Commentaries (177)

Patriots

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 10:28 Written by
THERE are days when being a Filipino is oftentimes a hard act to do. Particularly on days when you want to be a law-abiding citizen and you see some undisciplined lout throw trash just anywhere, or enter a one-way street,…

The (martial) art of peace

Friday, 09 June 2017 10:51 Written by
“NEVER again” was what most Filipinos who are old enough to remember Martial Law under Ferdinand Marcos would have replied if you asked them about the chances of martial law being declared ever again. Now it has happened. The problem…

Claims that IS attacked Resorts World covering up management negligence

Monday, 05 June 2017 10:51 Written by
THE death from asphyxiation of 37 people, triggered by the attack by a lone gunman at the Resorts World Manila Friday, is our worst fire tragedy since 1996 when a conflagration at a disco called Ozone killed 162 people.It has…

CDP roadmap to federalism, 2017-2028

Thursday, 11 May 2017 09:56 Written by
DURING the 8th Centrist Democratic Party (CDP) congress that was held at the Marco Polo Hotel in Davao City last May 6, Senate President Koko Pimentel presented the PDP Laban’s federal-parliamentary model which is a hybrid of the US and…

The laughter of a hypocritical world

Tuesday, 09 May 2017 13:25 Written by
JOEL Rocamora’s article last year in Rappler (“Duterte’s China card,” October 24, 2016) best represents the views of those who are skeptical of Duterte’s recalibration of Philippine foreign policy. Rocamora panned Duterte’s alignment with China—and Russia. He questioned its strategic…

Duterte doctrine: On a whiff of corruption

Thursday, 04 May 2017 12:39 Written by
ON the admission of the President himself, about 90-plus bureaucrats have to date been “let go” from his administration. Such a euphemism for dismissal cannot, however, mitigate the pain of PRRD’s wrath for those who were sacked, not to mention…

Love as foundation for an economy

Thursday, 27 April 2017 09:44 Written by
ENVIRONMENT Secretary Gina Lopez believes that “we must build an economy based on love” and this belief is central to much of her vision of genuine development. This vision in turn informs her policy and position towards certain economic sectors…

Fiscal functions in federal system

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 11:32 Written by
THE GOVERNMENT, in general, maintains three main functions: stabilization, distribution, and allocation. Musgrave’s theory of public finance delineates the functions that will be assigned to federal government, to state government and local governments. The distribution and allocation functions of the…
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