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Christmas - and standing on one's head

Published 24 December, 2016 at 8:51 PM

Editor's Note: These are excerpts from a homily delivered by the late Fr. Horacio de la Costa, SJ, at the old Ateneo de Manila College of Law chapel in the...

Cynic’s Greetings

Published 05 December, 2016 at 2:01 PM

Christmas video advertisements are among my favorite parts of the Christmas season. Profit-oriented and affect-driven, yes, but they are, for the most part,...

Tracing the tyrant

Published 05 December, 2016 at 1:58 PM

When Rappler Chief Executive Officer Maria Ressa asked President Rodrigo Duterte what kind of leader he believes the Philippines needs today, he pointed to no...

Why we need a break

Published 05 December, 2016 at 1:48 PM

THE WORLD is constantly pushing towards a spiral of indignation and dissatisfaction of their own “accomplishments.” People acquired the propensity to...

To fight to be

Published 05 December, 2016 at 1:44 PM

“Are you really from the Philippines? What’s happening with your president?” The first question wasn’t that unusual: to most people, I look like a...

Why Marikeños love Marcos: the post-EDSA reckoning

Published 05 December, 2016 at 1:42 PM

INSIDE THE Shoe Museum located in the City of Marikina, the shoes of former First Lady Imelda Marcos are displayed ornately across shelves. At the center of...

To be continued: The Philippine growth story

Published 05 December, 2016 at 1:34 PM

From 2011 to 2015, the Philippines witnessed unprecedented economic growth driven by a surge in investments and strong consumption. The country’s gross...

Noisy list

Published 11 November, 2016 at 9:13 PM

Recall our elementary school days: the teacher has stepped out of the classroom to take care of something, and has left the rest of the class at the mercy of...

Not Just For Kids

Published 11 November, 2016 at 9:11 PM

Most of my friends know that two of my favorite live-action TV shows of all time are Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones. Both shows have well-developed,...

Sa ikauunlad ng bayan, pag-alala sa kasaysayan ang kailangan!

Published 09 November, 2016 at 9:02 PM

Matindi ang aming pagkadismaya sa naging hatol ng Korte Suprema na nagpapahintulot sa paglibing kay Dating Pangulong Ferdinand Marcos sa Libingan ng mga Bayani...

People of the World, Unite!

Published 07 November, 2016 at 10:14 AM

The Communist Manifesto (1848) makes a rather poignant point on solidarity: revolution is founded and can only be realized on the basis of international unity,...

An exercise in empathy

Published 06 November, 2016 at 4:17 PM

Watching the news the other week made me feel sick. That isn’t a figure of speech—I did begin to feel nauseous at the idea that Senator Leila de Lima had...

History is written by the revisionists

Published 06 November, 2016 at 4:13 PM

Winston Churchill once said that “history is written by the victors.” And today’s war against historical revisionism can only be won not by providing the...

How to get away with rape

Published 06 November, 2016 at 3:10 PM

After the dramatic turn of events following Turner’s rape case, so many people from all over the world and online were infuriated—I myself included. I...

On the President’s new foreign policy

Published 04 November, 2016 at 7:08 PM

Among the casualties of President Rodrigo Duterte’s blitzkrieg of change seems to be the Philippines’ supposedly “iron-clad” alliance with its former...