'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?'
If you are a woman of Granada's age (40s), misogyny or that ingrained contempt and prejudice against women demands that you constantly look like you are just about to turn 18
Are minors now safe after President Duterte transferred drug operations from the PNP to PDEA?
Everybody needs to learn and practice respect for each other's rights on the road and extend courtesy to everyone so we can have order in our streets
'We can celebrate Apo Whang-od and her craft in a most honorable and respectable way, but not in a circus such as what we all have witnessed', a UP social anthropologist who studied Kalinga tattoos weighs in on the issue
'The fact is that Whang Od came to Manila to do what she actually does every day – except during harvest time, as I was told – in Buscalan: commodifying her culture.'
'I was thrilled to see that she finally met Coco Martin. I thought it was also nice that she was invited to come over – but I didn't realize she would be put to work'
'I write this to inform you – those of you who have been prevented from gaining themselves because of a vow of secrecy supposedly meant to protect you from the outside world – that there is no shame in our condition'
Sardines: cheap faceless fish packed into tin cans. Just how important are they? Oceana’s Gregg Yan dives to see them in a whole new light.
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.
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
When we give a gun to a person tasked to police and protect us, do we hope or do we worry?
Oplan Bakal helps ensure the safety of the majority of the customers and the club personnel themselves
After years of being bullied online, I finally got the nerve to do something about it. The final straw was when the scorned mistress created a fake account on Facebook.
In a world that is not equal and is increasingly challenged by conflict, humanitarian workers face death defying missions and the highest levels of risks and threats to fight the battles that people cannot fight on their own
If there could be one lesson from anti-Marcos writings, it should be respect, and teachers should strive to put this lesson forward
Ngunit ang treintang ito na tumapos sa kanilang buhay ay magbabago ng kahulugan dahil sa poot ng taumbayan – mula sa tula ni Ben Domingo Jr
The Negros Island Region was probably not a good idea in the first place
No other secretary has given solo parents a hundred percent support and recognition as Manay Judy did a government social worker writes
Did the 39;oligarchs 39; – big business owners and Mindanaoan political elites – gain anything from the collapse of the talks? What about the national security establishment? The answer I find is mixed
We found the spot where Kian breathed his last We lit candles and silently meditated about what must have been going through in Kian’s mind as he lay there Was he still thinking of the school exam the following day?
The Philippines’ older adult population is faced with issues that transcend desires for self actualization as it combats the threats of food insecurity house tenure and health care inaccessibility
What I support is a more comprehensive campaign that calls for better public transportation that benefits everyone – commuters and drivers alike
I posit that in the deepest recesses of the non Moro’s psyche he has some distrust hate or even a feeling of separation simply because his Moro friend is a Muslim
The Philippine health agenda of the Duterte government promotes the increasing role of the private sector and insurance like Philhealth to finance public health facilities
It is time to rethink how each of us can help Filipino farmers even in small ways
With the expected growth in population how much more of this waste will be left in the streets in coming years?
At the end of the day my passport says Pilipinas and not Duterte so I represent the values our heroes died for I do not represent Duterte says a Filipino abroad
Children in these areas need immediate psychosocial support They are starting to live in constant fear with a decreasing sense of normalcy
Fake news attempts to revise history and malicious propaganda being propagated by self serving individuals must be dealt with with the full force of what we know and what we believe in Now more than ever we need to win the war against untruth and the battle against memory
UPDATED Sa kasalukuyan po alam nating lahat na patuloy pa rin ang gyera sa Marawi sa ating mahal na Mindanao The lives of our fellow Filipinos – both Muslims and Christians – have been put at risk due to the aggression of certain groups