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[ANALYSIS] 'They tried to bury us. They didn't know we were seeds'

May 19, 2019 - 9:43 AM

What accounts for the success of sustained peaceful people's protests, and what undermines their short-lived 'success'?

[EXPLAINER] Transmission glitches don't necessarily mean electoral fraud

May 18, 2019 - 7:00 PM

All baseless accusations that can erode the people’s trust and confidence in the results, in Comelec, and in the election system as a whole would not only be irresponsible, but dangerous

[ANALYSIS] How to fix what went wrong in the 2019 elections

May 17, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Abandoning the automated system and going back to manual is a far worse option

[ANALYSIS] The myth of the rational Filipino voter

May 17, 2019 - 10:55 AM

We have to embrace the fact that Filipinos are never, nor will be, fully informed when choosing leaders in elections

[OPINION] And the winners are…Rodrigo Duterte and Coco Martin

May 16, 2019 - 11:30 AM

The Duterte camp will now have more confidence to field candidates for the presidential race in 2022

[OPINION | Deep Dive] Why the Senate race mattered so much

May 16, 2019 - 9:08 AM

The shutout of the opposition makes the targets of charter change, federalism, return of the death penalty so much easier now because of the looming supermajority in the Senate

[OPINION | Newspoint] Insidious insertions

May 13, 2019 - 11:32 PM

To be sure, no situation exploitable for authoritarianism has presented itself for the rest of the nation – until this election

[ANALYSIS] How pro-Duterte lawmakers hurt economic growth

May 12, 2019 - 4:58 PM

What makes the latest growth data unsettling is that our lawmakers seem to have been directly and largely responsible for it

[OPINYON] Pakibulong... sa mga wala pang iboboto

May 12, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Higit sa youth vote, ang pinakamahalagang magagawa isang araw bago ang eleksiyon ay youth campaign – kailangang padaluyin ang paghahangad sa pagbabago

Short stories on the campaign trail: An Otso Diretso volunteer's account

May 11, 2019 - 6:00 PM

In efforts to campaign for candidates of conscience from Otso Diretso, one truly receives more than one can imagine: people, moments, memories for a lifetime – mostly, sources of hope

[OPINION | Newspoint] A desperate, self-redemptive vote

May 11, 2019 - 2:00 PM

The vote will test us for our values and mental state as a people

[OPINION] Can my vote make a difference?

May 11, 2019 - 11:19 AM

Change will ultimately come – whether it will be peaceful or violent will depend on us and how we vote at this moment in history

[OPINION] Iniibig ko ang Pilipinas: Entrusting a revolution to the young on eve of 2019 polls

May 10, 2019 - 5:30 PM

Through the men and women we elect, we endeavor to create strong and independent institutions that can safeguard our democracy and uphold our deepest values as a people. This is a time to act with courage and fortitude.

[ANALYSIS] Avengers and Aryas for Congress

May 10, 2019 - 9:33 AM

Here's what a Duterte-controlled Senate can do. On May 13, think about how you want the Philippines to become, and then cast your vote for the future.

[ANALYSIS] Duterte a ‘competent’ economic manager? Not so fast

May 09, 2019 - 12:34 PM

To thank Duterte for his 'political will and decisive action' on inflation is like thanking an arsonist for putting out a fire he created in the first place

[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

[OPINYON] Para sa kapakanan mo, oposisyon ang iboto

May 06, 2019 - 9:06 AM

Hindi trabaho ng Senado na maging sunod-sunuran sa lahat ng gusto ni Pangulong Duterte at pagbigyan ang lahat ng nais niya

[OPINYON] 'Boss, pakisingit'

May 05, 2019 - 1:29 PM

Delikado ang pakisingit kahit sa huli lang ng iyong listahan ng iboboto

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] A ban on Duterte

May 03, 2019 - 7:33 AM

Given his type of narcissism, one that blooms lustier and lustier with each live performance, we'd never know how far he would go with his indecencies

[OPINION] Just the Facts: Foreign funding isn’t the problem

May 02, 2019 - 7:01 PM

Bobi Tiglao used to understand that. And used to think it was a good thing.

