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Framers: ABS-CBN shutdown order defies 1987 Constitution

May 07, 2020 - 8:03 AM

The closure comes 'at the worst of times' as the nation battles the coronavirus pandemic

The National Telecommunications Commission(NTC) has issued a cease and desist order to the giant network ABS-CBN effective immediately. May 5, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[OPINION] The saints next door

Apr 23, 2020 - 9:00 AM

'It may be easy, though not always and definitely not all the time, to help those close to us, but the question remains: how about those who are distant and far from us?'

[REFLECTIONS] Easter hope rises from the depths of the pandemic

Apr 11, 2020 - 3:07 PM

For those who have faith, death is not the end of life but marks the beginning of another journey. It is when life is transformed, and all of life’s sorrows are converted into a passage into another realm.

[OPINION] They also serve who only stand and wait

Mar 29, 2020 - 3:00 PM

'When this nightmare finally comes to an end, we will wake up to a radically changed world. It can never be the same again. But the way our world will become largely depends on the way we respond now.'

[OPINION] Leni's improbable journey

Nov 16, 2019 - 10:00 AM

VP Leni’s recent acceptance to take on the task of co-heading the country’s controverted 'war on drugs' can perhaps best be seen in this game-changing context: an opportune time

[OPINION] When Greta met Gina: Save our planet

Jun 13, 2019 - 4:30 PM

It is our young today who rightly have stepped up, embracing the price that needs to be paid to secure our common future. Greta Thunberg has met Gina Lopez, so to speak.

[OPINION] Rekindling hope in new breed of alternative leaders

May 29, 2019 - 7:56 AM

What our recent experience tells us is that there is hope, imperceptible at first glance but solid at a second moment of reflection

[ANALYSIS] 'They tried to bury us. They didn't know we were seeds'

May 19, 2019 - 9:43 AM

What accounts for the success of sustained peaceful people's protests, and what undermines their short-lived 'success'?

Short stories on the campaign trail: An Otso Diretso volunteer's account

May 11, 2019 - 6:00 PM

In efforts to campaign for candidates of conscience from Otso Diretso, one truly receives more than one can imagine: people, moments, memories for a lifetime – mostly, sources of hope

'Enthusiasm edge' props up Otso Diretso, says Constitution framer

May 05, 2019 - 4:44 PM

'We're in the endgame now. This is the endgame of Otso Diretso,' says Ed Garcia, one of the framers of the 1987 Constitution

'ENTHUSIASM EDGE.' Otso Diretso candidates Samira Gutoc and Erin Tañada (not in photo) visit the tricycle terminal in Batasan Hills, Quezon City, on May 6, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

[OPINION] What is to be done? With days to go before election day, think before we vote

Apr 27, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Our country needs men and women of integrity and independence, competence and courage, honesty and honor in our Senate so that they can take a stand on at least 7 of the critical issues that already confront us

[OPINION] The courage that Rappler inspires

Jan 19, 2018 - 3:31 PM

At this juncture in our history, we are called once again to exercise our moral courage as a people: to show brave behavior in the face of risks and threats, despite all the costs. It means the ability to do the right thing in the right way in the face of one’s fears.

CHR budget betrays vindictive character of Congress

Sep 13, 2017 - 7:04 PM

Do we really think that this Congress with a subservient majority can craft a Charter, independent and intelligent enough without bowing down to outside interests or powers?

CONGRESS. The Congress Plenary Hall awaits legislators. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Be brave, Barcelona!

Aug 20, 2017 - 3:00 PM

The task of the hour is to transform grief into courage; intolerance into an openness of the heart; hatred into a capacity to love; and indifference into a brave brand of global citizenship

Muslim residents of Barcelona pay tribute at the Canaletas fountain during a demonstration on the Las Ramblas boulevard in Barcelona, to protest against terrorism and in tribute to the victims of the Barcelona attack on August 19, 2017, two days after a van ploughed into the crowd, killing 13 persons and injuring over 100. Drivers have ploughed on August 17, 2017 into pedestrians in two quick-succession, separate attacks in Barcelona and another popular Spanish seaside city, leaving 14 people dead and injuring more than 100 others. / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENE

A brief for VP Leni outside the Cabinet

Jun 12, 2016 - 2:00 PM

As we commemorate Independence Day 2016 it might be worth our while to reflect on the singular possibilities of a Leni Robredo vice presidency

Why Leni Robredo is my choice of conscience

Feb 28, 2016 - 7:10 PM

Former 1986 Constitutional Commission member Ed Garcia who was Leni Robredo s former professor in UP writes why he s supporting her

Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

#EDSA30: One memorable meeting on Feb 23

Feb 23, 2016 - 8:15 AM

We had put our lives on the line 30 or so years ago Now in less dramatic terms we are once again asked to take a stand to remain steadfast to envision a future bigger than ourselves

Welcome Rotunda, Sept 25, 1985. Photo courtesy of Ed Garcia