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[OPINYON] Yogyakarta Diaries: Pero binabagabag pa rin ako ng komedya sa Pilipinas

Oct 14, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Mabubusog na naman tayo sa pangako habang paparami nang paparami ang nahihirapang tugunan ang totoong pagkagutom

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] Making our own shameful history

Oct 13, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Arroyo and Duterte are bound in a conspiracy so brazen a special thickness is required for anyone to honestly miss it

[ANALYSIS] Leila de Lima and the Nobel Peace Prize

Oct 11, 2018 - 5:22 PM

It's just a matter of time before Senator De Lima starts getting considered for the ultimate global award of all

[ANALYSIS] Upper-middle income Philippines by 2019: How true?

Oct 10, 2018 - 10:18 AM

If becoming an upper-middle income country was hard enough – it took us more than 3 decades to do that – becoming a high-income country (like Singapore or South Korea today) will be harder still

[OPINION] Too much beer

Oct 09, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Does the military have a reverse IQ test for those who they recruit into military intelligence?

[OPINION] Are all government employees not allowed to campaign?

Oct 08, 2018 - 6:00 PM

The prohibitions are not absolute.... The consistent trend of the Supreme Court is to uphold free speech and expression over any form of election regulation.

[OPINION] Spying is back

Oct 07, 2018 - 8:41 PM

The long and short of it is that military poking about in campus was always never efficacious

[ANALYSIS] At stake in Trillanes amnesty case

Oct 05, 2018 - 11:32 AM

One can only hope the judiciary, through Judge Andres Soriano and eventually through the Supreme Court, draw the line here and save the country from a future without the possibility of peace and national reconciliation

[ANALYSIS] Why are petroleum products so expensive again?

Oct 03, 2018 - 12:48 PM

Maybe this is as good a time as any to rethink our country’s long-term relationship with oil

[ANALYSIS] Sieg Heil deja vu? Understanding the extreme right's global rise

Oct 02, 2018 - 11:48 AM

The extremist movements in Asia, while benefiting the elites, enjoy the support of the middle classes

[OPINION] The hunt for ‘Red October’

Oct 01, 2018 - 4:21 PM

While there are many who have expressed their desire for Duterte to resign or be ousted, there is no conspiracy to forcibly remove him from power

[OPINION] With rice tariffication, what happens to food security?

Sep 30, 2018 - 4:20 PM

Philippine agricultural performance from 1995 to the present has been dismal, if not catastrophic

[OPINION] Justified martial law? PH military should take its history seriously

Sep 29, 2018 - 7:30 PM

For the AFP to sweep under the rug all of that discomfort over Martial Law would definitely cause a repetition of abuses, suffering, and deaths to civilians and soldiers alike

[OPINION] Trillanes amnesty is valid

Sep 29, 2018 - 4:30 PM

Judge Alameda’s ruling is incongruous and legally absurd. If we are to follow his logic, then any other public document will have to be subject to an inquiry as to the existence of a prior application form.

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] Power trumps rights

Sep 29, 2018 - 11:20 AM

What are the rest of us only too quick to profess righteous resistance actually lending to this moral fight?

[ANALYSIS] Is the Philippine economy overheating?

Sep 28, 2018 - 12:23 PM

The challenge to economic managers is akin to fixing an overheating car: pull over, open the hood, and let things simmer down

[OPINYON] Ang social media bilang assault weapon

Sep 27, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Madaling ireklamo ang account mo dahil sa isang trumped-up community standards violation. Sa dami ng magrereklamo, masususpinde ang account o tuluyang ipasasara.

[OPINION] Is it possible Duterte's candidacy was void from the beginning?

Sep 25, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Here's why candidates should pay attention to every detail in the certificate of candidacy

Photos by Alecs Ongcal (Duterte) and Ben Nabong (certificate of candidacy)/Rappler

[OPINION] Of Marcos, Duterte, and Zeman: Reviving the ghosts of the past

Sep 22, 2018 - 5:48 PM

Slogans like 'Never Again' and 'Never Forget' displayed or shouted at rallies in Manila and elsewhere in the Philippines also have a lot of meaning to Czechs who care to remember what went on before the Velvet Revolution – our own version of EDSA

[OPINION] Bringing care back to health care

Sep 22, 2018 - 4:18 PM

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

[ANALYSIS] Golden age? Inflation reached 50% during the Marcos regime

Sep 21, 2018 - 12:10 PM

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.

