Commentaries (177)

Get the bureaucracy moving

Tuesday, 18 April 2017 12:06 Written by
WHENEVER a new administration comes to power, we often see reorganization as its first action. Reorganization is made the reason to weed out the vestiges of the previous administration. Clearly, the new administration would want to put its own people,…

Get the bureaucracy moving

Tuesday, 18 April 2017 11:56 Written by
WHENEVER a new administration comes to power, we often see reorganization as its first action. Reorganization is made the reason to weed out the vestiges of the previous administration. Clearly, the new administration would want to put its own people,…

Disrespecting our Catholic faith

Wednesday, 12 April 2017 12:13 Written by
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is now on a state visit to three Middle Eastern Islamic countries—the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom of Bahrain and the State of Qatar—while majority of the Filipino people and the rest of the Catholic world…

What religion robs us of

Wednesday, 12 April 2017 11:32 Written by
THIS week, the only time when we think of things beyond, even as rituals of Christianity dominate our days, perhaps is a good time to critique, as modern man has to, what centuries or even just decades ago, we could…

Duterte is not Trump

Saturday, 01 April 2017 09:36 Written by
The liberal world order, inaugurated by Franklin D. Roosevelt in his dying days and ended with the sublime leadership of Barack Obama, has given way to a new era of disorder. No one is responsible, but Vladimir Putin’s gaining full…

The Philippines a target and victim of clickbait journalism?

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 10:16 Written by
First ReadIN 1898, at the birth of the Philippine republic, the United States press oppressed the new nation with its newly minted “yellow journalism.”One hundred nineteen years later, the US press is using on the Philippines today its newfangled weapon…

Exploiting God for politics, for egotistic ambition

Monday, 27 March 2017 09:41 Written by
I NEARLY fell out of my seat when I read Lingayen Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas’ Lenten message. Villegas is also the president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) which posted his message in its website – dramatically…

New York Times Duterte story: The fakest story of all

Friday, 24 March 2017 12:02 Written by
AS an adult in the news business, the Manila Times as a matter of policy does not dignify a piece of fake news or fake story, by commenting on it as if it should be seriously considered by our readers…
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