[OPINION] Vote for the opposition, you owe it to yourself

May 02, 2019 - 9:19 AM

If you respect our country’s sovereignty – and want to avoid paying more onerous Chinese loans and to resist China’s exploitation of our resources in the West Philippine Sea – vote for the opposition

[OPINION] Comelec’s role in implementing ban on political dynasties

May 02, 2019 - 8:59 AM

If the SK Reform Act already defines ‘political dynasty,’ then it can be a basis for Comelec to rule on disqualification cases

[OPINYON] Homestretch

May 01, 2019 - 2:53 PM

Ilang araw na lang, pipili muli tayo sa, aminin na natin, limitadong pamimilian ng maglilingkod (o mananamantala, depende sa pananaw mo) sa bayan

[OPINION] Don't leave God when you vote

Apr 28, 2019 - 9:56 AM

When we vote as if God did not exist, the nation suffers. Democracy is at risk.

[OPINION] What is to be done? With days to go before election day, think before we vote

Apr 27, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Our country needs men and women of integrity and independence, competence and courage, honesty and honor in our Senate so that they can take a stand on at least 7 of the critical issues that already confront us

[NEWSPOINT | OPINION] Transcendent messages via earthquake

Apr 27, 2019 - 11:30 AM

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck hard on the heels of a tale told of a plot to oust President Duterte, which should make the deciphering not too difficult for the suitably disposed

[OPINION] The folly of religious endorsements

Apr 26, 2019 - 5:46 PM

Our politics is thoroughly personality-driven. When religious leaders throw their support behind certain candidates, they inevitably echo the divide according to existing political loyalties.

[ANALYSIS] China’s 100-year marathon – and what Filipinos should do about it

Apr 26, 2019 - 9:31 AM

Doing nothing is treason, a betrayal of public trust

[OPINYON] Ano ang silbi ng survey?

Apr 25, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Hindi ako mangingiming bumoto sa kandidato kahit naghahabol sa survey, kung iyon ang pinag-isipan ko matapos ang katakot-takot na konsiderasyon, pangunahin na ang may integridad at kakayahang maglingkod sa bayan

[ANALYSIS] How the TRAIN law worsened poverty, inequality

Apr 25, 2019 - 2:10 PM

Keep in mind that a number of lawmakers seeking reelection today advocated for the TRAIN law or otherwise helped push it forward

[ANALYSIS] ‘The Matrix’ and Duterte’s tomfoolery

Apr 24, 2019 - 12:30 PM

Just wait for the next security crisis to blindside this administration and our authorities. Then you’d wish the President paid more attention to his job and his men to theirs.

[OPINION] The world according to Rodolfo Severino

Apr 24, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Severino will be remembered as a great Filipino statesman in the tradition of those who served their homeland well by serving the world of nations

[EXPLAINER] Catching vote-buyers is not just the Comelec’s job

Apr 23, 2019 - 9:00 PM

There are only two Comelec employees in every city and municipality. If we want to counter vote-buying effectively, both the citizenry and candidates have to be vigilant.

[OPINYON] Duck, cover, upload

Apr 23, 2019 - 4:17 PM

Ligtas ang karamihan dahil nagagawang magbiro, nagagawang pagaanin ang kanilang sitwasyon. Pero hindi nangangahulugang ginagawa nilang katatawanan ang kasawian ng iba.

[OPINION] Remembering ‘Amba’ Rod Severino

Apr 21, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Former ASEAN secretary-general Rodolfo Severino Jr passes away on April 19, 2019, at the age of 82. Here's how I remember him.

[ANALYSIS] How well are we measuring PH poverty?

