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[ANALYSIS] What Filipinos can learn from France’s yellow vest protests

Dec 10, 2018 - 11:24 AM

As in France, only popular protest in the streets will be able to stop the government’s stubbornly stupid plan

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] A right to say no to a pregnancy test

Dec 09, 2018 - 5:05 PM

Pregnancy is not a crime for you or me. Neither should it be a crime for students of Pines City Colleges.

[OPINION] Promises and pitfalls of cool Japan in Philippine geo-politics

Dec 09, 2018 - 3:30 PM

Japan exerts its soft power to become a strategic partner that balances against a rising China

[OPINION] Future challenges of our foreign policy

Dec 09, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The government needs to listen to our people. China needs to hear from our people.

[OPINION] Duterte and the hypocritical Church

Dec 08, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Every time he attacks priests for their hypocrisy, President Duterte echoes the sentiments of many

[ANALYSIS | Deep Dive] Is Bong Revilla innocent?

Dec 08, 2018 - 12:16 PM

In acquitting Revilla, the court simply cited the 'failure of the prosecution to establish beyond reasonable doubt' his guilt for plunder. It did not use the words 'absolutely failed.'

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] Why China cannot be trusted

Dec 08, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Now the world's second biggest economy and a major power all around, China no longer hesitates to bully and cheat its way around client nations

[ANALYSIS] Will rice tariffication live up to its promise?

Dec 07, 2018 - 12:43 PM

Absent sufficient safeguards, the Rice Fund might only serve as another costly leaky bucket that politicians can exploit

[OPINION] A new weapon against press freedom in the Philippines

Dec 06, 2018 - 11:53 AM

Rappler is doing its job – and that’s why it has become a favorite target of the Duterte government

 HOLD THE LINE. Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa posts bail for tax evasion charges at the Pasig Regional Trial Court on December 3, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[ANALYSIS] Deep Dive | Draft constitution: Surgical precision, not blunt force

Dec 05, 2018 - 5:46 PM

Resolution of Both Houses No 15, or RBH, is nuanced and quite strategic. It does not look like it's dead in the water.

[OPINION] Winnie turns Trumpian

Dec 04, 2018 - 10:58 AM

The issue of Tsinoys has turned Monsod into a careless pundit, and she serves as a cautionary tale for young scholars like myself. Success in public service, a newspaper column, and the final word on a TV show can make one lazy.

[ANALYSIS] G20 showdown? U.S. calls out China

Nov 30, 2018 - 6:35 PM

The Philippines could also benefit from a trade reset

[OPINION] Pablo Virgilio David: The shepherd of Caloocan

Nov 30, 2018 - 4:00 PM

We need Church leaders who will describe rightly what we are facing: a death of conscience by those who justify the killings

[OPINION] Why I distrust Solita Monsod’s ‘Why Filipinos distrust China’

Nov 30, 2018 - 9:00 AM

What the Monsod essay ‘boils down to’ is this: ‘We don’t trust China because we don’t trust Chinese and Chinese-Filipinos’ because, after all this time, and alas, we are still racists.

[ANALYSIS] Does Gen Z care about social and political issues?

Nov 29, 2018 - 6:00 PM

The picture that emerges is that the surveyed Gen Z have quick access to information online and are immersed in social media. But they are not diligent critical thinkers.

[ANALYSIS] Deep Dive | What's the big deal about seniority in selecting the Chief Justice?

Nov 29, 2018 - 9:30 AM

Appointing the judiciary’s head, whether the most senior or not, is the only way by which the President may legally exert influence over the judiciary

[OPINYON] Ang maging manunulat sa panahon ng smarter-than-user smartphone

Nov 27, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Wala na yatang nakaaalala na ang buwan ng Nobyembre ay Reading Month – kung paanong wala na ring nakakaalala kung paano magbasa nang marubdob, lalo na sa kagubatan ng social media

[OPINION] De Vera's ouster from the House of Representatives is unconstitutional

Nov 26, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The Constitution is clear and made even clearer by abundant jurisprudence, yet Congress chose to bend the law and resort to brute force to remove the ABS party-list representative

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Campus violence and toxic rhetoric – where are the adults?

Nov 25, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Those leaked conversations are a mirror of the hatred and bigotry that fuel violence. What happens next will be a litmus test for UP.

[OPINION] Why federalism won't work with political dynasties in power

Nov 24, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Dynastic politicians will not hesitate to hijack the federalism agenda to perpetuate themselves in their positions of power

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] Defaults and plain bad choices

Nov 24, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Duterte is one malignant phenomenon such as not seen since Ferdinand Marcos, and we are now being asked to promote it by voting for his candidates

[ANALYSIS] Is Duterte selling out the Philippines to China?

Nov 23, 2018 - 9:36 AM

The Duterte government must pause and consult the Filipino people about the increasing number of Chinese deals, out of sheer prudence and transparency, if anything else

[OPINION | Deep Dive] What's the big deal about the bar exams?

Nov 21, 2018 - 9:32 PM

The bar exams – whose results are much-awaited and covered by the media – are, at best, simply a measure of a particular year’s test takers, nothing more

[OPINION] Punishing the pregnant woman

Nov 20, 2018 - 4:00 PM

For its own sake, I suggest that Pines City College withdraw this discriminatory, judgmental and patronizing policy

[OPINION] Open up a new future together for China-Philippine relations

Nov 20, 2018 - 11:32 AM

Chinese President Xi Jinping writes: "As a Philippine proverb goes, 'Seize today, or you will lose tomorrow.' China will work with the Philippines to seize the opportunity and go along with the trend of our time.'

