Published: June 19, 2019
FROM next month, telecoms subscribers in the Philippines will be allowed to keep their current mobile numbers even when switching between PLDT and Globe Telecom and an eventual third mobile player backed by China Telecom.
Published: May 13, 2019
Manila - Filipinos headed to the polls on Monday in a vote that is expected to strengthen President Rodrigo Duterte's grip on power, opening the way for him to deliver on pledges to restore the death penalty and rewrite the constitution.
Published: April 14, 2019
In politics, they say, there are neither permanent friends nor enemies, only permanent interests. The problem with this realpolitik cliche is it’s only half-true. After all, interests themselves are not permanent, since our preferences and goals evolve over time, depending on our historical interactions with the outside world and internal reflections on the meaning and purpose of existence.
Published: November 19, 2018
IF YOU HAD uploaded a very upsetting image or video on YouTube or Facebook, say the gory aftermath of a homicidal rampage or accident, and one day you could no longer find it, chances are it was taken down by “cleaners” who most likely are Filipinos, according to a documentary film by a German group.
Published: January 03, 2018
When Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo approved the arrest of Joseph Ejercito Estrada, she broke an unwritten rule as old as the modern presidency itself: When you gain power, leave your predecessor alone. a certain extent, this unwritten rule was followed even in the case of the Marcoses, particularly after Fidel Ramos allowed them to return home.
Published: November 30, 2016
We Filipinos have a problem with our collective memory. We are not, and have never been, one nation – our daily struggles have never really been in pursuit of a common sense of identity. And it is for precisely this reason that our past continues to haunt us to this very day.