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[OPINION] Part 2 | De Lima on the wreckage of the Duterte years and how to emerge from it

Sep 16, 2019 - 4:30 PM

In the second part of Walden Bello's interview with Senator Leila de Lima, the detained lawmaker talks about the Duterte Cabinet, the military, the GCTA mess, and moves to crush the opposition

[OPINION] Part 1 | De Lima on the wreckage of the Duterte years and how to emerge from it

Sep 15, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Former congressman Walden Bello interviews detained Senator Leila de Lima. In the first part of their interview, De Lima weighs in on Philippines-China relations, Dutertenomics, and Metro Manila traffic.

[OPINION] Iceland 1, China 0: The diplomatic significance of the U.N. Human Rights Council vote on the Philippines

Jul 13, 2019 - 11:41 AM

The UNHRC vote was the first great test of Duterte’s diplomatic investment in China, and it proved disastrous: China simply could not deliver the votes

[OPINION] To Professor Blanco on Leloy Claudio

Jun 09, 2019 - 5:01 PM

Dr Claudio has spoken out openly against the dishonest recruitment practices of communist front organizations on college campuses, a deeply troubling issue that deserves scrutiny

[OPINION] An academic's response to Walden Bello's defense of Leloy Claudio

Jun 07, 2019 - 9:30 AM

'Our concern has little to nothing to do with [Claudio's] academic credentials but rather with the use to which they have been put'

[OPINION] Defending academic freedom from political extremism

Jun 01, 2019 - 10:00 AM

On the persecution of the historian Lisandro Claudio by political extremists

Otso Diretso ran 'defensive' campaign in 2019 – Walden Bello

May 25, 2019 - 9:23 PM

The ex-Akbayan congressman stresses the importance of defending democratic values, but the opposition also needs to come up with new strategies that go beyond 'old responses' to society's problems

BELLO ON 2019 POLLS. Former Akbayan party-list representative Walden Bello assesses the performance of the opposition and party-list groups in the 2019 elections. Screenshot from Rappler video

Bello: Philippines in 'brave new world' of politics under Duterte

May 25, 2019 - 7:39 PM

'The opposition tried to bring these up ,and these are very important issues, but... they didn't make that much of a difference as that significant part of the electorate went for the President,' says former Akbayan representative Walden Bello

NEW POLITICS. Former Akbayan Representative Walden Bello says the Philippines has entered a new 'world' in politics. Rappler screengrab

Rappler Talk: Making sense of the 2019 party-list race with Walden Bello

May 25, 2019 - 2:27 PM

Former Akbayan representative Walden Bello weighs on the lessons learned from the 2019 elections

[ANALYSIS] 2019 elections: The jolt we all need

May 07, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Perhaps we need to realize that we are no longer in the realm of politics as usual and take seriously the task of forging an effective mass political movement to head off the Final Solution

[ANALYSIS] How the Marcos-World Bank partnership brought PH economy to its knees

Apr 02, 2019 - 9:15 AM

The World Bank provided dictator Ferdinand Marcos a curtain of international legitimacy behind which he and his cronies plundered the public till

[OPINION] Labor in the age of Duterte: The Pacific Plaza strike

Mar 06, 2019 - 4:44 PM

Whatever may be the conclusion of the strike, there is little doubt that the practice of contractualization, which has done so much damage to labor in this country, is facing a mortal challenge from its victims

[OPINION] Defiant De Lima enters third year in jail

Feb 19, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Detained Senator De Lima is confident that 'the time will come' when people 'will be forced to acknowledge the truth.' Hopefully 'it would not be too late for all of us.'

[OPINION] A class war masquerading as a war on crime

Jan 29, 2019 - 7:52 AM

The lowering of the age of criminal liability is a draconian effort to control and repress the poor – backed by our society’s upper and middle classes

[OPINION] Catriona Gray, David Ricardo, and the law of comparative advantage

Dec 25, 2018 - 9:45 AM

Introducing the no-nonsense economics Professor Ben Nojoke...

[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

[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] 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?

