EDITOR THINKS

When Rodrigo Duterte was still campaigning for the presidency, he wooed voters with his supposed patriotism. He said he loved his country so much that he would jet-ski to Scarborough Shoal where upon he would raise the Philippine flag in defiance of...

"Well at least now you don't have to keep renewing your driver's license every so often. And even your passport. " Duterte fanatics proudly assert this so-called achievement of the president in social media. 

It's a good point to consider, a...

The Hiligaynon language, also known as Ilonggo, is commonly spoken in the Philippines' central and southern Visayas region, and certain parts of Mindanao. Interestingly, the culture that spawned the language traditionally holds a notion that if you t...

Rodrigo Duterte is probably the most misconstrued president in the history of this country. Besides the unnecessary vulgarity, overly dramatic gestures and unfair slurs that usually come as part of his speeches and public addresses, there is, almost...

The dismal human rights situation in the country clearly underscores the need for a United Nations-led investigation into Rodrigo Duterte’s “War On Drugs.

PART ONE

Ironically, the fear conjured up by the drug menace—that half-demented drug addicts might commit all sorts of crimes in our otherwise peaceful society—pales in comparison to the very real atrocities resulting from actions of policemen tasked...

A little more than a year since Duterte assumed the presidency, an extensive list already highlights how he may not be the messiah who has come to redeem the Philippines, as many believe, but perhaps more of a demon who’s out to drag the Filipino nat...

Internet trolls have really gone way to the deep end of idiocy by calling those who decry extrajudicial killings as anti-Duterte, “dilawan” or pro-Aquino. Nothing, perhaps, is more stupid, politically, than the attempt of trolls to disenfranchise the...

With an outpouring of support for the new Duterte administration, many Filipinos believe the Philippines is finally on the road to meaningful change and progress. Behind the cheers and confetti, however, a seemingly power-drunk new leader, while bask...

Travel, I think, is not only about the destination. It’s also about adventure, growth and life, all of which can be experienced in the journey itself.
 

By no means am I suggesting that we be less awed at the journey’s end—whether it be in the few par...

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