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[EDITORIAL]: #AnimatED: Drenched in God’s blood

Jun 18, 2018 - 9:00 AM

President Duterte’s persistent attacks against the Catholic Church, even after these killings, leave us with only one thought: that beyond his insensitivity, he is out to silence an institution that has now become his fierce critic

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Kris vs Mocha: Lessons for the catatonic opposition

Jun 11, 2018 - 9:00 AM

That Kris – once the Aquino clan's loose cannon – could outgun, outtalk and outmessage the 'Yellows' indicates something wrong with the opposition

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: The bad joke that is Benjamin Diokno

Jun 04, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Step down from your ivory tower and embrace reality – the reality of the shrinking peso, in the truest meaning of the word

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 28, 2018

May 28, 2018 - 10:53 AM

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Monday

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Zero tolerance ni Duterte sa korupsiyon, naging forgive and forget na lang

May 28, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Sa kahariang Duterte, kamay na bakal ang tumitiris sa mga durugista habang sedang guwantes ang humahaplos sa mga kurap

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Geopolitics, Duterte-style

May 21, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Duterte wants us to believe that China will intervene to keep him in power. What is troubling with Duterte’s empty boast is it unmasks his provincial view of regional security and his malnourished understanding of sovereignty.

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: When the Supreme Court harms itself – and us

May 14, 2018 - 9:00 AM

If democracy must die sooner or later, it must die with honor

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: The wonders of Wanda Teo

May 07, 2018 - 9:00 AM

The conflict of interest situation here is as clear as her brothers’ oral gyrations on their shows. If she does not see that, Teo has no business staying a minute longer in government.

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Bakit takot sa media ang mga diktador?

Apr 30, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Kung paanong magkaiba ang katotohanan at kasinungalingan, ganoon ding magkasalungat ang demokrasya at diktadura

[EDITORIAL] AnimatED: Today’s graduates and the world’s demands

Apr 23, 2018 - 9:00 AM

You belong to what is now called the post-digital age and a much more exacting world

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Facebook beyond Zuck

Apr 16, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Even if Facebook hired millions of content moderators, they are no match to the vetting capacity and breadth of its very capable and knowledgeable users, who should now engage Facebook more aggressively and intelligently

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Kahibangan ang pagsasara ng Boracay

Apr 09, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Paano sasaluhin ng gobyerno ang mahihirap at informal workers na tatamaan ng pagsasara ng Boracay?

[EDITORIAL]#AnimatED: Dear Facebook, it’s truly complicated

Apr 02, 2018 - 9:00 AM

If you think that what is happening to Facebook is going to go away soon and does not have far-reaching consequences down the line, think again

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Our Good Friday that is Janet Napoles

Mar 26, 2018 - 9:00 AM

We write about the pork barrel queen in the holiest of weeks in Asia’s biggest Christian country, and rightly so. She represents one of our worst contradictions as a nation of the faithful.

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Committing abuse just made easier

Mar 19, 2018 - 9:53 AM

A new law, Republic Act 10973, gives the PNP chief and the two top CIDG bosses the power to issue subpoenas. It threatens our rights, and urging vigilance while just waiting for abuse to happen isn't enough.

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Unti-unti, sinasakal na si Juan ng bagong buwis

Mar 12, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Nang naupo si Rodrigo Duterte bilang pangulo, nasa 2% lamang ang inflation rate – ngayon, 19 buwan pa lamang ang nakalilipas, halos sagad na ito sa target ng gobyerno na 4%

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Tragedy at the Supreme Court

Mar 05, 2018 - 9:00 AM

The bigger picture cannot be ignored: a fragmented Court caught in the middle of eroded democratic freedoms and a steep descent toward authoritarianism is inutile as a check against extra-constitutional acts

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Pakinggan ang multo ng EDSA

Feb 26, 2018 - 8:22 AM

Ngayong ika-32 anibersaryo ng EDSA, angkop ang sinabi ni Milan Kundera: 'The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting'

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Pagsasanla ng kasarinlan ang bagong diplomasya

Feb 19, 2018 - 8:50 AM

Tuluyan na bang tatalikuran ang soberanya at kasarinlan dahil sa pragmatismo? Hindi ba ito pagtataksil sa bayan?

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Dengvaxia hysteria: Go back to the core issue

Feb 12, 2018 - 9:00 AM

We should train the spotlight again on past officials who rushed the purchase and rollout of the dengue vaccines

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Rule of law in a compromised democracy

Feb 05, 2018 - 9:00 AM

A compromised democracy results from arbitrary laws that define what is right and just according to standards of the ruling thugs

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Palakpakan ang Baliw Awards

Jan 29, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Bakit itim na ang puti at puti ang itim? Bakit pinapalakpakan natin ang mali at pinupukol ang tama?

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Eh ano ngayon kung ma-padlock ang Rappler?

Jan 22, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Ang pamahalaang gumagamit ng corporate take-downs upang busalan ang mga tumutuligsa dito ay hindi mag-aatubiling sagasaan ang karapatan ng pangkaraniwang mamamayan

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Krisis ng tiwala sa Kongresong uukit ng Saligang Batas

Jan 15, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Magtitiwala ka bang isulat ng mga maginoong ito ang kinabukasan ng bayan at ng susunod na henerasyon?

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Facebook, please make democracy-friendly algorithms

Jan 01, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Technology hits a tipping point and transforms global power structures. In 2017, social media splintered the public space essential for democracy.

