Digong is boss, not the bayan's champion

Jun 17, 2017 - 11:04 AM

Duterte has nationalized this local way of doing politics with its associated coercive features vulgar argot and a more personalized patronage system

'Mourning for peace' in Samar as election-related violence continues

Dec 31, 2015 - 8:49 AM

The latest incident happens just two days after the country s top cop ordered the Samar police to stamp out private armed groups maintained by local politicians

WOUNDED. Jojo Taduyo gets medical treatment after being shot by an unidentified gunman on December 30, 2015. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

Upgrading democracy in the Philippines

Jul 27, 2015 - 7:00 PM

Unless we do things differently there is no way for us to salvage our democracy

The search for an enemy after Mamasapano

Feb 26, 2015 - 5:31 PM

The real enemy is a corrupt unjust and vile political system of patronage greed and power

Watching the government from within

Jul 03, 2014 - 7:30 PM

As the boss I demand unquestionable integrity from the people we voted for They should be viewed as the public s employees

Don't call me Madam

Jan 13, 2014 - 10:32 AM

Our title fetish is indicative of the social inequality and resulting patronage that plague Philippine society

Sylvia Claudio

Hard questions on PDAF and DAP

Oct 07, 2013 - 8:23 AM

DAP disbursements made upon recommendation by senators and other legislators were illegal

#ScrapPork network gears up for Ayala protest

Oct 03, 2013 - 7:53 AM

Here s what you need to know about the ScrapPork protest on Ayala Avenue on Friday October 4

#TalkThursday: Groups with vested interests keep many in PH poor

Dec 05, 2012 - 8:25 PM

Members of the traditional elite with vested interests have kept the Philippines from truly experiencing inclusive growth in the post Marcos era according to a renowned economist