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[OPINION] Markets vs Duterte: Where do we draw the line?

Feb 21, 2018 - 9:55 AM

A lot of Duterte’s market interventions so far seem to stem not from a well-informed or genuine desire to correct so-called 'market failures,' but from an urge to brandish the awesome powers of the state whichever way possible

[OPINION] Constitution-making as a revolutionary process

Feb 20, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The process of amending the Constitution or creating a new one will have to be a revolutionary process, one that takes it away from the hands of the elites and professional politicians, and places it in the hands of the people

[OPINION] Major concerns in establishing a federal system

Feb 20, 2018 - 8:35 AM

Filipinos themselves must be reoriented, having been used to an over-centralized governance structure for so long

[OPINION] Shoot rebels in the vagina? Duterte is ‘a damaged man’

Feb 17, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Leila de Lima: ‘[Duterte’s order] is a threat against soldiers…because this is a man that would take the honor, dignity, integrity, patriotism, and professionalism of a Filipino soldier, and manipulate it to satisfy his own brutality and bloodlust.’

[OPINYON] Katotohanan ba ang habol ng ‘Doctors for Truth’ sa Dengvaxia scandal?

Feb 16, 2018 - 9:38 PM

Sa isyu ng Dengvaxia, nawalan ng tiwala ang mga magulang sa mga eksperto dahil inilagay ng mga eksperto sa panganib ang kanilang mga anak sa halip na pangalagaan at pahabain ang buhay ng mga ito

[Dash of SAS] Mr. President, keep your foul mouth away from our vaginas

Feb 14, 2018 - 4:56 PM

Rodrigo Duterte is so scared of strong women that he doesn’t know what to do with them, except degrade, insult, and strip them of their character by reducing them to nothing more than body parts

[OPINION] The last prejudice

Feb 14, 2018 - 9:00 AM

We must stop considering couplehood as the pinnacle of love and devotion. It’s 2018. It’s time to democratize relationships.

[OPINION] On Martial Law extension 2.0: Waiting for the other shoe to drop

Feb 13, 2018 - 7:29 PM

'Dapat mas marunong at handang manindigan ang Korte Suprema kapag pasaway ang nasa Malacañang at Kongreso,' says Senator Leila de Lima

Hinggil sa clinical trials ng Dengvaxia

Feb 12, 2018 - 10:56 AM

Ipagpatuloy ang pagbabakuna sa mga bata at sa sarili sa ilalim ng programa ng DOH sa bakuna

[OPINION] Circling the wagons: The 'Doctors for Truth' and the Dengvaxia scandal

Feb 11, 2018 - 8:45 PM

The distrust of experts stems from the fact that in the case of Dengvaxia, the experts have so spectacularly failed the people on a matter of public trust

[OPINION] We are not a polarized nation

Feb 09, 2018 - 4:45 PM

Who stands to gain when we are forced to pick between DDS or Dilawan?

[OPINION] Are PCC, NTC fit to handle 3rd telco player?

Feb 08, 2018 - 10:00 AM

The PCC will have to address the competition issues confronting the 3rd telco player, while the NTC will have to ensure that the new entrant will meet the required regulatory and corporate issues before it could penetrate the market and go full blast in its operations

[OPINION] Triple whammy: Why are prices rising so fast?

Feb 07, 2018 - 6:05 PM

We haven’t yet seen the full effects of TRAIN’s new taxes. Instead, what we saw in January was likely a combination of profiteering, higher world oil prices, and the peso’s depreciation

[OPINION] Civil servants

Jan 29, 2018 - 10:23 AM

Current leaders come and go. But a core of career civil servants keeps the government going. They help the government survive every round of carpet-baggers and charlatans our broken political system throws into leadership.

Injustice in Court of Appeals: Failing Mary Jane Veloso

Jan 25, 2018 - 9:23 AM

Philippine legal procedure is horribly ill-equipped for 21st century transnational issues like human trafficking and modern slavery, the drug trade, terrorism, regional environmental degradation, money laundering, and the legal needs of the Filipino diaspora, all of which cross state borders

[OPINION] Filipinos exploring Benham Rise region for years

Jan 24, 2018 - 6:13 PM

This government’s claim that the Philippines cannot explore Benham Rise without China is a total sham meant to disempower and demean Filipinos and their capacity and capability as a people

[OPINION] Why federalism won’t necessarily boost regional development

Jan 24, 2018 - 9:01 AM

(UPDATED) All in all, the proposals for federalism should not be blind to the political and economic realities on the ground. Otherwise, federalism will only be fraught with many unintended consequences.

[OPINION] The courage that Rappler inspires

Jan 19, 2018 - 3:31 PM

At this juncture in our history, we are called once again to exercise our moral courage as a people: to show brave behavior in the face of risks and threats, despite all the costs. It means the ability to do the right thing in the right way in the face of one’s fears.

[OPINION] Sidewalks and dengvaxia

Jan 15, 2018 - 10:00 AM

In the use of any technology, whether that be sidewalks or an anti-dengue vaccine, it is crucial to do a cost-benefit analysis

[OPINION] Can victory over irresponsible mining in Central America spur a win in the PH?

Dec 23, 2017 - 5:14 PM

OceanaGold has been stunningly defeated in El Salvador, at least for the time being. The months to come will determine whether it can be defeated in the Philippines by 2019.

[OPINION] Economic hardship in the time of Duterte: Here’s the data

Dec 15, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Economic woes, if unabated, could lead to social unrest. Recall that it was not so much Ninoy Aquino’s assassination in 1983 that led to EDSA 1, but the deep, painful recession in 1984 to 1985 that preceded it.

[OPINION] Countering the counterrevolution

Dec 15, 2017 - 7:53 AM

The authoritarian forces live in the past, as shown by persistence to revise history, treat the two people power uprisings (EDSA 1 and EDSA 2) as historical flukes, and reimpose the failed authoritarian system. The modern-day populism appears to be their ideological anchor.

[OPINION] How can we solve our traffic woes in 2018?

Dec 08, 2017 - 11:10 AM

Our country’s problem with road congestion is, at its core, a problem of incentives: the right ones are simply not in place. The solution is fairly simple: correct the existing incentives by reducing the relative benefits of private vehicles and increasing their relative costs.

[OPINION] Slippery slope of diminishing judicial independence

Dec 06, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Internal disagreements between and among members of the Court should not be the subject of an impeachment complaint

[OPINION] Dear Rodrigo

Dec 04, 2017 - 10:00 AM

You do know as well that I pray for everyone – the innocent as well as the guilty, the weak and the strong, young and old, women and children, democrats and fascists, believers and unbelievers

[OPINION] A response to the President's request for euthanasia

Nov 28, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Some people obsessed with their death, however, don’t have the courage to kill themselves. Thus their request for assistance to dispatch them to the afterlife.

GOODBYE. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte takes time to pay respects to his parents, the late Governor Vicente and Soledad Duterte, during his visit to his departed loved ones at the Roman Catholic Public Cemetery in Davao City on November 4, 2017. Presidential photo

[OPINION] Drugs deaths, diets, and the problem of experts

Nov 27, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Alas, the world is confusing. All we can do is do our best to educate ourselves, keep our own biases in check, and maintain open minds.

[OPINION] Christmas? Bah, humbug!

Nov 20, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Please remember that some of us are not Christian. Though that may not be a problem for those of us who have learned to be generous to the presumptuous, please be aware that you are not entitled to such generosity though we are entitled to your sensitivity.

[OPINION] Groovy

Nov 06, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Most of us are born into some sort of privilege (of class, race, caste, sexual orientation, sex, and so on). It is foolhardy to think we can cast off these parts of our being and thereby find some form of revolutionary authenticity.

[OPINION] Araw ng Pinatay 2017

Nov 02, 2017 - 3:00 PM

There were significantly fewer people who trooped to the cemetery. Was it because for the past year-and-a-half, our people had seen so much death courtesy of Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war, that remembering the dead on November 1 seemed superfluous?

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] A soldier’s wife doesn’t cry

Oct 31, 2017 - 9:03 AM

Wives were told: Seeing you cry will make him feel sorry for himself. It will make him lose hope. It will weaken his resolve to get well.

