Carmel Abao - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Carmel Abao


[OPINION] The university as (un)safe space

Mar 07, 2020 - 1:00 PM

'How do we view the humanity of victims and how do we view the humanity of harassers?'

[ANALYSIS] Panelo and the blurring of line between mandates and favors

Sep 07, 2019 - 2:59 PM

What Salvador Panelo did was to extend a favor, not fulfill a mandate

[OPINION] And the winners are…Rodrigo Duterte and Coco Martin

May 16, 2019 - 11:30 AM

The Duterte camp will now have more confidence to field candidates for the presidential race in 2022

[OPINION] Universities should take strong stance against the Marcos dictatorship

Apr 14, 2019 - 7:40 PM

An Ateneo professor and a student leader respond to Tony La Viña's piece published in Rappler, saying that his concern about the university's decision on the Irene Marcos controversy is, among others, oversimplistic

[ANALYSIS] Contextualizing Sara Duterte’s courage

Mar 30, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Is the Davao mayor the courageous woman leader that this country needs? How about Vice President Leni Robredo and her 'quiet courage'?

[OPINION] Resist de facto dictatorship: Don’t give up the Senate in 2019

Sep 21, 2018 - 10:03 AM

Most likely, it will be the only arena where genuine political competition can happen

Duterte didn't lobby enough, only 5 of 18 priority bills became laws

Jul 03, 2018 - 9:00 AM

(UPDATED) In two years, President Rodrigo Duterte has convened the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council only 4 times

DISTRACTED? Thirteen bills prioritized by President Rodrigo Duterte in his first two SONAs remain pending in both the House and the Senate. Illustration by Alejandro Edoria/Rappler

[OPINION] Vigilantism: Crime or justice?

Jun 16, 2018 - 11:00 AM

I say we should be asking instead: how can we be autonomous, active citizens instead of vigilantes? How can we claim rights, equalize opportunities and achieve justice in the most non-violent way possible?

[Conclusion] Pluralism, populism and their perversions: Congress in the time of Duterte

Sep 18, 2017 - 4:15 PM

We need a president who will reform Congress and a Congress that will reform the presidency. We need a citizenry that will insist on having both.

Pluralism, populism and their perversions: Congress in the time of Duterte

Sep 17, 2017 - 8:00 PM

The 17th Congress, when viewed in tandem with the Duterte presidency, reveals the phenomenon of perverted pluralism (elitism) combining with perverted populism (one-man rule). Indeed, this signals 'change,' albeit from bad to worse.

Ateneo community reflects on Marcos protest, plans next steps

Nov 21, 2016 - 10:28 PM

Who are we really fighting? How do we influence public opinion? How do we also influence government? A professor asks the community these questions during the Ateneo de Manila University s Kapihan Session

REFLECTION. Jomar Alvarez of Ateneo ENTAblado delivers a monologue to the crowd gathered at Ateneo de Manila University's' Kapihan Session on Monday, November 21. Photo by Alo Lantin/ Rappler

Local mass-based parties: The way to beat dynasties

Aug 25, 2015 - 10:00 AM

My message to reformers thus is this: forget running in 2016