Making the republic work

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 06/13/2021

Whoever thought that a Sara Duterte-Rodrigo Duterte tandem might be the ideal team for the country in the 2022 presidential election is either joking or being cynical. He or she — or they — show no respect…

Anxiety, suffering, solidarity

Mahar Mangahas - @inquirerdotnet 06/12/2021

Nine out of ten Filipino adults worried that they or their family might catch COVID-19, according to the SWS survey of April 28-May 2, 2021. Seven of the nine were worried a great deal (lubos na nababahala);…

Why we are again the sick man of Asia

Solita Collas-Monsod - @inquirerdotnet 06/12/2021

Reader, look at any recent analysis of the economic performance of countries in the time of COVID-19, the World Bank’s, for example—and you will find, unambiguously, that the “economic performance across countries continues to depend on (i)…

Controversy over flag colors

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 06/11/2021

One of the memorable moments in my colorful past was being designated implementor of Republic Act No. 8491, better known as the “flag law.” I learned the hard way that you could sometimes get into trouble when…

‘Sabi ng Tatay ko’

Mayumi Hayag D. Teves-San Pascual - @inquirerdotnet 06/10/2021

“Sabi ng tatay ko triangle, hindi tra-yang-gel. Bakit naman daw yung pineapple ang basa hindi payn-apel.”—Grade 3 me to my teacher I’d always known since childhood that my dad was my hero. My “sabi ng Tatay ko”…

Edilberto Evangelista: 1897 would-be president?

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 06/09/2021

While history records the tragic deaths of Ninoy Aquino (1983) and Antonio Luna (1899), it seems that we as a people are far from closure. While their assassins have been identified, the person(s) who actually ordered the…

Why are we poor?

Richard Heydarian - @inquirerdotnet 06/08/2021

In the Philippines, even the past is unpredictable. Each administration has its own version of history, often diametrically opposed to each other’s. Ignorance is partly at fault. More than three decades after the fall of the Marcos…

MARLAWPH: Listen to the Filipinos’ clamor to defend our sovereign rights

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 06/08/2021

Listen and respond to the clamor of the Filipinos to defend their sovereign rights and entitlements in the West Philippines Sea (WPS). In a published statement, the Maritime Law Association of the Philippines (MARLAWPh) called on the…

Silver bullet for our country’s problems

Joel Ruiz Butuyan - @inquirerdotnet 06/07/2021

We were treated to a string of inspiring news in the past couple of days about numerous high school students in the provinces who have been offered admission and scholarships in universities abroad. These are personal feats,…

The return of the lab-leak theory

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 06/06/2021

When the World Health Organization team tasked to investigate the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic reported its findings in March this year, one of its aims appeared to be to dismiss all speculation that the virus had…

Galvez’s math leaves much to be desired

Solita Collas-Monsod - @inquirerdotnet 06/05/2021

From the reports by Health Secretary Francisco Duque III and NTF chair Carlito Galvez Jr. during President Duterte’s address to the nation last May 31, there seemed to be cause for celebration. The Philippines, at least from…

Musical chair politics

Segundo Eclar Romero - @inquirerdotnet 06/04/2021

The May 2022 elections are less than a year away, and things are beginning to percolate. The political acrobatics in the administration party have started. Sen. Manny Pacquiao does not like fixing matches behind scenes, so he…

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