[ANALYSIS] Sieg Heil deja vu? Understanding the extreme right's global rise

Oct 02, 2018 - 11:48 AM

The extremist movements in Asia, while benefiting the elites, enjoy the support of the middle classes

[OPINION] Marites Vitug and Mr Duterte’s mad wife

Sep 07, 2018 - 1:00 PM

'Rock Solid' has placed Malacañang in the uncomfortable position of having to explain why it treats a historic win for the country like a mad wife

[OPINION] China’s economic time bomb

Jun 30, 2018 - 11:00 AM

There are 3 troubling signs that China is a prime candidate to be the site of the next financial crisis

Katapusan: Ang maybahay kong Thai, ang Big C, at ako

Apr 21, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Isang araw pagkatapos ng cremation, isinaboy ko sa Thailand Gulf, sa ilalim ng malamlam na sikat ng araw, ang mga labi ng taong nagdulot ng kahulugan sa buhay ko sa nakalipas na limang taon

Unang bahagi: Ang maybahay kong Thai, ang Big C, at ako

Apr 21, 2018 - 4:00 PM

Madalas ko siyang biruin na maaari niyang pagsisihan ang pagpili sa isang partner na 17 taon ang tanda sa kanya – siya ang magiging taga-alaga ko sa aking pagtanda. Ang sagot naman niya, pinasimple na ng adult diaper ang gawaing ito.

Conclusion: My Thai wife, the Big C, and me

Apr 18, 2018 - 7:07 PM

The day after the cremation, under a soft sunlight in the Gulf of Thailand, I committed the remains of the person who had provided the meaning of my existence over the last 5 years to the sea

Part 1: My Thai wife, the Big C, and me

Apr 18, 2018 - 4:25 PM

When with friends, I kidded her that she might eventually regret having a partner 17 years older than her since she would end up taking care of me in my old age, to which she replied that adult diapers had greatly simplified that task

[OPINYON] Ordinaryong mamamayan, di politiko, dapat bumuo ng Konstitusyon

Feb 23, 2018 - 7:11 PM

Ang pagbabago ng Saligang Batas ay isang prosesong rebolusyonaryo na dapat mawala sa kamay ng elite at mga propesyonal na politiko, at dapat mapunta sa kamay ng mamamayan

[OPINION] Constitution-making as a revolutionary process

Feb 20, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The process of amending the Constitution or creating a new one will have to be a revolutionary process, one that takes it away from the hands of the elites and professional politicians, and places it in the hands of the people

[OPINYON] Katotohanan ba ang habol ng ‘Doctors for Truth’ sa Dengvaxia scandal?

Feb 16, 2018 - 9:38 PM

Sa isyu ng Dengvaxia, nawalan ng tiwala ang mga magulang sa mga eksperto dahil inilagay ng mga eksperto sa panganib ang kanilang mga anak sa halip na pangalagaan at pahabain ang buhay ng mga ito

[OPINION] Missing the point

Feb 13, 2018 - 12:40 PM

We are not here to pick a fight. We come in peace. As healers we will continue to try to prevent the impending disaster by educating and calming our people even if we have to do it one patient at a time.

[OPINION] Circling the wagons: The 'Doctors for Truth' and the Dengvaxia scandal

Feb 11, 2018 - 8:45 PM

The distrust of experts stems from the fact that in the case of Dengvaxia, the experts have so spectacularly failed the people on a matter of public trust

[OPINYON] Oras ng kadiliman

Feb 03, 2018 - 7:20 AM

WALDEN BELLO: Dapat tutulan ang opensiba ng gobyernong Duterte na gawing permanenteng kalagayan ang pagpapahigpit ng sistemang pampulitika

[OPINION] The darkest hour

Jan 28, 2018 - 5:21 PM

Bello: 'The SEC move against Rappler is part of the multi-sided offensive to lock up the Philippine political system for good, and this is why it must be resisted'

[OPINYON] Bangungot-pangkalusugan: Ang kuwento ng sabwatang Garin-Sanofi

Jan 22, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Sa Dengvaxia deal ng administrasyong Aquino at pharmaceutical giant na Sanofi, nagtagpo ang politika ng gobyernong barkadahan at ang kasakiman ng isang korporasyon

Trump on pissing on Pyongyang, evolution and Genesis, and getting advice from Duterte

Jan 07, 2018 - 12:31 PM

[Satire] When you attend a Donald Trump news conference....

[OPINYON] Sex at ang DDS

Dec 17, 2017 - 1:01 PM

Pero meron pa, sabi ng kausap ko, naabot namin ang sukdulang kaligayahang seksuwal kapag sinasabi niya sa mga kaaway niya, 'Papatayin ko kayong lahat'

[OPINION] Sex and the DDS

Dec 16, 2017 - 9:30 AM

'But there's something more,' he volunteered. 'The height of sexual pleasure is when he says "I will kill you" to his enemies.'

