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[OPINION] Groovy

Nov 06, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Most of us are born into some sort of privilege (of class, race, caste, sexual orientation, sex, and so on). It is foolhardy to think we can cast off these parts of our being and thereby find some form of revolutionary authenticity.

[OPINION] Araw ng Pinatay 2017

Nov 02, 2017 - 3:00 PM

There were significantly fewer people who trooped to the cemetery. Was it because for the past year-and-a-half, our people had seen so much death courtesy of Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war, that remembering the dead on November 1 seemed superfluous?

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] A soldier’s wife doesn’t cry

Oct 31, 2017 - 9:03 AM

Wives were told: Seeing you cry will make him feel sorry for himself. It will make him lose hope. It will weaken his resolve to get well.

[OPINION] Investigating Duterte: Pinochet and Nuremberg as precedents

Oct 05, 2017 - 10:00 PM

Perpetrators of horrendous crimes are considered enemies of humanity, and can be tried and punished anywhere in the world by virtue of the principle of universal jurisdiction

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Ombudsman has the power to probe President Duterte for mass murders

Oct 04, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The President does not have real immunity from criminal prosecution for genocide, war crimes, and other crimes against humanity penalized under Republic Act 9851

[Conclusion] Leila de Lima: Bloody but unbowed

Sep 06, 2017 - 4:26 PM

The tide will turn with or without the support of my colleagues and when it does they will have to face the consequences of the choices they have made even the choice to ignore the truth and allow innocent people to be victimized says De Lima

SURRENDER. Senator Leila de Lima steps out of the Senate building to surrender to the PNP on February 24, 2017. All photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Conclusion: The misuse of impeachment

Sep 06, 2017 - 10:00 AM

We have opened the Pandora’s box One can only hope that we will be also to correct ourselves and restore impeachment to its rightful use as a means of accountability and not a political weapon that will only destroy this country

Don't let dictator Duterte mortgage our future like Marcos did

May 18, 2017 - 9:02 AM

A dictator once mortgaged our future to imperialist powers and bankrupted this nation We cannot let another dictator do that again

Sotto threatens to sue Rappler, columnist for piece on RH budget cut

Feb 04, 2016 - 2:42 PM

The senator wants the Thought Leaders piece Magnanakaw sa Senado by Dr Sylvia Estrada Claudio taken down within 10 days

RH BUDGET CUT. RH law advocates, posing as Senators Tito Sotto and Loren Legarda, dramatize the controversial RH budget cut during a press conference of the Purple Ribbon for RH Movement on January 13, 2016. File photo by Jee Y. Geronimo/Rappler

Ironies: Those who fought the dictatorship now demonized

May 23, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Look at the names now praised by many for supposedly defending the national patrimony: Marcos Escudero Cayetano and Ejercito

Filipinos in paradise: What if Hawaii separates from the US?

May 16, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Filipinos are the largest ethnic group in the island state followed by the Japanese Chinese and Koreans A restored monarchy will have to preside over a sovereign nation that is not anymore of single ethnicity

What to do? Interest in PH studies declines in the US

May 10, 2015 - 10:01 AM

But the study of the Philippines remains buoyant in the Philippines and continues to have unwavering interest in Japan South Korea Australia and China

Distorting Moro Mindanao

Nov 22, 2014 - 9:00 AM

The absence of the historian in the world of punditry and policy has fostered a series of ill conceived notions about Muslim Mindanao the most serious of which being the Moro armed struggle and the causes behind it

Corrupt Philippines? Look at America

Nov 18, 2014 - 7:30 AM

Justifying moving to the United States or refusing to go back home based on the argument that the Philippines is thoroughly corrupted does not work This condition is equally endemic in the new home

Why the Abad caper is not enough to advance the revolution

Sep 28, 2014 - 8:00 AM

What happened at UP looked and sounded more like the actions of a sect that has failed to educate and convince its constituents of the rightness of its cause It does not have the people behind them

Ramos swam, and the nation was afloat

Mar 15, 2014 - 2:43 PM

Who knows one of these days when there is serious need to soothe the anxieties of the nation again FVR just might

Better than fiction: Why reality makes a good story

Nov 24, 2012 - 11:58 AM

Three master storytellers tell us why

FICTION OR NON-FICTION: IT'S YOUR CHOICE. All kinds of locally-published books on sale at Read Lit District. All photos by Pia Ranada

After IPO, new challenges for Facebook

May 18, 2012 - 7:29 AM

Facebook now has to prove sustainability beyond its foundations The paved binary walls on which we all often wander will have to generate revenues