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Reasons to smile this season

Dec 25, 2017 - 9:04 AM

Thank you for a year when you chose to stay honest, decent, and true!

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Isang taon pang batas militar sa lupang ipinangako

Dec 18, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Malinaw pa sa sikat ng araw, inilalayo ng isang taong batas militar sa Mindanao ang Pilipinas sa kanlungan ng demokrasya at inilalapit sa kahibangan ng isang diktadura

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Somebody has to answer for the dengue vaccine disaster

Dec 11, 2017 - 9:01 AM

Let's focus on getting answers to questions and identifying liabilities. At stake here are the lives of tens of thousands of children.

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Bagong bayani sa hamon ng bagong panahon

Nov 27, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Sa Nobyembe 30, magbigay-pugay rin tayo sa matatapang na tumatangan sa sulo ng katotohanan

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Tragic rides, drastic steps for the MRT

Nov 20, 2017 - 9:09 AM

The breakdown of the MRT system is a problem that needed solutions yesterday. We should demand they be delivered today.

[OPINION | Newspoint] From disingenuous to delusional

Nov 17, 2017 - 9:00 AM

I must confess not having at all detected in Harry Roque any proneness to delusion until he went to Congress; I had known him as a man of law, a militant defender of freedom and rights

[EDITORIAL] AnimatED: Saan pumalpak ang Facebook?

Nov 06, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Hindi naka-optimize ang Facebook para sa katotohanan. Narito ang limang sablay ng social media giant.

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Sorry muna, Jack Ma, internet nami'y makupad pa!

Oct 30, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Kung susuriin ang kontribusyon at impact ng internet sa pag-unlad ng mga ekonomiya at pagbuti ng kabuhayan, dapat seryosohin ng pamahalaan ang pagpapabuti nito

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Sana'y hindi maging Zamboanga ang Marawi

Oct 23, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Dalawang isyu ang matingkad sa karanasan ng Pilipinas sa mga disaster at giyera: kakapusan sa kahusayan at kasalatan sa integridad

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: When Duterte is backed into a corner

Oct 09, 2017 - 10:43 AM

Now we understand why President Duterte is being a bigger bully than he ever was, seemingly intent on destroying institutions that check abuses and excesses in the executive. He is in panic.

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Tama na ang pagpatay!

Aug 21, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Ang Agosto 21 – at mga susunod pang protesta – ay hindi na tungkol kay Kian lang. Tungkol na ito sa anak, kapatid, apo, pamangkin, kaibigan, kaklase, estudyante, kapitbahay ng bawa't mamamayan.

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Bilyunang shabu ang nakapuslit, Presidente ay di galit?

Aug 14, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Nagugulumihanan tayo na malamig ang ulo niya sa hepe ng ahensiyang naisahan ng drug smugglers

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Between comfort and despair

Jul 24, 2017 - 9:00 AM

At no other time in recent Philippine history has reality been so torn apart by polarized views toward a sitting president

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Ang kahibangan ng 5 taong batas militar ni Alvarez

Jul 17, 2017 - 9:16 AM

Sawang-sawa na raw siya sa mga travel advisory na nagbababala sa mga nais tumapak sa Mindanao. Pero saang La La Land dadagsain ng turista ang isang lugar na nasa ilalim ng martial law?

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: In this corner, Marcos vs Fariñas

Jul 03, 2017 - 9:03 AM

Welcome to a world beyond your control, Governor Marcos

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Ang battered-wife syndrome ng Inang Bayan

Jun 26, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Nagiging depensa ng mga biktima ang pagbubulag-bulagan. Nagiging kanlungan nila ang katahimikan

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: 'Unli-rice' and unlimited possibilities

Jun 19, 2017 - 9:00 AM

It is unrealistic for public officials to expect Filipinos to expand their diet when they have nothing else – except government-supplied rice – to begin with

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Independence from Vitaliano Aguirre II

Jun 12, 2017 - 9:00 AM

As we celebrate Independence Day, we ask to be free – free from the justice secretary’s spin, lies, and conspiracies

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: President Duterte, dismantle your propaganda machine

Jun 05, 2017 - 9:00 AM

It stokes the flames of a highly divisive issue like martial law. It also empowers trolls, poisons the well and lowers our collective IQ and EQ

#AnimatED: Why Duterte's martial law terrorizes us

May 29, 2017 - 9:00 AM

It makes us lose sight of the true nature of the new threat of terror: that it is ubiquitous knows no boundaries and is not only Mindanao s cross to bear

#AnimatED: Si Yaya, ang aliping sagigilid

May 22, 2017 - 9:39 AM

Alex Tizon s My Family s Slave reminds us of our middle class lifestyles that soared on the back of a servile system that takes advantage of the poverty pool

#AnimatED: Change is coming? Duterte recycles the old

May 15, 2017 - 9:00 AM

By naming soldiers to civilian posts Philippine presidents think they are able to tame and temper a politicized military

#AnimatED: Reality check not just for Gina Lopez

May 08, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Nearly a year after it assumed power can this presidency really afford to appoint people on the basis of competence and not loyalty or personal ties to the leader?

#AnimatED: PNP's skeletons behind a bookshelf

May 01, 2017 - 9:00 AM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa should be wise enough to crack the whip now lest he finds himself – and the institution he leads – at the mercy of local police bosses

#AnimatED: Lessons Duterte can draw from ASEAN

Apr 24, 2017 - 9:00 AM

As President Duterte hosts this summit we hope he comes face to face with the value of consultation of listening to views contrary to his and of spending time to talk to people