring you up to speed.
We should protect the integrity of official statistics at all costs. In this tempestuous era of disinformation and uncertainty, they are our most steady anchors.
Usisain ang sarili. Ano ba ang sitwasyon mo habang pinanonood ang State of the Nation Address? Kumakain? Nagugutom? Bumibiyahe? Nagmamadali? Ihing-ihi? Binubulyawan ng boss mo?
What turns our morning coffee time from a leisurely sip into a hurried slurp? What makes us stay so late in the newsroom that our dogs forget what we smell like? I’d like to share that with you every Wednesday.
We write stories not only because they need to be told but because they ought to help clarify this murky world. I hope to talk to you about this, and more, every Tuesday.
The President’s words show him to be a populist leader with narcissistic tendencies
'If a government is eager and dedicated to regain the trust and participation of its people, it must make smart decisions that will include them'
It is in the voting precincts, not on Twitter or Facebook, where voters shake things up. Will the 2019 elections be game changing or make us slide faster to the kangkungan?
Bakit bumagsak ang ratings ni Duterte nang 20 points sa Metro Manila at 18 points sa Visayas?
The Constituent Assembly or Con-Ass is the least democratic and participatory among the modes of changing the charter provided in the 1987 Constitution
Washing his feet will symbolically send a powerful image of subservience rather than prophetic witness, and will be used to coopt your credibility and cause confusion and division within the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches
Science bears out that success does not lie in passion or interest, but in how you view passion
What should we now do as a willing victim and an abettor that has fully embraced our big northern neighbor who is clearly acting as a bully, a grand larcenist, and an international outlaw?
It appears that not much thought was given to the provinces' readiness for federalism, nor to federalism’s ultimate impact on regional growth and development
This writer has faith that many more among those who had relied on the promises of Duterte as the panacea to the social ills created or perpetuated by Aquino will see the light
Since the Duterte administration has chosen to set aside the enforcement of the Award, the task of keeping alive the Award within our country has fallen on people like you and me
Gender-fluid persons can go through the entire spectrum of gender identity and present themselves as masculine, feminine, neither, or both
After deleting articles about her rape, the Inquirer should investigate the tragic story of Pepsi Paloma
If the BBL is a template for federalism, the more we need to articulate indigenous people's rights in it because IPs are not only found in the Bangsamoro core area but scattered throughout the country
The BSP expects inflation to settle in at 4.6% this year, above its 4% upper target. This means we can expect inflation to further increase till the third quarter of 2018 before it subsides.
Here's why respected blogger Marcy Wheeler did it
This agnostic calls on the President to humble himself and repent
Bolang kristal ba ang kinonsulta ng mga ekonomista ni Duterte?
How many places do we really hold constant in our hearts at any time in our lifetime?
The only way God can seem stupid is when lives are wasted, rights violated, rule of law undermined and justice compromised, and believers, Catholics or non-Catholics alike, remain quiet on the sidelines
Since the stunning victory over China in 2016, the official story has been defeatist
The US-Philippine friendship is built on shared sacrifices, shared values, and people-to-people ties
The unfortunate reality is that the biblical injunctions are blind to the social conditions that lead to the proliferation of drug use and criminality in our society
Which tambay crimes are we supposed to be worrying about, anyway? Who or what type of tambays is President Duterte referring to?
Nakalulungkot na nalantad kayo sa pagmumura, pagbabanta, at panghihiya ng Pangulo ng ating bansa. Piliin ninyong mahalin pa rin siya, ngunit manatili sa katotohanan ng ating pananampalataya.
'My daughter's death was my own death but instead of passing on, I lived to see my own life crumble apart'
Hindi hinubog sa imahe ng kanyang ‘sensible God’ si Rodrigo Duterte
God did not give us Duterte to be our President. The 16 million voters chose him to be President and he is now President. But God can write straight with crooked lines. Even from something bad, good can come out.
Para sa mga titser: sa bansang ang pinakamatataas na opisyal ng pamahalaan ay bastos, at ang communications office ng Palasyo ay pamali-mali, turuan natin ang ating mag-aaral na maging polite at maging right
You’re going crazy with all the thoughts running around your head. Your heart feels like it’s going to burst with all the conflicting emotions. Do not, for the love of God, take to social media to pour your guts out.
Here are the 10 most-read #AnimatED pieces in the last 12 months
There is a deep, biological reason why we gravitate toward rural areas when we need a break from our frenzied city lives
For the benefit of my family, I'm staying in the closet. That's why I turned to online dating sites.
The number of senior citizens, which has grown from 6.3 million in 2010 to 7.6 million in 2015, is expected to reach 11.7 million by 2025, and 22.6 million in 2045
These stories are the unheard narratives of the drug war
There are 3 troubling signs that China is a prime candidate to be the site of the next financial crisis
'It was during my college journey that I fully accepted who I really am'
'The hardest part is admitting that the man you thought he was is different from the the man he is,' says a Duterte supporter who has decided to become a critic
Kaliwa’t kanan ang mga pulong ng iba’t ibang sektor para tiyakin ang tamang pagpapatupad ng Republic Act 11036. Ano’ng magagawa mo? Simulan natin sa ating sarili.