Having a mental illness does not indicate a weakness of character or that someone is broken. It is an illness that requires medical attention.
I heard a proposal that only those who finished college should run, which is stupid, because everyone should be free to run. I'd rather that all senatorial candidates bring a picture of their libraries.
The inability to act today would mean irreparable damage to the lives of millions of Asians living in extremely climate-vulnerable regions
Making planning work means putting the people at the heart and center of what we all want to achieve. Plans without ownership are also plans that are useless.
'Only by shifting away from dirty energy – the leading cause of climate change – can Filipinos truly move from being tagged as victims of the climate towards being known as its protectors'
Destructive human activities and climate-related disasters have tipped our marine ecological balance to a point where urgent measures are needed to prevent a food security crisis
We may be young and idealistic, but I believe that our will and passion to serve can take us and our country to places
Climate action is far more than just disaster resilience
Please, before we say that we should not politicize food, consider this fact: literally everything we put in our mouths is political, and we haven't even started talking about sex
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?
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?
'Watch it because we are all Goyos in a way: young, foolish, idealistic, uncertain, selfish, imperfect, vain, and incompetent'
Is UP more accommodating of the Marcoses than it is commonly believed to be?
Who would benefit from an emergency order for imports of around a million tons because government rice stocks were artificially run down?
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
'Dear journalists, if workers win their struggles, democracy wins, justice wins, and you win.'
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?
The young must now stand up and be counted to ensure that Asia's star continues to shine
Divisions between the ka-DDS and the dilawan are illusory. Each of them in fact holds a missing piece that, combined with the other, forms a stable liberal democracy.
It is the regular employees, masseurs, boatmen, tricycle drivers, and the like who are suffering immensely
This is not the time to be afraid or ignorant
I cried during the tour. The spiritual atmosphere was just so heavy. War is truly ugly and painful. It brings no good thing.
What is most sinister in the proposal lies in the transitory provisions, which essentially empower a select few to rearrange the whole of government
'People tend to come together to comfort each other, to affirm each other, and give each other hope. This is a simple practice of empathy. To many of us, it is called solidarity.'
If President Rodrigo Duterte has an 'Efficient Fascist Dictator Wannabe' playlist, what songs would be in it?
'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'
The Constituent Assembly or Con-Ass is the least democratic and participatory among the modes of changing the charter provided in the 1987 Constitution
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
'My daughter's death was my own death but instead of passing on, I lived to see my own life crumble apart'
For the benefit of my family, I'm staying in the closet. That's why I turned to online dating sites.
These stories are the unheard narratives of the drug war
'It was during my college journey that I fully accepted who I really am'
'We cannot achieve peace and genuine development if gender equality is not upheld especially in Mindanao'
May panahon para basagin ang katahimikan, may panahon para magsalita. At ngayon na ang panahon na iyon.
We must choose to uphold the true rule of law, even when those in power use fear to attempt to silence us
Admiring Rizal without understanding him is a kind of empty nationalism and blind devotion
I am living as if I have come out, therefore I do not see the point of sitting down with my family and telling them that I am gay
'Our failures or shortcomings do not define us'
Kadamay’s continued actions, have forced us to take a look at the homeless and re-evaluate our own situation
The man I hated so much for loosening his grip on my arm; the son my Lola had called a problem child, was among those who fought for the freedoms we are enjoying now.
You are not alone. You do not deserve to be judged, hurt, or be called derogatory names. You deserve to belong and be acknowledged.
Would the Canadian Prime Minister's hunkiness have made the act less predatory?
Because the kissing happened in a public space during an official function, this makes the kissing a public concern, a public interest issue
Being a citizen journalist comes with a very big responsibility
We argue against going after a program that has concretely shown positive impact on the lives of 4.4 million poor households
Lagpas na sa sapat ang sexist remarks ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte upang mag-alsa ang babae. Kailan nga ba ang tamang oras para lumaban?
'Fisherfolk are the reason why we as consumers, both locally and abroad, are able to satisfy our appetite for tuna and all kinds of seafood. It’s time that we finally give considerable attention to them. '
It was a day of celebration for us. Or so we thought.