An exceptional election

Edilberto C. de Jesus - @inquirerdotnet 05/05/2022

Whatever the outcome, the 2022 election campaign has been confounding. “Weird” was retired CJ Panganiban’s observation on poor-performing candidates attacking second placer Vice President Leni Robredo, rather than front-runner Ferdinand Marcos Jr., about whom they professed more…

Hidden campaign lessons

Manuel L. Quezon III - @inquirerdotnet 05/04/2022

The legend goes that the Castilian knight and warlord El Cid, having died in the middle of a siege, ended up with his corpse strapped onto his famed warhorse Babieca upon orders of his widow, Jimena, to…

‘Golden age’: Philippine and Russian versions

Segundo Eclar Romero - @inquirerdotnet 05/03/2022

In the recent Ukraine Defense Consultative Group Meeting in Germany hosted by US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin III, Nato countries and their allies resolved to provide heavy armaments to enable Ukraine to push back against President Vladimir…

Political Economics 101

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 05/03/2022

It is always interesting to analyze political economy especially during election time. Political economy is about how politics affects the economy and the economy affects politics. Economic conditions have a powerful impact on elections. Voters on different…

Withdraw the Comelec Precinct Finder

Artemio V. Panganiban - @inquirerdotnet 05/02/2022

To be assured of my precinct number for the coming elections, I accessed the vaunted “Precinct Finder” of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) at https:voterverifier.comelec.gov.ph. After answering the required questions, I was shocked with the result that…

One for the road

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 05/01/2022

Among drinkers, “one for the road” is an expression of taking one more drink before leaving the group or the gathering, but someone said that for senior citizens, it means going to the bathroom one more time…

Getting out of the gilded cage

Rafael Lorenzo G. Conejos - @inquirerdotnet 04/30/2022

Remove your mask.” The immigration officer at Naia ordered. My heart sank at the request, yet there was also no turning back. It was January 2022, the height of global omicron, and I had just spent 15…

The guns of 1924

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 04/29/2022

The late Aquilino Pimentel Jr. once related how he accompanied a group of Mindanao warlords to Malacañang for a symbolic surrender to the government through then President Corazon Aquino. When media was called in for the photo-op,…

Votes and vaccines: Our values on the line

Raphael A. Pangalangan - @inquirerdotnet 04/28/2022

The election of President Duterte birthed terms like “Duterte’s Diehard Supporters” (DDS), “Dutertard,” and “Bobotante” from his critics. Not even a thousand acronymizations, portmanteaux, and euphemisms could mask the intellectual elitism that continues to reek the anti-Dutertian…

The Filipino women’s suffrage rights and UPink fight

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 04/26/2022

Eighty five (85)  years ago, Filipino women would not find their names in the voting list until a plebiscite was held on April 30, 1937. That day marked the first time women in the country exercised suffrage…

A seven-I platform

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 04/26/2022

To those who will become our next leaders, I would like to humbly suggest a governance agenda summed up in seven words/phrases that begin with the letter I, which I believe round up what our nation needs…

How I almost killed Papa

Arjay Hije - @inquirerdotnet 04/25/2022

How will I deal with grief?” I ask myself every time I remember how I almost killed my father when I was still a child. I was naive back then. Will I cry? Will I hide my…

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