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[OPINION] A psychiatrist's view: Common misconceptions about mental health

Oct 22, 2018 - 5:50 PM

Having a mental illness does not indicate a weakness of character or that someone is broken. It is an illness that requires medical attention.

[OPINION] Ask Senate hopefuls to show pictures of their libraries

Oct 20, 2018 - 8:00 PM

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.

[OPINION] To empower Asian clean energy ambitions, development banks must act now

Oct 20, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The inability to act today would mean irreparable damage to the lives of millions of Asians living in extremely climate-vulnerable regions

[OPINION] Why we need to make urban planning inclusive

Oct 20, 2018 - 2:00 PM

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.

[OPINION] Breathing out coal: How victims of the climate can be its protectors

Oct 17, 2018 - 6:06 PM

'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'

[OPINION] Securing our fisheries to ensure food security

Oct 16, 2018 - 3:00 PM

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

AFTER A HARD DAY'S WORK. Municipal fishers at the fish landing in Mercedes, Camarines Norte. Photo courtesy of Jason Houston/Rare

[OPINION] A young doctor's views on health workforce in PH

Oct 14, 2018 - 4:36 PM

We may be young and idealistic, but I believe that our will and passion to serve can take us and our country to places

LENDING A HAND. Fostering doctors' interest in serving the Philippines begins way before medical school. Image from Shutterstock

[OPINION] Societal transformation: The road to 1.5°C target for PH

Oct 09, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Climate action is far more than just disaster resilience

[OPINION] Food for thought: Hungry for change

Oct 03, 2018 - 9:33 AM

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

My Ucab moment

Sep 22, 2018 - 9:26 PM

Ucab, even then, was a wasteland. There were hardly any trees and the soil was clay.

[OPINION] Is it really time to move on from Martial Law?

Sep 21, 2018 - 5:04 PM

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?

[OPINION] The true impact of Typhoon Ompong on the Philippines

Sep 14, 2018 - 3:17 PM

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?

[OPINION] What 'Goyo' teaches us about leadership, youth, and patriotism

Sep 11, 2018 - 8:58 PM

'Watch it because we are all Goyos in a way: young, foolish, idealistic, uncertain, selfish, imperfect, vain, and incompetent'

[OPINION] U.P. and the Marcoses

Sep 11, 2018 - 6:11 PM

Is UP more accommodating of the Marcoses than it is commonly believed to be?

5 questions we should be asking on the rice shortage

Sep 03, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Who would benefit from an emergency order for imports of around a million tons because government rice stocks were artificially run down?

[OPINION] Will soft power save the rules-based order?

Sep 02, 2018 - 9:05 AM

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

[OPINION] Are we food secure?

Sep 01, 2018 - 9:45 AM

We leave this to you not as a question, but a call to action

#BoycottBlackouts: Confronting the media's disappearing labor beat

Aug 31, 2018 - 7:42 PM

'Dear journalists, if workers win their struggles, democracy wins, justice wins, and you win.'

HEIGHTENED SECURITY. More security personnel guard the gate of the industrial complex where the NutriAsia plant is located. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

[OPINION] Modernizing Baybayin

Aug 27, 2018 - 7:41 AM

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?

[OPINION] Power to the young

Aug 19, 2018 - 12:08 PM

The young must now stand up and be counted to ensure that Asia's star continues to shine

[OPINION] Ninoy’s impossible dream

Aug 18, 2018 - 9:28 AM

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.

[OPINION] Small people bear brunt of Boracay closure

Aug 12, 2018 - 9:23 PM

It is the regular employees, masseurs, boatmen, tricycle drivers, and the like who are suffering immensely

[OPINION] Facts are facts: World is warming, climate is changing

Aug 04, 2018 - 9:30 AM

This is not the time to be afraid or ignorant

[OPINION] A different Marawi encounter

Jul 29, 2018 - 11:48 AM

I cried during the tour. The spiritual atmosphere was just so heavy. War is truly ugly and painful. It brings no good thing.

A moment of levity during Go Share's 3-day visit. Photo by Rolan Garcia

[OPINION] Charlatan changes

Jul 25, 2018 - 9:37 AM

What is most sinister in the proposal lies in the transitory provisions, which essentially empower a select few to rearrange the whole of government

[OPINION] With love, from Deadpoor

Jul 24, 2018 - 4:30 PM

'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.'

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

[OPINION] Duterte's playlist

Jul 21, 2018 - 12:14 PM

If President Rodrigo Duterte has an 'Efficient Fascist Dictator Wannabe' playlist, what songs would be in it?

