Power play and ‘filthy politics’

Rosario A. Garcellano - @inquirerdotnet 11/15/2021

The ruling clique is imploding, or in fine form, depending on who’s looking, and the Commission on Elections (Comelec) was correct to decide to stay open on Saturday for the expected tsunami of candidate withdrawals and substitutions,…

The Bongbong-Sara juggernaut

Artemio V. Panganiban - @inquirerdotnet 11/14/2021

All the while, I thought Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio would vie for the top post. I thought she would be the substitute candidate for president of the Lakas-CMD Party of former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA) and that…

Signs

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 11/14/2021

Someone said that there are two signs that one is growing old: The first sign is that one begins to be forgetful; The second sign is… what was it again?! * * *  In today’s Gospel (Mk…

The plague of placeholder candidacies

Lorenzo Thomas M. Lazaro - @inquirerdotnet 11/13/2021

Do I look like a mockery to you?” asked Sen. Bato dela Rosa, just before the ink on his certificate of candidacy (COC) ran dry. No one asked him that question. Perhaps no one even thought of…

The poverty of our democracy

Segundo Eclar Romero - @inquirerdotnet 11/12/2021

Fernando Poe Jr. was known for the saying, “kapag puno na ang salop, kakalusin na” (When the rice measuring container is full, it’s time to strip off the excess). The rice example is meant to signify a…

Sacred showers

Cherry Salazar - @inquirerdotnet 11/11/2021

Trigger warning: mention of suicide The year was 1996. I had asked my parents for a younger sister because I wanted someone to look after. When she was born, I remember my Ate and me peeking through…

Qualifications for public office

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 11/10/2021

As the circus leading to the 2022 elections has begun, we should take a hard look at the roster of presidential candidates and weigh each on a balance set by Apolinario Mabini in 1898: “The President is…

Seafarer’s diet and kidney cancer

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 11/09/2021

A seafarer’s working conditions on board the vessel, including his dietary provisions, can aggravate or increase the risk of contracting ailments like kidney diseases. In Caraan vs Grieg Philippines, Inc. (G.R. No. 252199 May 5, 2021), the…

Now more than ever, let’s vote

Ellyanna Du - @inquirerdotnet 11/09/2021

Here seated before the camera was the amalgamation of poor decision-making, lack of sympathy, and utter tomfoolery. Pointing a finger at the audience in front of him, he heaved a deep breath and proceeded to spit out…

Taming inflation

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 11/09/2021

Among economic issues, rising prices always tops the list of people’s worries. Surveys consistently show inflation management to yield the lowest approval rating in the list of items respondents are asked to judge the government on. There…

The job description of the presidency

Joel Ruiz Butuyan - @inquirerdotnet 11/08/2021

The most important job vacancy in our country will happen in six months. The applicants aspiring to take on the job for the next six years have come forward. The country is now reverberating with so much…

A clash of rationalities

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 11/07/2021

Laws prohibiting the buying and selling of votes have been with us for a long time. Yet we have probably not heard of anyone who has ever been convicted of this electoral offense. That’s because it’s not…

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