Rappler's latest stories on democracy in the Philippines
The more I read Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo's statements, the more they come off as insults to the victims and survivors of Martial Law. Panelo justifies both the butcher and his knife.
'With technology and the reality that we have more democratic space, the less afraid we should be,' says IBP national president Domingo Egon Cayosa
In order to protect our Constitution and sovereignty, we need to keep the strength and independence of our Senate; and the Senate is only as strong and independent as its opposition bloc. If the opposition falls, so does our democracy.
The September 2018 Social Weather Stations Survey also says 59% of Filipinos believe 'democracy is always preferable to any other kind of government'
The March 2018 Social Weather Stations survey released more than two months later on Independence Day also shows that 60% or 3 out of 5 Filipinos believe 'democracy is always preferable to any other kind of government'
It’s time to stop wishing for a single, hardball opportunity to end this state of abuse. 2018 is yours – and ours – to fix.
In authoritarian regimes, infrastructure projects are subject to large commissions, bribes, and kickbacks, and this often compromises their quantity and quality
There is no such thing as a democracy that applies the rule of law in some instances and not in others We must fight for human rights for everyone regardless and in all instances regardless
To the pseudo hipsters and contrarians knowing bad history is not hip; it’s just stupid Wanna be better than others? Read more and read right Because in the end the truth is always sexier
Ben was glad to have put the Philippines on the global academic map It was his way of giving back to the country he loved
The Philippines ranks 40th out of 70 countries in an index that scores countries on how well their laws allow citizens to question environmentally critical projects
In the end it’s the people who make the system work or fail And the people only become more discerning if they are taught how to be more discerning
Like the Marcoses many other ghosts of martial law come and go or have come back and stayed Outside of their apparently natural habitat they have adjusted sometimes assumed new forms and become as ghoulish loathsome and destructive as before