[OPINION] Investigating Duterte: Pinochet and Nuremberg as precedents

Oct 05, 2017 - 10:00 PM

Perpetrators of horrendous crimes are considered enemies of humanity, and can be tried and punished anywhere in the world by virtue of the principle of universal jurisdiction

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Ombudsman has the power to probe President Duterte for mass murders

Oct 04, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The President does not have real immunity from criminal prosecution for genocide, war crimes, and other crimes against humanity penalized under Republic Act 9851

[Conclusion] Leila de Lima: Bloody but unbowed

Sep 06, 2017 - 4:26 PM

The tide will turn with or without the support of my colleagues and when it does they will have to face the consequences of the choices they have made even the choice to ignore the truth and allow innocent people to be victimized says De Lima

SURRENDER. Senator Leila de Lima steps out of the Senate building to surrender to the PNP on February 24, 2017. All photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Conclusion: The misuse of impeachment

Sep 06, 2017 - 10:00 AM

We have opened the Pandora’s box. One can only hope that we will be also to correct ourselves and restore impeachment to its rightful use as a means of accountability and not a political weapon that will only destroy this country.

The Ser Davos of Davao

Aug 27, 2017 - 8:30 AM

More often than not, criminals in government eventually find a way to consolidate power in an absolute manner. And when they do, they become what we call 'Untouchables.'

Don't let dictator Duterte mortgage our future like Marcos did

May 18, 2017 - 9:02 AM

A dictator once mortgaged our future to imperialist powers and bankrupted this nation We cannot let another dictator do that again

Sotto threatens to sue Rappler, columnist for piece on RH budget cut

Feb 04, 2016 - 2:42 PM

The senator wants the Thought Leaders piece Magnanakaw sa Senado by Dr Sylvia Estrada Claudio taken down within 10 days

RH BUDGET CUT. RH law advocates, posing as Senators Tito Sotto and Loren Legarda, dramatize the controversial RH budget cut during a press conference of the Purple Ribbon for RH Movement on January 13, 2016. File photo by Jee Y. Geronimo/Rappler

Ironies: Those who fought the dictatorship now demonized

May 23, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Look at the names now praised by many for supposedly defending the national patrimony: Marcos Escudero Cayetano and Ejercito

Filipinos in paradise: What if Hawaii separates from the US?

May 16, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Filipinos are the largest ethnic group in the island state followed by the Japanese Chinese and Koreans A restored monarchy will have to preside over a sovereign nation that is not anymore of single ethnicity

What to do? Interest in PH studies declines in the US

May 10, 2015 - 10:01 AM

But the study of the Philippines remains buoyant in the Philippines and continues to have unwavering interest in Japan South Korea Australia and China

Distorting Moro Mindanao

Nov 22, 2014 - 9:00 AM

The absence of the historian in the world of punditry and policy has fostered a series of ill conceived notions about Muslim Mindanao the most serious of which being the Moro armed struggle and the causes behind it

Corrupt Philippines? Look at America

Nov 18, 2014 - 7:30 AM

Justifying moving to the United States or refusing to go back home based on the argument that the Philippines is thoroughly corrupted does not work This condition is equally endemic in the new home

Why the Abad caper is not enough to advance the revolution

Sep 28, 2014 - 8:00 AM

What happened at UP looked and sounded more like the actions of a sect that has failed to educate and convince its constituents of the rightness of its cause It does not have the people behind them

Ramos swam, and the nation was afloat

Mar 15, 2014 - 2:43 PM

Who knows one of these days when there is serious need to soothe the anxieties of the nation again FVR just might

Better than fiction: Why reality makes a good story

Nov 24, 2012 - 11:58 AM

Three master storytellers tell us why

FICTION OR NON-FICTION: IT'S YOUR CHOICE. All kinds of locally-published books on sale at Read Lit District. All photos by Pia Ranada

After IPO, new challenges for Facebook

May 18, 2012 - 7:29 AM

Facebook now has to prove sustainability beyond its foundations The paved binary walls on which we all often wander will have to generate revenues