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Rappler Talk: Patricio Abinales on PNP's institutional weaknesses

Jul 06, 2020 - 4:56 PM

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

[OPINION] Remembering Rizal's death

Dec 30, 2019 - 8:09 PM

Rizal's death led to the 1896 revolution. But because he died so young, he also opens himself to a lot of contemporary speculation.

[OPINYON] Bisayang dako? Mas angay pa'ng talawang dako!

Oct 30, 2019 - 8:18 PM

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?

[OPINION] Mitraydor na gyud ka’g maayo, Mayor!

Jun 17, 2019 - 7:13 PM

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.

[OPINION] Who's afraid of a Filipino petit-liberal?

Jun 02, 2019 - 5:06 PM

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

[OPINION] Pundits and professors

Dec 19, 2018 - 11:06 AM

There's the tendency to be loose with facts, and worse, to even fall for fake news

[OPINION] Spying is back

Oct 07, 2018 - 8:41 PM

The long and short of it is that military poking about in campus was always never efficacious

[OPINION] Singko

May 02, 2018 - 6:30 PM

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.

A dictator's carcass and doleful memories

Nov 20, 2016 - 4:00 PM

I was angry because the interment brought back painful memories of the violence that Marcos 15 year autocracy had wrought upon my generation

Photo from Marcos Presidential Center

The Davao that made Digong

Jun 12, 2016 - 9:00 AM

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

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte addressing a crowd at the Davao City Hall, June 16, 2015. Rappler file photo

Historians and the distortions of ‘that Martial Law thingy’

Jun 11, 2016 - 7:45 PM

No way in Hell were these historians fighting the regime They were excusing it

Beware the hypocrites in us

May 07, 2016 - 8:52 PM

Digong is alas us; and we are – well most of us – are Digong

President Aquino: A reign of contradictions

Apr 02, 2016 - 6:33 PM

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

Any chance another EDSA will happen?

Feb 25, 2016 - 7:18 PM

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

30 YEARS LATER. In a re-enactment of the People Power Revolution of 1986, a Filipino soldier sits on top of a military tank during the 30th anniversary of the fall of the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos, at the People Power monument in Quezon City, on February 25, 2016. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Digong’s mouth

Dec 06, 2015 - 11:17 AM

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

The Vice’s brain

Sep 19, 2015 - 3:52 PM

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

In Thailand, a thug’s street wisdom

Jul 18, 2015 - 10:00 AM

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

Hokkien and Bisayang Dako

Jul 04, 2015 - 11:00 AM

This plural existence of different tongues did not in any way divide us from one another

Can Duterte win?

Jun 03, 2015 - 10:00 AM

In the end Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is most effective only in his local realm

Amos Yee: Spawn of Lee Kuan Yew's grand experiment

Apr 11, 2015 - 9:00 AM

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

The American disconnect in Moro Mindanao

Feb 26, 2015 - 10:19 PM

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

Shame on you, Mr President

Feb 01, 2015 - 11:02 AM

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

Il Papa e io: A politician’s lament

Jan 20, 2015 - 9:00 AM

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

Distorting Moro Mindanao, Part 2

Dec 05, 2014 - 3:20 PM

There was not a single nationalist sentiment in the Moro revolts against Americans They were not widespread either

Maguindanao: A journey to Salem's Lot

Nov 23, 2014 - 10:33 PM

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

Presidential variations

Sep 14, 2014 - 2:19 PM

Patronage lingua franca and most important of all working together with local power brought presidents to Malacañang

A nation of polyglots

Jul 25, 2014 - 1:39 PM

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

Manila airport arrivals, Doña Victorinas, the 'box out' strategy

Jul 12, 2014 - 7:29 PM

I always find myself snickering as I watch OFWs smirk at the grandstanding of modern day Doña Victorinas

Diaspora: Not national but local

May 29, 2014 - 6:30 PM

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