By Amando Doronila
The Philippines and the United States on Saturday jointly expressed concern over recent incidents in the South China Sea that “threaten freedom of navigation in disputed waters,” an apparent reference to China’s increasing assertiveness in pressing its territorial claims in the region.
By Neal H. Cruz
The Bureau of Internal Revenue is now locked in a dispute with the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) for its advertisement branding doctors as tax evaders. It is an insult to lump all doctors as tax cheats, said the PMA.
By Conrado de Quiros
Before Dennis Cunanan came out to implicate Juan Ponce Enrile in the Napoles scam, Cristina Ponce Enrile came out to defend him. He might be a womanizer, she said, but he is not a thief.
By Ramon Farolan
First, an announcement on the first Ilocano cardinal in the 2,000-year history of the Roman Catholic Church.
By Antonio Montalvan II
Think of 81 provinces, 140 cities, 1,494 municipalities and 42,026 villages. Think that every day, thievery is going on in all these geopolitical subdivisions. Janet Lim Napoles may yet come out as a drop in the bucket.
By Santiago A. del Rosario
Commendable is the attempt of Health Secretary Enrique Ona to modernize state hospitals and health facilities with the limited allocations of the Department of Health.
By Remmon E. Barbaza
With their foreheads marked with an ash cross, many Filipinos entered into the season of Lent. It is a long season. Indeed, we are told that the word “Lent” has its roots in “long,” with the Old English “lencten” meaning spring. We can make a guess and say that perhaps it has to do with the lengthening of day during spring.
By Karim Raslan
Philippine President Aquino is a dynast who means what he says.
By Randy David
Invited to participate in the external review of a Japanese university’s program to systematize its globalization thrust, I found myself in Tokyo this past week meditating on what the term “globalization” means for education.
By Artemio V. Panganiban
The Supreme Court’s decision (Jesus Disini vs SOJ, Feb. 18, 2014) on the Cybercrime Prevention Law (CPL) is a delight for constitutional law scholars. The 50-page, single-space majority ruling penned by Justice Roberto A. Abad as well as the concurring and dissenting opinions of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno (43 pages) and Justices Antonio T. Carpio (32 pages), Arturo D. Brion (26 pages plus a 9-page annex) and Mario Victor F. Leonen (100 pages) are veritable treatises on the freedom of expression.
By Rina Jimenez-David
As yesterday’s editorial pointed out, it hasn’t been a straightforward, unimpeded march toward gender equality in the country.
By Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD
The story is told about a teenager who asked his father: “Dad, is it okay to smoke while I am praying?” The father replied: “That is not okay, my son.” Added the son: “But is it okay to pray while I am smoking?” The father answered: “That is okay, my son.”