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[ANALYSIS] How the Senate can save us from Duterte’s ailing pandemic response

Jul 03, 2020 - 12:39 PM

'It’s now up to the Senate to come up with a solid, sound supplemental budget that will force Duterte and his economic managers to change their ways and rethink their priorities'

[ANALYSIS] Return to a bleak, not better normal

Jul 02, 2020 - 10:57 AM

'Alas, with the Rappler cases and ABS-CBN shutdown, made emphatic with the passage of a draconian anti-terror law amid still rising COVID-19 cases, the Duterte administration’s bait for investors is laced with poison'

[ANALYSIS] The racial and genocidal underpinnings of the American Way of War

Jun 29, 2020 - 8:00 PM

Racism has been a central feature of the way the United States has waged its wars

[ANALYSIS] COVID-19 and civil-military relations in the PH: Getting the balance right

Jun 29, 2020 - 3:34 PM

'While it is reasonable to say that the role of the AFP in the government’s COVID-19 response has been substantial, there are two risks that could affect civil-military relations during this pandemic period'

[ANALYSIS] The global significance of the Ressa-Santos convictions

Jun 29, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'To think that the conviction will only last for at least 6 years is wrong. This imprisonment will last for generations and lifetimes to come, and haunt the national memory.'

[ANALYSIS] Understanding the Ressa-Santos convictions

Jun 26, 2020 - 7:49 PM

'How can an offense deemed to be so minor such as libel and a right so fundamental such as the freedom of speech and of the press stir so much conflict and confusion?'

[ANALYSIS] How COVID-19 threatens online freelancing in the PH – and what can be done

Jun 25, 2020 - 12:51 PM

'We should…recognize that in the face of COVID-19, these freelancers, just like many other Filipino workers, will be facing potentially significant headwinds'

[ANALYSIS] The Anti-Terror Act is worse than Martial Law

Jun 18, 2020 - 3:07 PM

'[The Anti-Terror Act] is authorized to order the arrest of any person even if he or she has not committed any crime of terrorism'

[ANALYSIS] On the Anti-Terror Bill: Beyond constitutionality

Jun 17, 2020 - 3:13 PM

'The question is not only: is it constitutional? The question is also: does or will it serve its intended or at least declared purpose?'

[ANALYSIS] ASEAN’s homework for rebalancing post-COVID-19 global health

Jun 14, 2020 - 4:00 PM

'For ASEAN to enhance its visibility and influence, the region must put additional investments in global health policy and diplomacy'

[ANALYSIS] The Anti-Terrorism Act: Duterte will have all dissenters’ necks

Jun 08, 2020 - 5:12 PM

Compared to the country's Human Security Act, the Anti-Terrorism Act drops the bar even lower

[ANALYSIS] 2 4Ps mothers speak up on the coronavirus and their communities

Jun 03, 2020 - 3:00 PM

'Social media is fraught with comments and criticisms on the special attention going to 4Ps beneficiaries. The degrading stereotype of the lazy poor still flourishes, more dangerous than ever...'

[ANALYSIS] How aware are Parañaque residents about the coronavirus?

Jun 01, 2020 - 2:12 PM

'Only half [of the respondents] knew that they should be washing their hands or wearing a mask to protect against the spread'

[ANALYSIS] Philippine defense spending 2019: What’s in the data?

May 28, 2020 - 4:00 PM

'The Philippines has enjoyed strong economic growth in recent years, but a sharp slowdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic could upend planned defense spending'

[ANALYSIS] Why make the poor pay for the coronavirus response?

May 25, 2020 - 10:56 AM

'It’s all a bizarre repeat of TRAIN where the poor are made to pay more so the rich can pay less. This time around, amid the COVID-19 crisis, the rich will benefit from the biggest corporate tax break in Philippine history.'

[ANALYSIS] There's still much work to do to curb this virus in the PH

May 21, 2020 - 10:48 AM

'We are victims of the long-run neglect in the health and hospital systems of the country'

[ANALYSIS] The right to call the government crazy

May 20, 2020 - 1:32 PM

Voicing your exasperation over the government and its officials – even in impolite language – is constitutionally protected

[ANALYSIS] Citizen entitlements during the coronavirus crisis

May 14, 2020 - 8:00 PM

'The absence of a standard timeline in the delivery of benefits is one of major gaps in exacting accountability from the subsidy program.... This situation has often led to confusion and unrealistic expectations.'

[ANALYSIS] Innovative responses to coronavirus in Manila City Jail

May 11, 2020 - 3:07 PM

Some of the guards have even become temporary guests of the jail gangs, where VIP accommodation rooms have been provided for sleeping

[ANALYSIS] When should we relax the lockdown?

May 06, 2020 - 9:16 AM

'In the end, we must will ourselves to test massively and extensively if post-lockdown decisions are to be driven by data. Lack of testing is lack of data.'

