Commentaries (177)

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…

MILLENNIALS ON THE MOVE: Bringing Politics into the Pageant Circuit

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 09:14 Written by
Beneath the gorgeous smiles and grace, Miss Universe contestants assume a critical role in terms of broader global and international politics. In essence, pageants like these represent another form of diplomacy, one that is softer and more amicable. International beauty…

Humanism and the death penalty

Monday, 30 January 2017 08:02 Written by
In his 1950 Nobel Prize lecture, Bertrand Russell reminded us that “the main thing needed to make the world happy is intelligence.” This optimistic conclusion was derived from the belief that liberal education can foster the value and agency of…

The urge to make a movement

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 10:07 Written by
In the 13 years he was dictator, Ferdinand Marcos systematically dismantled the parties that existed prior to martial law. His New Society demanded the resurrection of an old scheme. His model was the Kapisanan ng Paglilingkod sa Bagong Pilipinas (Kalibapi)…
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