[OPINION] Resist de facto dictatorship: Don’t give up the Senate in 2019

Sep 21, 2018 - 10:03 AM

Most likely, it will be the only arena where genuine political competition can happen

[OPINION] Forgiveness demands justice

Sep 20, 2018 - 12:00 PM

What is the relationship between justice and forgiveness? Justice arrests abuse. Forgiveness tempers vengefulness.

[ANALYSIS] Trillanes amnesty and lessons from Argentina

Sep 19, 2018 - 12:35 PM

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

[OPINION] The silence of the shepherds

Sep 16, 2018 - 6:20 PM

There are priests who support these killings or turn a blind eye. They think it is acceptable for the common good.

Photo of priest from Shutterstock; photo of bloodied body by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] A sputtering conspiracy

Sep 15, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Rodrigo Duterte is clearly losing it; Antonio Trillanes, on the other hand, is in the ascendant

[ANALYSIS] Viral misconceptions about inflation, how to debunk them

Sep 13, 2018 - 9:40 AM

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.

[OPINION] From Russia with love

Sep 09, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The Philippines needs to think carefully how it intends to pursue its developing security relationship with Russia

[OPINYON] Malayo sa bituka

Sep 09, 2018 - 3:00 PM

May parang kung anong manipulasyon para makalimutan natin ang napipinto nating pagkagutom

[OPINION] Urgently needed: Department for disaster resilience and climate change

Sep 09, 2018 - 10:00 AM

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.

[ANALYSIS] Don't mess with the military

Sep 08, 2018 - 7:36 PM

To drag your armed forces into this political game is to spook it. And the consequences of that will come in painful increments.

[OPINION] 5 years after Yolanda, imperatives for addressing disasters

Sep 08, 2018 - 5:30 PM

Right now, our efforts have been marred by bureaucratic squabbling and largely isolated activities

[OPINION] Duterte’s vendetta against Senator Trillanes

Sep 08, 2018 - 1:47 PM

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

[OPINION] Marites Vitug and Mr Duterte’s mad wife

Sep 07, 2018 - 1:00 PM

'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

[ANALYSIS] Why is Philippine inflation now the highest in ASEAN?

Sep 06, 2018 - 9:35 AM

Inflation expectations matter because they change how people behave. It’s in government’s interest to manage these expectations from time to time.

[OPINYON] Dapat bang kainin ang bigas na may bukbok?

Sep 05, 2018 - 6:00 PM

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?

[ANALYSIS] Voiding Trillanes' amnesty: Illegal, unwise, immoral

Sep 05, 2018 - 9:00 AM

We seem to be inexorably sliding towards an extraconstitutional regime

[ANALYSIS] Unjust to De Lima, unjust to all

Sep 03, 2018 - 9:16 AM

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.

[OPINION] Duterte and Israel: Why visit a rogue state?

Sep 02, 2018 - 5:00 PM

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.

[OPINION] Solving our 'unli' rice crisis

Sep 01, 2018 - 9:30 PM

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

[OPINION] Historical rejection of political dynasties

Sep 01, 2018 - 4:00 PM

What is only clear from the compelling lessons of history is that political dynasty is rejected in bloodshed and should not recur and continue

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] From incapacity to absurdity

Sep 01, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Compulsively carrying on this way, he succeeded only in burying himself deeper in the hole of his regime’s own digging

[OPINION | DASH of SAS] Humanizing abortion laws

Aug 31, 2018 - 4:46 PM

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

[ANALYSIS] Mere hiccups? Let’s be more honest about the economy

Aug 31, 2018 - 11:59 AM

The truth is, we’re living in a sad combo of slowing growth and accelerating prices. Worse, indicators point to harder times ahead.

[ANALYSIS] The Philippines' cryptocurrency opportunity

Aug 30, 2018 - 2:21 PM

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

[ANALYSIS] Filipinos don’t deserve fumigated nor weevil-infested rice

Aug 29, 2018 - 10:08 AM

(UPDATED) Why this burgeoning rice crisis? I argue that government is wholly to blame.

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[OPINION] Do dictators tell jokes?

Aug 28, 2018 - 4:12 PM

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.

[OPINION] What is missing in Duterte’s war on drugs?

Aug 27, 2018 - 6:24 PM

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.

[OPINION] Beacon in dark times: Why we need the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Aug 27, 2018 - 12:05 AM

Populist-nationalists have our democracies in their sights and they have already fired an opening salvo

[OPINION] Political independence

Aug 25, 2018 - 10:30 PM

Our political party system has been in an abject state of infantile stagnation

PACT. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio attends the signing of alliances between her regional party Hugpong ng Pagbabago and 3 national and 6 local parties. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler