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[OPINION] Duterte raises the bar on impunity

Jul 08, 2020 - 4:10 PM

'It is now hoped that petitions to junk the anti-terror law filed in the Supreme Court can be judiciously decided sooner than later'

[OPINION] The moment of truth for the ABS-CBN franchise

Jul 08, 2020 - 1:08 PM

'Already, many people in the provinces and our islands have lost access to their only sources of news. This has life and death implications for many...'

[OPINYON] Comments section, vicious sub-platform

Jul 07, 2020 - 8:00 PM

Ang comments section ay tuntungan din ng mga tao upang magpahayag ng kanilang ideya na dati’y eksklusibo lang sa mga letter-to-the-editor section ng pahayagan

[OPINION] How social media users can protect themselves from the anti-terror law

Jul 07, 2020 - 4:00 PM

'What should the people do? Should they delete their old posts or make their accounts private?' That may not be enough.

[OPINION] The Air Defense Identification Zone – China’s next South China Sea aggression?

Jul 07, 2020 - 2:18 PM

'[China's] seizing control of the South China Sea is but the maritime step in a much larger strategic goal: dominating Asia by 2050'

[OPINION] Is Duterte now a dictator?

Jul 06, 2020 - 11:33 AM

'Duterte is now encountering hurdles in his authoritarian drive as perhaps never before'

[OPINION] The ABS-CBN hearings: A theater of the absurd

Jul 03, 2020 - 3:18 PM

'There’s something rather aberrant about Marcoleta: he just won’t stop flogging a dead horse, whether it be the Lopez citizenship or any other carcass, which is the precise lifeless state common to all the issues raised against ABS-CBN'

[ANALYSIS] How the Senate can save us from Duterte’s ailing pandemic response

Jul 03, 2020 - 12:39 PM

'It’s now up to the Senate to come up with a solid, sound supplemental budget that will force Duterte and his economic managers to change their ways and rethink their priorities'

[OPINION] Why did priests and religious vote for Duterte?

Jul 03, 2020 - 12:00 PM

'My classmate who told me that he voted for Duterte after a process of discernment was most likely influenced by regionalism rather than the Holy Spirit'

[OPINION | Just Saying] Judges should not take offense

Jul 03, 2020 - 10:00 AM

'[Judges] cannot just blame people for making negative outbursts regarding their decisions'

[ANALYSIS] Return to a bleak, not better normal

Jul 02, 2020 - 10:57 AM

'Alas, with the Rappler cases and ABS-CBN shutdown, made emphatic with the passage of a draconian anti-terror law amid still rising COVID-19 cases, the Duterte administration’s bait for investors is laced with poison'

[ANALYSIS] Leila de Lima's bail application

Jun 30, 2020 - 11:13 AM

'Clearly, the testimonies against De Lima are inadmissible, being hearsay, have little probative value, and are irrelevant, immaterial, and self-serving'

[OPINION] Beyond legalities and technicalities: How the court decision challenges us to keep press freedom alive

Jun 30, 2020 - 8:22 AM

'Fear is not what we need at this time, of all times. Especially if fear tricks us into seeing enemies where there are only fellow Filipinos and fellow human beings...'

[ANALYSIS] The racial and genocidal underpinnings of the American Way of War

Jun 29, 2020 - 8:00 PM

Racism has been a central feature of the way the United States has waged its wars

[ANALYSIS] The global significance of the Ressa-Santos convictions

Jun 29, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'To think that the conviction will only last for at least 6 years is wrong. This imprisonment will last for generations and lifetimes to come, and haunt the national memory.'

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] A love letter to our jeepney drivers

Jun 27, 2020 - 2:00 PM

'Our tatay jeepney drivers have not only been stripped of their livelihood, they have also been stripped of their dignity. For the first time, we are seeing our jeepney drivers begging on the street.'

[ANALYSIS] Understanding the Ressa-Santos convictions

Jun 26, 2020 - 7:49 PM

'How can an offense deemed to be so minor such as libel and a right so fundamental such as the freedom of speech and of the press stir so much conflict and confusion?'

[ANALYSIS] How Duterte failed to meet the Bayanihan Law’s objectives

Jun 26, 2020 - 12:19 PM

Far from being proactive, orderly, and based on clean, reliable data, Duterte’s pandemic response has largely been reactive, chaotic, and based on murky, unreliable data

[ANALYSIS] How COVID-19 threatens online freelancing in the PH – and what can be done

Jun 25, 2020 - 12:51 PM

'We should…recognize that in the face of COVID-19, these freelancers, just like many other Filipino workers, will be facing potentially significant headwinds'

[OPINION] Why you can't support both #BlackLivesMatter and Duterte’s drug war

Jun 24, 2020 - 2:59 PM

'If you are performatively hashtagging about the murders of Michael, Breonna, and Trayvon, you cannot congratulate the murders of Kian, Jefferson, Carl, and over 20,000 other Filipinos'

[OPINION] When religion blames the victim

Jun 23, 2020 - 12:57 PM

'In congregations around the Philippines, women are enjoined to be submissive to their husbands. The Filipino translation is more forceful: magpasakop sa asawa.'

[OPINYON] App, app, and away!

Jun 23, 2020 - 7:55 AM

Naniniwala akong kahit anong warning ng mga eksperto, hangga’t hindi inabuso ang data natin, hangga’t malayo sa ating bituka, tuloy-tuloy ang paglipana at pagtangkilik sa mga app na ito

[OPINION] Leachon unmasks a crisis in COVID-19 response

Jun 22, 2020 - 2:17 PM

'What we have now is a disastrous response to a disaster'

[OPINION | Newspoint] A strategy of crackdown and cover-up

Jun 20, 2020 - 12:00 PM

'The pandemic lays itself open to official exploitation for the fear and the hunger and joblessness and the other distractions it has brought; the government could also use some covering up for its shortcomings in dealing with the emergency'

[ANALYSIS] Duterte’s new COVID-19 loans: Need we worry?

Jun 19, 2020 - 1:16 PM

'Can Duterte and his minions spend the money effectively? Several red flags suggest they cannot.'

[ANALYSIS] The Anti-Terror Act is worse than Martial Law

Jun 18, 2020 - 3:07 PM

'[The Anti-Terror Act] is authorized to order the arrest of any person even if he or she has not committed any crime of terrorism'

[ANALYSIS] Balancing education risks during this pandemic

Jun 18, 2020 - 11:46 AM

The pandemic has made distance learning a necessary tool. But it cannot serve as the exclusive approach to education while we wait for a vaccine.

[ANALYSIS] On the Anti-Terror Bill: Beyond constitutionality

Jun 17, 2020 - 3:13 PM

'The question is not only: is it constitutional? The question is also: does or will it serve its intended or at least declared purpose?'

[OPINION | Newspoint] From here to cyber’nity

Jun 16, 2020 - 7:00 PM

The cybercrime law goes against the universal trend toward making libel no longer punishable by imprisonment, a long-overdue reinforcement of press freedom in its lopsided relationship to power

[OPINION] Who’s afraid of the new anti-terrorism law?

Jun 16, 2020 - 11:44 AM

'They can tap my phone, record my conversations, read my emails, hack my internet accounts, take photos and videos of anything I do for 30-60 days'

[OPINION] Where lies the terror?

Jun 15, 2020 - 3:26 PM

'It is a supreme irony that Filipinos suspected of being communist are being hounded and hunted down, while communists from Mainland China are being invited to tutor the Senate, most likely on how to lock down and fence us all in for effective social control'

[OPINION] Anti-Terror Law? Or Anti-Filipino Law?

Jun 13, 2020 - 5:00 PM

In truth, therefore, the word 'terror' in the title of the bill is very appropriate

[OPINYON] Hindi ito ang panahon para bumitaw ka sa Facebook

Jun 13, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Kung may kalokohang gagawin o ipo-post ang kapangalan mo, mabuting active ang iyong tunay na account. Madaling maipapakita sa sinumang praning na awtoridad na may bukod-tangi at pumipintig kang account. Buhay na buhay.

[ANALYSIS] The alarming jobs report Duterte is ignoring

Jun 10, 2020 - 3:07 PM

'Bringing back some jobs will also hinge on the government’s ability — nay, willingness — to implement mass or widespread testing'

[OPINYON] Tara, webinar!

Jun 10, 2020 - 11:24 AM

Teacher ka? Walang nakatitiyak kung anong uri ng danas ang nakaamba sa atin sa pasukan. Mag-aral, maghanda, para hindi mabulaga.

[ANALYSIS] West Philippine Sea strategy in total disarray

Jun 09, 2020 - 5:42 PM

Certainly, the Filipino people do not deserve this. This only means that we have a long struggle ahead of us.

[OPINION] We can’t breathe

Jun 09, 2020 - 12:10 PM

'Today, we are breathless, but we cannot be breathless for too long, for we may not have anything left to fight for and anything left to fight with'

[OPINION] The Philippine military and its hypocrisy

Jun 09, 2020 - 10:30 AM

Who is the biggest recruiter for the communist movement? Surely the generals know?

[OPINION] Don’t pass the anti-terror bill; legalize the Communist party instead

Jun 08, 2020 - 1:46 PM

'[We] envisage a future when the entire apparatus of the CPP becomes legal, where the CPP, as the CPP, will stand for elections and subject its ideas to open debate'

[EXPLAINER] Can government employees post criticism of the anti-terror bill?

Jun 07, 2020 - 9:04 AM

Even those working in the private sector cannot be terminated, disciplined, or punished for posting something on Facebook or Twitter or showing up at rallies

FEATURED art: ‘Tapal’ (soft pastel and duct tape on black paper, 2000) by Elmer Borlongan. Used with the artist’s permission

[EXPLAINER] Proposed Anti-Terror Act of 2020 a devil’s playground in the hands of a despot

Jun 06, 2020 - 10:00 AM

The bill suffers from obvious legal infirmities, essentially begging for a constitutional challenge

FEATURED art: ‘Tapal’ (soft pastel and duct tape on black paper, 2000) by Elmer Borlongan. Used with the artist’s permission

[OPINION] A double dare to the government: Take charge of people’s welfare or give up powers

Jun 05, 2020 - 1:36 PM

'If you expect individual citizens and families to take care of themselves...give up some of your powers and resources and redirect them to the people...'

[OPINION | Newspoint] An official act of terrorism

Jun 05, 2020 - 12:12 PM

'The ultimate and ironic bad joke is actually on us non-terrorists: the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 is itself an official, legal act of terrorism'

[OPINION] The dirty data, misleading graphs that muddle Duterte’s pandemic response

Jun 04, 2020 - 12:29 PM

'Until we have trustworthy data on cases, deaths, and tests to guide our policymakers, government might as well be crafting their policies by flipping coins, or leaving us all to our own devices'

[ANALYSIS] Pandemic and the new authoritarianism

Jun 04, 2020 - 11:26 AM

Far-right nationalism and authoritarianism ride on economic and social exclusion to stoke anger and heighten fear – political currencies for their electoral victories

[OPINION] Terrorizing us, but not the terrorists

Jun 04, 2020 - 9:23 AM

'Democracy demands dissent'

[OPINION] HK today, PH tomorrow: They are coming for us

Jun 03, 2020 - 4:02 PM

'It behooves the Filipino people to stand for Hong Kong and to fight for our own freedom.... We must fight to preserve...the priceless opportunity to live as free men and women in our own land, and not slaves to some foreign power.'

[OPINION] De Lima’s incommunicado detention

Jun 01, 2020 - 4:06 PM

'The current pandemic...provided another opportunity for the Duterte government to further torment her in an attempt to break her will'

[ANALYSIS] Duterte may yet survive the pandemic – at our expense

Jun 01, 2020 - 10:44 AM

Despite serious concerns about relaxing quarantine measures, the government is pushing for a W-shape recovery strategy. The trade-off is clear – economy trumps public health.

[OPINYON] Bakit takot tayong maantala ang pag-aaral?

May 31, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Hindi natakot maantala sa pag-aaral ang ating mga magulang at lolo’t lola noong World War 2. Ang pandemya ay isang digmaan. Nakataya ang buhay nating lahat. Bakit tayo nagmamadali?