ANTONIO P. CONTRERAS

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THE Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has declared war on transport network vehicle sharing (TNVS) companies Grab and Uber. A threat was issued that by Wednesday, July 26, all unregistered Grab and Uber cars will be apprehended. And the people who will be inconvenienced reacted negatively and erupted…

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THE origins of the discourse of human rights goes way back to the time when citizens of a state needed protection from a rapacious government. It is an outcome of a liberal political philosophy that privileged individual rights, and saw the formation of the state as a necessary evil whose…

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I AM trying so hard to understand Associate Justice Mario Victor Leonen, otherwise known by his nickname Marvic. I know Justice Leonen from way back in my UP days. Both of us were involved in environmental education, with me as a then professor of forest policy at the College of…

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ALL it took was for me to post on FB, which also appeared as a tweet in my Twitter page, the following: “You only bully the weak. So, if Leni can be bullied, then she is weak.” And the logic of the yellow crowd just mercilessly unraveled. An anonymous group…

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ONE is tempted to just ignore them, but like an unwanted gift, they keep on giving. Cynthia Patag and Jim Paredes, two of the most vocal critics of President Duterte, have once again inflicted themselves on the general public. While it may be prudent to simply let their idiocy pass…

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