ANTONIO P. CONTRERAS

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JUST the very title of this column will already be enough to incite rage in people who would like to burn Rappler’s Ressa and Ranada at the stake, like witches during the Inquisition. And I can just imagine the fall-out it will bring upon me, with allegations of sleeping with…

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THE Senate has declared former Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Andy Bautista in contempt and has ordered his arrest, an order that is practically useless considering that he is already somewhere in the US. That Bautista was able to leave the country is in itself a puzzle. He was already…

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IN the latest Ipsos Perils of Perception Report conducted in 38 countries and released in December 2017, where over 500 respondents between the ages of 15 to 64 from the Philippines participated, the Philippines landed at the bottom three, besting only Brazil and South Africa, in terms of accuracy of…

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HE accusations against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno are piling up. No less than her colleagues in the Supreme Court have attested to the fact that she has repeatedly undermined the en banc and the internal rules of the court. She has misrepresented the en banc more than once. She…

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THERE is so much anti-intellectualism prevailing right now in social media. The democratization of access to the internet, the deflation of the prices of mobile devices, the onset of free data, and the ease to google all have led to an inflation of imagined expertise. This is a time when…

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