Liam C. Lu

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The sole of the nation

In 1887, the capitan municipal of Marikina, Don Laureano Guevara, known to his people as Kapitan Moy, brought with him a pair of imported shoes from Manila....

The open society under siege

Perceptive readers will notice that my column tag is in honor of philosopher Karl Popper’s magnum opus, The Open Society and Its Enemies. In it, Popper...

In sickness and in PhilHealth

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ON SEPTEMBER 6, the House of Representatives passed on third and final reading House Bill No. 5784, also known as the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Act. The...

Who’s afraid of the big bad neoliberal?

The boogeyman is neoliberalism. Leftists rally against the “neoliberal agenda,” as if a shadowy cabal of economists, bankers, and businessmen are secretly...

The seeds of insurgency

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As the battle rages on in the embattled city of Marawi, a new front is emerging in the fight against extremism—this time in the hearts and minds of locals....

Workers’ union cries foul over CBA talks

IN A sign of unity, members of the Ateneo Employees and Workers Union (AEWU) are wearing black armbands to call on the Ateneo management to respect the terms...

The tyrant’s diktat

1971 was a turbulent time for the Philippines. The 1935 Constitution, the cornerstone of Philippine law for over 35 years, was about to undergo great reform....

All the President’s crooks

"They don’t do anything. What do they do?" Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno did not mince words when he announced that the Presidential Commission on Good...

Minorities in the Bangsamoro

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CHRISTIANS IN Muslim Mindanao face a rather unique situation. Although part of the national majority, Christians find themselves outnumbered in the Moro...

The government hits the books

AFTER HURDLING the famously lethargic processes of the Philippine Congress, free college tuition in state universities is now the law of the land. President...