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What accounts for the success of sustained peaceful people's protests, and what undermines their short-lived 'success'?
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
Abandoning the automated system and going back to manual is a far worse option
We have to embrace the fact that Filipinos are never, nor will be, fully informed when choosing leaders in elections
The Duterte camp will now have more confidence to field candidates for the presidential race in 2022
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
To be sure, no situation exploitable for authoritarianism has presented itself for the rest of the nation – until this election
What makes the latest growth data unsettling is that our lawmakers seem to have been directly and largely responsible for it
Higit sa youth vote, ang pinakamahalagang magagawa isang araw bago ang eleksiyon ay youth campaign – kailangang padaluyin ang paghahangad sa pagbabago
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
The vote will test us for our values and mental state as a people
Change will ultimately come – whether it will be peaceful or violent will depend on us and how we vote at this moment in history
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.
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.
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
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
Hindi trabaho ng Senado na maging sunod-sunuran sa lahat ng gusto ni Pangulong Duterte at pagbigyan ang lahat ng nais niya
Delikado ang pakisingit kahit sa huli lang ng iyong listahan ng iboboto
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
Bobi Tiglao used to understand that. And used to think it was a good thing.
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
If the SK Reform Act already defines ‘political dynasty,’ then it can be a basis for Comelec to rule on disqualification cases
Ilang araw na lang, pipili muli tayo sa, aminin na natin, limitadong pamimilian ng maglilingkod (o mananamantala, depende sa pananaw mo) sa bayan
When we vote as if God did not exist, the nation suffers. Democracy is at risk.
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
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
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.
Doing nothing is treason, a betrayal of public trust
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
Keep in mind that a number of lawmakers seeking reelection today advocated for the TRAIN law or otherwise helped push it forward
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.
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
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.
Ligtas ang karamihan dahil nagagawang magbiro, nagagawang pagaanin ang kanilang sitwasyon. Pero hindi nangangahulugang ginagawa nilang katatawanan ang kasawian ng iba.
Former ASEAN secretary-general Rodolfo Severino Jr passes away on April 19, 2019, at the age of 82. Here's how I remember him.
It’s high time we updated how we measure poverty in the Philippines
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?
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
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.
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
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
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.
Christ’s thirst was not only physical. It is the agonizing cry of one who is surrounded by blindness, hardness of heart, cruelty.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.