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As in France, only popular protest in the streets will be able to stop the government’s stubbornly stupid plan
Pregnancy is not a crime for you or me. Neither should it be a crime for students of Pines City Colleges.
Japan exerts its soft power to become a strategic partner that balances against a rising China
The government needs to listen to our people. China needs to hear from our people.
Every time he attacks priests for their hypocrisy, President Duterte echoes the sentiments of many
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.'
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
Absent sufficient safeguards, the Rice Fund might only serve as another costly leaky bucket that politicians can exploit
Rappler is doing its job – and that’s why it has become a favorite target of the Duterte government
Resolution of Both Houses No 15, or RBH, is nuanced and quite strategic. It does not look like it's dead in the water.
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.
We need Church leaders who will describe rightly what we are facing: a death of conscience by those who justify the killings
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.
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.
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
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
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
Those leaked conversations are a mirror of the hatred and bigotry that fuel violence. What happens next will be a litmus test for UP.
Dynastic politicians will not hesitate to hijack the federalism agenda to perpetuate themselves in their positions of power
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
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
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
For its own sake, I suggest that Pines City College withdraw this discriminatory, judgmental and patronizing policy
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.'
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
The result has been economic largesse that is turning into a debt trap even as the strategic situation of the Philippines gets worse
I am confident we can – and must – expand educational exchange even further to prepare our youth
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
It is for the sake of our fragile memory that Mrs Marcos needs to go to jail
'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
Suspicions of cronyism, as well as serious national security and privacy concerns, deserve more than a passing glance from our leaders and policymakers
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.
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
Nations must develop a strong policy agenda to turn the principles of the Declaration on Information and Democracy into a reality
Ibinibigay ng administrasyong Duterte ang bawat pagkakataon para may tumayong bayani
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
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
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
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
The Liberal Party-led senatorial slate should make sure volunteer sign-ups and social media endorsements will translate to votes
Evidence suggests that ours is a generally healthy economy, posting impressive growth, but carrying some structural flaws
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
OceanaGold has not adhered to its commitments under its mining permit and various Philippine laws and regulations
President Duterte needs to address systematic abuses in police training, promotions and assignment of posts
We need to eliminate barriers to women in economics from entry level to leadership roles
It’s been more than two years already, and otherwise pious and caring Filipinos seem largely unconcerned with the drug war
Her refusal to again denounce President Duterte's reprehensible language and constant debasement of women was not only disappointing, it was disgusting
That’s the person you need to mount campaign events that everyone – the crowd, the journalists, and larger public – will remember.
Will Brazil's clone of the Philippines' Duterte come to power?