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.
'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