By Juan L. Mercado
“Filipinos share one common item in our everyday existence: rice,” National Scientist Gelia Castillo wrote in her book on a cereal that makes or breaks presidents. “Rice In Our Life” reviewed three decades of studies into rice that was sown between 6,000 BC and 400 AD, in the Philippines—from Ifugao to Lucena.
By John Nery
The more things change, the more they remain the same—especially in politics. I was reminded of this constant truth all over again when I reread an unusual letter Marcelo del Pilar wrote Jose Rizal in 1890.
By Conrado de Quiros
Ronnie Zamora has an interesting thing to say about the electoral situation today. Only Jojo Binay and Mar Roxas are the serious presidential bets, the others are not. Including Alan Peter Cayetano whom he appears to be backing.
By Cielito F. Habito
If our economy’s brisk economic growth of late has failed to uplift the lives of far too many Filipinos, we only need to look at our farms to see why.
By Rina Jimenez-David
They were baptized “Tres Marias” after regular “gigs” at the many pro-Reproductive Health rallies held in recent years urging for the passage of this key health measure.
By Mikkhail O. Guioguio
It takes two to tango, and three’s a crowd, as the famous love quotes say. But is a thought ever spared for the other people in the party who are bothered by your twerking, or for the patient driver (usually your dad) who resignedly waits for you until you’re ready to go home?
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.