What we can do is try to make China's occupation of the South China Sea a direct threat to other great powers
'Despite the risks, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media applications made diplomacy more inclusive. No longer is diplomacy shrouded in mystery'
Reclamation projects are poised to benefit only the privileged few, while the underemployed Filipinos of today would remain stuck in unideal working conditions
Traditional politicians take advantage of vulnerable individuals who are willing to sell their votes in order to survive
Do our lawmakers know that they are trying to pass a law that would demonize angels? Do they know what they are doing?
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement have long called for the prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons
'Rainbow's Sunset' gives a glimpse into the centrality of family in Filipino life, and how that same centrality lies at the heart of our distinctive brand of oligarchic corruption
When we have a problem and feel hopeless, it’s not unusual for us to seek experts to help us solve them. Kondo does the same thing.
Reclamation will only benefit a privileged few
'Race is a constitutive social construction because highly complex social structures, including habits and practices, are built firmly on the usefulness of race as a tool to keep those in power firmly in their positions in society.'
Singles may not be committed romantically, but are committed to other meaningful relationships that require full-time commitment
We're setting them up to fail, punishing them when they do, and leaving them no recourse in a world that's already leaving them voiceless
After performing for prisoners in New York, it broke my heart when one of them said, 'we have nothing but time'
Here are our collective aspirations: what we need, what we want, and what we could get rid of
Impunity is the culture, so syndicates are rewarded and victims are either jailed or killed
Pop psychology feels true, but truth and fact are not the same. It is a false antidote.
An anthropological goldmine, Cotabato City takes pride in its multicultural history. Its inclusion in the Bangsamoro region means it's time we give back.
'It is unacceptable to tag a child as a criminal as if we adults and this society have no accountability for their action.'
This is our future. It is but right that we be the driving force that will make it happen.
'Pushing for a bill that no rational legislator will bother to even pay attention to...is tantamount to bartering the future of Filipino children for personal, political goals.'
A great deal of hope and imagined future ride on a peaceful and trustworthy BOL plebiscite
Let's do away with the stereotype that women will never be as good as men in the political arena
Every time there was barbecue grilling in front of our house, I knew that my father would live on in my memories and that I would always be home for Christmas
The Bangsamoro have traveled a very rough road to gaining this one opportunity for self-rule. This is not the time to squander that chance we’ve more than earned.
I am not writing this to blame anyone. Instead, I invite you to be part of the solution.
As the social divide continues, the armed communist revolution will simply endure
As individuals and as a nation, I suspect we’ll always be confused and won't achieve the unity and progress we hope for unless we understand and apply the proper dollop of justice to balance our proclivity for mercy
I am telling this story because this is how I finally understood how I came to truly appreciate identifying as a Bangsamoro
Introducing the no-nonsense economics Professor Ben Nojoke...
It may be worth considering that while our society pays much attention to sex education, not much attention is given to teaching kids how to deal with violence, both in its physical and psychological forms
'The Philippines has actively championed the cause of vulnerable nations in the international arena, but now it needs to proactively lead its citizens toward a social transformation'
As an artist and a human being, my resistance in this struggle is to share what I’ve witnessed and to demand accountability from the government
'We can only achieve what we have envisioned if we choose to participate in movements to call out for the rightful punishment and removal of these fraternities'
'Just as it has done in previous Conference of Parties, the Philippines needs to take an even more active role in navigating the complex web of climate negotiations and push for the proper implementation of the Paris agreement'
The displacement of Rohingya is a regional crisis that needs regional solutions. The largest refugee camp in the world sits at the doorstep of ASEAN.
Keeping indigenous knowledge systems, practices, and beliefs alive will allow communities of smallholder farmers to maintain their culture and the balance in their ecosystem without sacrificing their livelihood
Despite difficulties and persistent challenges, government efforts to protect overseas Filipino workers continue to decisively progress
Atty Ben committed his life to building the resources and infrastructure necessary to empower farmers. He believed in farmers.
Some may have forgotten the monstrous Yolanda, the failure of the government, and the unscrupulous corruption of public officials. But we have not.
On the 5th anniversary of Super Typhoon Yolanda, we remember the countless people whose lives were changed forever
Mocha Uson, you asked the Lumad to chant your President's name. Well here's my response: his name's not worth chanting.
The prevailing attitude in Davao at the time, however, was not one of condemnation, outrage, and horror, as one might reasonably expect. Rather, people were pragmatic and tolerant.
The threats of climate change transcend economic and political boundaries
'This is not the first massacre of farmers in Philippine history. Filipino farmers have long fought for genuine agrarian reforms... They ask for land, not bullets.'
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'