Defending democracy

Defending democracy

There was a time when people bought and read newspapers. Their lives revolved around news and opinions found in newspapers, whether these were broadsheets or racy tabloids with huge pinup posters of undressed women. They usually consulted newspapers about what...
The unusual indifference of Comelec

The unusual indifference of Comelec

A video that went the rounds of social media was said to have been taken from a polling precinct on election day. It showed a man with his back to the camera wearing a t-shirt with the face and name of Ilocos Norte candidate Sandro Marcos. Above Sandro’s likeness were...
A conflict-averse president? Part II

A conflict-averse president? Part II

Early in the election quickcount, Vice President Leni Robredo called on her supporters to “listen to the people’s voice” and be prepared to accept Bongbong Marcos as the nation’s 17th president. This gave the post-election drive for unity a much-needed push. But...
May 9 elections: A referendum on Duterte

May 9 elections: A referendum on Duterte

Many people were hoping a big change could happen in the May 9 elections.They were hoping the country could go back to democracy after six years of authoritarianism under Rodrigo Duterte.He had killed thousands in his war on drugs, more body counts than dictator...