Marcos and Duterte

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 09/20/2020

This coming week, we recall Marcos’ declaration of martial law 48 years ago, an event that significantly altered the course of Philippine politics. It may seem pointless to warn the younger generation of the virus of authoritarianism—since…

Modernity and its enemies

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 09/13/2020

In those crucial days in mid-December last year — when the first cases of the novel coronavirus began appearing in Wuhan, China — the protocol followed by the hospital authorities required them to immediately report the matter…

In the eye of the COVID-19 pandemic

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 08/16/2020

  This Monday, President Duterte is expected to announce adjustments in the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the absence of a unified and coherent official communication system, it has been difficult to comprehend the logic…

Putting all our eggs in one vaccine

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 08/02/2020

  President Duterte said so himself: In the absence of a vaccine, it is futile to offer a roadmap to recovery from the massive damage wrought by COVID-19. In his State of the Nation Address last Monday,…

Duterte’s speech in Jolo

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 07/19/2020

  Last July 13, two weeks after the fatal shooting of four intelligence officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines by members of the Philippine National Police in Jolo, President Duterte flew to the Sulu capital…

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