Editors’ Picks

By
0

LIKE Rappler, two media companies are also partly owned by foreigners. Yet, it seems the government, through the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), decided to pick only on Rappler. Unlike Rappler, though, ABS-CBN Holdings Corp. and GMA Holdings Inc., have issued their respective Philippine Depositary Receipts (PDRs), which represent their…

By
0

CLEARLY, the advocates of federalism have splintered into various groups pushing for their respective agendas. Still, there are no messages being done to respond to Juan dela Cruz’s questions: What’s in it for me? Would my life be better off? After all, it boils down to making the lives of…

By
0

IT was extremely disturbing news. A friend on Facebook related to me how one otherwise sane and rational pro-Duterte blogger gave the advice not to court the ire of RJ Nieto, and that we should all just be grateful to him for his service to the country. My social media…

RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO

By
0

THE year 2017 will be remembered as the year a mayor from Mindanao who surprisingly became President demolished long-held national political and cultural dogmas and myths, whose persistence has been a formidable obstacle to our growth as a nation—and yet he continued to be immensely popular. First, Duterte demolished the…

By
0

IN 2012, He Jia, a news anchor from China Central Television (CCTV) committed a mortifying gaffe during the tense moments of the Philippine-China conflict over the ownership of the Scarborough Shoal, one of the disputed features in the South China Sea. Slipping from He’s tongue was an incendiary statement: The…

By
0

GET a map of the Visayas and Mindanao. Better yet, get a geological profile of the provinces in the two regions ravaged recently by Typhoons Urduja and Vinta. Ask the geologists from the academic community not tied up to logging and mining interests to make a realistic analysis of the…

By
0

Part 1 First word AS the nation marks today the 121st anniversary of the execution of Dr. Jose Rizal, I shall address this and my next column to certain aspects of Rizal’s story that are dimly seen by our public because of the curtain of reverence and repression that shadows…

By
0

IF there is one institution that is most demonized at the moment, it would be mainstream media. They have been called “presstitutes,” bearers of fake news, and agents of demolition targeting President Duterte. There is debate on the proper role of mainstream media in a democratic society. What is at…

FRANCISCO S. TATAD

By
0

HOW we managed to blow P15.5 billion, if this figure is indeed correct, to light up the 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), the 31st Asean and12th East Asia summits, and the 13 other inter-related summits in Manila last week is a question the government must address with complete transparency. It seems too hefty a bill even by imperial standards.

The last time we hosted a comparable event, the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders Meeting in…

1 2 3 8