Commentaries (180)

Crime surge due to Aquino’s incompetence, not to death penalty’s lifting

Friday, 17 February 2017 10:42 Written by
Last of 2 PartsIT will be so tragic if President Duterte gets Congress to reinstate the death penalty. The surge of heinous crimes in the country is not because of the lifting of capital punishment in 2006, but because of…

MILLENNIALS ON THE MOVE: Lost in Surigao Del Sur to Find the Truth

Friday, 17 February 2017 08:01 Written by
Long and Wrong RouteAs the title goes, I once found myself riding a 5-hour ride going to Surigao City. I was all anxious and my partner was on the verge of despair. Where is this road leading us?! It was…

Empowered civil society and genuine political party system is key to Bangsamoro self-governance

Thursday, 16 February 2017 10:14 Written by
AFTER decades of struggle in the southernmost Philippine island group, there is a promising chance for peace in Muslim Mindanao. One essential component for enhancing the humanitarian and socio-economic situation of the conflict-affected population in Southern Philippines is open access…

Death penalty lifting did not increase incidence of heinous crimes

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 10:18 Written by
Duterte given patently false dataFirst of 2 PartsPRESIDENT Duterte last week argued for the return of the death penalty by referring to the purported statistics reported by the Bureau of Corrections head Benjamin de los Santos in his recent testimony…

MILLENNIALS ON THE MOVE: Masarap Magmahal ang Pederalista!

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 08:36 Written by
Decentralized- A federalist is not selfish, he shares what he has and allow his partner to grow personally. He doesn’t let all the powers to make decision concentrated in his hands. He knows that power must be shared. So you…

Manila is not Bogotá, Mr. Gaviria

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 09:59 Written by
CONTEXT and perspective are very important in analyzing a policy, program, plan and activities. These are important to reduce the impact of unintended consequences at the implementation level.Last February 7, later updated online on February 8, the New York Times…

Is the Church a hypocrite?

Monday, 13 February 2017 09:12 Written by
Many commonly assume that when they see the word “church” with a capital C, the reference is to the Roman Catholic Church. In English usage (not just the Inquirer’s), the common noun “church” refers to a building, while the one…

Brighter futures Mindanao

Friday, 03 February 2017 10:28 Written by
KNOWN as the “Land of Promise,” Mindanao is characterized by long coastlines and mountains that are filled with unique flora and fauna. A third of its land is devoted to agriculture and supplies 40 percent of food to the entire…
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