Governments should go beyond the question of access and keep in mind that quality health care has nothing to do with anyone's capacity to pay
The last thing the country needs right now is a return of the Marcoses to Malacañang. One way we can prevent that is by tirelessly debunking the Marcosian economic myths.
Most likely, it will be the only arena where genuine political competition can happen
What is the relationship between justice and forgiveness? Justice arrests abuse. Forgiveness tempers vengefulness.
The late Raul Alfonsin's revocation of amnesty in Argentina was made within the context of the 'dirty war' that resulted in human rights atrocities
There are priests who support these killings or turn a blind eye. They think it is acceptable for the common good.
Rodrigo Duterte is clearly losing it; Antonio Trillanes, on the other hand, is in the ascendant
You don’t really need to crunch the numbers to know there’s a problem with inflation. Just go to the nearest palengke or grocery to see prices have skyrocketed.
The Philippines needs to think carefully how it intends to pursue its developing security relationship with Russia
May parang kung anong manipulasyon para makalimutan natin ang napipinto nating pagkagutom
We have been calling for the new department for 5 years now, even before the 2013 Yolanda disaster. It would be fitting that we finally get this done on the fifth anniversary of that terrible event.
To drag your armed forces into this political game is to spook it. And the consequences of that will come in painful increments.
Right now, our efforts have been marred by bureaucratic squabbling and largely isolated activities
Relishing in their recent success against Sereno, Duterte and Calida with the active support of Justice Secretary Guevarra, are emboldened to do more by replicating their dirty trick against Senator Trillanes
'Rock Solid' has placed Malacañang in the uncomfortable position of having to explain why it treats a historic win for the country like a mad wife
Inflation expectations matter because they change how people behave. It’s in government’s interest to manage these expectations from time to time.
Bumababa ang pagtingin ng mga Pilipino sa sarili kapag kumakain tayo ng mabaho, ginamot, o pinesteng bigas. Hindi ba ito ang ginagawa ng gobyerno sa kanilang solusyon sa krisis ng bigas?
We seem to be inexorably sliding towards an extraconstitutional regime
This is the strong arm of the state at play. And in cases where the highest official of the land has a personal stake, even courts become a part of this strong arm, wittingly or unwittingly.
The Israeli government of Netanyahu is one of the worst human rights violators in the world. I suppose one could cynically call Duterte's visit a gathering of human rights violators.
If only half of the energy and focus given to the drug war were given to agriculture and rice production, we would already be better off
What is only clear from the compelling lessons of history is that political dynasty is rejected in bloodshed and should not recur and continue
Compulsively carrying on this way, he succeeded only in burying himself deeper in the hole of his regime’s own digging
It’s time we have a more open discussion of abortion and the need to relax our laws to allow women access to safe medical abortions
The truth is, we’re living in a sad combo of slowing growth and accelerating prices. Worse, indicators point to harder times ahead.
Financial technology innovations that could well benefit the 'unbanked' and others who would benefit from greater access to capital could well be stymied by well-intended regulations in the Philippines
(UPDATED) Why this burgeoning rice crisis? I argue that government is wholly to blame.
If President Rodrigo Duterte is a sovereign trickster, there have been others who came before him. Humor...can, in fact, be used to reinforce power relations, or to establish patterns favorable to a person seeking power.
The main elements of the methamphetamine pass through unguarded seas. The Philippine Coast Guard should be in action as much as the PNP and PDEA.
Populist-nationalists have our democracies in their sights and they have already fired an opening salvo
Our political party system has been in an abject state of infantile stagnation
Hayaan munang tuklasin ng bata ang mundo niya; ang matuto gamit ang wikang sinasalita niya sa panaginip, sa paghalughog sa kaluluwa. Filipino language man ito or otherwise.
Why are exports weakening despite a weaker peso? If we take the word of the economic managers, isn’t this puzzling?
Will our lawmakers seize this golden opportunity or will they resign us to a future of unintended consequences?
The Prime Minister is treating Cambodia as a personal fiefdom that can one day be handed over to one of his sons
Woe to you who call yourselves 'Christians' but do not care an iota about the victims of extrajudicial killings
In any case, waiting in the wings are Bongbong and next to him the President’s daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara, now undergoing crash grooming for national office – ultimately for the presidency
Prof. Desierto is right about JV, Lenie, and RB: 'They could be you. They could be me. Today it's them. Just look in the mirror. Tomorrow it can be any of us.'
Unless we first fix existing regional economic disparities, Bayanihan Federalism will only leave more poor regions behind
Don't be fooled. Benevolent sexism lives on in silence and maintains the harm.
NutriAsia, Inc maintains that the strikers are not their contractual employees but are regular and permanent employees of their contractors. Nothing can be farther from the truth.
Asia's Post-World War II order is on the verge of a terminal decline. What can the region do in response?
Under current laws, the Commission on Elections is both an administrator and a quasi-court. Its split personality presents a lot of complications.
This political nonsense about 'federalism' should be stopped as an exercise in political witchcraft
Pacquiao’s defense of the death penalty necessarily makes a distinction between redeemable sinners and hopeless human beings. People of faith must push back.
This fact has yet to sink into our country’s consciousness
Ano’ng opinyon ng ‘ekspeperto’ sa Palasyo tungkol sa Train Law, national ID, at ‘pepederalismo’?
Half of the recent inflation can be explained by food prices alone. This is crucial since the poor spend a larger share of their incomes on food.
I make this appeal for the sake of science, for the sake of morality and for the sake of the nation’s well-being
Creating mini supreme courts has never been advanced as solutions because it is contrary to the idea of One Supreme Court