[OPINION] An open letter to President Xi Jinping

Nov 20, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Given its stature and power, Your Excellency, it is imperative that China play its proper role in adhering to the rule of law to preserve stability, security, and peace in the world so that we may all continue to pursue our aspirations for development and progress

[ANALYSIS] Beneath the glitter of the Xi-Duterte bromance

Nov 19, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The result has been economic largesse that is turning into a debt trap even as the strategic situation of the Philippines gets worse

[OPINION] U.S., Philippines: Friends, partners in educational exchange

Nov 18, 2018 - 12:02 PM

I am confident we can – and must – expand educational exchange even further to prepare our youth

[OPINION] To Yesha and the Ramos children

Nov 17, 2018 - 12:05 AM

To the children of Ben, I can assure you that wherever you go from now on, once people know that you are the children of Ben and Yesha Ramos, you will be looked up to, admired

[OPINION] Why Imelda Marcos should go to jail

Nov 16, 2018 - 9:24 AM

It is for the sake of our fragile memory that Mrs Marcos needs to go to jail

[OPINION] Working together for the golden age of PH-China relations

Nov 15, 2018 - 5:00 PM

'We have every reason to believe that Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit will enormously boost China-Philippines relations in the new era and position our relations as a new model of international relations,' writes Ambassador Zhao Jianhua

[ANALYSIS] Disturbing red flags in the 3rd telco selection

Nov 15, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Suspicions of cronyism, as well as serious national security and privacy concerns, deserve more than a passing glance from our leaders and policymakers

[OPINYON] Hindi ko magawang magbiro dahil sa mga balita ngayon

Nov 14, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Bakit ganito ako kaseryoso ngayon? Dahil sa ruling ng Supreme Court na mag-aalis ng Filipino at Panitikan bilang core subjects sa kolehiyo. Hindi masusukat ang pinsalang magagawa nito sa mga darating na henerasyon.

[ANALYSIS | Deep Dive] Will Imelda go to jail for 77 years and other impertinent questions

Nov 14, 2018 - 8:11 AM

Old age is relevant only in determining the existence of a mitigating circumstance but is not a factor in the determination of criminal liability, the sentencing, and the service of sentences

[OPINION] What governments must do beyond Declaration on Democracy

Nov 12, 2018 - 2:52 PM

Nations must develop a strong policy agenda to turn the principles of the Declaration on Information and Democracy into a reality

[OPINYON] Wanted: Kandidatong bayani

Nov 10, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Ibinibigay ng administrasyong Duterte ang bawat pagkakataon para may tumayong bayani

[ANALYSIS] Ease of doing business: Why is the PH rank plummeting?

Nov 08, 2018 - 9:30 AM

Under President Duterte's watch, we've gone down the global Doing Business ranking by 25 notches all in all – by far the largest decline in ASEAN

[ANALYSIS | Deep Dive] Does the President really need so many lawyers?

Nov 05, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Because the burden of the presidency is heavy, with multifarious demands all having legal implications and consequences, the President is expected to secure the best legal advice available

[ANALYSIS] Duterte's health and disclosure: Finding a middle ground

Nov 04, 2018 - 8:33 PM

Information on the President's health is controlled by the Palace and insiders, and there is little to no incentive – politically or legally – for any official to break ranks until the very end

[OPINION] What the ICC withdrawal is all about

Nov 03, 2018 - 3:07 PM

This controversy, at its most basic, is about one usurping the power that properly belongs to the sovereign Filipino people because he is scared of the shadow he himself has cast

[OPINION] When the opposition says it will tap volunteers

Nov 03, 2018 - 10:39 AM

The Liberal Party-led senatorial slate should make sure volunteer sign-ups and social media endorsements will translate to votes

Opposition volunteers

[ANALYSIS] The real score on foreign direct investments

Nov 02, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Evidence suggests that ours is a generally healthy economy, posting impressive growth, but carrying some structural flaws

[OPINION] A new level of audacity for impunity and journalist murders

Nov 01, 2018 - 4:00 PM

The world marks November 2, International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, at a time when threats to journalistic endeavor are more widespread than ever

END IMPUNITY. Photo from Shutterstock

[ANALYSIS] Time for Duterte to shut down this mining company

Oct 31, 2018 - 5:24 PM

OceanaGold has not adhered to its commitments under its mining permit and various Philippine laws and regulations

[ANALYSIS] Police deviance is mutating

Oct 31, 2018 - 12:00 PM

President Duterte needs to address systematic abuses in police training, promotions and assignment of posts

[ANALYSIS] Women, women, women in economics: Where are you?

Oct 31, 2018 - 11:00 AM

We need to eliminate barriers to women in economics from entry level to leadership roles

[ANALYSIS] The glaring contradictions in Duterte’s war on drugs

Oct 30, 2018 - 12:06 PM

It’s been more than two years already, and otherwise pious and caring Filipinos seem largely unconcerned with the drug war

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Why Pia Cayetano's defense of Duterte is personal

Oct 28, 2018 - 10:36 AM

Her refusal to again denounce President Duterte's reprehensible language and constant debasement of women was not only disappointing, it was disgusting

Dear political parties: For your rallies, hire a wedding planner

Oct 27, 2018 - 11:00 AM

That’s the person you need to mount campaign events that everyone – the crowd, the journalists, and larger public – will remember.

[OPINION] Letter to Brazilian friends on eve of Brazil's presidential polls

Oct 27, 2018 - 9:37 AM

Will Brazil's clone of the Philippines' Duterte come to power?