[OPINION] A response to the President's request for euthanasia

Nov 28, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Some people obsessed with their death, however, don’t have the courage to kill themselves. Thus their request for assistance to dispatch them to the afterlife.

GOODBYE. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte takes time to pay respects to his parents, the late Governor Vicente and Soledad Duterte, during his visit to his departed loved ones at the Roman Catholic Public Cemetery in Davao City on November 4, 2017. Presidential photo

Walden Bello loses respect for ‘drunk with power’ Andanar

Oct 27, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Laban ng Masa chair Walden Bello says PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar's ethical base as a journalist was 'not firm'

RESPECT NO MORE. Laban ng Masa chair Walden Bello is no longer impressed by PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar. Photo of Bello by Rappler, photo of Andanar by Malacañang

Laban ng Masa to oppose Duterte's 'sins of commission, omission'

Oct 27, 2017 - 2:33 PM

Laban ng Masa chair Walden Bello says President Rodrigo Duterte is not a true socialist: 'He said something in order to win an election, but has not moved one iota towards real transformation'

'LABAN NG MASA.' Walden Bello explains the advocacy of his newly formed coalition on October 27. Photo by Mara Cepeda

[OPINION] Why Duterte can’t get rid of Trillanes

Oct 04, 2017 - 11:22 PM

Walden Bello tries ESP and gets to President Rodrigo Duterte’s unexpurgated ruminations on Senator Sonny Trillanes

Bello to Duterte: 'Reverse course' or Filipinos may 'throw you out'

Sep 21, 2017 - 5:40 PM

'This is really a massacre that has taken place... He has to listen because if he doesn't listen, the people are going to throw him out eventually,' says former congressman Walden Bello

Bantayog speakers Walden Belo and Jean Enriquez. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[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

Why it's time for progressives in the Duterte Cabinet to leave

Aug 20, 2017 - 9:00 AM

It becomes harder by the day to understand how they can remain in their positions when it is becoming abundantly clear that mass murder is the central and only real policy of this administration

Trump's ban: It's not about national security

Jan 31, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Instead of saying the Philippine government will respect Trump’s recent order Malacañang should speak out publicly against it in order to blunt the momentum of an exclusionary regime that will eventually affect its citizens

Protestors rally during a demonstration against the Muslim immigration ban at John F. Kennedy International Airport on January 28, 2017 in New York City. Stephanie Keith/Getty Images/AFP

An administration in search of an opposition

Jul 10, 2016 - 1:00 PM

A strong opposition based on the defense of universal human rights is the best way to ensure the future of Philippine democracy

PASS THE BBL. Former Akbayan party list representative Walden Bello stresses the importance of passing the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Why our campaign has blazed the way to our democratic future

May 12, 2016 - 2:00 PM

I am not only running against a system I am running for an alternative system for a system where people can live honestly decently and with dignity A life of dignity for all Filipinos: This is what this campaign has been all about

Higher budget, free tuition in state colleges: Easier said than done

Apr 22, 2016 - 9:00 AM

What can the presidential candidates do for higher education especially in the context of the ASEAN integration and the full implementation of the K to 12?

PROMISES. A promise common among presidential candidates is the increase of the education budget, especially for state universities and colleges. File photo by Mark Demayo

Miriam: Take revenge on Duterte through the ballot

Apr 18, 2016 - 9:42 PM

Senatorial candidate Walden Bello has the same suggestion to voters as presidential candidate Miriam Defensor Santiago: Let’s punish him in the polls on May 9

SHE'S BACK. Presidential candidate Miriam Defensor Santiago is back on the campaign trail after a month-long absence because of her participation in a drug trial. Photo from MDS Media Bureau

6 senatorial bets on why they are #TheLeaderIWant

Apr 16, 2016 - 6:17 PM

UPDATED Six senatorial aspirants present themselves to voters at the 2nd Rappler senatorial debate at UP Diliman

?PLATFORM. Senatorial candidates present their platform at the Rappler senatorial debate in UP Diliman on April 15, 2016 ?

#PHVote: Senatorial debate sparks online discussion on barangay health care

Apr 16, 2016 - 1:30 AM

The exchange on health issues during Rappler s 2nd senatorial debate on Friday April 15 resonates with netizens who lament the current state of health care