The adobo rebellion

Joel Ruiz Butuyan - @inquirerdotnet 07/19/2021

A huge uproar was created by the government when it announced recently that it has formed a technical committee to decide on a “national standard for adobo.” It triggered agitation among the people and earned heaps of…

The teacher factor

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 07/18/2021

In last week’s column, I focused on the role that language of instruction plays in determining learning outcomes, especially in the early years of formal schooling. Numerous studies have shown that learners are doubly burdened when the…

The costs of appeasement

Solita Collas-Monsod - @inquirerdotnet 07/17/2021

I downloaded the slides featured here from a YouTube interview with presidential spokesperson Harry Roque by someone from the “Integrated Development Studies Institute” (IDSI) who had asked him to rate the Duterte administration’s foreign policy on a…

What about the underperformers?

Hyacinth Tagupa - @inquirerdotnet 07/16/2021

  There are times, such as today, when it feels like education in the Philippines is a matter of luck. Today, I’m perusing the data that led the advocacy group Philippine Business for Education (PBEd) to declare…

Sona

Peter Wallace - @inquirerdotnet 07/15/2021

In just 11 days, President Duterte will present his State of the Nation Address (Sona), with some relief that it’s all almost over. No doubt he’ll crow about his accomplishments. And if you get past the large…

To travel or not to travel

Anna Cristina Tuazon - @inquirerdotnet 07/14/2021

I was talking to a colleague who, like me, was fully vaccinated (A1 for me, A3 for her). We were curious what the other had done since. It turned out that nothing had really changed in our…

What happened to jobs?

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 07/13/2021

Believe it or not, we have more than recovered the number of jobs killed by the pandemic last year. We now have over two million jobs more than there were before the pandemic flattened our economy. The…

Sea Sunday, fishermen  and the West Philippine Sea

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 07/13/2021

Matamlay. Sluggish. This is how Taytay Apostolic Vicar-designate Bishop Broderick Pabillo described the government’s treatment of Filipino fishermen despite the favorable arbitral tribunal’s ruling on the West Philippine Sea (WPS) territorial dispute. During his  homily last Sea Sunday,…

Mayor Isko: Everything to gain, everything to lose

Joel Ruiz Butuyan - @inquirerdotnet 07/12/2021

Manila City Mayor Francisco Moreno Domagoso (Isko Moreno) would be the third city mayor to become our country’s president if he runs and wins in the presidential election next year. He will follow in the footsteps of…

What ails Philippine education

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 07/11/2021

The below-average test scores of most Filipino students in Mathematics and Science that have been reported in various international assessments are all ultimately attributable to a reading comprehension problem. Our students simply can’t grasp the meaning of…

Why he’s running for VP

Solita Collas-Monsod - @inquirerdotnet 07/10/2021

I googled the number of times President Duterte talked of resigning from the presidency. The earliest was on Aug. 14, 2018, or barely two years into his presidency, when he said: “I want you to know I…

Whose ‘human error’?

Segundo Eclar Romero - @inquirerdotnet 07/09/2021

The first and last time I took a C-130 plane was in 1999, when, as an official and faculty member of the National Defense College of the Philippines (NDCP), I joined a trip to Pag-asa Island arranged…

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