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[ANALYSIS | Point of Law] Competition Commission: Hitting the ground running

Oct 21, 2019 - 5:30 PM

Though we are far from the promised land, the commission's significant and aggressive efforts towards achieving its mission are both valiant and promising

[OPINION] Celebrating 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines

Oct 20, 2019 - 3:30 PM

Marking Christianity's 5th centenary in the Philippines is not just an ecclesial celebration, but also a celebration of who we are as a people and nation

[OPINYON | STAKEOUT] Pagbabalik-tanaw: 2007 'Glorietta-2 explosion'

Oct 19, 2019 - 5:26 PM

Ilan lamang ito sa mga natatandaan kong nangyari: Nang bumaba sa basement ang isang Australian intel operative, na sa pagkaka-alam ko ay bomb expert din, ito ang pasigaw niyang sinabi: 'My God, it smells like shit in there!'

[OPINYON] Pinoy love in the time of hashtag

Oct 18, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Paano tuluyang lumimot kung marami kayong mutual friends sa Facebook? Lalo kung ang nakaraang gusto mong ibaon sa digital Hades ay isang terrabyte ang kabuuang sukat ng mga larawan, kanta, laro, video na pinagsaluhan?

[ANALYSIS] How Duterte’s drug war is negating key anti-poverty programs

Oct 17, 2019 - 10:56 AM

For as long as Duterte’s drug war continues, existing policies meant to alleviate poverty will only come off as futile, insincere, and hypocritical

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Girls feel invisible in the media

Oct 17, 2019 - 9:00 AM

It’s time to rewrite their story, and here are recommended children’s books to help do that

[ANALYSIS] Why this year’s Nobel Prize in Economics is relevant to Filipinos

Oct 15, 2019 - 12:03 PM

It's a testament to the power of research, scientific thinking, and empirical evidence in the crafting and implementation of economic policies and programs

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] What if we called it birth control instead?

Oct 11, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Referring to birth control as ‘family planning methods’ sends the signal that these are only for people who are married and want to start a family – not for sexually-active young people who aren’t ready to get pregnant

[ANALYSIS] Why free-falling inflation is not all good

Oct 08, 2019 - 11:32 AM

A sharp drop in inflation is not an unalloyed boon. As they say, keep everything in moderation.

[ANALYSIS | Point of Law] Going global

Oct 07, 2019 - 9:33 AM

Why are there not a lot of Filipino brands taking center stage globally?

[OPINION] Enough of words! Hazing needs no new solution

Oct 05, 2019 - 2:58 PM

Every solution to hazing at the Philippine Military Academy has been tried and found wanting. What should be done?

[ANALYSIS] Duterte’s perverse priorities in the proposed 2020 budget

Oct 03, 2019 - 12:02 PM

The national budget is one of the clearest expressions of a government’s values, its priorities, and its plans for the country. It tells us to what extent our politicians reflect the will and interests of the people.

[EXPLAINER] Was Mocha Uson a candidate covered by the appointment ban?

Oct 01, 2019 - 9:30 PM

Until all election rules are harmonized, we have to contend with loophole-ridden laws and regulations that the likes of Mocha Uson and friends can easily take advantage of

[OPINYON] Kay Ma’am / Ser

Oct 01, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Napakapalad kong naliligid ako ng sangkaterbang guro, ang pinakadakilang paraan para pabutihin ang mundo

[OPINION] To Imelda Marcos

Sep 28, 2019 - 5:00 PM

'I get so tired listening to $1 million here, $1 million there, it's so petty.' Do you remember saying this?

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] The nation’s debt to De Lima

Sep 28, 2019 - 11:13 AM

Duterte may be crazy, but surely not so crazy as to think himself immune from repayment. As it happens, he is De Lima’s biggest debtor.

[OPINION] Woke and elitist

Sep 26, 2019 - 5:00 PM

The moment when a collective struggle becomes a battle over personalities is exactly the moment the work for social justice begins to fall apart. This is why celebrating the woke among us is such an unwoke thing to do.

[ANALYSIS] What Duterte doesn’t get about Metro Manila traffic

Sep 26, 2019 - 9:59 AM

Metro Manila is more than the sum of its parts, and traffic authorities will do well to keep this in mind. Otherwise, their policies will only keep backfiring and making traffic worse.

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] The fight for divorce is a family affair

Sep 25, 2019 - 7:00 PM

At the Senate hearing on the divorce bills, for the first time, adults didn’t have to speak for the children. The children spoke for themselves: they will be alright.

[OPINYON] Nagkaisa, pinagkaisahan, naisahan

Sep 19, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Hindi na tayo iniisahan ng mga corrupt na pulitiko. Dahil paulit-ulit na, kawatan na sila. Pero wala tayong kadala-dala. Sanay na tayong maisahan, kaya ang tawag na sa atin ay pinagsasamantalahan.

[OPINION] Navigating the new globalization

Sep 19, 2019 - 5:30 PM

It is only through cultivating a high-trust society that this whole-of-society approach to development could work

[ANALYSIS] Just how bad was corruption during the Marcos years?

Sep 19, 2019 - 10:21 AM

The Marcoses not only ransacked the economy, they also flaunted their loot to the world

[OPINION | Point of Law] Cutting the Philippines off from the rest of world!

Sep 16, 2019 - 5:30 PM

A liberal outlook in dealing with online platforms will certainly have basis in law. Otherwise, we stand the risk of spiraling down a dangerous path of isolation from the rest of world.

