OPINION: The rule of law and development

Posted at 11/04/2017 5:15 AM

At the national level, the rule of law is an instrument of justice and the precondition of inclusive development. 

OPINION: We do not condone killings

Posted at 11/03/2017 1:17 AM

The Philippines is committed to upholding the rule of law and respecting human rights in the fight against illegal drugs. We do not condone killings. 

OPINION: Children and armed conflict

Posted at 11/01/2017 9:05 PM

Despite existing pockets of conflict in the country, including the recently ended Marawi siege, the State, as duty-bearer of human rights, continues to prioritize the welfare of children and to discourage insurgencies from using children as warriors for a dubious and disgraceful advantage. 

OPINION: What never changes

Rob Waugh of Yahoo News reports that the earth’s magnetic poles ‘could be about to flip. 

OPINION: A poor consolation

Posted at 04/14/2017 7:32 PM

One way to address human rights accusations is to change the meaning of human rights violations, calling the same thing by another name like plain old murder.

OPINION: Still a beautiful place

Posted at 04/14/2017 1:28 PM

Everybody talks big about what individuals want, what communities need, what’s imperative for national progress and world peace–this is why beauty contests are held, for beautiful faces to remind us.

OPINION: Who save the world

From Rhys Buccat of ABS-CBN News comes this heartbreaking yet heart swelling story.

OPINION: Charter change

Posted at 04/12/2017 1:49 PM

Since we are in the mode for charter change here are one or two essential changes to make any system work better or work at all because government is not working. 


OPINION: It matters

Posted at 04/11/2017 1:10 PM

Edith Lederer of Associated Press reports that 20 million people in just 4 countries face starvation, famine, and the end of any future for malnourished children with stunted brains unless the world coughs up $4.4 billion by July. 

OPINION: He reads my tweets

Posted at 04/10/2017 4:28 PM

CNN reports that Pope Francis is open to married men becoming priests to address the shortage of priestly vocations.