First-time voters: Key poll battleground

Cathy Cañares Yamsuan 02/20/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Experts find that Filipino voters belonging to Generation Z (born between 1997 and 2012) and those considered millennials (born between 1981 and 1996) are more technically oriented than those in older generations, are heavily…

Palace dismisses as ‘fake news’ rumors of total lockdown, martial law

Christia Marie Ramos 01/07/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Friday, January 7, 2022, dismissed as “fake news” rumors circulating on social media that the government will impose a total lockdown and martial law amid the sharp rise in COVID-19 cases in…

Pacquiao to put up subway system in Cebu if elected president

Mae Fhel Gom-os 10/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Another presidential aspirant has promised to develop Cebu by putting up a subway system to address its worsening traffic situation. In an ambush interview on Thursday, October 28, presidential aspirant and incumbent Senator…

Ces Drilon naimbiyerna kay Toni dahil kay Bongbong: Nagamit or nagpagamit siya…

Alex Brosas 10/01/2021

MATAPANG ang reaction (although too late na) ni Ces Drilon sa interview ni Toni Gonzaga kay Bongbong Marcos. Kung controversial ang nasabing interview, siguradong magdadagdag sa controversy ang tweet-reaction ni Ces. “Am so sad to watch Toni…

The Supreme Court as historian

Antonio T. Carpio - @inquirerdotnet 09/23/2021

The Constitution mandates that every decision on the merits of the Supreme Court must “state clearly and distinctly the facts and the law on which it is based.” The most important issues facing the nation often involve…

Cebu City preps another batch of stall vendors for relocation

Dyrecka Letigio 09/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Market Operations Division (MOD) is already preparing another 20 vendors from the Carbon Unit II for relocation for the fixing of the stalls. On September 21, 2021, the MOD met…

Never forget the Conjugal Dictatorship

Crispin C. Maslog - @inquirerdotnet 09/19/2021

It is only eight months before the next national elections, and we now see the perennial politicians reminding us of their presence via TV ads and media interviews. One of them is former vice presidential candidate Bongbong…

Two faces of despotism

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 09/19/2021

When Ferdinand Marcos proclaimed martial law on Sept. 21, 1972 (the actual date of implementation was Sept. 23), he had only about a year left before the end of his second and final term. But by declaring…

Courage is a verb

Ed Garcia - @inquirerdotnet 09/12/2021

When dread descended upon our land as martial law was declared one September night nearly half a century ago, it unleashed harsh retribution on those who dared dissent or who raised their voices against the Marcos dictatorship.…

Rule of the minority

Manuel L. Quezon III - @inquirerdotnet 08/04/2021

  A fundamental difference between the democracy we had prior to martial law, and the democracy restored after the fall of the dictatorship, is that the rule of the majority was replaced with the rule of the…

The opposition’s dilemma

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 06/20/2021

By “opposition,” I simply mean here the many groups and individuals that are determined to prevent the Duterte regime from perpetuating itself beyond the 2022 presidential election. I do not use the term in the context of…

Edsa: 35 years later

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 02/21/2021

This coming week, the nation marks the 35th anniversary of the Edsa People Power Revolution that overthrew the Marcos dictatorship and installed Cory Aquino to the presidency. This dramatic political event led to the writing of a…

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