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Referring to birth control as ‘family planning methods’ sends the signal that these are only for people who are married and want to start a family – not for sexually-active young people who aren’t ready to get pregnant
A sharp drop in inflation is not an unalloyed boon. As they say, keep everything in moderation.
Why are there not a lot of Filipino brands taking center stage globally?
Every solution to hazing at the Philippine Military Academy has been tried and found wanting. What should be done?
The national budget is one of the clearest expressions of a government’s values, its priorities, and its plans for the country. It tells us to what extent our politicians reflect the will and interests of the people.
Until all election rules are harmonized, we have to contend with loophole-ridden laws and regulations that the likes of Mocha Uson and friends can easily take advantage of
Napakapalad kong naliligid ako ng sangkaterbang guro, ang pinakadakilang paraan para pabutihin ang mundo
Shorlisted are Marites Dañguilan Vitug’s ‘Rock Solid: How the Philippines Won Its Maritime Case against China’ as Best Book in Journalism and Joselito D. Delos Reyes’s ‘Finding Teo: Tula/Talambuhay’ as Best Book of Nonfiction Prose in Filipino
'I get so tired listening to $1 million here, $1 million there, it's so petty.' Do you remember saying this?
Duterte may be crazy, but surely not so crazy as to think himself immune from repayment. As it happens, he is De Lima’s biggest debtor.
The moment when a collective struggle becomes a battle over personalities is exactly the moment the work for social justice begins to fall apart. This is why celebrating the woke among us is such an unwoke thing to do.
Metro Manila is more than the sum of its parts, and traffic authorities will do well to keep this in mind. Otherwise, their policies will only keep backfiring and making traffic worse.
At the Senate hearing on the divorce bills, for the first time, adults didn’t have to speak for the children. The children spoke for themselves: they will be alright.
Hindi na tayo iniisahan ng mga corrupt na pulitiko. Dahil paulit-ulit na, kawatan na sila. Pero wala tayong kadala-dala. Sanay na tayong maisahan, kaya ang tawag na sa atin ay pinagsasamantalahan.
It is only through cultivating a high-trust society that this whole-of-society approach to development could work
The Marcoses not only ransacked the economy, they also flaunted their loot to the world
A liberal outlook in dealing with online platforms will certainly have basis in law. Otherwise, we stand the risk of spiraling down a dangerous path of isolation from the rest of world.
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
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.
How to end the deadlock between the national government and local governments over the Mandanas case decision, which expands the revenue base for towns and provinces?
Many other things could make or break our country’s attractiveness to investors. Citira's stricter investment incentives may be the least of our worries.
We are now at a critical stage in the Mindanao peace process leading up to the fulfillment of the commitments made by both the government and the MILF
What Salvador Panelo did was to extend a favor, not fulfill a mandate
Is the Philippines an LGBT-friendly country? There is little acceptance in places where it matters the most: in schools, in government, and among families.
Maraming malulungkot sa gagawin ng Facebook na tanggalin ang bilang ng reax sa mismong status. Pangunahin na ay iyong nagkakaroon ng patol dahil sa dami ng interaksiyon sa kanilang account, organic man o hindi.
Unquestionably, we need to support all farmers whose incomes and livelihoods are now hurting because of rice tariffication
What Panelo's letter implies is that the presidential legal counsel finds Antonio Sanchez's clemency request valid, thus the positive action of referring it to the concerned agency for appropriate action
This 4.3-hectare base will be equipped with a marine radar, an automatic identification system receiver, and a Coast Watch monitoring system
Poland provides inspiration for countries and peoples in times of national peril, when leaders who are supposed to lead abandon their sworn responsibilities and advocate the interests of the invader
The education system has reinforced the narrow definition of success in terms of proficiency in two dominant languages: English and Filipino
Our rules should be amended to expressly provide for personal liability on the part of the lawyer or law firm behind the filing of frivolous cases
Fueled by the continuing emphasis on the Antonio Sanchez case, the discourse has decidedly turned punitive – the raw and basic instinct for blood had taken over the land
One never knows what an insecure President is capable of, and, where President Duterte is concerned, the prospects are particularly dicey
Here are 3 options for Beijing to deal with the unrelenting protests in Hong Kong
The monetary value of our marine ecosystems in 2007 was thought to be US$966.59 billion, or close to $1 trillion. Using the 2007 exchange rate, that’s P44.61 trillion or nearly 6.5 times our GDP back then.
From obedient child to stubborn activist to parent – here's my journey of 33 years
It is harder for governments to manipulate diverse populations due to a multiplicity of internal languages, cultures, and opinions
Beijing has asked that POGOs be closed, but their departure would in the near term adversely affect the bottom line of several of the Philippines' largest real estate firms. It's for President Duterte to save the sector.
Isang araw man lang sa isang taon, isipin natin ang mga walang pangalang hindi inisip ang kanilang mga sarili makapaglingkod lang, madalas ay kapalit ang kanilang buhay, para sa bayan
It’s time that we put the neophyte senator in his own place, where he must learn the most basic of all lessons: Respect is earned
The oligarchy that we have refuses to abolish itself through Congress that it controls through its political dynasties, rendering it continually impossible for democracy in our country
‘We want the G7 countries to sign on [the Biarritz Partnership]…and choose one of the reforms…to champion, get it funded, and include a way to monitor progress’
Recent polls suggest that the attitudes of Canadians toward immigration is changing
While the GCTA is a good idea, the question of determining whether conduct falls under 'good conduct' to merit the GCTA may be arbitrary sans any objective standards to measure, assess, and rate such
Jail and prison officials will be very afraid to exercise their professional discretion to release a reformed offender simply because of the horrendous backlash that they will face
Most Philippine companies cannot be said to be LGBTQ+-friendly
'I spoke with families of the dead who told me their kin were shot while watching TV at home, playing video games in a shop, dealing cards at a friend’s wake, singing karaoke on the sidewalk, or buying bananas from a stall.'
But long-term policies threaten our multilingualism. Most high schools don’t offer any other language subjects, whether native or foreign, besides English and Filipino.
For other countries with axes to grind against China, in the next several decades Hong Kong will always provide an opportunity to hit Beijing where it hurts