'Citizen Jake makes us not only witnesses to these challenging times but confronts us with truths both forgotten and ignored'
I had 30 minutes left with her. Taking the place of the sweeping vistas of the countryside we used to visit was the gray horizon of concrete pavement where we saw airplanes flying in and out. She would leave soon, along with the rest, to a life where they are needed – indispensable yet invisible at the same time.
Oust her if you must, but oust her in accordance with the law.
We live in a world that highlights 80-hour work weeks and months straight of no leaves or days off. It's not against the law to ask for a break.
Her legacy is an unimpeachable reputation, and a record of leadership marked by changes that have and will continue to enhance the judiciary and the legal profession
Alam kong takot na takot kang ipaglaban kung ano naman ang dapat sa iyo. Pero andito lang ako, anak.
In a state outside herself, mom was deeply engaged in a soliloquy with a recurring theme that painted a picture of eternity: that she had conquered pain, that Jesus was with her, that a gathering of people would be made in her honor
If the youth is the hope of our future, the kind of future that awaits us lies in the hands of the teachers. So please. Treat us better.
All one needs is a sense of curiosity and a knack for perseverance, for everything you could possibly need to know about the field is available online on YouTube, through massive online open courses, and other tutorials
To you who haven’t made it yet, don’t give up. Seek and welcome help. There is no harm in acknowledging that you don’t know everything about the law, about life.
The shifting of gears was not always well-oiled. It had its fair share of creaks and clunks.
What the island needs instead are environmental specialists who could actually study the concrete ecological situation and properly implement the rehabilitation of the island
It's about time that on this class issue, the Chief Executive exercises his political judgement in favor of the workers rather than preserve the status quo being enjoyed to the max by the capitalists
To many people who still think that forgiveness is the only way I can move on and retrieve the part of myself that my molester took from me, I say be quiet and listen
Receiving intensive hands-on training from professional journalists is something that not every campus journalist gets to experience
Factoring in the social costs of jail congestion, the price of criminal justice goes well beyond P165 billion – these are inestimable costs that no amount of pecuniary disbursement can ever recompense
Entries in Joseph Goebbels' 1942 diary show the propaganda minister taking note of the fall of Bataan and quickly blaming MacArthur, and the Jews behind him
Lord, do you not care? Why are you not doing anything to help us? Why are you not saying anything if only to assure us? Why are you not doing anything to stop the killings and the stealing and the vulgarity?
'The Philippines is in desperate need of a cultural evolution and not just another political revolution'
Our goal is to collect all these index cards and give them to the chairs of the justice committee of the Senate and House so that they too can read and feel the silent voice of our citizens, asking for solutions to the inhumane conditions of our penology infrastructure
Addressing climate change lies in ensuring the well-being of our people and making sure that they have the capacity to survive and thrive in these trying times
These stories of meaningful participation in developing the fisheries sector affirm the need for gender equality
Postpartum depression turns you into a monster. The overwhelming emotions eat you away until you are unrecognizable even to your own self.
Detainees face inhumane punishment even before they are convicted of a crime
As of June 2016, almost 600,000 hectares of agricultural land remain undistributed. Landowners stall the land acquisition and distribution process through various methods.
'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'
'Some intellectuals claim that we are not a reading people, but I believe that's inaccurate'
Much remains to be done in the Philippines' territorial and maritime rights defense
'There are lessons to be learned indeed. We can start by looking into the so-called internal organizational culture, a rather tough nut to crack, and delve into it to make the improvements.'
We are not here to pick a fight. We come in peace. As healers we will continue to try to prevent the impending disaster by educating and calming our people even if we have to do it one patient at a time.
'I do my best to use this privilege and power to contribute back to Filipino society. I’m incredibly proud to be Filipino. Manila may be melty and monstrous, but I love it.'
Think of some of the dream-come-true stories you've heard or witnessed, or your own story. What did they have in common? Opportunity.
Kuya was a force of nature, a stratovolcano like Mayon if you will, with his periodic eruptions
This outrage that erupted in UST needs to grow into a movement against fake news
Here are some points to consider on how university campuses can achieve sustainable mobility culture
Japan should just allow the Filipinos the liberty to commemorate their history the way they want to, while it continues to do some soul-searching on how to come to terms with its own past
This speech, delivered in November at the 2017 World Bosai Forum in Japan, is made timely by the rising death toll from Tropical Storm Vinta (Tembin)
Force Filipino mayors to take a mandatory course on the basics of urban planning – an important task where they tend to show the utmost lack of understanding
On the road, a volunteer of Bike Scouts Philippines witness stories of bayanihan among passengers stranded due to Urduja
Since the whole point of RevGov is setting aside the Constitution and its restraints, its fate then turns on enforcement, which means a willingness to put bodies and lives on the line
'It is a war waged from ridge to reef where bullets and bombs constantly rain on the rural villages standing in the way of big mining operations, plantations, and other destructive projects'
'Can’t we see the almost similar plot and subplots reverberating in our time?'
The Philippines is home to 30 types of whales and dolphins. Gregg Yan travels to Bais to look for one of the rarest species of all – the pygmy sperm whale.
'The good thing is Filipinos are resilient. We learn from every mistake, we convert threats to opportunities, and we are able to still give when we ourselves have outstanding needs. Those are our traits.'
The growing prominence of ride-sharing apps like Angkas has mainstreamed the operation of habal-habals in cities. But are habal-habals safe?
'Public health is such an all-encompassing field...there will always be a way to harness your particular skill set, giving you one of the rare opportunities in life to combine your talent with your passion'
Whether you’re a restaurant owner, a fishing boat maker, a fish buyer, a nutritionist, a farmer, a housewife, or simply a diner who loves seafood, it’s time to think about where your fish comes from and how it's caught
'How many more limbs or arms should be injured for those in power to act on commuters’ safety?'