[OPINION] Why it's time to change the SONA

Jul 17, 2018 - 7:26 AM

'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'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Batasang Pambansa on July 24, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

[OPINION] Why I am against Con-Ass – and why you should be, too

Jul 15, 2018 - 10:01 PM

The Constituent Assembly or Con-Ass is the least democratic and participatory among the modes of changing the charter provided in the 1987 Constitution

[OPINION] Faith and fanaticism

Jul 14, 2018 - 11:48 AM

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

[OPINION] Sacred spaces

Jul 02, 2018 - 4:39 PM

'My daughter's death was my own death but instead of passing on, I lived to see my own life crumble apart'

[OPINION] Out of the closet and into the internet

Jul 01, 2018 - 10:00 AM

For the benefit of my family, I'm staying in the closet. That's why I turned to online dating sites.

[OPINION] Women in the shadows of Duterte’s drug war

Jun 30, 2018 - 1:00 PM

These stories are the unheard narratives of the drug war

[OPINION] Celebrating safe spaces and diversity in schools

Jun 30, 2018 - 11:00 AM

'It was during my college journey that I fully accepted who I really am'

[OPINION] The extra struggles of the LGBTQ+ community in Mindanao

Jun 28, 2018 - 4:12 PM

'We cannot achieve peace and genuine development if gender equality is not upheld especially in Mindanao'

[OPINYON] May panahon para manahimik, magsalita

Jun 27, 2018 - 4:30 PM

May panahon para basagin ang katahimikan, may panahon para magsalita. At ngayon na ang panahon na iyon.

PANAHON. Most Rev. Pablo Virgilio David gives a homily at Sts. Peter and John Parish on June 23. Photo courtesy of Angelo Mangahas

[OPINION] Lessons on fear in the grand manner

Jun 27, 2018 - 12:10 PM

We must choose to uphold the true rule of law, even when those in power use fear to attempt to silence us

[OPINION] Reading, understanding, and appreciating Rizal

Jun 24, 2018 - 12:41 PM

Admiring Rizal without understanding him is a kind of empty nationalism and blind devotion

Images from Wikimedia Commons and Shutterstock

[OPINION] I do not believe in coming out

Jun 23, 2018 - 3:30 PM

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

[OPINION] An open letter to my fellow college students who didn't graduate on time

Jun 23, 2018 - 10:00 AM

'Our failures or shortcomings do not define us'

[OPINION] Why the hate on the homeless?

Jun 18, 2018 - 3:37 PM

Kadamay’s continued actions, have forced us to take a look at the homeless and re-evaluate our own situation

[OPINION] To the father I once hated

Jun 17, 2018 - 9:00 AM

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.

[OPINION] Shame is not my name

Jun 12, 2018 - 9:56 AM

You are not alone. You do not deserve to be judged, hurt, or be called derogatory names. You deserve to belong and be acknowledged.

[OPINION] What if Trudeau, instead of Duterte, kissed the woman?

Jun 06, 2018 - 8:16 PM

Would the Canadian Prime Minister's hunkiness have made the act less predatory?

[OPINION] When kissing becomes an issue of public interest

Jun 05, 2018 - 8:45 PM

Because the kissing happened in a public space during an official function, this makes the kissing a public concern, a public interest issue

[OPINION] 4 things kids learned from a journalism class

Jun 02, 2018 - 9:55 PM

Being a citizen journalist comes with a very big responsibility

Things we learned from journalism class. Photo by Ted Aldwin Ong

[OPINION] Scrapping 4Ps program doesn't make sense

Jun 02, 2018 - 5:30 PM

We argue against going after a program that has concretely shown positive impact on the lives of 4.4 million poor households

[OPINYON] #BabaeAko: Ang Pagsilang

Jun 02, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Lagpas na sa sapat ang sexist remarks ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte upang mag-alsa ang babae. Kailan nga ba ang tamang oras para lumaban?

[OPINION] Sea change for small-scale fishers

May 30, 2018 - 2:08 PM

'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. '

epa05238978 Filipino fishermen maneuver their boat as the sun sets in Manila Bay, Philippines, 01 April 2016. According to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), the prevailing El Nino phenomenon could affect at least 100,000 fisherfolk in the country due to the decline in fish production in freshwater areas and coastal communities. The water temperature increases in the Pacific and Western Pacific side of the country which is feared to result in decrease of primary productivity and to lead to a decline in fish catch. EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

[OPINION] Through gunshots and fire, I survived

May 29, 2018 - 9:30 AM

It was a day of celebration for us. Or so we thought.