[ANALYSIS] COVID Keynesianism: Beyond bailouts and Build, Build, Build

May 03, 2020 - 8:00 PM

'If there is one risk that we should avoid at all costs, it would be of banking all our planning and resources on the delivery of a vaccine, only to discover that the virus has mutated past that vaccine’s efficacy'

[ANALYSIS] How Barangay 178, Camarin uses teamwork during the coronavirus crisis

Apr 29, 2020 - 12:49 PM

'Will their trust in the government and private sector responses last long enough for them to survive, or will they be left to their own devices? It is the uncertainty that worries them.'

[ANALYSIS] The situation in Barangay 178, Camarin during the coronavirus crisis

Apr 29, 2020 - 12:48 PM

'In Brgy 178, people are divided as to whether the government’s actions...are enough for everyone. The issue is not so much which government actions are correct or not, but rather what is the community’s best strategy for survival.'

[ANALYSIS] Why a one-size-fits-all approach to the coronavirus could be lethal

Mar 25, 2020 - 10:19 AM

'Leaders need to be given the space to say shocking things, to be upfront about what might go wrong, to change their minds in the face of new evidence, and to pick the lesser of two evils'

MASKED. A man wears a mask while walking outside the entrance to the Yaounde General Hospital in Yaounde, Cameroon on March 6, 2020. AFP photo

[ANALYSIS] Amid the coronavirus crisis, where have all the sin tax funds gone?

Mar 12, 2020 - 2:58 PM

'The success of the Sin Tax Law should have been a health system responding well to the COVID-19 emergency'

[ANALYSIS] Time to prepare for possibility of wider coronavirus transmission in PH

Feb 12, 2020 - 1:44 PM

'I understand why people are worried, as this is a new disease and there is much we still don’t know. The best thing we can do is to be prepared.'

[ANALYSIS] Beyond Hallyu: Acknowledging the Koreans in our midst

Feb 08, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Filipinos love Korean pop culture, but they don't necessarily feel the same way about regular Koreans living in the Philippines

[ANALYSIS] Marine protected areas are failing: How new tech can help

Jan 30, 2020 - 2:59 PM

How can we design Marine Protected Areas that both effectively conserve endangered ecosystems and respect the rights of established fishing communities?

SEA COW. Considered as the world's only herbivorous marine mammal, the dugong can grow up to 3 meters, weigh up to 500 kilograms and live for 70 years. Photo courtesy of C3 Philippines, Inc.

Experts warn over scale of China virus as U.S. airports start screening

Jan 19, 2020 - 11:42 AM

Scientists from the MRC Center for Global Infectious Disease Analysis say the number of cases in Wuhan, China was likely closer to 1,700 than the 45 earlier reported

MORE CASES? A man leaves the Wuhan Medical Treatment Center, where a man who died from a respiratory illness was confined, in the city of Wuhan, Hubei province, on January 12, 2020. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

[OPINION] P10,727 a month? Why numerical estimates shouldn't be taken that seriously

Dec 14, 2019 - 3:14 PM

Can an average Filipino family of 5 really survive on P10,727 per month?

HIGHLIGHTS: Catriona Gray's reign as Miss Universe 2018

Dec 11, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Queen Catriona is one for the books

Catriona Gray takes her final walk as Miss Universe 2018 during The MISS UNIVERSE® Competition airing on FOX at 7:00 PM ET on Sunday, December 8, 2019 live from Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta. Contestants from around the globe have spent the last few weeks touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss Universe crown. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

[Right of Way] Road safety: Why are PH motorists kept in the dark?

Aug 22, 2019 - 3:35 PM

Watch road safety advocate Vince Lazatin and 3M Philippines' John Vallinan transform a dark street into one with proper visibility with retro-reflective material used for signs and road markings

Abel Prize for maths awarded to woman for first time

Mar 19, 2019 - 9:01 PM

Along with the Fields Medal, the Abel Prize is one of the world's most prestigious maths prizes

FIRST TIME. This handout photo taken on March 18, 2019 in Princeton, New Jersey and released on March 19, 2019 by The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters / Institute for Advanced Study shows scientist Karen Uhlenbeck. AFP PHOTO / The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters / Institute for Advanced Study / Andrea KANE

Bangsamoro gov't success 'most important goal' vs terrorism in PH – report

Mar 06, 2019 - 6:03 PM

The Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict urges close cooperation between officials of the Bangsamoro region, the national government, and the military as 'consequences of failure could be devastating'

PROMISES OF PEACE. Supporters of the new Bangsamoro region gathered in Cotabato City for a peace gathering before the January 21, 2019 plebiscite. Photo by Rappler

