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[OPINYON] Utak o katawan?

Feb 22, 2020 - 11:00 AM

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.

[ANALYSIS] China's creeping influence in PH telco, electricity, water

Feb 20, 2020 - 11:30 AM

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

[OPINION] A personal reflection: Reading Randy Ribay’s 'Patron Saints of Nothing'

Feb 15, 2020 - 2:00 PM

We must read this because it is written for us. We, too, must rescue ourselves from our stony indifference.

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] Where is the outrage?

Feb 15, 2020 - 11:42 AM

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.

[OPINYON] Feb-ibig

Feb 13, 2020 - 1:26 PM

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

[ANALYSIS] Why Duterte’s attack on ABS-CBN reeks of double standards, desperation

Feb 13, 2020 - 11:25 AM

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.

[ANALYSIS] Will novel coronavirus also infect the Philippine economy?

Feb 05, 2020 - 10:35 AM

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?

[OPINYON] Ang malawak na kabukiran ng mga troll

Feb 04, 2020 - 9:04 AM

Sino nagsabing mahina ang sektor ng agrikultura sa bansa? Heto’t buhay na buhay, masaganang-masagana ang mga farm, ang mga troll farm.

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] Patronage presidency

Feb 01, 2020 - 3:31 PM

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

[ANALYSIS] Why did Philippine growth drop to an 8-year low?

Jan 31, 2020 - 11:56 AM

Why is there disappointing growth, given the country's potential? Let's talk about lower investments and the weakening of industry.

[OPINYON] Bago ka magtanong ng ‘Ilang taon ka na?’

Jan 24, 2020 - 1:00 PM

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.

[ANALYSIS] The economic lies in ‘Duterte Legacy’

Jan 22, 2020 - 12:03 PM

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'

[OPINION] Motorcycle taxis and inclusive mobility (Part 2)

Jan 19, 2020 - 5:00 PM

There is a clear pathway so that motorcycle taxis can be mainstreamed into our public transport system

[OPINION] Regulating motorcycle taxis and ensuring competition (Part 1)

Jan 18, 2020 - 2:00 PM

The online platform industry – which is easy to enter, is relatively inexpensive, and is clearly innovative – is simply for now, difficult to regulate

[NEWSPOINT | OPINION] Different breeds

Jan 18, 2020 - 11:00 AM

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.

[OPINION | Point of Law] Challenges in business that cannot scare us

Jan 17, 2020 - 9:52 AM

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

[OPINION] Reflections at the dawn of a hope-filled New Year and decade

Jan 11, 2020 - 8:47 PM

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

[OPINYON] Isinulat habang walang signal

Jan 11, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Kakayanin ko bang walang internet? Kaya ko naman, kinaya, wala namang masamang nangyari sa akin maliban sa technological anxiety at, siguro, ang FOMO.

[ANALYSIS] The stroke of genius in Robredo’s drug war report

Jan 09, 2020 - 11:29 AM

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.

[OPINION] Iran takes on the world's leading superpower, the United States

Jan 08, 2020 - 3:19 PM

What is driving Iran to stand up to the world's most formidable military and economic powerhouse?

[ANALYSIS] Writing contracts on water

Jan 06, 2020 - 1:07 PM

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

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] Leila de Lima, the missed tipping point

Jan 04, 2020 - 12:30 PM

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.

[ANALYSIS] 2020s: Can we sustain the stellar growth of the 2010s?

Jan 03, 2020 - 11:14 AM

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

Jan 01, 2020 - 10:42 AM

So, who was up and who was down in the Indo-Pacific region in 2019? Here’s our assessment.

[OPINION | Point of Law] Millennials: In their hands lies hope for a brighter future

Dec 31, 2019 - 2:36 PM

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

[OPINYON | STAKEOUT] Mga makabagong paraan ng pag-espiya

Dec 31, 2019 - 11:32 AM

Kayang pasukin ng hackers ang mga tower sa loob ng mga kampo ng pulis at military

[OPINION] Remembering Rizal's death

Dec 30, 2019 - 8:09 PM

Rizal's death led to the 1896 revolution. But because he died so young, he also opens himself to a lot of contemporary speculation.

[OPINYON | STAKEOUT] Wiretapping at iba pang pag-espiya

Dec 30, 2019 - 1:10 PM

Noong araw ang ginagawa ay wiretapping, pero ngayon napakadami nang paraan ng paniniktik

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] 2019: A turbulent year for OFWs

Dec 28, 2019 - 10:00 AM

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

[ANALYSIS] Why slashing the ranks of Angkas bikers is anticompetitive

Dec 26, 2019 - 12:15 PM

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.

[OPINYON] Ahhhrt, ‘tohl!

Dec 24, 2019 - 9:00 AM

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.

[OPINION] Red is the color of Christmas

Dec 22, 2019 - 7:00 PM

People may not realize it, but the first Christmas was revolutionary. Red, representing valor, was its color through and through.

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] A petty dictator

Dec 21, 2019 - 12:16 PM

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.

[ANALYSIS] What the Ampatuan massacre verdict did not – and could not – address

Dec 20, 2019 - 7:00 PM

In a land of scarcity and impunity, we celebrate justice, no matter how hollow. Now, to the hard facts.

[ANALYSIS] Duterte’s foul attacks on big business: What is he up to?

Dec 19, 2019 - 5:00 PM

The Duterte government has shown a propensity to disrespect contracts, ignore property rights, and harass businesses

[ANALYSIS | Point of Law] Water contracts mess: Fiasco for the investing public

Dec 17, 2019 - 8:30 AM

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

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Sotto attempt to remove fund for contraceptives is reproductive coercion

Dec 14, 2019 - 3:49 PM

In November 2019, Sotto proposed to remove the P225 million budget specifically allocated to buy 300,000 contraceptive implants

[OPINYON] Tara, tong-its!

Dec 13, 2019 - 8:00 PM

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.

[ANALYSIS] Making sense of the surprisingly good jobs, poverty stats

Dec 11, 2019 - 2:19 PM

Moving forward, government must make sure growth lifts all boats, and no region is left behind. Inclusivity is key.

[ANALYSIS] PISA results: Using this to set an Olympic goal for PH education

Dec 11, 2019 - 9:00 AM

This cannot be a quick fix. What is required is a sustained undertaking spanning multiple presidential administrations.

[ANALYSIS] Aetas and New Clark City: Trampling on human rights of our first peoples

Dec 10, 2019 - 10:15 AM

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

Build, Build, Build? Evict, Evict, Evict!

Dec 08, 2019 - 5:08 PM

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?

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] The timid press

Dec 07, 2019 - 4:53 PM

A susceptibility to intimidation should be correctable by a proper steeping in the values imposed on the profession

On my bookshelf, China and dictators steal the spotlight

Dec 07, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Three books on the changing world

[OPINION] The Leni Robredo Chapter

Dec 07, 2019 - 11:00 AM

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

[ANALYSIS] Dismal PISA rankings: A wake-up call for Filipinos

Dec 04, 2019 - 12:26 PM

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.

[OPINION] The lawless Duterte presidency

Dec 04, 2019 - 10:00 AM

The Philippines has been transformed into a wilderness soaked in blood

Kalamidad at social media

Dec 03, 2019 - 3:12 PM

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.

[ANALYSIS | Point of Law] The OSG and POGOs

Dec 02, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Does the Office of Solicitor General have the power to give advisory opinions to other government agencies like Pagcor?

Ang kuwento ng dalawang Antonio

Nov 30, 2019 - 11:00 AM

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