Sara’s concept of good governance

Sara’s concept of good governance

Does she serve for others, or does she rule for her own interests? It is a critical distinction we continually ask of our public servants if we were to mature in the politics of accountability.The many of us not accustomed yet to Dutertismo and the disinformative...
Red tagging is now a cottage industry

Red tagging is now a cottage industry

Malou Leviste Jacob is one of the country’s acclaimed playwrights. In 2005, she received the Southeast Asian Writers Award, the award given annually to writers and poets from each of the countries that comprise the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). SEA...
The heroification of Chao-Tiao Yumol

The heroification of Chao-Tiao Yumol

“It is sad that a doctor has offered his life. He is well-deserved!” So was Chao-Tiao Yumol hailed by a social media netizen. The indicted killer of three has been glorified into a hero. As the acclaim of hosannas poured, the news website Rappler made a scanned study...
Duterte-brand impunity is again tested

Duterte-brand impunity is again tested

A young man in the prime of his youth was shot to death. The killer was a non-uniformed police personnel.If it happened in Manila, it would have attracted media attention. But it happened in Davao City, the place long known to have police involvement in extrajudicial...
We share the blame for restoring the Marcoses

We share the blame for restoring the Marcoses

Around the time of the controversy that surrounded the Duterte-sponsored surreptitious burial of dictator Ferdinand Marcos in 2016 at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, an Ateneo school that I shall not name invited me to a forum on the topic.I had written twice that the...
When the PNP chief parodies the law

When the PNP chief parodies the law

The poor do not hold press conferences. They do not have the wherewithal for that. Presscons involve venue rental, food and drink enticements, sound system rental, etc.But the Philippine National Police gave a presscon for Jose Antonio Valmonte Sanvicente, a fugitive...