Fashion forward thinker: Catriona Gray’s ripple effect

Mar 03, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Catriona's use of Filipino outfits from local textiles has opened many opportunities for designers

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

'Beauty boot camps' key to Philippine pageant dominance

Feb 24, 2019 - 8:00 PM

The rise of beauty pageant camps has made the Philippines a powerhouse in pageantry

This photo taken on January 28, 2019, shows Rodgil Flores talking to aspiring beauty queens at a beauty boot camp in Manila. - Rodgil Flores casts a stern glance at each of two dozen young women in bikinis as they stride across a mirror-walled studio in a "duck walk", the signature move that turned the Philippines into a beauty pageant juggernaut. (Photo by Noel CELIS / AFP) / TO GO WITH: Philippines-beauty-bootcamp, by Cecil MORELLA

Beauty pageants in the Philippines: Changes, what's next?

Dec 23, 2018 - 9:00 PM

Asia is the next market for the beauty pageant industry

Beauty pageants in the Philippines: Empowerment or objectification of women?

Dec 22, 2018 - 8:37 AM

Filipinos love pageantry and the wins are coming in

Photo by Ben Nabong

Runaway winner: How Catriona Gray won Miss Universe 2018

Dec 21, 2018 - 9:00 PM

Catriona Gray and her team didn't come to Bangkok to participate – they came to win

Catriona Gray at Miss Universe 2018: Ambassador for PH culture, design

Dec 16, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The spotlight is on Catriona Gray – and she sure is making the most of it

Catriona Gray, Miss Philippines 2018 attends the Royal Winter Festival in Bangkok, Thailand on December 8th. The Miss Universe contestants are touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss Universe crown in Bangkok, Thailand. Tune in to the FOX telecast at 7:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed on Sunday, December 16, 2018 from the IMPACT Arena in Bangkok, Thailand to see who will become the next Miss Universe. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

Miss Universe 2018: Catriona Gray's chances and other top picks

Dec 15, 2018 - 1:00 PM

'The Philippines’ Catriona Gray leads way ahead of the pack... but as we all know too well, pageants can be very unpredictable'

Cave paintings from 40,000 years ago are world's earliest figurative art

Nov 08, 2018 - 2:53 PM

The discovery adds to a growing body of evidence that cave painting did not emerge only in Europe, as was once thought

FIGURATIVE ART. A handout photo released on November 7, 2018 by the Nature Publishing Group shows the world's oldest figurative artwork from Borneo dated to a minimum of 40.000 years. AFP PHOTO / NATURE / LUC-HENRI FAGE/KALIMANTHROPE.COM

Nature pushed to the brink by 'runaway consumption'

Oct 30, 2018 - 8:47 AM

WWF's 'Living Planet' reports says that from 1970 to 2014, 60% of all animals with a backbone were wiped out by human activity

WILDLIFE WOES. Elephants walk to a watering pan in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park on September 6, 2012. File photo by Jekesai Njikizana/AFP

What you need to know about what Duterte said in 2018 SONA

Jul 25, 2018 - 11:35 AM

Here's context and a fact-check on President Duterte's orders, accomplishments, and attacks on critics during his 3rd State of the Nation Address

[OPINION] With love, from Deadpoor

Jul 24, 2018 - 4:30 PM

'People tend to come together to comfort each other, to affirm each other, and give each other hope. This is a simple practice of empathy. To many of us, it is called solidarity.'

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

A 'pleasant surprise' or 'boring' Duterte SONA 2018?

Jul 23, 2018 - 10:04 PM

Analysts give President Rodrigo Duterte's SONA plus points for clarity on his marching orders and mention of gut issues but say it lacked his usual charisma and humor

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: 7 fist bump para kay Tatay Digong sa SONA 2018

Jul 23, 2018 - 9:00 AM

O ano, mga ka-DDS? Itaas ang ating mga kamao at pagsalpukin para kay Tatay Digong, ama ng bayan! Siya ang tutupad ng pangarap nating bagong lipunan!

[OPINION] Duterte resignation under the new federalism charter a bluff

Jul 22, 2018 - 9:00 AM

President Duterte knows very well that the real writing of the constitution will happen in Congress, where his lieutenants will in no way allow him to bid them goodbye midway in his term

[OPINION] Duterte’s SONA and Cha-Cha: Distraction and destruction that may galvanize the nation

Jul 21, 2018 - 9:30 PM

In the end, as it has always been before, it will be up to the Filipino people – the real and ultimate sovereign – to intervene and chart our common destiny

[OPINION] Duterte’s federalism Con-Com missed most important homework

Jul 21, 2018 - 4:30 PM

No wonder the Consultative Committee has finished its draft constitution two weeks ahead of President Duterte’s State of the Nation Address – it passes to someone else the crucial, dirty, and most difficult job of having a transition plan