Solving the party-list fiasco

Artemio V. Panganiban - @inquirerdotnet 05/23/2022

In “Talk to the People” days ago, President Duterte asked his successor (without naming who) to abolish the party-list system. THE PARTY-LIST WAS BORROWED BY OUR 1987 CONSTITUTION from the parliaments of Europe and imbedded it into…

May God bless our goodbyes

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 05/22/2022

I remember a fun-filled “hide-and-seek” moment one moonlit night when we were children which turned scary when one of our friends could not be located. We all frantically looked for him, shouting his name, but he was…

Watch poverty, not economic growth

Mahar Mangahas - @inquirerdotnet 05/21/2022

Social Weather Stations has just issued the first report from its April 19-27, 2022 survey: “43% of Filipino families feel Poor; 34% feel Borderline Poor, 23% feel Not Poor,” www.sws.org.ph, 5/18/22. It is the 133rd Self-Rated Poverty…

Protecting history

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 05/20/2022

Whenever I reflect on the sorry state of the country, I always remember the time my father cut me off from whining by declaring: “You don’t know what you are talking about. You think your life is…

Public-private partnership against COVID-19

Guillermo M. Luz - @inquirerdotnet 05/19/2022

Over the last 25 months, a public-private partnership has quietly been working behind the scenes with the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) in the battle against COVID-19. Known as Task Force…

Available, accessible, affordable food for all

Gary B. Teves - @inquirerdotnet 05/18/2022

Food security, which pertains to the availability, accessibility, and affordability of food, has long been among the top concerns of most Filipinos. Even during periods of abundant harvests, farm produce is hardly accessible or difficult to bring…

UPFight: UAAP basketball champions after 36 years

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 05/17/2022

The University of the Philippines (UP) Fighting Maroons Men’s Basketball Team (MBT) has earned the moniker “Cramming Maroons” due to their nail-biting, cardiac victories. Cramming is life for the UP community—even basketball games are no exception in that habit.…

Wishful thinking

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 05/17/2022

Soon after his election into office in 2016, I wrote hopefully — and with hindsight, naïvely — of President Duterte’s potential to be a unifying, bridging leader. I cited that even with a mere 39 percent plurality…

An election to remember

Artemio V. Panganiban - @inquirerdotnet 05/16/2022

As a democratic process, the presidential polls last May 9 set some records that will long be remembered in terms, among others, of the speed in the transmission of the digitized election results, of margins of victory…

A Marcos government and the pink movement

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 05/15/2022

Around noon on June 30, a new government headed by Ferdinand Marcos Jr. will be inaugurated. At about the same time, a new movement that took shape in the final leg of Vice President Leni Robredo’s 2022…

Air, ground, and cyber war

Mahar Mangahas - @inquirerdotnet 05/14/2022

The nature of Philippine national elections has been radically changed by the arrival of cyber war: the individualized targeting of social-media messages to millions of voters, framed by applying Artificial Intelligence to their likes and dislikes, in…

Jose Rizal didn’t die for this

Darwin Pesco - @inquirerdotnet 05/13/2022

We just had another Election Day. Every three years, we always hear worn-out messages like “every vote counts.” But does it really though? My longtime friend thinks otherwise. He has this unwavering stance that voting is a…

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