[OPINION] Part 2 | De Lima on the wreckage of the Duterte years and how to emerge from it

Sep 16, 2019 - 4:30 PM

In the second part of Walden Bello's interview with Senator Leila de Lima, the detained lawmaker talks about the Duterte Cabinet, the military, the GCTA mess, and moves to crush the opposition

[OPINION] Part 1 | De Lima on the wreckage of the Duterte years and how to emerge from it

Sep 15, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Former congressman Walden Bello interviews detained Senator Leila de Lima. In the first part of their interview, De Lima weighs in on Philippines-China relations, Dutertenomics, and Metro Manila traffic.

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] Wrong side up

Sep 14, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Only a Duterte presidency would find a fit for Faeldon

[ANALYSIS] Intergovernmental relations and the Mandanas case

Sep 13, 2019 - 12:52 PM

How to end the deadlock between the national government and local governments over the Mandanas case decision, which expands the revenue base for towns and provinces?

[ANALYSIS] Will Duterte’s new tax measure kill foreign investments?

Sep 12, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Many other things could make or break our country’s attractiveness to investors. Citira's stricter investment incentives may be the least of our worries.

[OPINION] Combatants, decommissioning, and lasting peace

Sep 08, 2019 - 8:00 PM

We are now at a critical stage in the Mindanao peace process leading up to the fulfillment of the commitments made by both the government and the MILF

[ANALYSIS] Panelo and the blurring of line between mandates and favors

Sep 07, 2019 - 2:59 PM

What Salvador Panelo did was to extend a favor, not fulfill a mandate

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Humanizing SOGIE

Sep 07, 2019 - 10:30 AM

Is the Philippines an LGBT-friendly country? There is little acceptance in places where it matters the most: in schools, in government, and among families.

[OPINYON] Sad reax onli

Sep 05, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Maraming malulungkot sa gagawin ng Facebook na tanggalin ang bilang ng reax sa mismong status. Pangunahin na ay iyong nagkakaroon ng patol dahil sa dami ng interaksiyon sa kanilang account, organic man o hindi.

[ANALYSIS] Plummeting rice prices: How will our rice farmers cope?

Sep 05, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Unquestionably, we need to support all farmers whose incomes and livelihoods are now hurting because of rice tariffication

[OPINION] Sal Panelo’s sleight of hand

Sep 05, 2019 - 3:54 PM

What Panelo's letter implies is that the presidential legal counsel finds Antonio Sanchez's clemency request valid, thus the positive action of referring it to the concerned agency for appropriate action

[ANALYSIS] Why Coast Guard Base Sibutu matters

Sep 05, 2019 - 9:01 AM

This 4.3-hectare base will be equipped with a marine radar, an automatic identification system receiver, and a Coast Watch monitoring system

[ANALYSIS] The Second World War, Poland, and the fight for freedom

Sep 03, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Poland provides inspiration for countries and peoples in times of national peril, when leaders who are supposed to lead abandon their sworn responsibilities and advocate the interests of the invader

[OPINION] Our languages are in trouble, so what?

Sep 03, 2019 - 9:00 AM

The education system has reinforced the narrow definition of success in terms of proficiency in two dominant languages: English and Filipino

[ANALYSIS | Point of Law] The lawyer's oath and frivolous cases

Sep 02, 2019 - 6:07 PM

Our rules should be amended to expressly provide for personal liability on the part of the lawyer or law firm behind the filing of frivolous cases

[OPINION] The punitive turn: The bungled discourse of the GCTA law

Aug 31, 2019 - 3:11 PM

Fueled by the continuing emphasis on the Antonio Sanchez case, the discourse has decidedly turned punitive – the raw and basic instinct for blood had taken over the land

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] Panic time

Aug 31, 2019 - 11:00 AM

One never knows what an insecure President is capable of, and, where President Duterte is concerned, the prospects are particularly dicey

[OPINION] Hong Kong turmoil: What if China moves in?

Aug 30, 2019 - 9:14 AM

Here are 3 options for Beijing to deal with the unrelenting protests in Hong Kong

[ANALYSIS] Just how valuable is the West Philippine Sea?

Aug 29, 2019 - 5:11 PM

The monetary value of our marine ecosystems in 2007 was thought to be US$966.59 billion, or close to $1 trillion. Using the 2007 exchange rate, that’s P44.61 trillion or nearly 6.5 times our GDP back then.

[OPINION] My activist story

Aug 29, 2019 - 9:57 AM

From obedient child to stubborn activist to parent – here's my journey of 33 years

[OPINION] How our native languages benefit society

Aug 28, 2019 - 10:00 AM

It is harder for governments to manipulate diverse populations due to a multiplicity of internal languages, cultures, and opinions

[ANALYSIS] Duterte and the POGO dilemma

Aug 26, 2019 - 4:58 PM

Beijing has asked that POGOs be closed, but their departure would in the near term adversely affect the bottom line of several of the Philippines' largest real estate firms. It's for President Duterte to save the sector.

[OPINYON] Bayan ng mga bayani

Aug 26, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Isang araw man lang sa isang taon, isipin natin ang mga walang pangalang hindi inisip ang kanilang mga sarili makapaglingkod lang, madalas ay kapalit ang kanilang buhay, para sa bayan

[OPINION] Put Bato in his place

Aug 25, 2019 - 2:00 PM

It’s time that we put the neophyte senator in his own place, where he must learn the most basic of all lessons: Respect is earned

[OPINION] Political dynasties: Impossibility of democracy

Aug 24, 2019 - 7:00 PM

The oligarchy that we have refuses to abolish itself through Congress that it controls through its political dynasties, rendering it continually impossible for democracy in our country

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] G7 to discuss how to make gender inequality history

Aug 24, 2019 - 11:00 AM

‘We want the G7 countries to sign on [the Biarritz Partnership]…and choose one of the reforms…to champion, get it funded, and include a way to monitor progress’

[ANALYSIS] Is Canada becoming anti-immigrant?

Aug 24, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Recent polls suggest that the attitudes of Canadians toward immigration is changing