Apr 20, 2019 - 11:00 AM

It’s high time we updated how we measure poverty in the Philippines

[OPINION] Let our people go

Apr 19, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno asks: considering the manner by which government has executed the war on drugs, who will take responsibility for the orphaning of children?

With Kim-Putin summit, Moscow eyes role in North Korea

Apr 19, 2019 - 12:29 PM

Putin, who has long expressed his readiness to meet with Kim, is gearing up to play a bigger role in nuclear negotiations with Moscow's Cold War-era ally, with which it shares a short border

MEETING. This combination of files pictures made on April 18, 2019, shows portraits of Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) taken on December 31, 2014 in Moscow, and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un taken on February 27, 2019 in Hanoi. Photo by Alexey Druzhinin, Saul Loeb / AFP / RIA NOVOSTI

7 Last Words reflection: Self-entrustment, not surrender

Apr 19, 2019 - 9:31 AM

He is neither giving up nor giving in. No, he is not surrendering; he is embracing his Father’s will as his own, and doing it as an act of love.

[OPINION] In search for true justice: Death penalty is a false solution

Apr 19, 2019 - 9:00 AM

The passion of Christ vivified nothing less than the destruction of the scales of justice if only to tilt in favor of the selfish desires of the wicked

[OPINYON] Kung aaraw-arawin ang pagluluksa

Apr 18, 2019 - 3:55 PM

Nang masunog ang Notre-Dame Cathedral sa Paris, France, hindi ko lubos-akalain na ganito kalalim ang pagkaantig ng mga Pilipino sa imahen ng isang simbahang nasusunog

Pagninilay sa Siete Palabras: Naganap na

Apr 18, 2019 - 3:20 PM

Ano ang Naganap? Ang kanyang pinasimulang ministeryo ay natatapos doon sa Kalbaryo. Ang pagkakasugo ng Ama ay tinupad niya ng walang labis at walang kulang.

7 Last Words reflection: 'I thirst'

Apr 18, 2019 - 12:01 PM

Christ’s thirst was not only physical. It is the agonizing cry of one who is surrounded by blindness, hardness of heart, cruelty.

7 Last Words reflection: Forsaken and desperate?

Apr 17, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Cusswords, vulgarities, and obscenities are becoming common and ordinary. There are no longer any qualms of conscience in using them, and they have even become fodder for jokes, laughter, and applause in public.

7 Last Words reflection: ‘Father, forgive them, they know not what they do’

Apr 17, 2019 - 3:33 PM

Ignorance is killing us as it killed our innocent Lord. There is a time for mercy but there will soon be a time for reckoning.

Pagninilay sa Siete Palabras: Huling habilin ni Kristo ay mahalin ang iyong kapwa

Apr 17, 2019 - 12:23 PM

Ang paghahabilin ni Hesus kay Maria at kay San Juan na magkanlong sa isa’t -isa ay tanging terrestrial na mensahe niya habang nakapako sa krus

[ANALYSIS] On poverty lines and counting the poor

Apr 17, 2019 - 10:27 AM

Let us not focus on the trees and not see the forest. We have to get our act together and adopt a whole-of-nation approach to ensure that no Filipino will be in poverty by 2030 or even 2040.

7 Last Words reflection: 'Today you will be with me in Paradise'

Apr 16, 2019 - 5:00 PM

The penitent thief admitted his deserved punishment and defended Jesus’ innocence, and now only asks future acknowledgment. The Savior King, generously giving until the end, promised immediate and eternal fellowship.

7 Last Words reflection: The chain of anger-revenge is broken

Apr 16, 2019 - 12:34 PM

Theologian Karl Rahner comments that the executioners of Jesus knew what they were doing; what they did not know was that they were deeply loved

[OPINYON] Pilipinas, anyare?

Apr 16, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Dapat nang intindihin na ang galit natin sa kahirapan at kriminalidad ay hindi dapat ipagamit sa kanino man upang pag-awayin tayo. Sa halip, ang galit ay dapat maging dahilan ng sama-samang paghahanap ng mga solusyon.