Rappler's latest stories on Patricio Abinales
On Monday, July 6, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug talks to Asian studies professor Patricio Abinales about how the Philippine National Police can be reformed
Rizal's death led to the 1896 revolution. But because he died so young, he also opens himself to a lot of contemporary speculation.
Labaw pa niani, saksi na sab sila sa imong kahadlok sa mga kusganong babaye...Pastilan, maski ang mga Barretto di nimo kayang ipag-uli, inay gasagpaay sa imong atubangan ug way kay nabuhat?
Nganong anaon man intawon ninyo nang mga pobreng mananagat Mayor? Abi nako mulaban ka sa mga Pinoy? Imbis kana ang imong gibuhat, imo hinuong gipasakitan sila sa pinaagi sa mga insulto ni Locsin ug ni Panelo.
The academic critics of Leloy Claudio opted for the easy way out – simply accuse him of being a threat to Filipino leftists and at the same time a de facto ally of the brutal regime of Rodrigo Duterte
There's the tendency to be loose with facts, and worse, to even fall for fake news
The long and short of it is that military poking about in campus was always never efficacious
If you are really honest about it and sit back to evaluate Mayor’s presidential run so far, if you sift through all the narratives and remove the fake and the irrelevant, to concentrate on what is actual, you have to reach the conclusion that he has been a failure.
I was angry because the interment brought back painful memories of the violence that Marcos 15 year autocracy had wrought upon my generation
The rise of Duterte cannot be understood without taking into consideration the impact of Davao City’s distinct political and economic history of as one of the country’s last frontier cities
No way in Hell were these historians fighting the regime They were excusing it
Boosters will claim that the economy is doing well Cynics and critics immediately disagree of course The portrait however is not black and white – it looks more grayish in color
The masa has eschewed politics by going abroad or when election time comes voting for the candidates the elites and the middle classes hate the most
It appears that the critics have not or rarely go out of their metropolitan to and check the political oratory in the probinsya For if they did they will be amazed at just how normal this “Digong ian” discourse is
If the Vice is suggesting that Aquino was no different from Marcos both guilty of human rights violations the dictator’s son may not like the idea of his father as the origin of it all Bad tactics
Here are nuggets of wisdom from General Prayut Chan o cha the head of the army who grabbed power last May 22 ostensibly to stop Thailand from spiraling into the darkness
This plural existence of different tongues did not in any way divide us from one another
Singapore authorities arrested Amos Yee the 17 year old who posted the Youtube video Lee Kuan Yew is Finally Dead But he is the spawn of Lee s grand social and political experiment in Singapore
Nationalists will argue about the bad things the Americans had brought on the Philippines but there are people whose experiences with the US have not always been that negative
I am writing this in anger and the next lines are an attempt at bringing it out I have left the last line open and suggest that readers add on to this screed
I swear to God that when the Pope said reject corruption he was staring at me What to him is corruption is to us simply sharing the wealth with everyone
There was not a single nationalist sentiment in the Moro revolts against Americans They were not widespread either
We dared to ask the head cop to allow us to take a quick peek at the palaces of the Great Man A month later 58 people were gunned down and their bodies hurriedly dumped into a mass grave
Patronage lingua franca and most important of all working together with local power brought presidents to Malacañang
Filipinos who speak several languages are not anymore coming from the academe but from ordinary folks who have worked abroad; not anymore just city folks but those from rural areas
I always find myself snickering as I watch OFWs smirk at the grandstanding of modern day Doña Victorinas
But what is interesting here is that home was not the Philippines but Haliap They missed the village not the nation; friends and relatives not fellow citizens