MANUEL “MANNY” P. MOGATO is Editor-at-Large and opinion writer, writing under the column “In the Trenches.” As Reuters Manila correspondent, he and two other colleagues won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 2018 for their coverage of the Duterte administration’s war on drugs.

Litmus test for the country’s legal system

Rodrigo Duterte is digging his own grave. The more he opens his mouth to defend his daughter’s scrapped confidential and intelligence funds, the deeper the hole he digs.

Are we ready for an AI-generated newscast?

It was a breakthrough, but there was a backlash. There were some praises, but it was widely bashed, indicating that Filipinos were not ready to see robots reading sports stories on television or any social media platforms.

Open political war

War has been declared. The battle lines have been drawn, breaking the alliance that brought together two powerful political families to the zenith of power in the country in the May 2022 elections.