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Ang sarap sanang isiping kaakit-akit ang matalino sa marami sa atin. Pero hinihikayat ba ng lipunang ito ang maging matalino? Gaya nga ng gasgas na mantra ng vote wisely at matalinong pagpili, parang hindi.
China’s creeping influence and encroachment in our vital infrastructure shows we ought to be extra careful especially where the nation’s security is at stake
We must read this because it is written for us. We, too, must rescue ourselves from our stony indifference.
The case takes a Shakespearean quality. King Rodrigo swings away with his sword screaming, proffering a crazy deal: the VFA for an American visa for a favorite horse – Bato de la Rosa.
Ngayong linggong ito muling ipapaalala sa ating mahal ang magmahal, na magastos ang manifestation ng pag-ibig, lalo iyong may ebidensyang kailangang mai-share sa social media
Duterte and company know they have little time in power left. If they want to corner strategic portions of the country’s business landscape, now’s the time to act.
In this uber-globalized world, we have to accept that when China sneezes we will all likely catch a cold. But how can we minimize the risk?
Sino nagsabing mahina ang sektor ng agrikultura sa bansa? Heto’t buhay na buhay, masaganang-masagana ang mga farm, ang mga troll farm.
Nothing combines protection and benefaction in a more egregious, ludicrous, and ominous fashion than in the case of Bato de la Rosa, the retired police general, now a senator
Why is there disappointing growth, given the country's potential? Let's talk about lower investments and the weakening of industry.
Tinanong ko, in a very polite manner, kung ilang taon na ang tsuper. Naglitanya si kuya. Kesyo nakakainsulto na raw. Napataas pa ang boses. Nagalit yata sa akin dahil sa pagiging mausisa ko.
Ranking officials of the Duterte government will do well to know a memorable quote in HBO’s Chernobyl: 'Every lie we tell incurs a debt to the truth. Sooner or later that debt is paid'
There is a clear pathway so that motorcycle taxis can be mainstreamed into our public transport system
The online platform industry – which is easy to enter, is relatively inexpensive, and is clearly innovative – is simply for now, difficult to regulate
If anyone deserves to be impeached it's Duterte. And in that scenario, however implausible, the thought of Robredo being first in the line of presidential succession is consoling, if vaguely.
The message from the world is clear: unless we in the Philippines shape up, foreign investors will continue to view us as an unworthy investment destination
I am filled with hope to see that there is a growing momentum for demanding accountability, as more and more allies committed to defending human rights, democracy and the Rule of Law are making themselves heard
Kakayanin ko bang walang internet? Kaya ko naman, kinaya, wala namang masamang nangyari sa akin maliban sa technological anxiety at, siguro, ang FOMO.
For too long Duterte’s war on drugs has hidden behind a veil of fear, lies, and misconceptions. It’s high time for facts and statistics to pierce that veil.
What is driving Iran to stand up to the world's most formidable military and economic powerhouse?
Critical issues surrounding the Manila Water and Maynilad contracts with government threaten not just the water concessionaires but other current and potential public-private partnership projects
Out here a smattering of protest is all that has passed for righteous resistance. A tipping point is eternally awaited. It’s actually long past. It was Leila de Lima.
There’s a lot to be thankful for in the 2010s when more Filipinos became more prosperous and healthy, so much so that the 2010s might be considered our economy’s true 'golden age.'
[OPINION] Asia's Winners and Losers in 2019: From K-Pop sensation BTS to the beleaguered people of Hong Kong
So, who was up and who was down in the Indo-Pacific region in 2019? Here’s our assessment.
They possess the kind of force we need to propel change – the fearlessness to speak out, the recklessness to push boundaries, and the audacity to envision a new landscape for the future
Kayang pasukin ng hackers ang mga tower sa loob ng mga kampo ng pulis at military
Rizal's death led to the 1896 revolution. But because he died so young, he also opens himself to a lot of contemporary speculation.
Noong araw ang ginagawa ay wiretapping, pero ngayon napakadami nang paraan ng paniniktik
In the coming year, the government will have to engage migrant worker groups across the globe and their host countries to ensure that OFWs are adequately insulated from the tectonic shifts that are affecting labor markets
Is it fair for government to slash the number of Angkas bikers to make room for competitors? Is that the spirit of competition policy? Not at all.
Community engagement ang nasa sentro ng bawat pagtatanghal sa Project Space Pilipinas sa Lucban, Quezon. Ang mga artist ay magsasaka, tambay, dati at kasalukuyang OFW sa Italy, estudyante.
People may not realize it, but the first Christmas was revolutionary. Red, representing valor, was its color through and through.
The significance of Cory’s book cannot be overemphasized. Her stature alone lends it the poundage of truth needed to crush the creeping conspiracy to not only distort, but flat-out falsify the history of the period to rehabilitate its villains.
In a land of scarcity and impunity, we celebrate justice, no matter how hollow. Now, to the hard facts.
The Duterte government has shown a propensity to disrespect contracts, ignore property rights, and harass businesses
While the government must not be beholden to investors, it is essential that it does not trivialize their investments, must treat them with fairness and reason, and exemplify stability and confidence to attract investments
In November 2019, Sotto proposed to remove the P225 million budget specifically allocated to buy 300,000 contraceptive implants
Ang mga guro muna ang dapat malugod sa pagbabasa bago ang kanilang mag-aaral. Dahil hindi kayang isalin kahit ng pinakamasinop na learning plan at daily lesson log ang lugod at kawilihang dulot ng pagbabasa.
Moving forward, government must make sure growth lifts all boats, and no region is left behind. Inclusivity is key.
This cannot be a quick fix. What is required is a sustained undertaking spanning multiple presidential administrations.
As we commemorate International Human Rights Day on December 10, let us remember that recognition begins at home and with our first peoples, the Aetas
Is the public aware of the thousands of urban poor families facing demolition, eviction, and relocation to make way for tons of cement and steel?
A susceptibility to intimidation should be correctable by a proper steeping in the values imposed on the profession
In such a short period of time and for such negligible exertion of potential, Robredo was able to remind Filipinos of what a true leader looked like and what real leadership meant
At least we now have baseline data that we can use to compare our country’s PISA performance with other countries. It’s better than groping in the dark.
The Philippines has been transformed into a wilderness soaked in blood
Kailangan lang mai-channel ang ating pagkahumaling sa social media for the greater good, lalo na para sa mga nasalanta at naapektuhan ng bagyo. Puwedeng mag-fundraising, puwedeng makibalita sa relief operations.
Does the Office of Solicitor General have the power to give advisory opinions to other government agencies like Pagcor?
Magkapatid sa sining, at kapwa isinilang nang Nobyembre, si Lamberto Antonio ay iniluklok kamakailan sa Hall of Fame ng Palanca, habang si Teo Antonio ang paksa ng librong nanalo ng National Book Award