Commentaries (180)

Breaking the nation

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 09:41 Written by
AS it has been said, so it will be said, “our nation is built on the bedrock principle that governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed.” The consent of the governed was given May 16 in…

Keeping it simple, getting more informed

Thursday, 15 June 2017 09:53 Written by
THE voter enters the precinct. Voter’s ID is checked, given a ballot, goes to the booth, votes, drops the ballot into a box, puts the indelible ink and exits the precinct. The whole process takes approximately two minutes.An election was…

Memo to DU30: Try to outsmart IS/Mautes, not everybody else

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 11:21 Written by
NEARLY everybody I have spoken to would like to know why President Rodrigo Duterte failed to show up at the 119th Independence Day rites at Rizal Park on Monday, after cancelling the traditional vin d’honneur for diplomats earlier. As many,…

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…
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